Cannes Lions Unveils 2022 Jury Members


Cannes Lions has unveiled the Jury members of the 2022 edition of its awards. The jury members consist of global experts who will judge works from across the globe that would be awarded at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, running from 20-24 June 2022. 

The 2022 line-up consists of 290 jury members from across the world, representing the global industry’s leading talent from a diverse range of disciplines. First-time brands to join the juries include Ford, Frito-Lay, Peloton, Riot Games, Kansas City Chiefs, Salesforce, and WeTransfer, with representation from other top global brands including AB InBev, Adobe, Apple, Disney, Doconomy, GSK, Mars Wrigley, Mastercard, Pepsico, Red Bull, The New York Times and Unilever. 

Platforms and entertainment companies represented are Amazon, Google, Google Zoo, Pinterest, Snap, Spotify, TikTok, Netflix, and Meta.

Among the many global networks represented are: Accenture Song, BETC, DDB, Dentsu, FCB, Hakuhodo, Omnicom, Publicis Worldwide, Rethink, Serviceplan, and VMLY&R. 

Specialist agencies include Coffee & TV, Just Global, Inc., Merkle B2B, Pickle Music, Proto, Stein, SYZYGY, and Translation.

Simon Cook, CEO, LIONS, comments: “We are delighted to welcome such an immensely talented set of jurors to benchmark creative excellence at Cannes Lions this year. Our juries play a pivotal role in recognising the world’s best creative marketing and championing the work that will pave the way forward for the global industry. We’re extremely proud to be able to bring together a diverse group of individuals to reflect the evolving industry landscape and we thank them for their time and dedication.”

This year, the Lions juries will return to Cannes to complete their judging at the Festival. Speaking about the judging process, Susie Walker, VP of Awards & Insight, LIONS, says “To resume in-person judging this year, truly amplifies the judging experience for each jury member. 2022 is set to be a hugely exciting festival, with the introduction of a new award, the Creative B2B Lions, as well as a refreshed take on the Creative Commerce Lions and the Media Lions. We are grateful to all of our jury members and look forward to welcoming them back to Cannes.”

For example, the 2022 awarding jury members for Brand Experience & Activation Lions include Yasuharu Sasaki, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Inc., Japan as Jury President while members are Akhilesh Bagri, Middle East Chief Creative Officer, Serviceplan Middle East, UAE; Anais Hayes, Head of Brand Innovation, Google, UK; André Toledo, Executive Creative Director, DAVID, Spain; Francine Li, Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing, Riot Games, Global; Gaëtan Du Peloux, Chief Creative Officer, Marcel, France; Jason Williams, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, Australia; Kimberley Ragan, Group Creative Director, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand; Renato Zandoná, Chief Creative Officer, Droga5, Brazil; and Shayne Millington, Chief Creative Officer, McCann, USA. 

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