This year’s Titanium and Integrated Jury at the Cannes Lions festival will now be chaired by Bob Greenberg, chairman, CEO and global chief creative officer, R/GA. He takes over from Bob Scarpelli, DDB Worldwide’s chairman and chief creative officer, who is recovering from an infection and will be unable to travel during this time.
Greenberg (pictured) has been a pioneer in the advertising and communications industry for over three decades. He leads the vision for R/GA, an agency that serves as the digital partner for Fortune 500 companies and brands like Nike, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal Paris, MasterCard, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia and Walmart.
Bob has won many awards for creativity including the Academy Award, GRANDY at the ANDY Awards, a D&AD Black Pencil, a Cyber Lion Grand Prix and Titanium Lions at Cannes. Among his most notable awards are the 2007 BDA Lifetime Achievement Award, Clio Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Communications in 2003 that honours the best in American design, and the Chrysler Design Award for Innovation in Design. He was also the 2004 Cyber Lions Jury President and was a member of the 2005 Titanium Lions Jury.
"We are obviously very sorry that Bob Scarpelli – a great friend of many in this industry and the man who has presided over some of the most innovative work in our business – cannot travel to Cannes to be with us this year, and we wish him all the best," says Philip Thomas, CEO of the Festival. "We are delighted, though, that Bob Greenberg will be joining us. With his extraordinary creative pedigree and experience across many channels of communication, he will be an excellent leader for the world-class Titanium and Integrated Jury."
Commenting on the news, Greenberg said, "These are truly unfortunate circumstances and I wish Bob Scarpelli a speedy recovery. It is an honour to be selected to step in as president of the highly esteemed Titanium and Integrated Jury. I will rely on the high caliber jury to evaluate and choose not only the most innovative and breakthrough work, but also campaigns that demonstrate integration and consistency across the breadth of media today."