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February 12 2021

PHD Worldwide CEO Philippa Brown confirmed as Media Lions Jury President for Cannes Lions 2021

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Cannes Lions has confirmed its Jury President line-up for the June 2021 Festival of Creativity, with PHD Worldwide CEO Philippa Brown selected from amongst the world’s very best industry leaders as Jury President of the Media Lions.

Among the global spread of elite industry experts, 57% of Jury Presidents are women (up from 33% in 2019) – making this the highest representation of female leaders in the Festival’s history.

As Worldwide CEO of PHD, Brown oversees the running of the global network, consisting of close to 6,000 staff across 100 offices. Brown took the helm in July 2019. Since then, she has been instrumental in transforming the network’s approach to helping brands create and harness ideas that go beyond expectations, as well as ideas that enable them to make the leap above their competitors and enjoy disproportionate growth.

Together, the Jury Presidents combine a diverse wealth of creative expertise, skill and talent, from both clients and agencies, to benchmark and award global creative excellence and effectiveness that will set the bar for the year ahead.

Philip Thomas, Chairman, LIONS, said, “We know that after the postponement of last year’s awards, our Jury Presidents are eager to get going. They will be leading juries in a unique year, awarding Lions for both 2020 and 2021 – no small job but one that will provide a crucial reflection and insight into the industry’s recent unprecedented journey. Happily, they’re an extremely talented bunch of individuals and more than qualified to take on the job of setting the world’s new creative benchmark.”

Cannes Lions is scheduled to take place from 21 to 25 June 2021 and will incorporate the awarding of both the 2020 and 2021 Lions.

Further information on how to enter and details on how to attend the Festival can be found at

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