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News 13 Apr 2021 - 1 min read

Former Cannes Lions chairman Terry Savage joins international events business Semi Permanent

By Josh McDonnell - Senior Writer

International design and events business Semi Permanent has hired ex-Cannes Lions chairman Terry Savage as a Business Advisor, while Dav Rauch, a visual effects designer and former Director of IDEO, joins in the role of Creative Strategist. 

What you need to know:

  • International design and events business Semi Permanent has hired ex-Cannes Lions chairman Terry Savage.
  • Savage, who is also the Global Chairman of The Marketing Academy, will assume the role of Business Advisor.

International design and events business Semi Permanent has hired ex-Cannes Lions chairman Terry Savage as a Business Advisor, while Dav Rauch, a visual effects designer and former Director of IDEO, joins in the role of Creative Strategist. 

Semi Permanent has produced its flagship creative festivals around the world, growing to become an international design business with a brand studio, white-label production services, while also engaging in creative partnerships and live experiences for Google, Drobpox, National Geographic and Radiohead.

Savage is currently the Global Chairman of The Marketing Academy, a leadership development programme operating in the UK, Australia and the USA. The Marketing Academy runs high level leadership development for the marketing industry through its scholarship programme and fellowship programme run in conjunction with McKinsey.

Rauch has used his creative experience to create several high-profile physical and on-screen innovations including a wearable navigation system for the blind; an app aimed at keeping HIV+ youth adherent to their meds, for UCSF, defining the consumer experience of autonomous space flight, for Blue Origin (backed by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos) and leading the team to design “Jarvis”, the Heads Up Display for Ironman.

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