Cannes Lions has announced its line-up of global experts who have been selected to define the global benchmark for creativity this June, and we're delighted to share we have four Wunderman Thompson representatives on the awarding jury, and three on the shortlisting jury for 2022!

The 2022 line-up consists of 290 jury members from across the world, representing the global industry’s leading talent from a diverse range of disciplines. Work from across the globe will be judged, awarded and celebrated during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, running from 20-24 June 2022.

Without further ado... meet the team who will be representing Wunderman Thompson to seek out and award some of the most inspirational work from across our industry over the last year.

Cleve Gibbon, Chief Technology Officer for Wunderman Thompson North America is leading the Innovation Lions Jury as Jury President.

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Commenting on his Presidency, Cleve said: "Last year the Innovation category at Cannes made a bold statement around diverse and inclusive creative work, which has inspired revolutionary work from around the world. Wunderman Thompson's Degree Inclusive from Argentina was awarded the stand-out winner, taking home the only Innovation Grand Prix in 2022. Bringing this perspective into my role as Innovation Jury President, our jury will be awarding Lions for innovative work that delivers purposeful outcomes that are both useful and useable for their intended audience in the most creative ways possible."

Our additional awarding jurors include:

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Justin Peyton, Chief Transformation & Strategy Officer at Wunderman Thompson APAC will be on the Creative Business Transformation Lions Jury

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Takayuki Niizawa, Chief Creative Officer for Wunderman Thompson Japan will be on the Digital Craft Lions Jury

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Victoria Cole, Chief Executive Officer of Wunderman Thompson Argentina will be on the Health & Wellness Lions Jury

Our shortlisting jurors include:

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Ari Elkouby, Chief Creative Officer at Wunderman Thompson Canada, who will be on the Direct Lions Jury


Merel Van den Broeck, Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson Belgium, who will be on the Film Lions Jury


Daniel Payan, Chief Creative Officer at Wunderman Thompson Colombia, who will be on the Outdoor Lions Jury

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