Cannes Lions still a poser for Publicis Groupe’s Sadoun even though he’s not entering

Cannes Lions has named its jury chairs for this summer’s awards fest, one which also features a new awards line-up (they’re all here).

Some interesting additions with a couple from Apple for the first time, including chief creative Tor Myrhen, late of Grey. Lots of women and also Far East representatives.

Publicis Groupe isn’t entering the awards of course, so it’s interesting to see the company’s newly-hired chief creative Nick Law heading a jury. Law is listed as being from R/GA, which he won’t be come June.

Kate Stanners from Saatchi & Saatchi and Mark Tutssel from from Leo Burnett (both owned by Publicis) are also heading juries too. They seem to be the only two Brits as well – revenge for Brexit? At least no-one will be able to accuse them of picking their own work. Saatchi, as far as we know, is also holding its regular New Directors Showcase.

All a bit of a poser for hyperactive new(ish) Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun (below) who controversially announced his “no more awards for a year” policy at last year’s festival.

Might Sadoun be prevailed upon to reconsider?

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