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Dubai Lynx Announces 2012 Jury Line-Up

January 26, 2012 - Dubai

The Dubai International Advertising Festival, the leading Festival and Awards for creative excellence in the Middle East and North Africa, is pleased to announce the members of the juries responsible for judging and awarding entries into the 6th Dubai Lynx Awards.

A total of 35 international, industry experts will come together in Dubai to judge and debate over the best of the region's work. Divided into six juries, each led by their own jury president, jury members will this year see entries from 14 categories: Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Media, Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive, Print & Poster Craft, Film Craft, Design, Integrated and new for this year, PR and Mobile.

"We are delighted to be bringing these international juries to Dubai. As individuals they are knowledgeable and passionate within their fields and together will bring fresh ideas and perspectives in judging the creativity currently coming out of the MENA region. We look forward to welcoming them and seeing which entries they will choose to take home the coveted Lynx trophies," said Emma Lancaster, Festival Director, Dubai Lynx.

The 2012 jury members are:

Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio and Craft Jury

- Ted Royer, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Droga5, USA - Jury President
- Scott Lambert, Creative Director, Innocean, Australia
- Doerte Spengler-Ahrens, Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt/Fleet, Germany
- Abhijit Avasthi, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, India
-Ivan Johnson, Executive Creative Director, 140 BBDO, South Africa
- Carla Romeu, Creative Director, El Laboratorio, Spain
- John Pallant, Regional Creative Director, EMEA, Saatchi & Saatchi, UK

Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive and Mobile

- Gaston Bigio, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Latina and Founder, David, Argentina - Jury President
- Nancy Hartley, Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro, Australia
- Erik Backes, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman, Germany
- Odile Creze, Executive Creative Director, DraftFCB, France
- Chris Baylis, Executive Creative Director, Tribal DDB, The Netherlands
- Theo Ferreira, Executive Creative Director/Co-Founder, Hello World, South Africa
- Nick Darken, Partner/Executive Creative Director, Albion, UK

Media Jury

- Jacki Kelley, Global Chief Executive Officer, UM, Global - Jury President
- John Sintras, Chief Executive Officer, Starcom MediaVest, Australia
- Gino Baeck, Chief Executive Officer, Mindshare, Belgium
- Jens Erichsen, Managing Director, Carat, Germany
- Jasmin Sohrabji, Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom Media Group, India
- Niclas Froberg, Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Tre Kronor Media & Advertising, Sweden
- Hugh Cameron, Chief Strategy Officer, PHD Media, UK

Design Jury

- Jonathan Ford, Creative Partner, Pearlfisher, UK - Jury President
- Tristan Macherel, Executive Creative Director, The Brand Union, France
- Alok Nanda, Chief Executive Officer, Alok Nanda &Company, India
- Bruno Stucchi, Owner/Creative Director, Dinamomilano, Italy
- Rita Baltazar, Partner, Co-Founder and Creative Director, By, Portugal
- Jennifer Ehlers, Creative Director, King James RSVP, South Africa
- Catrin Vagnemark, Creative Director, BVD Design Bureau, Sweden

PR Jury

- Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Hill & Knowlton, UK - Jury President
- Cyrille Arcamone, Senior Vice President & Senior Partner, Fleishman-Hillard, France
- Tobias Schlosser, ChiefOperating Officer, EMEA, Ledavi, Germany
- Sunil Gautam, Director, Hanmer MSL Communications, India
- Giorgio Cattaneo, President, Chief Executive Officer, MY PR, Italy
- Catarina Vasconcelos, Managing Director, LPM, Portugal
- Christina Saliba, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick, Sweden

Integrated Jury

- Ted Royer, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Droga5, USA - Jury President
- Gaston Bigio, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Latina and Founder, David, Argentina
- Jonathan Ford, Creative Partner, Pearlfisher, UK
- Ivan Johnson, Executive Creative Director, 140BBDO, South Africa
- Jacki Kelley, Global CEO, UM, Global
- Richard Millar, Chief Executive Officer, Hill & Knowlton, UK
- John Pallant, RegionalCreative Director, EMEA, Saatchi & Saatchi, UK

There's still time to enter the Dubai Lynx awards. Entries can be submitted through the website at where further information, entry tips and details about theFestival and Awards can also be found.

The Dubai International Advertising Festival takes place from 4-6 March with the Dubai Lynx Awards drawing the Festival to a close on 7 March. Anyone wishing to attend should visit for details of delegate packages and to take advantage of the special Early Bird Discount, available until 2 February.

Key Dates:

Delegate Registration: Now Open. Early Bird Discount available until 2 February 2012
Entries Open: Now Open
Entries Close: 2 February 2012
Festival Dates: 4-6 March 2012, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Dubai Lynx Awards: 7 March 2012, Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

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About Dubai International Advertising Festival

The Dubai International Advertising Festival is the leading competition and awards for advertising creative excellence in the Middle East and Africa. Presented by Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity together with their regional partner, Motivate Publishing, the Dubai International Advertising Festival is held with the support of Dubai Media City (DMC) and in association with the UAE Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA). The 5th Dubai International Advertising Festival will bring to the Middle East and Africa a series of high-profile seminars, workshops, exhibitions and screenings aimed at giving creative inspiration, learning and networking opportunities to the advertising and allied industries in the region. The Lynx Academy, The Young Lynx Integrated Competition and Networking evenings are additional events enjoyed by participants. The Dubai Lynx advertising awards, which are part of the Festival, will honour creative excellence in Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Interactive, Film Craft, Print & Poster Craft, Design, Mobile, PR and Integrated advertising and communications. High-profile international jurors will award the coveted Dubai Lynx trophy to establish the definitive standard for creative excellence in the Middle East and Africa region. For more information, please visit

Source: Dubai International Advertising Festival


Amanda Benfell, PR & Press Manager
Dubai International Advertising Festival
Greater London House, London, UK
Tel: +44 20 7728 4040
Fax: +44 20 7728 4044

Emma Lancaster, Festival Director
Dubai International Advertising Festival
PO Box 2331, Dubai, UAE
Tel: + 971 50 518 2368

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