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Cannes Lions Awarding Jury 2024: Nine Canadian industry leaders named to prestigious Cannes juries

The Globe and Mail, Canada’s official representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is pleased to announce the Canadian Cannes Lions awarding jurors for 2024. 


The chosen jurors are industry leaders who will be reviewing and awarding the winning work during the 2024 festival taking place June 17-21. The shortlist jurors will be announced shortly.   

Canada’s Awarding Jurors are: 

  • Creative Commerce: Erin Kawalecki, Partner and Chief Creative Officer, Angry Butterfly 
  • Creative Strategy: Rafik Belmesk, Chief Strategy Officer, Dentsu Creative 
  • Direct: Shelley Brown, Chief Strategy Officer, FCB Canada 
  • Film Craft: Andrea Ogunbadejo, VP, Managing Director – Production, Cossette  
  • Health & Wellness: Marty Martinez, Chief Creative Officer, TANK Worldwide 
  • Industry Craft: Stephanie Yung, Chief Design Officer, Zulu Alpha Kilo 
  • Pharma: Jane Motz Hayes, Chief Creative and Design Officer, Havas Health & You, Global 
  • Print & Publishing: Isabelle Allard-Gendron, Creative Director, Sid Lee 
  • Audio & Radio: Mike Dubrick, Chief Creative Officer, Rethink 

“We are incredibly proud to have such a diverse and accomplished group of Canadian industry leaders representing Canada in the Cannes Lions jury room,” says Andrew Saunders, President and CEO at The Globe and Mail and Chair of the Canadian Cannes Lions Advisory Board. “Their collective expertise and insight will undoubtedly contribute to recognizing and celebrating the best in creativity and innovation from around the world.” 

Each year, in consultation with the Canadian Cannes Advisory Board, The Globe and Mail submits a juror nomination list comprised of Canada’s industry leaders with Cannes Lions making the final selection. Juries are carefully selected to ensure global representation with a balance of agency, network, holding company, independents, gender and diversity.  

The Globe and Mail has been the official Canadian representative of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity since 2005, hosting the Canadian Young Lions competitions since 2007 and the Marketers competition since 2012.  

Strategy Magazine, the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA), and the Canadian Media Directors’ Council (CMDC) also support the competitions as partners of the Canadian Cannes Program.   

Twitter: @CannesLionsCAN 

Official Canadian Cannes Lions Program Page

About the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity  

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world’s leading celebration of creativity in communications and encompasses Lions Health, Lions Innovation and Lions Entertainment. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival.  

About The Globe and Mail 

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.2 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2.9 million readers in print and digital every issue. Our investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.  

About Globe Media Group 

Globe Media Group is a media and marketing company that empowers advertisers with solutions and content to influence ambitious Canadians. As the advertising arm of The Globe and Mail, Globe Media Group’s offerings are end-to-end across multiple platforms, including digital, video, podcasts, app, newspaper and magazines, as well as custom content and special events. Globe Media Group provides unparalleled access to influential audiences within trusted, premium environments, reaching 21.5 million monthly unique visitors through Globe Alliance and —a premium digital network of the world’s best news, business and lifestyle sites. Globe Media Group also connects advertisers to 2.7 million weekly readers of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s most trusted news source. Each day, The Globe engages Canadians with award-winning coverage and analysis of news, politics, business and lifestyle topics.   

For more information, please contact:  

Janette Mannette 

The Globe and Mail  

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