The Cannes Lions awards are the benchmark in creativity and judging the entries falls down to a hand-picked group of the most influential creative leaders from around the world.
Join former jury president Jae Goodman and see what happens when judging gets underway.
Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup
As Global Creative Chairman for McCann Worldgroup, Rob is responsible for creative oversight of the McCann brand globally as well as for developing multiplatform approaches by leveraging McCann Worldgroup’s broad capabilities and communications resources.
Named in 2016 to Advertising Age's "Creativity 50" list of "The Most Creative People of the Year," Rob has led the global creative resurgence at McCann that has elevated its position in both the Advertising Age 2017 A-List of agencies and the 2017 Gunn Report ranking based on major creative awards won. The agency's creative work has been among the most celebrated both in the industry and in the culture at large, including State Street Global Advisors' "Fearless Girl" statue on Wall Street and Lockheed Martin's virtual reality "Field Trip to Mars" bus trip experience for schoolchildren.
McCann's recent creative achievements included having the most awarded campaign globally both in 2017 and 2016 at Cannes Lions, as well as being named North American Agency of the Year at Cannes Lions. McCann was also recognised as "Network of the Year" at multiple awards shows, including in 2017 at the Andys and ADC shows, and in 2016 at the London International Awards, the Golden Drum, FIAP, El Sol, El Ojo, Cresta and Midas, as well as being named "Agency of the Year" by Shoot Magazine.
Rob joined McCann Worldgroup in 2014 from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where he served as Partner/Worldwide Chief Creative Officer. He joined CP+B in 2002 as a copywriter, creating some of the most talked-about campaigns in history. In his role as Co-Chief Creative Officer, he was credited by Ad Age with helping to lead CP+B to become the publication's "Agency of the Decade" in the '00s.
A highly-awarded creative, Rob has chaired a number of industry award shows, including the Cannes Lions Titanium and Promo & Interactive Juries. Rob is a member of The One Club Board, the Facebook Council, co-President of the Ad Council Review Committee and serves as Captain of his "old-man" soccer team.
Global Director, Havas
Marc currently serves as a Global Director at Havas, working across the entire network and book of clients, including the likes of Sanofi, Hershey and Con Edison. Marc leads diverse teams of Creative Technologists, Engineers and designers and is passionate that internal teams and clients feel inspired and educated on new technologies and platforms.
Marc is a deep believer in the power of technology and has expertise in AI/ML, AR and VR. Marc loves the challenge of producing powerful work on new platforms and often demystifies technology for audiences when we speaks.
Prior to his role at Havas, Marc served as VP, Managing Director at R/GA, where he helped grow a team of data scientists, technologists, and creatives who built data-driven platforms and campaigns for Nike, LA Dodgers, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center, Samsung and Verizon. Marc has also managed international design and technology teams in New York and Shanghai for Screampoint, working with clients that included Apple, AIG, World Trade Center Development, Hudson Yards Development and Jamba Juice.
Marc has been a Judge at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and has spoken at Fast Company Innovation Festival, Venture Beat AI Conference, NYC Media Lab, General Assembly, Parsons and Montana State University. In the Spring of 2018 Marc will be teaching at NYU's ITP program on creativity in the times of AI. Marc received his is BA from Lehigh University and is Masters from NYU's ITP program.
Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
Nick is one of the industry's most progressive and versatile creative leaders. As President of Publicis Communications he helps drive a unified creative vision while helping foster dynamic and diverse cultures across all of the Groupe's creative brands. As Chief Creative Officer at Publicis Groupe, he is responsible for leading the creative vision across the full spectrum of capabilities represented in the company's solution hubs. As a member of the executive committee he also helps shape the strategy of the Groupe.
Previously, as Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, at R/GA, Nick led the strategic and creative vision of one of the most storied and innovative companies in the world. He worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Verizon, and Google. In 2001 when Nick started at R/GA it was a 100-person web design agency. 17 years later it had grown to 2,000 people, across 18 offices, with a world-class reputation in advertising, product and services, consulting and ventures.
During his tenure, R/GA became one of the most awarded agencies in the world, winning every major creative accolade, including five Cannes Lions Grands Prix, a D&AD black pencil, 20 entries from the AICP show in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and an Emmy (after being nominated three times). R/GA also won agency of the year from all the important award shows and industry publications (including Cannes Lions and D&AD), and Adweek named R/GA Digital Agency of the Decade and Nike+ Campaign of the Decade.
Nick's career in design, advertising and digital media has spanned 30 years and four continents, working with the brightest and best across multiple creative disciplines. He has twice been named in the Creativity 50, a list of the world's most influential creative people. A native of Sydney, Australia, he now lives in Brooklyn.
Global Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King
Fernando is a global marketer with a passion for growing brands and businesses. With more than 100 Lions at Cannes Lions (five Grands Prix), Fernando is known for pushing the creative boundaries to drive business growth.
Currently as Global CMO at Burger King, Fernando's focus is infusing the brand with purpose, modernising the design, and inspiring the organisation around brand development. Under Fernando's leadership, Burger King became Creative Marketer of the Year in Cannes Lions 2017. Fernando led campaigns such as "Proud Whopper", "McWhopper", "Google Home of the Whopper", "Burning Stores", and "Bullying Jr."
Prior to joining BK, Fernando worked for 18 years at Unilever. Starting as an intern, he moved up the ranks working different product categories and brands, including Dove where he led the groundbreaking "Beauty Sketches" (Titanium Grand Prix in 2013).
Fernando was recognised by Adweek as Grand Brand Genius (2013), by the AD Club of NY as Marketer of the Year (2017), by Business Insider as top five most innovative CMOs (2017) and by AdAge as top 50 most creative people in the business (2017).
Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny
Since art school, Johnny has been inspired by Lee Clow's quote, “If an idea isn’t scary, it isn't an idea at all.”
It has motivated him to create unprecedented work which include a feature documentary film for Johnnie Walker that has been officially selected in five international film festivals, to being a pioneer in branded content in China, to bringing Bruce Lee back to life.
This belief has also won him numerous international award shows along with a couple of Agency of the year's and a Cannes Chimera. But admittedly, he gets the biggest kick out of seeing his work make his mom laugh or cry. His wealth of experience across multi-disciplines and his time in different markets, help bring a uniquely diverse fusion of flavors to his work. Johnny has been jury panels at Cannes Lions for the last five years and is often found giving speeches at such events too.
A former army lieutenant, Johnny's leadership is integral in successfully building BBH China in the last 11 years. He now brings that same rigor and spirit of experimentation to building 72andSunny in Sydney and Singapore.
Global Chief Executive Officer, Isobar
Jean Lin established digital agency wwwins consulting in 1999. The agency was acquired in 2004 and became Isobar's first Greater China office and the driving force behind Isobar's expansion in the Asia Pacific region.
Promoted to Isobar’s Global CEO in March 2014, Jean is based in Shanghai and leads one of the fastest growing digital agency networks in the world with 6,500 digital pioneers in 45 markets globally. In January 2016 Jean was appointed a member of Global Executive team at Isobar’s parent company, Dentsu Aegis Network.
Jean was recognised as Ad Age's Global "Women to Watch" (2009), and Campaign Asia's top 5 CEOs (2013).
Jean served as Jury President for the Cannes Lions Cyber Jury in 2015 and is passionate about championing Ideas Without Limits - powerful borderless ideas enabled by technology. Jean was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Campaign's Digital A-List in 2015 together with Jack Ma (Alibaba), Pony Ma (Tencent) and Robin Li (Baidu).
Global Chief Creative Officer, FCB
As FCB's Global Chief Creative Officer, Susan Credle heads up the agency’s creative product and reputation.
She is one of the industry's leading creatives and an important voice representing women. The creative brilliance responsible for the iconic M&M'S "Human" and Allstate's "Mayhem" campaigns, she has received numerous industry accolades, including Ad Age's "100 Most Influential Women", Business Insider's "Most Creative Women in Advertising" and an induction into the AAF's Hall of Achievement. In 2017, Susan was named a Matrix honoree by New York Women in Communications.
Global Chief Creative Officer, VML
Debbi is the global chief creative officer at VML, a leading agency named to the 2016 and 2017 Ad Age Agency A-List. She has also been honored on Advertising Age's Women To Watch, Adweek's Creative 100 and Business Insider's 30 Most Creative People in Advertising.
Since joining VML in 2000, Debbi has fostered a collaborative creative environment that delivers innovative work across the connected consumer experience to clients around the world, including Absolut, Colgate-Palmolive, Electrolux, Ford, Gatorade, Kellogg, Mastercard, New Balance, PepsiCo, Sherwin-Williams, Sprint and Wendy's.
Debbi has served on international award show juries, including ANDY Awards, Art Directors Club (2018 jury chair), Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, CLIO Awards (2016 digital jury chair) and One Show Interactive.
In 2017 VML experienced its most awarded year to date, earning recognition from top international shows, including Cannes Lions, ANDY Awards, Art Directors Club, CLIO Awards, Effie Awards, LIA, One Show, Spikes Asia, Webby Awards and more. VML was awarded Entertainment Agency of the Year and First Place in PR from Cannes Lions; the agency also received 27 Lions.
EVP Strategic Marketing, Warner Bros. Records
Lori Feldman serves as EVP of Strategic Marketing at Warner Bros. Records, a role she has held since 2012.
In this position she oversees the team that creates unique marketing platforms for the label's artists through brand partnerships, sports marketing, music licensing for advertising, gaming and branded content, events, music video product integrations, and more. Artists across the roster, including Michael Bublé, Jason Derulo, Gary Clark Jr., Andra Day, and Bebe Rexha, have benefited from partnerships with Coca Cola, Citibank, The NFL, The NBA, Chrysler, Delta Airlines, Gap, and Pepsi among others.
Lori was named to Billboard Magazine's 2016 and 2017 Top 100 Women in Music lists, as well as their 2016 and 2017 Branding Power Players list. She is on the advisory boards of Musicians On Call, The EveryGirl Collective, and is a founding member of PTTOW.
Having joined Warner Bros. Records in 1995 from Virgin Records; Feldman's purview has covered radio and video promotion, music licensing for television, advertising and film, sports marketing and brand partnerships.
She is continually inspired and excited by the ever-changing landscape of the music, technology and media businesses. She believes that when brands are able to connect to consumers in an authentic fashion, through music and storytelling, everybody wins.
Lori lives in New York City with her husband and three children.
Chief Creative Officer BBDO Worldwide and Chairman, BBDO North America
David Lubars is Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Worldwide, and Chairman of BBDO North America. In the 13-years since David joined BBDO in 2004 as its creative lead, the agency has been named Agency of the Year by various industry publications more than 15 times and has become the most creatively recognized in the world. For example, for eleven years in a row, BBDO has been ranked number one in the Gunn Report as the world’s most awarded creative agency network. And BBDO has won Network of the Year at Cannes Lions a record-setting six times.
The work isn't just creative. It's smart and effective. For two of the past three years, Effie named BBDO the most effective agency network in the world in its Effie Effectiveness Index. BBDO was ranked the smartest agency network in the world in 2017 for the fourth year in a row in the WARC 100 rankings of strategic effectiveness. And Campaign magazine has just recognised BBDO as its Advertising Network of the Year for the sixth time since David joined BBDO.
David has personally won 160 Cannes Lions and over 150 One Show pencils. His BMW Films was the first ever Titanium winner at Cannes Lions and is part of MoMA's permanent collection in New York City. He has chaired the Titanium/Integrated, TV/Cinema, Film and Press, and Branded Content & Entertainment Juries at Cannes Lions.
Most recently, David was inducted into The One Club Creative Hall of Fame, and was honored with a Clio Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also named one of the top ten creative directors of all time in a story published by Forbes.
Founder & President, Furlined
Diane McArter is Founder and President of Furlined, a production company based in Los Angeles and London. Since its inception in 2005, the acclaimed work of Furlined's directors has earned the company recognition as one of the top creative companies globally.
Furlined is certified as a minority-owned business, dedicated to adding more varied voices to the advertising industry, deepening the stories we tell and the perspectives from which we tell them. Diane's commitment to talent development and excellence in film craft is evidenced through Furlined's groundbreaking collaborations with agencies and brands.
Diane spearheads the company's deep commitment to positive social change through projects like Donate Life "The World's Biggest Asshole," directed by Speck and Gordon, which garnered over 60 million views in the first two weeks and increased millennial male organ donation registration by 30%. The film won 10 Cannes Lions in 2017.
Diane is the Co-Founder of ManifestWorks, a non-profit organisation that provides job placement and life skills training in film production for former foster-care and justice-system impacted youth.
Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Badger & Winters
Dubbed the Lioness Who Roared, 30-year advertising veteran and founder of #WomenNotObjects, Madonna Badger remains Chief Creative Officer leading the brand, design, and advertising driving Badger & Winters' success.
In 2016, after announcing that she and her agency would no longer create imagery that objectifies women, the agency won Advertising Age Northeast Small Agency of the Year and the Gold award for best Digital Campaign for #WeSeeEqual, P&G's global platform to take on unconscious bias. #WomenNotObjects was awarded the first-ever United Nations award for Social Development Goal #5 for Gender Equality. One year later, Badger & Winters won the JCPenney Agency of Record business with a new brand platform that focuses on what unites Americans in this time of deep division. The agency is also AOR for Calia by Carrie Underwood, a brand they designed from the ground up for Dick' sporting Goods, and is proud to work with clients including P&G, MetLife, Pepsi, EA, Beam Suntory, Vera Wang, Diane Von Furstenberg, Godiva, and Rodan and Fields.
Prior to founding Badger & Winters at the age of 29, Madonna began her career at Esquire and Madame Figaro in Paris, before launching the first issue of Allure. In 1990, she joined Calvin Klein and her work on the Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss campaigns for the launch of CK One helped reinvent the company.
Madonna has been featured in Vogue and WWD, named one of Daily Variety's "The Gotham 50," Crain's "Forty under Forty," and has spoken at such events as Cannes Lions 2016, the Forbes Women's Summit, and a Clinton Global Initiative panel on advertising and gender bias.
R. John Fidelino
Executive Creative Director, InterbrandHealh
Since 1996, R. John has helped shape how we think about health through branding.
As head of creative at InterbrandHealth, the world's leading healthcare brand consultancy, R. John is responsible for defining the company's creative vision and award-winning standards. However, he views his greater role as improving people's relationships with healthcare and influencing how people think about disease, its treatment, and themselves.
He has created or redefined iconic health brands at both product and corporate levels including Viagra, Celebrex, Enbrel, Panadol, Alka Seltzer, Merck, Pfizer, Genentech, Novartis, Bayer, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Quest Diagnostics, Covance, and HCA.
At the inaugural Cannes Lions Health (2014) R. John delivered "Chasing Cool" and challenged attendees to recognise the inherent coolness of healthcare. R. John was proud to serve on the Lions Health & Wellness (2015) and Pharma juries (2017). He was also a member of the inaugural Pharma jury at the LIA Awards and the Rx Awards in 2017.
R. John is a graduate of Brown University with a B.S. in Neural Sciences.
Creative Kaiju, Hakuhodo Inc.
Known for his infectious laughter, Yang is also famed for his multidisciplinary creative talent. He led China's advertising revolution by winning the country's first Grand Prix Lion at Cannes Lions. Under his leadership, the agencies, clients, and himself have won 'Agency of the Year', 'Marketer of the Year', and 'Creative of the Year' recognitions.
His structural and spatial design projects were equally celebrated, having won the Grand Prize at Design for Asia, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award, Iconic Award at the German Design Council, and the World Architecture Festival Award. His creative reputation, solid leadership and consistent track record earned him the PDA 'Designer of the Year' accolade, presented to him by Dr. Tony Tan, the President of Singapore.
Yang started his career with Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore in 1992. Was previously with BBH London as Art Director, Managing partner and ECD of Fallon Singapore and Hong Kong, North Asia Executive Creative Director and China Chairman of JWT, and ECD of W+K Shanghai, before joining Hakuhodo in 2017 as Asia Pacific Co-Chief Creative Officer, better known as Creative Kaiju.
VP Marketing Communications, Apple
Tor Myhren is Apple's Vice President of Marketing Communications, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
Tor joined Apple in 2016 from Grey, where he was president and worldwide chief creative officer. As head of the Marketing Communications group, Tor leads a talented and creative team focused on Apple's advertising, internet presence, package design and other consumer-facing marketing.
A two-time TED speaker, Tor has been named to Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, Fortune's 40 Under 40, Ad Age's Creativity 50 honoring the world's 50 most influential creative minds, and was inducted into the Advertising Federation of America's Hall of Achievement.
Tor is a former journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker. He holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Occidental College.
Global CEO, Wavemaker
Tim Castree is the Global CEO of Wavemaker, GroupM's billion-dollar revenue media, content and technology agency, obsessed with the customer’s purchase journey. Tim oversees a business that is powered by the creativity and curiosity of 8,500 people in 90 countries.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Tim's diverse management experience spans creative, media and integrated agencies. Prior to joining Wavemaker, Tim was MD for Videology's USA business where he developed the company's strategy for providing cross-screen media technology solutions for advertisers, agencies and media companies.
Previously, Tim was COO for MediaVest US, running the business and leading major client accounts including American Honda Motor Company, Mondelēz, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Sprint. He was also President, Global MD for SMG, leading the global P&G business.
Tim began his career at Leo Burnett in Melbourne. He was the head of client management at BBH New York, before spending three years back in Australia as the CEO for Leo Burnett in Sydney, where under his leadership Leo Burnett was named Australia's Agency of the Year and he won a Titanium Lion for his work on Earth Hour.
Innovations Director, The Monkeys
Jay works as Innovations Director at The Monkeys. Prior to The Monkeys, he worked at Havas Worldwide as Digital Creative Director and Director of Innovation where within his first six months he created the now world famous Durex Fundawear product going on to win at major shows including Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, New York Festivals, AWARD Awards and Internet Advertising Bureau.
At JWT as Group Digital Creative Director and continuing with his passion for innovative marketing solutions, he worked with Unilever's OMO to release Peggy - the world's first smart clothes peg to give families more time for the moments that matter.
He has judged at Internet Advertising Bureau, New York Festival, Association for Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising, and Cannes Lions.
Jay's relentless passion for new technology, creativity and innovation has earned him speaking engagements at SXSW, Communications Council and the Internet Advertisig Bureau.
Chief Creative Officer, TBWA
As Global Chief Creative Officer of TBWA Worldwide, Chris Garbutt oversees creative direction for the TBWA collective at large, in addition to TBWA's roster of hallmark global clients, including Accenture, adidas, Apple, McDonald's, Michelin and Nissan. Under his stewardship, TBWA has been re-ignited as a creative powerhouse around the world, recommitted to its core Disruption® practices and well positioned as the cultural engine for 21st century business.
No stranger to the TBWA collective, Chris began his career at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in his native South Africa before moving to TBWA\Paris to become its Executive Creative Director. There, he produced some of the agency's most celebrated work for Nissan, Absolut, PlayStation, Canderel and Pedigree.
Chris was named Global Creative President and CCO of TBWA's flagship New York office in 2015. Prior to that, he spent several years at Ogilvy & Mather as Chief Creative Officer in Paris and later as Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy East in New York. His leadership spanned all agency disciplines and he is credited with award-winning global campaigns for IBM, Coca-Cola, Perrier, Louis Vuitton and Google.
In 2014, Advertising Age named Chris one of the most awarded Chief Creative Officers in the world. He has won nearly 100 Cannes Lions in his career, including three Grand Prix awards, as well as top honors in The One Show, D&AD, Webbys, Clios and Art Director's Club awards.
Chief Creative Officer, FCB Health
Rich has the honor of leading the creative work for the FCB Health Network around the world. During his tenure, the network has been awarded with Cannes Lions, Effies, One Show Awards, D&AD Awards, Global Awards, MM&M Awards, and Manny Awards.
Agencies under his supervision have won Most Creative Agency at the Manny Awards seven of the past eight years; Healthcare Agency of the Year in 2017 at the Cannes Lions Festival, Ad Age Awards, and Global Awards; and Healthcare Network of the Year at the Global Awards. Recently, MM&M Magazine named the Spiriva "Elephant" campaign one of the 10 best DTC campaigns ever created.
Prior to working in healthcare, his work also won Clio, One Show, and Effie awards. His work for Canon is part of the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. His "Can You Hear Me Now?" Verizon Wireless campaign slogan was inducted into the Advertising Walk of Fame in 2002.
Global Chief Executive Officer,Ogilvy PR
Stuart is well known for his views of the importance of creativity and effectiveness in public relations. At Ogilvy his role is reinventing how PR builds brands at a time when CMOs are re-calibrating their growth strategies for what he calls an "Earned First" world. Under his leadership Ogilvy has dominated the Holmes Report Creativity Index and was named EMEA Network of the Year (2014).
Over the last twenty-five years, Stuart has worked in three of WPP's largest PR brands and ran Edelman UK. He has worked as a client in both the private and Government sectors. He has long championed the importance of diversity and inclusion in the industry and believes it is vital to the craft of creativity.
Stuart graduated with a D .Phil. from Christ Church, Oxford. In 2017, he was a member of the Board of the PR Council and UN Women's Private Sector Advisory Council. He current! y serves on the Boards of USC Annenberg's Center for PR and The New Yark Stem Cell Foundation. British, with two daughters, he lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.
Chairwoman & Global Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi
Kate Stanners is Chairwoman and Global Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi - one of very few women globally at this level. Having been at Saatchi & Saatchi for the last 13 years she has been pivotal in transforming the agency. By harnessing the unreasonable power of creativity, she has driven the agency's spirit of "Nothing Is Impossible" to deliver impossible outcomes and revolutionise clients’ businesses.
Based at Saatchi & Saatchi's headquarters, Kate is also the Chief Creative Officer for London. On both a global and local level, she oversees Saatchi & Saatchi's creative output, the creative talent of the network, and global clients that include Proctor & Gamble, Visa, Deutsche Telekom and HSBC to name a few.
Prior to Saatchi, Kate set up communications company, Boy meets Girl, and before that was a Founding Partner of the groundbreaking agency, St Lukes in 1995 - famous for its revolutionary working practices, as well as progressive work for clients such as Ikea, Eurostar, BBC, Boots, Midland Bank, Sky television, and many government projects.
Kate studied Art and Design and originally wanted to pursue her passion for fashion and textiles, but deviated into advertising as an art director. She began her career working for the inspirational Dave Trott at his agency GGT, where he taught her how to plan and think, which resulted in many award winning campaigns for Cadbury, Nurofen and Holstein Pils to name a few.
Recently recognised as one of AdAge's 'Women to Watch', she also sits on the council of the V&A museum and is a trustee of D&AD. She is also a member of WACL, an association for the most influential woman in the UK Communications industry.
Kate is inspired by the people she works with daily, who keep her curious and learning. She lives in London with her son, Otto, husband David, and dog Rocky.
Architect, Asif Khan Ltd
Asif Khan founded his architecture practice in 2007. The studio works internationally on projects ranging from cultural buildings to landscapes, exhibitions and installations, primarily work which engage the public in different settings.
Khan's practice investigates how technology, matter, nature and human sensibility can be utilised to define and enhance the atmosphere and specificity of place and space. His interest expands this idea into how material and social innovations can fundamentally alter the way people experience and shape their environment.
Current major projects include the forthcoming new Museum of London at West Smithfield. Notable projects include the ‘MegaFaces’ pavilion at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics which won the Cannes Lion Grand Prix for Innovation, the Coca-Cola Beatbox at London 2012 Olympics, a finalist entry in the international competition for the new Guggenheim Museum Helsinki from 1700 anonymous designs, and a Summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery which was located in Kensington Gardens, London during Summer 2016. Most recently he designed the award winning UK Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017.
Khan lectures globally on his work and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Design Museum. His studio is based in East London.
Creative Director, Global
A graduate of art and drama school, Jo has over 20 years' experience writing and producing radio commercials. She now heads up an award-winning creative team at one of the world's leading media and entertainment groups, Global.
Jo forces possibilities that go beyond traditional airtime, creating audio that integrates more closely with listeners and programming.
Together with her team, she has created; 'commercial roadblocks,' takeovers featuring faux ads, live ads performed in front of a studio audience, a campaign powered by social media, and an excerpt of an audio book, recorded in 3D, in a pool.
The team has amassed trophies from major international shows, including New York Festivals, Mobius Awards, The Sony Radio Academy Awards, Cannes Lions and the LIAs.
Jo has presented at creative conferences around the world and her point of view on radio creativity is often sought out by national and trade media.
She has served on many international radio juries, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio's and the London International Advertising Awards where she has also chaired the radio and audio jury.
Executive Chairman & Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide
As Leo Burnett Worldwide's Global Chief Creative Officer, Mark leads the network's unrivaled creative firepower across the world, and is responsible for setting the company's creative vision.
Mark has driven Leo Burnett to become the most awarded network in the world based on Advertising Age's 2015 Awards Report. In 2016, the Gunn Report ranked the agency as the third most awarded network in the industry.
Under Mark's creative leadership, Leo Burnett has developed world-class campaigns for some of the world's most iconic brands, including Samsung, McDonald's, Coca-Cola and P&G among others. Samsung, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola were all named Cannes Lions 'Creative Marketer of the Year' under his purview.
One of the most awarded creatives in the industry and named by Campaign Magazine as the 'No.1 Worldwide Creative Director', Mark's work has garnered every major creative accolade, including nine Cannes Lions Grand Prix, three Titanium Lions, four Glass Lions, the first ever D&AD White Pencil, two D&AD Black Pencils, six Grand Clios, and two ADC Black Cubes.
He sits on the Facebook Creative Council and is a member of the Royal Society of Arts.
VP, Chief Creative Officer, Facebook Creative Solutions
Mark D'Arcy is VP, Chief Creative Officer at Facebook where he leads the company's creative efforts to make advertising across Facebook and Instagram more relevant for people and more valuable for businesses.
Mark joined Facebook in 2011 and today his team, The Creative Shop, operates from more than 40 Facebook offices and last year alone helped produce several thousand projects across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Oculus for an extraordinarily diverse client base including 80% of the world’s top 100 advertisers.
The Creative Shop does all this through close partnerships with all the major advertising groups and collaborations with independent creators, influencers, artists, production companies, media companies and technologists.
The work these partnerships create is regularly recognized in the press for driving innovation and at leading award shows, including Cannes Lions, where Mark has served on the inaugural Innovation and 2016 Glass Lion juries.
Mark helped establish the Facebook Awards to celebrate the best creative work on the platform and in 2012, he founded the Facebook Global Creative Council.
Mark is proud to serve on the boards of AD and the IFP, Independent Filmmaker Project.
Chief Creative Officer, Wieden+Kennedy
As Chief Creative Officer, Colleen DeCourcy leads Wieden+Kennedy's eight-office global network. For more than three decades, the fiercely independent shop has been telling beautiful, provocative stories and setting the bar for creativity. Colleen is leading the vision for the agency's future, where one avenue of evolution and growth will be defined by a deeper, more extensive set of creative chops.
Colleen joined the agency in 2013 and became partner in 2014. Under her leadership, W+K has been named Global Agency of the Year by Adweek and Agency of the Year by Creativity, as well as included in AdAge’s A-List and Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies.
Before W+K, Colleen founded Socialistic, a social media content and design shop. While at Socialistic, she won coveted accounts including Red Bull and Fast Company, two of the leading content marketers in the world, and led work for Showtime and General Electric.
Prior to founding Socialistic, Colleen was the first chief digital officer for TBWA Worldwide, chief experience officer at JWT New York, and chief creative officer at Organic.
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