Cannes Lions film and press jury to be chaired by Tony Granger of Y&R
Tony believes in the magic of ideas and their power to generate change. They form his passion 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 pactice. It has resulted in radically refreshed work for clients including Virgin Atlantic, Land Rover, LG and Telefonica.
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.
"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," said Terry Savage, Festival Chairman.
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."
Before joining Y&R, Tony spent five years at Saatchi & Saatchi. There, too, 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. He led a similar renaissance at Bozell New York, where the shop catapulted to best in the US and third best at Cannes Lions in 2002. Tony began his career in his native South Africa, where he led TBWA/Hunt Lascaris, a shop of proud heritage and creative pedigree.
Tony and his agencies have won numerous awards, and he's been fortunate to serve as president of several international juries. But he's most proud to have shaped top creative agencies, and worked with the world's most sought-after clients on some of the most recognised and influential global brands. He is fanatically focused and excited for the future of the business and this industry.