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Dubai Lynx Announces First Jury Members

Dubai, UAE, Feb 2, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, the premier festival and awards for the creative communications industry in the Middle East and North Africa, has released the first 28 names that will make up this year's juries.

Direct, Promo & Activation, Interactive and Mobile Jury

- Andy DiLallo, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Sydney, Australia - Jury President
- Christian Fritsche, Creative Director, Scholz & Friends, Germany
- Ivo Roefs, Managing Partner, DDB & Tribal Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Jordan Atlas, Executive Creative Director, Ignited, USA
- Josh Moore, Executive Creative Director, Y&R, New Zealand
- Matthew Ryan, Creative Director / Zoo, Google, EMEA
- Rickard Villard, Executive Creative Director, Lowe Brindfors, Sweden

Design Jury

- Bjorn Kusoffsky, CEO / Creative Director, Stockholm Design Lab, Sweden - Jury President
- Celina Guimaraes, Head of Design, MCSaatchiabel, South Africa
- Dan Beckett, Head of Art / Partner, Chi+Partners, UK
- Katie Taylor, Executive Creative Director, Landor Associates, Germany
- Laurent Collangettes, Managing Director, Lonsdale Design, France
- Jochem Leegstra, Partner, Creative Director, . . .staat, The Netherlands
- Preeti Vyas, Chairwoman, Vyas Gianetti Creative, India

PR Jury

- Gabriela Lungu, Chief Creative Officer, Weber Shandwick, UK & EMEA - Jury President
- Aida Hernandez Pulido, New Business Development & Digital PR Director, Marco de Comunicacion, Spain
- Cesare Valli, President & CEO, Southern Europe, Hill & Knowlton Strategies, Southern Europe
- Joakim Jonasson, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, A World Beneath, Sweden
- John Saunders, Regional President, EMEA, FleishmanHillard, EMEA
- Monica Jitariuc, Managing Director, The Practice, Romania
- Paresh Chaudhry, Chief Executive Officer, Madison Public Relations, India

Branded Content & Entertainment Jury

- Philippe Meunier, Creative Chief, Co-Founder, Sid Lee, Canada - Jury President
- Jaime Rosado, VP, Regional Creative Director, JWT, Puerto Rico
- Jordan Atlas, Executive Creative Director, Ignited, USA
- Mark Bullingham, Managing Director, Fuse Sport & Entertainment, EMEA
- Mark Waugh, Global Managing Director, Newcast Worldwide, Global
- Matthew Ryan, Creative Director / Zoo, Google, EMEA
- Pablo Munoz, President / CEO, Draftfcb, Spain

Commenting on the jury, Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals says, "We're delighted to have this global collection of specialists joining us and we are excited to see the creative benchmarks that are ultimately set as a result of their judging. We look forward to welcoming them all to Dubai in March."

Entries for Dubai Lynx are open and submissions can be made through the website until 6 February. Further information on rates along with category information and rules can all be found at http://www.dubailynx.com/awards/how_to_enter.cfm. The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity takes place from 9-11 March, with the hotly anticipated Awards Ceremony & Dinner happening on 12 March.

About Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is the leading awards and festival for creative excellence in advertising and communications in the Middle East and North Africa and the must-attend event on the region's industry calendar. Since its launch in 2007, the number of entry categories at Dubai Lynx has more than doubled due to creativity stretching across a greater number of forms of communications. Held at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, next year's event will take place 10-13 March 2013, and will once again include an unbeatable line-up of international jurors who will use their expertise to award the best in creativity. For more information, please visit http://www.dubailynx.com/.

About Lions Festivals

Lions Festivals Limited is the organiser of international and regional festivals of creativity in communications, including its flagship event, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Eurobest and Lions Health as well as co-organisers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, and the Digital Asia Festival. www.lionsfestivals.com. Lions Festivals is powered by Top Right Group.

About Motivate

Motivate is the Middle East's leading publisher of magazines and books. Motivate's portfolio comprises of more than 20 market-leading magazines - many of which have independently audited circulations - and over 300 books. With a staff of more than 200 experienced and dedicated professionals, Motivate is committed to providing editorial excellence, audited circulation and transparent research data across its platform of publications. In addition to partnering Dubai Lynx, Motivate, through its cinema advertising company, Motivate Val Morgan, is also the Official UAE Representative of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. http://www.motivatepublishing.com/

Source: Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity

Amanda Benfell
Head of Press & PR
Dubai Lynx
E-mail: [email protected]

Emma Lancaster Farmer, Festival Director
Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 
Tel: + 971 4 427 3090
Email: [email protected]

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