June 17 2016
Cannes, FR – Two members of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the largest international networks of leading independent public relations agencies, were selected as jurors for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Barbara Pleban and Isabel Jorge de Carvalho will judge entries to the festival, which takes place June 18-25, 2016. This year, as many as 40 percent of all Cannes Lions jurors are women – the highest percentage in the festival’s history.
Barbara Pleban, of Multi Communications in Poland, has been active in the public relations industry for nearly twenty years. She worked in key positions in strategic communications consulting and specializes in management consultancy in integrated corporate, product and B2B communications, stakeholder relations and crisis management. She is also an experienced media trainer and communications coach for management boards of Polish and multinational corporations.
“I am honored to be selected as a juror for one of the industry’s most prestigious award festivals and am looking forward to viewing the most creative projects of the year,” said Pleban.
Isabel Jorge de Carvalho is the CEO and founding partner of Global Press, an independent boutique public relations agency, with a wide range of actuation and specialized in strategic communication. Carvalho acts as vice president for the Fashion Office unit, responsible for the strategic communications, public relations and events for some of the most premium brands in the luxury and lifestyle field in Portugal.
“I’ve been following the awards and have enjoyed the Cannes Lions for many years; being part of the judging process and in contact with one of the most creative happenings in the world is truly a privilege,” said Carvalho.
Each year, just under 400 members of the creative communications industries are invited to Cannes Lions to serve on the Juries. They consider and award all the work that is entered into the Festival. To make sure that each piece of work is evaluated in an independent manner, the Festival follows a rigorous Jury selection procedure.
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity: www.canneslions.com
Multi Communications, Poland: www.multipr.pl
Global Press, Portugal: global-press.com
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