Austrian Named 2005 Lions Direct Jury Chief
Koblinger is CEO of general ad agency BBDO Holding Austria and managing director of DM shop Palla Koblinger Proximity. A much-traveled speaker on DM, he was inducted this year into the Austrian Direct Marketing Association's Hall of Fame.
The 52nd Cannes Lions will be held June 19-25 in Cannes, France. More than 18,000 ads from the television/cinema, print, outdoor, online, radio and traditional direct categories are submitted yearly in the world's most prestigious ad contest.
British publisher and events organizer Emap Communications in August announced the $96.5 million purchase of the London-based Cannes Lions.