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LIA Announces Marcia Goddard as 2018 Medical Jury President

Written by: | | Dated: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Marcia Goddard

London International Awards Announces the Medical Jury with Marcia Goddard as the 2018 Jury President

(New York, 10th July 2018) Marcia Goddard, Chief Creative Officer at McCann Health NJ has been named the 2018 Jury President for the Medical Jury.

Marcia’s passion and leadership have contributed to McCann Health becoming one of the most creatively awarded healthcare communications networks in the world. She inspires the creative minds at McCann Health to generate boundary-pushing, idea-centric creative work that is both strategically sound and consistently recognized by industry accolades. Marcia’s extensive category and customer knowledge has enabled her to form exceptionally strong client partnerships. She is dedicated to using that knowledge to help clients’ brands and businesses play a meaningful role in people’s lives.

On presiding over the Medical jury, Marcia stated, “It’s an exciting time to be in healthcare. The work is the best it has ever been, and shows like LIA continue to challenge the category. I’m proud to represent this jury, view the incredible work, and raise the bar on idea-centricity around the world.”

Barbara Levy, LIA President stated, “This jury is extremely experienced in the area of medical and healthcare.  So they have a great handle on work that surpasses what is good; they will award work that breaks boundaries despite the heavy restrictions regarding communications on medical and healthcare.”

LIA incorporated Medical into the show last year to honor outstanding creativity in the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry. LIA wants to award work that, despite heavy regulations governing this category, has found new ways to bring medical, health and wellness products to the medical fraternity and consumers.  Entries will include communications from pharmaceutical/health clients and services directed to healthcare professionals, patients and targeted consumers.


2018 Medical Jury:

Marcia Goddard – Jury President – Chief Creative Officer at McCann Health

Chris Chappell, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Healthworld, London

Tim Jones, Creative Director at Havas Lynx Europe, Manchester

Martin Martinez, Executive Creative Director at Tank, Montreal

Alison McConnell, Chief Marketing Officer at Publicis Health Media, Chicago

Brett O’Connor, Founder / ECD at VCCP Health, London

Jody Van Swearingen, SVP / Creative Director at AbelsonTaylor, Chicago


The Entry System is open for entries. 

For more information on submissions and eligibility, please visit the LIA website at

London International Awards (LIA) is a global festival honoring creativity and new ideas in Advertising, Production, Digital, Design, Health & Medical, Music & Sound, Technology and Branded Entertainment. The awards, founded in 1986 by President Barbara Levy, began by honoring advertising in the realms of Cinema, Television, Print and Radio, evolving since its inception into 22 unique media types. It was the first truly international advertising awards of its kind to acknowledge all media and methods from all over the world to be judged by a diverse global jury. Every member on each Jury Panel, including the Jury President, judges all entries, excluding their own work, in their respective media. Each Jury has the discretion to award a Grand LIA within the media they are judging.


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