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Thursday, November 22, 2007

SIX NZ JURORS ALLOCATED FOR CANNES

Fairfax Media, as the NZ official Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival representative, has announced the 2008 jury allocation.
New Zealand will be represented on the following 6 juries:

1 x Film Lions Jury Member
1 x Media Lions Jury Member
1 x Cyber Lions Jury Member
1 x Direct Lions Jury Member
1 x Promo Lions Jury Member
1 x Design Lions Jury President (Derek Lockwood from Saatchi's has been awarded this position).

Embarrassingly, as was the case last year, prospective jurors will have to submit their credentials to Fairfax, rather than be chosen by reputation. According to the PR blurb, jury nominations must have: a creative background (for film, cyber, direct & promo) or an accomplished Media background. Must be well regarded in the industry.
Must have won top level awards, preferably a Lion.

Successful Jury members will be notified in January 2008.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's really embarrassing but very funny though.

1:01 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes - WTF do Fairfax know?!

Surely CAANZ should look after this?

Or maybe the phonetic similarities would be too confusing: chosen CD celebrates wildly at thought of topless pool parties in Cannes, finds out that he's actually on some godawful committee at CAANZ.

1:53 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like winning an Effie?

10:12 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a 'highly commended' at Axis in 1998... will that do?

11:28 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Charlesn said...

I assist Fairfax Media with their PR and would like to clarify the reason for their request for credentials of nominees.

As the official NZ rep, Fairfax Media submits the credentials of all potential jury reps to the Cannes Lions exec board. Upon review of the creds. a final selection will be made by the exec board. Fairfax Media will notify those people directly.

Fairfax's role is to facilitate the process in NZ, ensuring that the NZ advertising community are aware of the opportunities available and the requirements of entry, and to deliver the info to Cannes in a consistent format.

11:06 AM NZDT

 

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