Tony Granger to chair Cannes Lions 2011 Film and Press Juries

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

Talking on the development, Terry Savage, Festival Chairman said, “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.”

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.” Under Tony’s creative leadership, at Cannes 2010 Young & Rubicam’s global network ranked third, leaping 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.

Before joining Y&R, Tony spent five years at Saatchi & Saatchi, where he led the agency’s creative transformation. Saatchi became the top creative agency in the US, and International Agency of the Year at both Cannes Lions and the Clio Awards. Tony began his career in his native South Africa, where he led TBWA/Hunt Lascaris.