Eurobest Festival Adds Jury Members

The creative advertising and communications awards Eurobest, has announced 3 more jury members.


Tom Eslinger, Digital Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, will lead the Interactive and Mobile Jury. Joining Saatchi & Saatchi in 1998, Tom has worked across the network with both a worldwide focus and an EMEA focus. In 2002 he was appointed to the Worldwide Creative Board of Saatchi & Saatchi and currently leads the creative growth of their worldwide digital team. His clients have included International names such as Guinness, Sony Ericsson, Coca-Cola, T-Mobile, Toyota, adidas and Visa. A multiple Cannes Lion winner for digital creative across Outdoor, Cyber, Media, Direct and Promo for web and mobile work, he has been appointed a Cannes Lions jury member three times, the last of which was as President of the Cyber Lions jury.

Commenting on his appointment Tom said, “I’ve been living and working across Europe for several years and Eurobest is a coveted award and prestigious festival across our various offices. I’ve worked on mobile creative and campaigns for 10 or more years, so I’m especially pleased that mobile ideas and creativity are being pulled to centre-stage with the other great interaction ideas. It’s an honour to be part of the Festival and I’m keen to get started!”

Tim Greenhalgh, Chief Creative Officer for FITCH, will head up the Design Jury. Tim is responsible for steering the creative output of 11 multinational design studios as well as upholding the agency’s standards of quality by overseeing the group’s Global Creative Forum. As a forecaster of trends and marketing developments Tim is widely published, his most recent pieces being ‘The Serious Business of Play’ and ‘The New Customer Journey – Creating Seamless Experiences for Customers who are Dreaming, Exploring and Locating’. An award-winning designer working with the likes of LEGO, Jaguar and Harrods, Tim is passionate about creative excellence and combines an appreciation for the artisan and craftsmanship of branding and design.

“Having had the pleasure to judge at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, I am very much looking forward to presiding over the Eurobest Design Jury; it is fantastic to be surrounded by outstanding work and outstanding people in an outstanding location. I know we will work hard to ensure that the most remarkable and outstanding work is selected as design, in my view, is the root of all innovation and creativity. I will ensure that we are critical and generous in equal measure because we should not forget this is a ‘Festival of Creativity’ and our role is to help celebrate the best of our craft”, said Tim Greenhalgh.

The Media Jury will be presided over by Marco Rimini, Leader, Business Planning at Mindshare Worldwide. Joining Mindshare in 2007 as Worldwide Head of Communications Planning, he is now Leader of the Worldwide Business Planning group. Marco manages strategy, analytics, and insights teams working on Mindshare global clients including Nestle, HSBC, Rolex, Kimberley Clark and Ford. He is a firm advocate of the alliance between account and media planning and before Mindshare was Head of Strategy and Account Planning for JWT, CIA Medianetwork and EuroRSCG.

Commenting on the Jury Presidents, Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions, organisers of Eurobest remarked, “Eurobest is at the forefront of awarding creativity in Europe and sets a precedent for the industry. To do this it’s important to have the right people deliberating and debating over the thousands of entries that the Festival receives. In Tom, Tim and Marco we have three people who are global leaders in their fields and will preside over their juries helping them to award the finest and most deserving work.”

Eurobest entries are now open. For further details and information on how to enter, or register to attend, please visit

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