Spikes Asia Announce Jury Members, With 49% Females

Spikes Asia Announce Jury Members, With 49% Females

Spikes Asia, the Asia Pacific Festival of Creativity and the region’s most prestigious awards for the creative branded communications industry, has announced the full 2019 jury line-up.

This year, 97 jury members from 17 countries will convene in Singapore to benchmark the very best creative work from across the region.

The Jurors will be comprised of 49 per cent female creative leaders as well as 11 jurors hailing from AUNZ across 22 Spikes Award categories, including the new Creative eCommerce Spike.

Judging will take place throughout the three-day Festival, from 25 – 27 September 2019, culminating in an evening Awards Show to celebrate APAC creative excellence.  

Spikes Asia festival director, Joe Pullos commented: “The Spikes Asia Awards set the future focus of the industry. I’m delighted to welcome such esteemed jury members to represent the Spikes Awards in 2019 and ensure that the creative benchmark for Asia Pacific is set.

“The region is creatively diverse, so it’s a pleasure to introduce such a diversity of jury members, representing a breadth of countries, disciplines, and backgrounds, including close to an equal gender split.”


The Spikes Asia 2019 juries are:

Brand Experience & Activation and Creative eCommerce Jury

Jury President – Bill Yom, Global Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, Global

Lucille Essey, SVP, Executive Creative Director & Show Director, Jack Morton Worldwide, Greater China

Radhe Vaswani, Chief Operating Officer – Global Clients, MullenLowe Profero, Hong Kong

Kim Ragan, Creative Director, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand

Paul Nagy, Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Australia & New Zealand

Saharath Sawadatikom, Managing Director & Creative Partner, CJ WORX, Thailand

Noriaki Onoe, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan

Alvin Lim, Creative Chairman & Founder, GPB Shanghai, China


Creative Effectiveness Jury

Jury President – David Porter, Vice President, Global Media, Unilever, APAC

Wendy Walker, Senior Director Marketing, Salesforce, APAC

Shaun Tay, Co-Owner & CEO, FCB, Malaysia

Laura Aldington, CEO, Host/Havas, Australia

Narayan Devanathan, Group Executive & Strategy Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, South Asia


Digital, Mobile and Digital Craft Jury

Jury President – Seamus Higgins, VP and Chief Creative Officer, R/GA, APAC

Kerry Khoo, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Immerse, Malaysia

Ha Nguyen, Co-Founder & CEO, Click Media, Vietnam

Min Seo, Vice President & Campaign Director, INNORED, South Korea

Ronnie Wu, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\China, China

Pathida Akkarajindanon, Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Thailand

Kenji Oda, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan

Sophie te Pas, Creative Director, Digital, MediaMonks, Singapore

Eunyoung Lee, VP Online Marketing & eCommerce, Samsung Electronics, South Korea


Direct Jury

Jury President – Sheung Yan Lo (Mayan), Chief Creative Officer, APAC & Chairman, Asia Pacific Creative Council, Wunderman Thompson, APAC

Bobby Pawar, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group, India

Damon Stapleton, Regional Chief Creative Officer, DDB, New Zealand & Australia

Marina Danjo, Copywriter, Dentsu Inc., Japan

Sarah McGregor, Creative Director, Cummins&Partners, Australia

Ajay Thrivikraman, Chief Creative Officer, Global Clients, Publicis Worldwide, Singapore

Maan Bautista, Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup, The Philippines

Kate Hyewon Oh, Co-Chief Creative Officer & Executive Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea


Design and Print & Outdoor Craft

Jury President – Yang Yeo, Co-Chief Creative Officer, Hakuhodo, APAC

Maria Shamsi, Creative Director, Synergy Dentsu, Pakistan

Rajdeepak Das, Managing Director, India & Chief Creative Officer, South Asia, Leo Burnett, South Asia

Veradis Vinyaratn, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Thailand, Thailand

Fiona Leeming, Executive Creative Director, Honey Communications, Australia

Alice Wang, Director, Alice Wang Design, Taiwan

Ben Sun Erhei, Chief Creative Officer, China & General Manager, Shanghai, Havas, China

Dan Vasconcelos, Creative Director, Prophet, Hong Kong


Entertainment and Music Jury

Jury President – Debbi Vandeven, Global Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Global

Matt Taylor, Managing Director, Milkmoney, Australia

Kazoo Sato, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Hakuhodo, Japan

Genie, Head of Creative, VICE Media, APAC

Ruey Ku, Managing Director, Publicis Media Content, China

Zia Mandviwalla, Director, Finch, APAC

Angel Lee, Regional Director, Big Sync Music, APAC

Richard Yu, Regional Chief Creative Officer, ADK Taiwan, Greater China


Film Craft Jury

Jury President – Wilf Sweetland, Global CEO & Partner, Sweetshop, Global

Thomas Yang, Deputy Executive Creative Director & Head of Art & Design, DDB, Singapore

Abhinav Pratiman, Film Director, Early Man Film, India

Lien Dang, Executive Producer, Echo Productions, Vietnam

Adrian Courtney Miller, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, Indonesia

Maurice Noone, Film Director & Co-Founder, Directors Think Tank, Malaysia

Kat Tan, Group Creative Director, FCB Shanghai, China

Kim Wildenburg, Managing Director & Executive Producer, Sedona Productions, Australia


Film and Print & Publishing Jury

Jury President – Josy Paul, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India

Alice Chou, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Inc., Taiwan

Carol Lam, President & Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, Greater China

Jin Saito, Creative Director, SIX & CEO, COTODAMA, SIX Inc. / COTODAMA, Japan

Asawin Phanichwatana, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, GREYnJ UNITED, Thailand

Sheng Jin Ang, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe, Singapore

Angie Tijam-Tohid, Creative Director, Ace Saatchi & Saatchi, The Philippines


Healthcare Jury

Jury President – Pierre Loo, Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Greater China

Toby Pickford, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy Health, Australia

Lyndon Louis, Senior Creative Director, Havas Life Sorento, India

Mayuko Kamo, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan

Phyllis Cheng, Vice President – Healthcare, Omnicom Public Relations Group, Singapore

Richa Goswami, Global Head of Digital, Johnson and Johnson, Global


Innovation Jury

Jury President – Tara Mckenty, Creative Lead, Google, Australia

Zelia Sakh, Chief Experience Officer, Virtusize, Japan

Aliza Knox, Head of APAC, Cloudflare, APAC

Keith Timimi, Chief Innovation Officer, VMLY&R, Asia

Dominic Stallard, Experience Centre Leader, PwC Experience Centre, South East Asia & China

Johan Vakidis, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Worldwide, China


Media Jury

Jury President – Anna Chitty, CEO, PHD, China

Mallika Shankarnarayan, Chief Strategy Officer, Havas, Singapore

Nicola Lewis, Chief Investment Officer, GroupM, Australia

Kasper Aakerlund, Regional President, UM, APAC

Tanmay Mohanty, Group CEO, Zenith Media, India

Phil Adrien, Managing Director, Media & Performance Group, Dentsu Aegis Network, Singapore

Avery Akkineni, Vice President, VaynerMedia, Singapore


Outdoor and Radio & Audio Jury

Jury President – Merlee Jayme, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, DENTSU Jayme Syfu, The Philippines

Ashish Chakravarty, Executive Director and Head of Creative, McCann Worldgroup, India

Naho Manabe, Creative Director, Hakuhodo Inc., Japan

Lili Jiang, Group Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, Hong Kong

Anusha Wijeyaratne, Creative Consultant, Phoenix Ogilvy & Mather, Sri Lanka

Assam Khalid, Creative Director & Strategic Planning Director, BBDO, Pakistan

Jung Hwa Son, Creative Director, Innocean Worldwide, South Korea


PR Jury

Jury President – Christine Park, Executive Vice President, Head of Brand & Digital, Edelman, South Korea

Jessica Cluff, Creative Lead, One Green Bean, Australia

Motoko Kunita, Executive Officer, Dentsu Public Relations Inc., Japan

Shouvik Prasanna Mukherjee, Executive Creative Director, Golin, Singapore

Archana Jain, Managing Director, PR Pundit, India

Eunice Wong, Chief Growth Officer, Ketchum, Greater China

Alex Wilson, Head of Business Development, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Asia & Greater China

The Integrated Jury will be led by President Sheung Yan Lo (Mayan), Chief Creative Officer, APAC & Chairman, Asia Pacific Creative Council, Wunderman Thompson.

The Glass: Award for Change Jury will be led by President Josy Paul, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India – both juries will be comprised of Presidents and jurors from other categories.

The Spikes Asia Festival presents a three-day speaker programme from across the creative industries, including the region’s most influential decision-makers, global talent, and up-and-coming names, alongside networking events, training and exhibitions of the region’s best creative work.

This year’s theme, Asia Rising, reflects the transformational shift of the current Asian creative industry.

The Awards entry deadline is Friday 16 August 2019. For further information about how to enter the Awards please contact awards@spikes.asia or visit www.spikes.asia.

Spikes Asia runs from 25-27 September in Suntec, Singapore, with the Spikes Asia Awards Show taking place on 27 September.

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