Landor Mumbai’s Managing Director, Lulu Raghavan was on this year’s prestigious Design Jury at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. As a juror, she was deeply immersed in the world of brands, design and creativity. She came back brimming with ideas and inspiration, and shared her thoughts with us from this amazing experience.
I’ve just returned from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which brings together the best creative minds from over 100 countries for a week of inspiration and celebration against the backdrop of the gorgeous French Riviera. This year I didn’t just attend the festival as a delegate—I had the distinct pleasure of being a juror on the Cannes Lions Design Jury and the Young Lions Design Jury.
For delegates, Cannes is a highly enriching experience. You meet diverse people, gain exposure to the best work from around the world, find inspiration in great speakers, and create incredible memories with your colleagues all week long.
As a juror, Cannes is truly transformational.
Landor Mumbai’s Lulu Raghavan is on the prestigious Design Jury at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this year. Over the next few days, she will be witness to some of the most interesting and effective work produced by thousands of agencies from across the globe. We caught up with her just as she was about to take off for Cannes for an excited conversation. Here goes:
CANNES (21 May 2018) – Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity, has announced the 413 jury members chosen to award and celebrate the best creative work from around the world.
This year’s juries are composed of individuals from 50 countries, including for the first time representatives from Georgia, Nigeria, Kenya, and Sri Lanka. Continuing the drive for a more diverse mix within the jury room, this year includes 46 percent female jury members, as well as a wide mix of creative agencies, brands, media owners, and production companies.
Jose Papa, managing director of Cannes Lions said: “The job of the Cannes Lions jury is to act as the custodians of creativity and celebrate work that demonstrates the value of creativity in all its forms. We are committed to ensuring that our juries include a diverse range of people from across the branded communications ecosystem.”
Last year the Festival announced new Lions with the introduction of a new awards architecture to better reflect and support the fast-moving creative industries. These Lions include Creative eCommerce Lions, Brand Experience & Activation Lions, Social & Influencer Lions, Sustainable Development Goals Lions, and the Industry Craft Lions. An overall reduction in the number of categories within individual Lions refined the focus, while new categories were introduced to reflect how creative companies are operating.
“Cannes Lions is now in its 65th year. In that time, the industry and the organizations operating within it have changed dramatically. These new specialized Lions require a broader range of skills and experience which will ultimately help expand our perspective of creative excellence,” said Terry Savage, chairman of Cannes Lions. “The Lions are constantly evolving, just as the industry is, and our jury members are fundamental to ensuring that we keep creativity at the core of what we do.”
The 2018 Cannes Lions Awards will be presented at ceremonies taking place each evening throughout the Festival from the 18-22 June.
The 2018 members of the Design Lions jury are:
Lulu Raghavan, Managing Director, Landor, India
Johnny Tan, Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny, APAC – Jury President
Dominic Hofstede, Executive Creative Director, Maud Melbourne, Australia
Giovanni Vannucchi, Partner, Oz Estratégia+Design, Brazil
Vanessa Eckstein, Creative Director/Founder, Blok Design, Canada
Julia Deshayes, Art Director, TBWA\Paris, France
Katrin Oeding, CEO & Creative Director, Studio Oeding, Germany
Thomas Holst Sørensen, Creative Director, Global Design Innovation, LEGO, Global
Greg Quinton, Chief Creative Officer, Superunion, Global
Connie Birdsall, Sr. Partner and Global Creative Director, Lippincott, Global
Yuri Uenishi, Art Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan
Leonid Feigin, Creative Director, DDVB, Russia
Carola Gerlach, Former Creative Director, FutureBrand, Singapore
Vumile Mavumengwana, Designer, Creative Director, VM DSGN, South Africa
Ali Rez, Regional Creative Director – Middle East and Pakistan, BBDO, UAE
This press release was republished from Cannes Lions (21 May 2018).
We’re thrilled to announce that the Landor family was awarded four Lions at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival
Lois Jacobs, CEO of Landor, reflected on the extraordinary strength and talent of the Landor network: “For the past two years we have been the most awarded branding and design consultancy at the Cannes festival. This shows not only the dedication and creativity of our designers, strategists, and client managers, but also the rigor and relevance of our work.”
Peter Knapp, chief creative officer at Landor, agreed: “I could not be prouder of our work this year. We’ve taken our past Cannes legacy and built upon it, showing that year after year, we continue to be both progressive and innovative in our field.”
See below for more information about each award.