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United States
DateApril 7, 2023
ServiceInnovation & Creative
Reading time2mins

Cannes Lions announces H+K’s Vikki Chowney among 2023 PR Jury

Cannes Lions has announced H+K’s Global Head of Content + Publishing, Vikki Chowney, as a member of the PR jury for the 2023 International Festival of Creativity. – Vikki joins a line-up of global experts selected to award the world’s very best creative and effective work and benchmark excellence this June. This year’s Cannes Lions jury consists of 290 members from across 46 markets, representing the global industry’s leading talent, from a diverse range of disciplines. At this 70th edition of the festival, work from across the globe will be judged, awarded and celebrated during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, running from June 19th – June 23rd.

About Vikki Chowney

Vikki has been building and leading content teams for over 17 years, covering everything from strategy to production, journalism, social media management, influencer outreach, brand partnerships and UGC.

She’s currently leading H+K Strategies’ global team of Content + Publishing experts from Austin after moving to New York to launch and lead the U.S.’ Innovation + Creative group, which adds Creative Strategy, Creative Direction, Digital Planning + Optimization, and The Studio to her remit as part of the North American Management Team. Before this she worked in its London team, defining its global approach to to Content + Publishing Strategy as well as starting its Data + Analytics practice and launching proprietary tools for influencer management with Brandwatch. She leads work for Pfizer, Campari, ANA, the United Nations and Intermountain health among others.

She was Director of Brand Partnerships at Conde Nast Britain, helping the iconic publisher build a centralised agency model, and held dual roles at Creston Unlimited group – Head of Agency for Things Unlimited & Head of Social for TMW Unlimited. Throughout this time her team worked across 35 major brands across Unilever, Activision, McCain Foods, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Virgin Trains, Infiniti, and Canon.

Vikki is a former journalist. She’s written for Contagious, The Guardian, Marketing, Marketing Week, new media age, Econsultancy and was a G20Voice blogger for Oxfam at the G20 Summits in London & Pittsburgh. She was placed on PRWeek US’s 40 under 40 in 2020, multiple PRWeek Power Book lists, The Drum’s Social Buzz Top 50 and PRovoke’s Innovator lists.