Tony Granger to chair Film & Press Cannes Lions 2011


Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer of Young & Rubicam, will lead both the Cannes Lions Film and Press juries at next year’s Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

Granger believes in the magic of ideas and their power to transform brands and agencies. Since arriving at Young & Rubicam in 2008, Tony has done both. He has attracted some of the industry’s best creative talent, fully integrated digital into the agency, and built a global creative community in both spirit and practice. It has resulted in radically refreshed work for clients including Virgin Atlantic, Land Rover, LG and Telefonica.

Under Granger’s creative leadership, at Cannes 2010 Young & Rubicam’s global network ranked third, leapt forward five places in a single year; Y&R New York was the number one agency in the US and second globally. Also in 2010, Young & Rubicam was named Network of the Year by the Art Directors Club, New York Festivals and London International Awards.

Commenting on his role, Tony Granger said, “This is a great honour. 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.”


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