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MediaCom Chairwoman, Karen Blackett, named 2019 Media Lions jury chair

It has been announced that Karen Blackett, WPP UK country manager and chairwoman of MediaCom UK and Ireland, will head the Media jury at Cannes Lions 2019.

The festival organisers described Blackett as “guardian for 17,000 people and 124 operating brands in the UK”. She was awarded an OBE in 2014 and acts as a business ambassador to the Department for International Trade.

Individual categories at the festival, scheduled for 17-21 June 2019, include Outdoor, Print & Publishing, Mobile, Radio & Audio and Film.

For more information on the juries, read more here via Campaign.

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