The Juries

Each year we assemble the best creative talent from around the globe
The best shows have the best judges. Like attracts like.

So appointing the right judges is a serious business. LIA puts careful thought and consideration into selecting the best frontline practitioners to sit on the juries. Every year, the jury members are high-profile professionals from diverse communities internationally; each accomplished in their field and acclaimed by their counterparts in the industry. Having a diversified jury (DEI) across the world - companies, networks, holding companies, independent companies to clients means having different points of view that would eventually lead to the best work being funnelled through.

There is a big weight of responsibility to push the most notable work to the top. That’s why, in the interest of total fairness, every jury member must see every piece of work from the get-go. No pre-judging off-site. And any juror who has a vested interest in a piece of work must abstain.


2024 Branded Content and Branded Entertainment Jury

Jury President

Juan Woodbury
North America Creative &
Entertainment Lead
Ogilvy, New York

Juan Woodbury, an Entertainment industry veteran and Grammy Award Winner, serves as North America Creative and Entertainment Lead for The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) at Ogilvy and WPP Open X. Woodbury is responsible for driving creative work that influences culture and continuously delivers on TCCC’s market-leading position. Working with the entire WPP Open X team, he helps shape and drive the creative vision for Ogilvy’s work on TCCC’s portfolio of brands in North America.

Previously, Juan served as EVP, Global Head of Branded Content & Entertainment at Dentsu Creative, charged with the execution of innovative creative concepts to elevate culture. Prior to joining Dentsu Creative, Woodbury was EVP, Director of Branded Content & Entertainment at FCB Chicago, where he was instrumental in launching the Branded Content and Entertainment practice and helped lead award-winning campaigns such as City of Chicago's "Boards of Change" and Woojer's "Sick Beats," which earned him three Grand Prix, one Titanium and seven Gold Lions at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

Before FCB, Woodbury spent 20 years at Leo Burnett, where he began as a TV Producer and eventually became the EVP, Creative Director & Executive Producer of the agency. He founded Leo Burnett’s experiential marketing pision Humankind Experiential (HKX) and produced iconic, award-winning broadcast work for clients including Samsung, Coca-Cola, Nintendo, The U.S. Army, Intel, Sprint, Kellogg's, McDonald's, Disney, Firestone, Morgan Stanley, P&G, Allstate, USPS, and Miller/Coors. HKX executed events for a wide range of clients, including Samsung, Jenn-Air, Pfizer, Firestone, Allstate, Kellogg's, P&G, McDonald's, Intel, Best Buy, ComEd, and Cannes Gold/Silver Lion winners "New York Writes Itself" for The Village Voice and "Kraft Now, Pay Later" for Kraft.

Beyond his advertising work, Juan is a 2023 Grammy Award winning producer for his work with J. Ivy on the album ‘The Poet Who Sat By the Door,’ produced the feature film ‘Birds of a Feather’ starring Snoop Dogg and Iza Lach, regularly publishes his photography and videography work, DJs at premium events around the world, and recently directed a music
video for Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Mos Def.

The Jury

Film Director
Directors Think Tank, Kuala Lumpur / Singapore
Simon Au
Executive Creative Director
The Kitchen North America, Toronto
Jordan Doucette
Chief Creative Officer
Dentsu Creative, Toronto
Perry Fair
CCO / Head of Entertainment
McCann Worldgroup, Los Angeles
Laura Gregory
CEO / Executive Producer
Great Guns
Santosh Padhi
Chief Creative Officer, India
Wieden+Kennedy, Mumbai
Marjorieth Sanmartin
Chief Creative Officer
Philipp und Keuntje, Hamburg
Joel Simon
CEO / Chief Creative Officer
JSM Music, New York
Mandie van der Merwe
Chief Creative Officer
Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney
Richard Yu
Co-Founder / Chief Creative Officer
ROCK YU Creative, Taipei