Nine Indians including ad guru Prasoon Joshi have been selected on various juries of ‘Cannes Lions 2008’, the coveted global advertising festival to be in the vibrant cultural city of southern France in mid June.Besides the McCann Erickson Executive Creative Director (Asia-Pacific) who will chair the Outdoor jury of the festival while Bates Asia-Pacific ECD Sonal Dabral and grey India National Creative Director Priti Nair have been chosen in its Press jury.
Lodestar Universal CEO Shashi Sinha is on the Media Lions panel while Arc Worldwide ECD Karl Gomes will be on the Cyber Lions jury, organisers of the 55th International Advertising Festival to be held from 15th to 21st June, said.
Other names on the juries are iContract VP and Creative Director Nishad Ramachandran (Direct Lions), JWT India ECD Senthil Kumar (Radio Lions), Encompass MD Roshan Abbas (Promo Lions) and Encompass Strategy Design Founder Director Sudhir Sharma (Design Lions).
"The increased representation of the Indian advertisement industry at Cannes is a good beginning. It shows good work from here is being recognised at the international level," Nair, who has made it to the jury for the first time, told a news agency over phone.