Three SapientNitro Creatives Selected as Jury Members at 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Design Lions: Keri Elmsly, Second Story
Print & Publishing Lions: Fernando Sosa, la comunidad Buenos Aires
Mobile Lions: Claire Waring, SapientNitro

Design Lions: Keri Elmsly, Second Story

Print & Publishing Lions: Fernando Sosa, la comunidad Buenos Aires

Mobile Lions: Claire Waring, SapientNitro

BOSTON – May 12, 2016 – SapientNitro, part of Publicis.Sapient, today announced that three of its creative leaders -- Fernando Sosa, Executive Creative Director, la comunidad Buenos Aires, Keri Elmsly, Executive Creative Director, Second Story and Cire Waring, Executive Creative Director Southeast Asia, SapientNitro -- have been selected as jury members at the 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

“For more than six decades, Cannes Lions has served as the industry’s highest honor, recognizing not only the creative skills and expertise that fuel traditional campaigns, but also the technological prowess and innovation required to challenge the status quo,” said Donald Chesnut, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Experience Officer, SapientNitro. “We are honored that three of our chief creatives have been named as jury members at Cannes and look forward to helping recognize this year’s best and brightest.”

Design Lions: Keri Elmsly, Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro’s Second Story

Keri Elmsly will serve as jury member for the Cannes Design Lions, which celebrate excellence in visual craftsmanship. Elmsly brings to the jury more than 15 years of experience in developing and producing ambitious visual arts and design projects on the global stage, including public art, large-scale interactive installations, touring shows, and gallery works. Elmsly is the curator for SapientNitro’s Cannes main stage event, “Make Some Room – Transforming Creativity Through Access,” which will examine the role that diversity and inclusion plays in the creative industry.

Press Lions: Fernando Sosa, Executive Creative Director, la comunidad Buenos Aires  

Fernando Sosa will serve as a jury member for the Cannes Print & Publishing Lions (formerly the Press Lions), which recognizes excellence in all forms of publishing, including the best uses of press and interactive press. For more than 10 years, Sosa has led creative efforts for la comunidad’s Buenos Aires clients including Rolling Stone, Volvo, Corona, Ferrero Rocher, La Nación, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, and Schneider, among others. Throughout his career, Sosa’s work has been recognized with every major award, including several Cannes Lions. He has served as a juror for many international award festivals, including the CLIO Awards, New York Festival and the One Show.

Mobile Lions: Claire Waring, Executive Creative Director – Southeast Asia, SapientNitro

Claire Waring will serve as jury member for the Cannes Mobile Lions, which recognize device-driven creativity. Waring, who joined SapientNitro earlier this year as Executive Creative Director for APAC, has over 20 years experience creating campaigns, digital products, apps, web and mobile experiences for major international and local clients.

SapientNitro’s executives will be joined by fellow jurors from across the Publicis.Sapient platform, including: Carlos Ricque, senior vice president of creative from DigitasLBi, serving on the Cannes Health & Wellness Jury; Jason Kodish, global chief data scientist from DigitasLBi, judging the Cannes Creative Data Lions; DigitasLbi U.K. Executive Creative Director Helen Fuchs, serving on the Digital Craft Jury; and Razorfish Chief Technology Officer Ray Velez, serving on the Cannes Innovation Jury.

In addition, Paula Cunha, Senior Interactive Developer – SapientNitro, has won the cyber category of the UK Young Lions, a national competition sponsored by Guardian News & Media that aims to showcase young talent working in the advertising and communications industries. This recognition adds to SapientNitro’s more than 140 creative awards won to date in 2016, marking a pace of more than one per day.

Cannes Lions, The International Festival of Creativity, is the world’s most coveted creative accolades. The Festival draws more than 40,000 submissions across 23 categories. Judges are senior creative professionals recognized for their achievements, vision, passion and professional integrity.


About SapientNitro

SapientNitro®, part of Publicis.Sapient, is a new breed of agency redefining storytelling for an always-on world. We’re changing the way our clients engage today’s connected consumers by uniquely creating integrated, immersive stories across brand communications, digital engagement, and omni-channel commerce. We call it our Storyscaping® approach, where art and imagination meet the power and scale of systems thinking. SapientNitro’s unique combination of creative, brand and technology expertise results in one global team collaborating across disciplines, perspectives and continents to create game-changing success for our Global 1000 clients, such as Chrysler, The Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target and Vodafone, in 31 cities across The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit

SapientNitro and Storyscaping are registered service marks of Sapient Corporation.


About the community

the community at SapientNitro is an innovative cross-cultural agency that has produced award-winning, engaging campaigns that consistently break boundaries. Since it was founded in 2001, the community has effectively used culture as a compelling narrative to build brands and bring communities together. The agency was named a Top 10 Agency on Advertising Age’s A-List in 2015 and 2013, and an Agency to Watch in 2012.  It was also named Multicultural Agency of the Year by Adweek in 2006, and ranked the 13th most awarded agency in the world by Gunn Report. Headquartered in Miami, with an office in Buenos Aires, the community has created work for some of the world’s most recognized brands including Google, Time Warner Cable, Sauza and Hornitos Tequilas, Apple, Converse, Corona Extra, Modelo Especial and Office Depot, among others. For more information, visit


About Second Story

Second Story, part of SapientNitro, is a network of design studios focusing on responsive environments, story-driven experiences, and experience innovation. For more than 20 years, we have conceptualized, designed, and developed projects that educate, immerse, and activate across the cultural and brand space, including engagements with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nokia, and Coca-Cola. Second Story has received more than 450 awards and accolades in competitions, festivals, and events around the world and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian’s Permanent Research Collections. For more information, visit, or follow us on InstagramTwitter or Facebook.

About SapientRazorfish

SapientRazorfish part of Publicis.Sapient is a new breed of transformation partner designed to help companies reimagine their business through radical customer-centricity. With more than 12,000 people and 70 offices around the globe, our capabilities span growth and business model strategy, new product and service innovation, enterprise digital transformation, IT modernization, omni-channel commerce, customer experience strategy, change management, digital operations, digital innovation, data strategy and advanced analytics.

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