Meet the 2017 CASSIES jury

These industry leaders will judge the most effective Canadian work before the February gala.

The jury has been announced for the 2017 CASSIES Awards. Unilever CMO Ricardo Martin and Sid Lee EVP François Lacoursière will co-chair the group of 15 Canadian marketing leaders as they recognize the country’s most effectiveness advertising.

Joining Martin and Lacoursière on the jury are:

  • Heather Anderson, Director Brand & Corporate Marketing, CIBC
  • Moya Brown, VP, Marketing, Campbell Company of Canada
  • Ludwig Ciupka, Co-Founder & Creative VP, Tuxedo
  • Rachelle Claveau, President, FCB Montreal
  • Luc Du Sault, Partner, VP, Creative, lg2
  • Yann Jodoin, SVP, Client Strategy, Marketing and Branding, National Bank
  • Kevin Johnson, CEO, MediaCom
  • Christine Kalvenes, CMO, PepsiCo Foods Canada
  • Marie-Claudel Lalonde, Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications, Loto-Québec
  • Ali Leung, Group Director, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
  • Nancy Modrcin, VP, Marketing, Metro Ontario
  • Manoj Raheja, Partner, Sklar Wilton & Associates
  • Ethan Song, President, Co-founder & Creative Director, Frank + Oak
  • Laurie Young, Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather Toronto
  • Christina Yu, EVP, Executive Creative Director, Red Urban Canada

Another group of industry leaders will also benchmark the cases this year before they’re submitted to the jury.

Early bird entries to the awards are due Aug. 15, with the final deadline on Aug. 30. The ceremony for the 24th annual CASSIES will be held on Feb. 23, 2017 in Toronto.

Last month, the CASSIES announced changes to the awards and the entry process, including less restrictive eligibility requirements and new categories. The judging has also changed, with broader criteria and greater emphasis on the work.

You can learn more about the CASSIES and find all the entry information here.