John Steedman to be Aus panelist for Media Lions

John Steedman to be Aus panelist for Media Lions

GroupM CEO John Steedman will be Australia’s representative of the rejigged Media Lions panel at this year’s Cannes Festival.

Last year ex-Ikon boss Dan Johns was one of a number of jurors in that category to raise concerns about block-voting tactics, leading to the overhaul which now sees the entrants shortlisted by several committees, before a final group of jurors from different holding groups decides the metal allocation.

Steedman will not be on that final panel.

George Patterson Y&R’s chief creative officer Ben Coulson is on the Promo and Activation juryw hile Ralph van Dijk, founding creative director of Eardrum, will be the president of the Radio jury.

Elmwood Melbourne’s managing partner Tony Charlton will sit on the Design jury, and revolver’s managing director Michael Ritchie will be on the Film Craft panel.

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