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Spikes Asia announces 2018 Jury including 49% female leaders from across Asia Pacific

Spikes Asia, the Asian Pacific Festival of Creativity returns to Singapore to celebrate the best creative communications from across the region. This year, 95 jury members from 18 countries will convene to champion outstandingly brave and culture-defining work and the Jury is composed of more female leaders than ever before: 49%.

Speaking on the announcement, Joe Pullos, Festival Director, Spikes Asia said, “Every year, the winners of Spikes Asia act as the barometer of creativity in the region, spotlighting truly ground-breaking work that is defining the industry landscape. Spikes Asia jurors are of the highest quality and calibre, and it is this combined with rigorous judging processes that ensure only the most deserving work is awarded and celebrated. In bringing together a diverse mix of agencies and brands to discuss, dissect and thoroughly analyse the work, these jury members will move the boundaries of Asian creativity and celebrate regional champions. And we’re delighted that we’ve almost reached parity in terms of gender split this year, something we’ve been working towards for the past number of years.”

Judging of the work entered into the Spikes Asia Awards takes place throughout the three days of the Festival. The entry deadline for this year’s Festival is this Friday 17 August and entrants can contact a dedicated team of experts who can help advise with any queries about submitting work or meeting deadlines.

The Spikes Asia 2018 juries:

Brand Experience & Activation and Direct Jury 
Tara Ford, Executive Creative Director, DDB Sydney, Australia - Jury President 
Alice Chou, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Inc., Taiwan 
Ivan Hadywibowo, Creative Chairman, Flock, Indonesia 
Leisa Wall, Creative Group Head, FCB, New Zealand 
Masato Mitsudera, Executive Creative Director/City Activator, ADK / FACT, Japan 
Subhash Pinnapola, CEO, Storybook, Sri Lanka 
Sung-chul Kwon, Creative Director, INNOCEAN Worldwide, South Korea 
Valerie Madon, Chief Creative Officer, Southeast Asia, Havas Group, Singapore

Creative Effectiveness Jury 
Sudeep Gohil, Head of Brand Strategy, KPMG, Australia - Jury President 
Iona Macgregor, Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, Australia 
Josh Gallagher, Chief Strategy Officer, Asia Pacific, Havas, Singapore 
Margot Torres, Managing Director, McDonald's Philippines, The Philippines 
Nirvik Singh, Chairman & CEO, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Grey Group, Singapore 
Pully Chau, Group CEO, Cheil Worldwide, Greater China 
Ruchi Sharma, Creative Chairperson, BBDOLANKA, Sri Lanka 
Shahvez Afridi, Global Strategy Director, MullenLowe, Singapore

Design and Print & Outdoor Craft Jury 
Ali Rez, Regional Creative Director, Middle East & Pakistan, BBDO, UAE - Jury President 
Carina Teo, Regional Head of Creative, Grab, Malaysia 
Malvika Mehra, Founder & Creative Director, Tomorrow Creative Lab, India 
Peter Shen, Executive Co-Founder, Ricelebrate, China 
Tienchuta Rukhavibul, Design Director, The Leo Burnett Group, Thailand 
Vicky Hui-Ying Lee, Executive Creative Director, Medialand Digital Strategy, Taiwan 
Pipha Youngmin Cho, Executive Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea 
Yuri Uenishi, Art Director/Graphic Designer, Dentsu Inc., Japan

Digital, Mobile and Digital Craft Jury 
Claudia Cristovao, Head of Google Brand Studio, APAC, Google, Japan - Jury President 
Craig Brooks, Executive Creative Director, R/GA, Australia 
Eiji Muroichi, Design Director, PARTY New York/Taipei, USA 
Joris Knetsch, Managing Director, MediaMonks, Singapore 
Nicoletta Stefanidou, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Aegis, Isobar, Hong Kong 
Sera Sung Ah Yoon, Executive Creative Director, SM Culture & Contents, South Korea 
Yijun Zhao, Group Vice President, Hylink Digital Solution, China

Entertainment Jury 
Ben Hartman, Managing Director, APAC, Octagon, Australia - Jury President
James Brook-Partridge, Head of Broadcast, Hogarth Worldwide, Singapore
Josiah Ng, Head of Film & Social Content, DDB Group, Singapore
Sarah White, Head of Partnership Marketing APAC, City Football Group, Singapore
Tomoya Suzuki, CEO/Creative Producer, STORIES / STORIES INTERNATIONAL, Japan
Vivian Yin, CEO, FremantleMedia, China
Wilf Sweetland, CEO, Sweetshop, Australia

Film and Print & Publishing Jury
Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, Asia Pacific and CEO & Chief Creative Officer, India, McCann Worldgroup, India - Jury President
Emilie Veillon, Group Executive Creative Director, MIRUM, Vietnam
Gary Steele, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Singapore, Singapore
Maiko Ota, Executive Creative Director/President, Hakuhodo Creative Vox, Japan
Peabporn Prayudthanakul, Senior Creative Director, Dentsu, Thailand
Raj Kamble, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Famous Innovations, India
Seamus Higgins, Executive Creative Director, Host Havas, Australia
Vivian Yong, Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy, China

Film Craft Jury
Karen Bryson, Executive Producer, FINCH, Australia - Jury President
Chris Chiu, Group Chief Creative Officer, DDB Group, Singapore
Daphne Ng, Executive Producer, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Singapore
Jax Jung, Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
Sneha Iype Varma, Executive Producer, Nirvana Films, India
Swee Ling Ng, Film Director, Directors Think Tank, Malaysia
Mitsuaki Timo Otsuki, Founder/CEO, Connection, Japan
Trong Tantivejakul, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R, Thailand

Glass: The Award for Change Jury
Tara Ford, Executive Creative Director, DDB Sydney, Australia - Jury President 
Darren Burns, President, Weber Shandwick, China
Emilie Veillon, Group Executive Creative Director, MIRUM, Vietnam
Jax Jung, Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
Clinton Manson, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore 
Subhash Pinnapola, CEO, Storybook, Sri Lanka

Healthcare Jury
Craig Chester, Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Australia - Jury President
Carol Ong, President, Bebebalm, China
John Scott, Creative Director, Ward6, Singapore
Michael Knox, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group, Hong Kong
Prateek Bhardwaj, National Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup, India 
Shweta Shukla, Director – Communications & External Affairs, Unilever Asia, Singapore
Tomoko Kanezaki, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan

Innovation Jury
Tuomas Peltoniemi, President, Asia – Digital & Innovation, TBWA\Digital Arts Network, Singapore - Jury President
Adnan Syed, Chief Innovation Officer, Adcom Leo Burnett, Pakistan
Bill Yom, Global Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
Fred Dahlberg, Creative Director, AnalogFolk, Hong Kongv Gerald Cyron, Head of Planning & Innovation, LOUD, Australia
Kazuhiro Shimura, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan
Ruth Stubbs, Global President, iProspect, Singapore

Integrated Jury
Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, Asia Pacific and CEO & Chief Creative Officer, India, McCann Worldgroup, India - Jury President
Agnello Dias, Chief Creative Officer & Founder, Taproot Dentsu, India 
Ali Rez, Regional Creative Director, Middle East & Pakistan, BBDO, UAE
Claudia Cristovao, Head of Google Brand Studio, APAC, Google, Japan
Scott Kronick, Chief Executive, PR & Influence, Asia, Ogilvy, China
Tuomas Peltoniemi, President, Asia – Digital & Innovation, TBWA\Digital Arts Network, Singapore

Media Jury
Amrita Randhawa, CEO Asia Pacific & Executive Chair Greater China, Mindshare, China - Jury President 
Insun Yang, Media Planning Director, HS Ad, South Korea
Jacqueline Pavich, Client Partner, Dentsu Aegis Network, Singapore
James Wong, Head of Strategy, PHD, Hong Kong
Melissa Fein, CEO, Initiative, Australia
Russell Lai, General Manager, Havas Media, Singapore
Vikram Sakhuja, Group CEO, Media & OOH, Madison Communications, India

Music Jury
Laura Nakhla, Head of Synchronisation, Warner Music Asia, Hong Kong - Jury President
Angel Lee, Country Manager, APAC, Big Sync Music, Singapore
Dona Inthaxoum, Music Industry Relations Director, APAC, Deezer, Singapore
Gus Henderson, Head of New Business, Asia, Universal Music Group, Hong Kong
Tamon Fujimi, Director of Creative Development, APAC, MassiveMusic, Japan

Outdoor and Radio & Audio Jury
Agnello Dias, Chief Creative Officer & Founder, Taproot Dentsu, India - Jury President
Ajab Samrai, Chief Creative Officer, ASEAN, Ogilvy, Singapore
Clinton Manson, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore
Feng Huang, Partner & Executive Creative Director, FF Shanghai, China
Fran Palines, Associate Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup, The Philippines
Jen Speirs, Deputy Executive Creative Director, BMF, Australia
Paul Chan, Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Worldwide, Hong Kong
Syeda Ayesha Ikram, Executive Creative Director, BBDO, Indonesia

PR Jury
Scott Kronick, Chief Executive, PR & Influence, Asia, Ogilvy, China - Jury President
Amanda Goh, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Edelman, Singapore
Darren Burns, President, Weber Shandwick, China
Ikuko Ota, PR Director/Strategic Planning Director, Hakuhodo Kettle, Japan
Jackie Crossman, Executive Director, Red Agency, Australia
Rachel Catanach, President & Senior Partner, Greater China, FleishmanHillard, Hong Kong
Sunaina Jairath, CEO/Director, Image Inc./Perfect Relations, India

For further information about how to enter the Awards please contact awards@spikes.asia or visit www.spikes.asia. Spikes Asia runs from 26-28 September in Suntec, Singapore, with the Spikes Asia Awards Show taking place on 28 September, bringing the three-day Festival to a close.



Awarding Ideas that Work - The most effective marketing communications campaigns in Asia Pacific.


Spikes Asia is an annual celebration and exploration of Asia Pacfific’s creative communications.


September 2019

25 - 27 September 2019
Suntec, Singapore