Samstag, 01. November 2014


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Nick Law to lead Cyber Lions jury

Oliver Altmann will chair outdoor Lions jury / Eugene Cheong heads radio Lions jury

(lifePR) (London, ) Three accomplished and highly-regarded industry leaders will take the positions of Cyber, Outdoor and Radio Lions jury presidents at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Nick Law, R/GA's EVP and Chief Creative Officer, North America, will lead the Cyber Lions jury to award the best work in online digital communications.

Nick is responsible for the overall creative vision of R/GA. In this role, he guides creative teams consisting of visual designers, copywriters, and interaction designers, working in close collaboration. He ensures that the agency stays true to its legacy of world-class creative and groundbreaking innovation. Nick has won every major international award and has been widely published in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Asia-Pacific.

Commenting on the task ahead, Nick said, "It's an honor to be asked to chair the Cannes Lions Cyber Jury, an esteemed group that have witnessed and awarded our industry's relentless reinvention for 13 years. More recently, work in this category has defied categorisation and redefined what ambitious agencies can do for their clients. Along with audacious advertising work, agencies have been delivering digital products and services that do more than tell you about a brand; they transform brands. I'm excited to witness the next chapter in this thrilling reinvention."

Chairing the Outdoor Lions jury is Olivier Altmann, Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Worldwide and member of the Worldwide Executive Committee since 2009. Olivier drives the network's creative force and works closely with their internationally-aligned clients. Under his leadership, Publicis is ranked Europe's second most creative network (Eurobest 2010), the second most creative network in Asia (Media), and Agency of the Year in France, Australia, and Brazil. Olivier, winner of two Grands Prix at Eurobest, has previously judged at Cannes Lions, D&AD and The Clio Awards as well as chairing twice at Eurobest.

"I'm very honoured to chair the Outdoor Lions jury and thrilled to meet some of the best creative minds as fellow jury members. Despite being maybe the oldest media of all time, think back to the cavemen drawings, Outdoor remains one the most powerful ways to communicate to the masses as it is truly public. If you remember previous Cannes Lions winners (The Zimbabwean 'Trillion Dollar Billboard', The Becks Beer, The Andes 'Teletransporter', and so on) it can also be a much more interactive and innovative medium than one could imagine," said Olivier on his role.

Eugene Cheong, Regional Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy Asia Pacific, appointed Radio Lions jury President, is Asia's most-awarded copywriter and creative director, winning more Gold Cannes Lions and Gold One Show Pencils than anyone else in Asia.

Eugene Cheong, Regional Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy Asia Pacific, appointed Radio Lions Jury President, is Asia's most-awarded copywriter and creative director, winning more Gold Cannes Lions and Gold One Show Pencils than anyone else in Asia.

Eugene is one of a handful of creative pioneers who, in the mid 1980s, set in motion what is widely known in the industry as the "Asian Creative Revolution", which began in the iconic Ogilvy Singapore agency, before spreading north to Hong Kong, Thailand and India.

In 2009, he was elected to the Ogilvy Worldwide Board and Ogilvy Worldwide Creative Council.

"It's a pleasure and certainly a privilege for me to be able to chair the Radio Lions jury. I look forward to leading and engaging with some of the industry's finest minds." remarked Eugene.

"Nick, Eugene and Olivier come from very different parts of the world and, given the roles they have, work all over the world, so therefore understand many different cultures. Being great creatives, who are both culturally aware and real leaders, makes them perfect to fulfil the roles of presidents of these three important juries," said Terry Savage, Festival Chairman.

Cyber Lions Jury President:
Nick Law
EVP, Chief Creative Officer, North America
R/GA

As Chief Creative Officer, NA, Nick is responsible for the overall creative vision of the agency. In this role, he guides creative teams consisting of visual designers, copywriters, and interaction designers, working in close collaboration across disciplines. He ensures that R/GA stays true to its legacy by fostering creative ideas in all team members, including those in technology and strategy.

Nick joined R/GA in 2001 and has played a significant role in shaping R/GA's creative vision. In that time, his work has won numerous international awards and has been widely published in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Asia-Pacific. Within a year of joining the company, he was promoted to vice president of visual design and shortly thereafter named executive creative director on the Nike account.

Nick's background is extensive and diverse, spanning multiple marketing disciplines during 20 years at agencies in the United States and abroad. He began his career in design/corporate identity and then made the switch to advertising, working on both the traditional and interactive sides. His range of experience is an important asset for R/GA as the agency takes on more global assignments requiring the integration of channels, formats, languages, and cultures.

Nick gained advertising and interactive experience at FGI, where as art director he was responsible for the agency's creative vision, direct advertising, design, and interactive projects for a variety of clients. He also worked at D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) in London, where his global accounts included Arthur Andersen, West Merchant Bank, and the Montreux International Television Symposium.

Nick developed his design sensibility while working at various branding agencies. He was a senior designer at Diefenbach Elkins (now FutureBrand) in New York, the international corporate-identity design firm, and in London at Pentagram, under the guidance of the legendary Alan Fletcher and John McConnell. Nick helped develop and implement corporate identities for clients such as Clarks Shoes, the Tokyo Metropolis Government Office, and Eastman Kodak.

Outdoor Lions Jury President:
Olivier Altmann
Chief Creative Officer
Publicis Worldwide

Olivier fell in love with advertising at school when his teacher asked him to comment on an ad for a Teflon-coated frying pan. He wrote 17 pages instead of one. Curiously, 33 years later, he's now working for the French Teflon utensil maker Tefal, but, as Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Publicis. So what happened in between?

In 1987 Olivier set out as an intern at Y&R, before getting his first pay check at FCB. Three months later, he won his first Cannes Lion for Handy Bag (an award easier to win in those days). Then he moved to Australie (the agency, not the country) where he created a breakthrough 90-second television ad that showed nothing but pure silence.

In 1992 he joined BDDP (now TBWA Paris) - where he honed his skills, producing award-winning work for BMW, Epson and Caisse d'Epargne, to name just a few.

Six years later BDDP's founders urged Olivier to start his own agency with two other partners, and that's how BDDP&Fils was born. This small outfit rapidly earned the reputation of being the best creative agency in France - three years in a row (2000, 2001, 2002)-, and the sixth worldwide (Gunn Report). It even won the Eurobest Grand Prix in 2001.

That may well be why Olivier was elected President of the French Art Directors Club and became CEO of his agency in 2003.

In 2004, Maurice Levy offered Olivier the role of Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of the flagship agency, Publicis Conseil. A year later, Publicis Conseil landed the Eurobest Grand Prix and was voted the second best agency in Europe for the first time ever. In 2008, Publicis Conseil was voted Creative Agency of the Year and Best Advertising Agency, while Olivier was named Creative Director of the Year. He won that distinction again in 2009.

December 2009 saw Olivier promoted to the new role of Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Worldwide, working alongside COO Richard Pinder, and became a member of the Worldwide Executive Committee.

A year later, Publicis Worldwide was ranked Europe's second most creative network (Eurobest 2010), the second most creative network in Asia (Media), and Agency of the Year in France, Australia, and Brazil. In the US Publicis has been awarded Adweek's highest agency grade alongside Goodby, Crispin, Wieden and Martin for the second year running.

During his career, Olivier has worked for some of the world's most iconic brands including Mercedes, BMW, Nestlé, McDonald's, Michelin, Club Med, Samsung, Wonderbra, Coca Cola, PMU, Orange and Renault. He has won numerous awards, including Cannes Gold Lions, Clio Golds, One Show, two Eurobest Grand Prix, D&AD and the French Art Directors Club. He is regularly invited to sit on juries at Cannes, D&AD and the Clios. He has twice been Chairman of the Eurobest Jury.

After 24 years in the business, he's still in love with advertising.

Radio Lions Jury President:
Eugene Cheong
Regional Executive Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific

Eugene Cheong is Asia's most-awarded copywriter and creative director.

He was the first Asian to ever win a One Show Gold Pencil (26 years ago), and, 19 years ago, became the first Asian to ever have his work accepted by London's prestigious Design & Art Direction Awards (D&AD). He has won more Gold Cannes Lions and Gold One Show Pencils than anyone else in Asia.

Eugene is one of a handful of creative pioneers who, in the mid 1980s, set in motion what is widely known in the industry as the "Asian Creative Revolution", which began in the iconic Ogilvy Singapore agency, before spreading north to Hong Kong, Thailand and India.

Eugene's 18-year career with Ogilvy includes stints in London, Los Angeles and across Asia. In 2009, he was elected to the Ogilvy Worldwide Board and Ogilvy Worldwide Creative Council. In the same year, he was appointed President and Regional Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy's Asia Pacific network.
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