Y&R global CCO Tony Granger will take on the role of president of both the Cannes Lions Film and Press juries at next year’s Festival, the folks behind the event announced today.
Terry Savage, Cannes festival chairman, comments in a statement,”Young & Rubicam’s rising up the agency ranks in the last couple of years is a testament to Tony’s incredible talent, his belief in the power of creativity and brilliant leadership. Chairing both the Film and Press juries is a highly demanding role, which Tony will no doubt excel in and relish.”
Granger adds in the announce, “This is a great honor. Cannes Lions is the most prestigious global awards show in our industry – it gives us the chance to highlight what is possible while inspiring us to leap forward. It’s the celebration of creativity in all forms of communication, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
As we all know, Granger joined Y&R in 2007 after spending five years at Saatchi & Saatchi (though technically, he couldn’t assume his role until the following year).