21 October 2013 – Lions Health, the new two-day festival and awards celebrating creative communications in pharma, healthcare and wellness, taking place Friday 13 and Saturday 14 June 2014 in Cannes, France, is pleased to announce that Kathy Delaney, Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and Jeremy Perrott, Global Chief Creative Officer of McCann Health, have been named as the first ever jury presidents for the inaugural Lions Health festival.

Kathy Delaney will lead the Health & Wellness jury, judging consumer products and education & services campaigns. As Global Chief Creative Officer for Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, she implements a bold creative vision, oversees the overall creative product and ensures that the agency is a product-driven organization.

Prior to Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Kathy was previously Global Chief Creative Officer of Nitro, where she helped build the business globally, culminating in its sale to global digital consultancy Sapient, and successfully forming SapientNitro. Previously, Kathy spent 12 years at Deutsch, where she served as Chief Creative Officer and President, and helped it grow from a small boutique of $180 million into a $2.5 billion marketing communications company.

Kathy has won numerous awards, and her work is featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent advertising collection. She has also been honored with the American Advertising Federation Under 40 Hall of Achievement Award, and served as a judge at the 2010 Cannes Lions International Festival. In January of 2013, Business Insider named her as one of “The Most Creative Women in Advertising.”

“I am extremely honored to accept this position as leader of the jury for these prestigious and exciting new awards. Lions Health is an exciting opportunity to showcase the work that’s pushing the boundaries of creativity in products and services that empower people to lead longer and fuller lives. It will be truly inspiring to see them recognized and I can’t wait to see the work,” says Kathy Delaney, Global Chief Creative Officer Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness.

Jeremy Perrott, Global Chief Creative Officer for McCann Health will chair the Pharma category, judging communication campaigns that are solely for the attention of healthcare professionals and non-healthcare professionals. Under his watch, in just three years McCann Health has become the most creatively awarded healthcare network in the world three years in a row.  Prior to joining McCann Health, Jeremy served as Executive Creative Director for McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific. Under his leadership, the region rose up from nineteenth to one of the top four in Campaign Asia’s Creative Agency Networks Rankings with multiple offices in the region winning Agency of the Year along the way. Before that he held top creative posts at McCann Erickson Tokyo, New York, London and Seoul and also served as ECD Global Brands based out of London.

Known as a passionate deliverer of award winning creative as well as a supporter of creative people and their hidden abilities to achieve, Jeremy lives by the rule: “Our job is always to push for better. Work with the best. Deliver the unexpected.”

Commenting on his appointment as Pharma jury president, Jeremy Perrott says, “Our jobs as first-ever Cannes Lions Health presidents is to set the criteria and standard from which all future Lions Health juries will evolve. To have your work judged in this premier festival will be an achievement. To win a Health Lion will be a privilege. To be valued and cherished. But winning a Health Lion will not be easy as it represents the best work on the global stage. There will be no middle ground.”

Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals, says, “We are absolutely delighted to have onboard Kathy and Jeremy as jury presidents in our inaugural year. Leading their respective juries, they will be seeking to elevate creativity in healthcare communications which operates in a highly restrictive framework, ultimately improving worldwide standards of health and well-being. Their expertise, knowledge and skills will be paramount to Lions Health.”

The Lions Health website is now live offering further information on the awards and festival. Please visit www.lions-health.com

Notes to Editors:

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. www.lions-health.com

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. www.lionsfestivals.com
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Key Dates:
Delegate Registration opens: 9 January 2014
Entries open: 12 December 2013
Entries deadline: 13 March 2014
Festival Dates: 13 & 14 June 2014, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

For further information, please contact:

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

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