The first wave of jury members for the inaugural Cairns Crocodiles Awards has been revealed, featuring some of the most powerful and influential marketers from across the Asia Pacific region.
Lead image: Naysla Edwards, vice president, brand, marketing and member experience, AMEX; Yash Gandi, head of marketing, Baiada Poultry; Anny Havercroft, head of global business marketing, South East Asia, TikTok.
The Cairns Crocodiles Awards, set to take place on 6 June, will celebrate the best creativity from across the entirety of the Asia Pacific region — from Darwin to Delhi and Tokyo to Tasmania.
Despite being in its first year, the jury of judges who will be deciding the work is unparalleled in its diversity of region, sector and experience. It is the only Asia Pacific awards show judged only by clients and the most prestigious CMOs in the region.
The Cairns Crocodiles Awards jury
The first 10 names on the list act as a veritable who’s who of APAC marketing, with a further 10 to be announced soon.
- Ally Doube, head of marketing, Uber Japan
- Anneliese Douglass, director marketing and communications, AUNZ, Nestlé
- Anny Havercroft, head of global business marketing, South East Asia, TikTok
- Genelle Sharples, COE lead, media sponsorship awards, Telstra
- Joe Lunn, APAC head of media, Uber
- Naysla Edwards, vice president, brand, marketing and member experience, AMEX
- Rapthi Thanapalasingam, head of mass brands and content, SunCorp
- Shilangi Mukherj, head of marketing, APAC, Amazon
- Stephanie Mills, director of sales, marketing and content, Hoyts
- Yash Gandi, head of marketing, Baiada Poultry
Given the jury’s exceptional breadth of knowledge, it gives the chance for agencies to pitch their best work across a host of different media and craft categories for the delectation of the best minds in the business.
The Cairns Crocodiles Awards categories
The Cairns Crocodiles Awards will bring the best work and creatives from across Asia Pacific into one show, with the most prestigious jury in the region.
|Branded Content and Entertainment
|Beauty and Wellness Campaign
|FMCG (Household/Home Products and Services) Campaign
|Out of Home
|Food and Beverage Campaign
|Print and Publishing
|Experiential and Activation
|Radio and Audio
|Social and Influencer
|Strategy and Effectiveness
|Changing the World Campaign
No other market is as innovative, creative or effective as APAC and the Cairns Crocodiles Awards will rightly shine a spotlight on the work that drives business success for clients and changes the world that we live in.
CAIRNS CROCODILES AWARDS KEY DATES
- 9 February 2024 – Super Early Bird Entries Close
- 23 February 2024 – On Time Entries Close
- 1 March 2024 – Late Entries Close
- 11 March-15 April 2024 – Online Judging
- 18 April 2024 – Shortlist Announced
- 3 June 2024 – Live Judging at the Cairns Convention Centre
- 6 June 2024 – Awards Night at the Cairns Convention Centre
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