IAPI are pleased to announce the six winning creative teams who will represent Team Ireland at this year’s annual international Cannes Lions Festival, the worlds most respected advertising awards festival.  12 of Ireland’s most creative young stars will compete on an international stage in Cannes this June, against teams from all over the world in the Film, Print, PR, Digital, Media and Young Marketer categories. 

The Cannes Lions are the most established and coveted awards for the creative and marketing communications industry. Winning at the Festival puts creatives among the world’s elite. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent their respective industries on an international stage.

Speaking on the shortlist announcement Jay Taberner, Acting CEO IAPI said  "We’ve been completely blown away by the caliber of entries in this year’s national heats – I can honestly say that the future of the Irish creative industry is safe in the hands of our young talent if what we’ve seen from our entrants this year is anything to go by. For the 5th consecutive year we’ll be taking an Irish team to Cannes and in terms of life and career experience it’s unrivalled. The five day trip gives our creative stars the best opportunity to learn about the best marketing communications in the world, global trends for the industry while also allowing them to present their ideas on a world stage and ultimately propelling their career to the next level."

Media Team
Media Team

Alice Sheehan, Client Associate, Zenith

Jamie Fulham, Investment Manager, Core

Young Marketers Team
Young Marketers Team

Chloe Barton, Brand Engagement Manager,  AIB

Ciara Brennan,  Social Media Manager, AIB

Film Team
Film Team

Eric Gasparro, Art Director, Guns or Knives 

Kieran O'Driscoll, Copywriter, Guns or Knives

Print Team
Print Team

Emily Blaney, Graphic Designer, In the Company of Huskies

Niamh Ryan, Junior Creative, In the Company of Huskies

Digital Team
Digital Team

Deirdre McGing, Senior Social Media Creative, CARAT

Ryan Reid, Account Executive, CARAT

PR Team
PR Team

Tabitha Bourke Cooney,  Account Director, Teneo PSG 

Sean O'Brien,  Senior Account Manager, Teneo PSG