IPG Agencies to Present Ten Ground-Breaking Programs at Cannes Lions 2012

23 Interpublic Agency Leaders to Serve as Jurors at Premier Global Creative Festival

NEW YORK – At this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) will have a significant presence both onstage and off. With nearly 450 of its leaders attending the conference, IPG is contributing twenty-three jurors to the Cannes Lions; additionally, ten of the holding company’s agencies will present innovative programs on a broad range of topics during the Festival, June 17th to the 23rd.

“Cannes is the premier global festival for our industry and we’re proud our people play such an active role across the board,” commented Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO of Interpublic Group. “IPG will be revisiting our ground-breaking seminar from last year on women in marketing. And with over twenty of our agencies sending participants, our people will take center stage and lead seminars on many of the most pressing issues in our industry, including digital marketing, talent, gaming and product innovation. We’ll also have jurors across the full range of categories, including the President of the PR Lions.”

For nearly 60 years, the Cannes Lions Awards have set the benchmark for excellence in creative communications. Jurors from IPG agencies who will take part in judging the awards this year include:

  • Alex Altman, Initiative, Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom
  • Diederik Breijer, UM, Chief Executive Officer, The Netherlands
  • Javier Campopiano, Draftfcb, Latin America Regional Executive Creative Director, Argentina
  • Tony Clewett, Draftfcb, Creative Director, New Zealand
  • Debra Coughlin, Draftfcb, Global Chief Marketing Officer, USA
  • Scott Donaton, Ensemble, President & CEO, USA
  • Torstein Greni, McCann, Senior Art Director, Norway
  • Gail Heimann, Weber Shandwick, Global Vice Chair Worldwide (President of the PR Lions)
  • Mónica Moro, McCann, Executive Creative Director, Spain
  • Matt Neale, GolinHarris, President International, United Kingdom
  • Thidarat Nitikijphaiboon, McCann, Creative Director, Thailand
  • Elif Onay, Draftfcb, CEO, President & Creative Director, Turkey
  • Dinu Panescu, McCann, Group Creative Director, Romania
  • Duarte Pinheiro de Melo, Draftfcb, Creative Director, Portugal
  • Dieter Pivrnec, Lowe GGK, Executive Creative Director, Austria
  • Premeet Sodhi, Lintas Media Group, Chief Operating Officer, India
  • Komal Bedi Sohal, Lowe MENA, Executive Creative Director, United Arab Emirates
  • Dominic Stallard, Lowe Singapore, Chief Creative Officer & Regional Executive Creative Director, Singapore
  • John Jay Steere, Momentum, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific
  • Andrea Suarez, UM, Chief Operating Officer of World Markets, Columbia
  • James Temple, R/GA London, Executive Creative Director, United Kingdom
  • Todd Tilford, Draftfcb Chicago, Chief Creative Officer, USA
  • Eddie Wong, Draftfcb, National Executive Creative Director, China

The Festival’s IPG-related programs include:

Interpublic will also present its second annual breakfast at Cannes, Conversations with Women in the Advertising, Marketing and Media Industry on Wednesday, June 20th, hosted by Michael Roth and featuring Pattie Sellers, Editor at Large and Co-chair, Most Powerful Women Summit, Fortune, Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief Huffington Post Media Group, and a panel of distinguished client and agency leaders.

About Interpublic

Interpublic is one of the world’s leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Huge, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lowe and Partners, MAGNAGLOBAL, McCann, Momentum, MRM Worldwide, Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic brands include Campbell Ewald; Campbell Mithun; Carmichael Lynch; Deutsch, a Lowe and Partners Company; Gotham Inc.; Hill Holliday; ID Media; Mullen and The Martin Agency. For more information, please visit www.interpublic.com.

[cb type=”company”]interpublic-group[/cb]