CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has named Gail Heimann, global vice chair at Weber Shandwick, its 2012 PR jury president. The festival will take place June 17 to 23.
Heimann oversees Weber's digital and analytics operations and works with clients in the personal care, food and beverage, CSR, finance, and technology categories. She also manages creative for clients such as PepsiCo, Unilever, Electrolux, KFC, and MasterCard.
Dave Senay, president and CEO of Fleishman-Hillard, served as PR jury chair for the 2011 edition of the Cannes Lions.
The festival also named Gideon Amichay, former chief creative officer and joint managing partner of Shalmor Avnon Amichay/Y&R Interactive in Tel Aviv, Israel, chair of the Direct Lions jury. Nick Worthington, creative chairman of Colenso BBDO New Zealand, will be jury chair for the Promo & Activation Lions.