Lions Health Announce Inaugural Jury Line-Up

20 January 2014 – Lions Health, the new global festival and awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications, to be held in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France, 13-14 June 2014, is pleased to announce the members of the first ever Pharma and Health & Wellness juries participating at this year’s inaugural event.

The Pharma jury, led by Jeremy Perrott, Global Chief Creative Officer of McCann Health, will judge entries into Pharma Communications to Healthcare Professionals and to Non-Healthcare Professionals; while the Health & Wellness jury, chaired by Kathy Delaney, Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, will look at entries in Health & Wellness Consumer Products and Education & Services. Both juries will first vote to arrive at a shortlist before entering discussions to decide which pieces of work are worthy of being elevated to prize winning status and presented with a coveted Health Lion.

Commenting on the Lions Health jury line-up, Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals, says, “We very much look forward to welcoming to Cannes this esteemed group of professional healthcare communicators who truly represent the global nature of the industry. They are all passionate about the importance of creative excellence in communications, and as such, the outcome of the judging process will not only set the benchmark for Lions Health going forward but also have an impact on the future of healthcare communications around the world. It will be an exciting few days!”

Pharma Lions Jury
Jeremy Perrott
, Global Creative Director, McCann Health, Global – Jury President
Alexandra von Plato, President and Global Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Global
Andrew Spurgeon, Creative Director, Langland, UK
Bruce Rooke, Chief Creativity Officer, GSW Worldwide, Global
Hugh Fitzhardinge, Creative Director, Ward6, Australia
Joshua Prince, Chief Creative Officer, The CDM Group, USA
Laura Schoen, President Global Healthcare and Chair Latin America, Weber Shandwick, Global/Latin America
Mauro Arruda, Managing Director, Chief Creative, Havas Life São Paulo, Brazil
Pierre Loo, Regional Professional Director – Creative, Red Fuse, Hong Kong
Vineet Bhagchandani, Group Chief Creative Officer & Vice President Operations, Aakanksha Healthcare, India

Health and Wellness Lions Jury
Kathy Delaney
, Global Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Global – Jury President
Carolyn Paul, Global Managing Director, Health and European Health Practice Chair, Edelman, Global/Europe
Christian Bauman, Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer, H4B Chelsea, USA
Denis Mamo, Executive Creative Director, UrsaClemenger, Australia
Dick Dunford, Creative Partner, Loooped, UK
Elizabeth Elfenbein, Partner, The CementBloc, USA
Jacqueline Nolan, Executive Creative Director, Digitas Health, USA
Julian Astin, Creative Director, ICC LOWE, Switzerland
Merlee Cruz-Jayme, Chair/Chief Creative Officer, DDB/DM9 Jayme Syfu, The Philippines
Mike Rogers, Creative Partner, Serviceplan Group for Innovative Communication, Germany
Pete Smith, Regional Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, China
Peter Henshaw, Creative Director, inVentiv Health Europe, UK
Rob Rogers, Chief Creative Officer, Sudler, USA
Rui Piranda, Executive Creative Director, Giovanni + DraftFCB, Brazil

The first Lions Health Festival, offering two-days of unmissible thought-provoking content, inspiring screenings and exhibitions of all the latest healthcare marketing communications from around the world, as well as networking opportunities, will culminate in the first Lions Health trophies being presented to the winners at a dedicated awards ceremony taking place in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Saturday 14 June. Special Awards will also be given to the Network of the Year and the Agency of the Year, both of which will be calculated by a points system based on shortlisted and winning work. Following this, the official Lions Health Gala will bring the Festival to a close.

Information on how to enter work or register to attend Lions Health, can be found here

Lions Health, 13 & 14 June 2014, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Launching in 2014, Lions Health is a global annual awards for creative excellence in pharma, healthcare and wellness communications, judged by international industry professionals. The awards form part of a two-day Festival of content, learning and debate that will explore the essential and unique issues relating to the world of healthcare communications, present exhibitions and screenings of the work being judged, and offer unrivalled networking opportunities.
Lions Health is organized by Lions festivals.

About Lions Festivals
Lions Festivals is the organizer of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Eurobest as well as co-organizers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, and the Digital Asia Festival.
Lions Festivals is powered by Top Right Group.

Key Dates:
Delegate Registration opens: Open
Entries: Open
Entries deadline: 13 March 2014
Festival Dates: 13 & 14 June 2014, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Amanda Benfell, Head of Press & PR
Lions Festivals, 33 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UF, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-(0)20-3033-4000; E-mail:


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