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Blake Ebel to sit on Cannes Lions Press Jury

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Blake Ebel_Pref.jpgBlake Ebel, co-chief creative officer at Euro RSCG/Chicago, has been selected to sit on Press Jury for the upcoming 57th annual Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in June. Leo Burnett worldwide chief creative officer Mark Tutssel is heading the jury that will evaluate print ad submissions. At Euro RSCG, Ebel oversees the agency's creative product in partnership wtih Steffan Postaer. Ebel has been with the shop for more than six years.

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Tutssel (verb) to judge anything relating to marketing anywhere, any time.
to place judging of these shows above everything else in your life.
note: when one tutssels, one usually wears black apparel, drinks to excess and chases member of the opposite sex.

Really? Blake Ebel? He's a nice guy, but not exactly the caliber one would expect to judge a international show. Of course, neither is the jowled one. Maybe Tutssel chose him to fetch drinks for him at the Gutter Bar.

Blake Ebel, Perfect choice to judge international print since he understands the purpose of marketing and good design. Blake's award winning print work at JWT, Y&R and now six years at Euro RSCG make him the perfect choice to represent the USA at Cannes.

There is no one I can think of who has a better grasp of the sweet spot between marketing and art where great advertising creativity exists. I commend Cannes for reaching beyond the usual suspects for judges, and I'm sure Blake will reward them with integrity, high standards and probably a good fart joke or two.

Nobody? Surely you jest. First his dad weighs in on his qualifications--surprised he left out the wonderful work Blake did in the 1st grade--and now you say no one is more qualified. Amazing. Isn't Blake the guy who's responsible for all the lousy Barilla work?

I beg to differ barrila may not have been the best but you have forgotten a few others such as, BudLight, Michelob, Sears, Orbitz.com, Jim Beam, Hornitos Tequila, Effen Vodka, Valspar Paints, Kraft.

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