Ten Indians will be part of the jury at the 57th Cannes Lions advertising festival this year. Last year, eleven Indian advertising and media professionals had been a part of the international set of jury members at the festival.
The ten Indians include Ramanuj Shastry, national creative director, Saatch & Saatchi, who will be judging the film category. KV Sridhar, national creative director, Leo Burnett India will be judging Press Lions. Ravi Kiran, CEO-South Asia, Starcom MediaVest Group, will be judging the Media Lions category. Prasanna Kulkarni, senior creative director, digital services, OgilvyOne Worldwide India will judge Cyber Lions.
Select Direct Marketing’s Ramesh Iyengar will be judging the Direct category while Lingo India’s Manohar Nayak will be judging Radio. Vijay Singh, CEO and MD, 141Sercon will be judging Promo and Activation while Red Lions’ Elsie Nanji is judging the Design Lions category. The PRactice’s Nandita Lakshmanan will be judging PR Lions while Creativeland Asia’s Sajan Raj Kurup will be judging the Outdoor Lions category.