Commented Philip Thomas, festival CEO, "As the world’s most coveted awards in advertising and communications, it is essential that we appoint only the best global leaders to chair the juries. We are therefore privileged to have such distinguished and greatly admired professionals such as Paul and Tina at Cannes Lions to lead the way forward."
Said Taaffe, “Last year, PR agencies were newbies and so two-thirds of PR Lions submissions worldwide were from advertising agencies. This year, the global PR industry has no excuse. Creative thinking is the key to great communications and I look forward to chairing an international PR jury in a year that I’m sure will raise the bar around the world."
Added Manikas, "I am more than excited to have been selected to be the president of the Promo Lions Jury in 2010. The Lions honour truly outstanding creative ideas and executions, and our jury will be inspired by many, while others will become the subject of intense debate. In any case, I am sure we will all find the experience educational, enlightening and, from what I've been told, more than a little exhausting. I can't wait!”
The 57th Cannes Lions Festival will be held from June 20 - 26, 2010.