Andrew Spurgeon and Rob Rogers to preside Lions Health Jury in 2015 

Advertising, Cannes Lions, Festivals

Lions Health, global festival for the healthcare communications industry, announced Andrew Spurgeon and Rob Rogers will lead the juries at next year’s awards.

Andrew Spurgeon, Executive Creative Director, Langland, will preside over the Health & Wellness jury, judging consumer products and education & services campaigns.

Andrew Spurgeon

Digital has really levelled the playing field, giving great ideas unprecedented reach regardless of category (…) I’m looking forward to seeing how health and wellness brands are taking advantage of this, escalating connectivity with ideas that reach people in new and ever more meaningful ways.

Andrew Spurgeon

Rob Rogers, Chief Creative Officer and co-CEO, the Americas, Sudler, will lead the 2015 Pharma jury, judging communication campaigns that are solely for the attention of healthcare professionals and non-healthcare professionals.

Rob Rogers

This festival plays a unique role in both elevating and celebrating the role of creative, and promises to develop powerful interactions in all spheres of the healthcare constituency. Joined by a group of talented jurors, I will continue hoisting the flag and use this significant event to shine a powerful light on work that pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved in healthcare communication.

Rob Rogers

The 2015 awards will see the introduction of two new awards for specialist healthcare agencies: The Lions Health Specialist Agency of the Year and the Lions Health Specialist Network of the Year. In a change from last year, all Lions Health shortlist and winning points will count towards the Cannes Lions Network of the Year, Cannes Lions Holding Company of the Year and where relevant, the Cannes Lions Independent Agency of the Year. Non specialist Agency winners in Lions Health (including Independents) will contribute to Cannes Lions Agency of Year.

Louise Benson, Festival Director of Lions Health hailed this as “a much needed move that gives life-changing creativity in healthcare communications the recognition it deserves. We have seen that healthcare work can compete at the highest level so it is appropriate that these specialist creative achievements are shown to contribute just as much as those of non-specialists.”

Last year’s presidents and jury laid the foundations for the future of the Lions Health Awards; setting the standard high, they made winning a true privilege. We’re delighted that the baton now passes to Andrew and Rob who will determine and recognise the latest campaigns to show creative excellence in global healthcare communications

Philip Thomas,

CEO Lions Festivals

Lions Health takes place on 19 & 20 June 2015 in Cannes, France. Lions Health is a global annual awards for creative excellence in pharma and healthcare & wellness communications, judged by international industry professionals. The awards form part of a two-day Festival of content, learning and debate that will explore the essential and unique issues relating to the world of healthcare communications, present exhibitions and screenings of the work being judged, and offer unrivalled networking opportunities.