Cannes Lions announces pharma, health and wellness juries

Several of the judges are from major PR firms including Cohn & Wolfe, Weber Shandwick, and Edelman.

The Cannes International Festival of Creativity has announced the 21 jury members who will judge the health and wellness and pharma categories at this year's event.

Five of the pharma judges are U.S.-based executives: Debra Polkes, executive creative director at CDM; Graham Mills, global chief creative officer at Publicis Health; Kym White, global sector chair of health at Edelman; John Fidelino, executive creative director at InterbrandHealth; and Ritesh Patel, chief digital officer at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide.

The health and wellness jury also includes five U.S. executives: Carolyn Gargano, VP and associate creative director of art at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness; Christine Abbott, EVP at Cohn & Wolfe; Gary Scheiner, EVP and global chief creative officer of ghg; Stacey Bernstein, EVP and global director of digital health at Weber Shandwick; and Tim Hawkey, EVP, MD, and executive creative director at Area23.

The Lions Health festival, heading into its fourth year, is scheduled to be held June 17 and 18 in Cannes, France.

2017 Pharma Lions Jury
Jury President: June Laffey, executive creative director, McCann Health (Australia/Southeast Asia)
Amit Akali, chief creative officer, Medulla Communications (India)

Debra Polkes, executive creative director, CDM (U.S.)

Dick Dunford, creative partner, Loooped (U.K.)

Graham Mills, global chief creative officer, Publicis Health (global)

Kym White, global sector chair of health, Edelman (global)

Mandi Fine, CEO, F/NE (South Africa)

John Fidelino, executive creative director, InterbrandHealth (global)

Ritesh Patel, chief digital officer at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (global)

Susanne Blom, creative director, Lindh & Partners (Sweden)

2017 Health & Wellness Lions Jury
Jury President: Mike Rogers, creative partner, Serviceplan Health and Life (Germany)

Ayu Sasaki, creative director, Dentsu (Japan)

Carolyn Gargano, VP and associate creative director of art, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness (U.S.)

Christine Abbott, EVP, Cohn & Wolfe (U.S.)

Diana Janicki, executive creative director, TBWA\WorldHealth (U.K.)

Diego Freitas, creative director, Havas Life Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Gary Scheiner, EVP and global chief creative officer, ghg (global)

Justine Metcalfe, creative partner, YOLO (Australia)

Orrin Pollard, executive creative director, Hamell (U.K.)

Stacey Bernstein, EVP and global director of digital health, Weber Shandwick (global)

Tim Hawkey, EVP, MD, and executive creative director, Area23 (U.S.)

This story first appeared on MM&M.

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