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Piyush Pandey, group president and national creative director of Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai, India, has been named president of the Film and Press & Outdoor juries for the 2004 International Advertising Festival in Cannes (see p. 16). Ogilvy's offices in India garnered five Lions at last year's festival-two Golds, two Silvers and one Bronze-three in Press & Outdoor and two in the Lions Direct competition. Meanwhile, R/GA chairman and chief creative officer Bob Greenberg has been named president of the Cyber Lions jury, a year after R/GA won four Lions for its online work for Nike. Alexander Schmidt-Vogel, worldwide CEO of MediaCom, will head up the Media Lions jury, while Draft Worldwide chairman and CEO Howard Draft will serve as president of the Lions Direct panel. ... Speaking of Bob Greenberg, the R/GA chairman and CCO has added the role of CEO to his titles following the departure of CEO and president Martin Reidy, who left R/GA to take the post of president at Digitas West in San Francisco. ... Arnold Worldwide took the Grand Prize in the Television/Cinema category at the London International Advertising Awards, which were presented in November. Arnold won the honor for a trio of VW spots: "Bubble Boy" and "Chain Reaction"-both directed by The Directors Bureau's Mike Mills-and "Squares," directed by Malcolm Venville of Anonymous Content. In the Outdoor category, the Grand Prize went to Crispin Porter + Bogusky/Miami for its Mini installations, while the Radio Grand Prize went to "Positive," an ad for the American Legacy Foundation, via Arnold and CP+B. There was no Grand Prize in the Print category. New York's R/GA took home the Website Grand Prize for www.nikelab.com, while Harrison Human Bates/South Africa won the Interactive Banner Grand Prize for People Opposing Women Abuse ads. ... Composer Doug Hall, former co-owner of Mess Hall Music, has announced the launch of music house Propeller, set to open in New York in January. Hall will be joined in the venture by former MTV producer Iris Schaffer.
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