AD STARS Unveils Full 2016 Jury Lineup

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The 2016 festival will run from 25th to 27th August in Busan, South Korea
AD STARS Unveils Full 2016 Jury Lineup
AD STARS has today unveiled its full lineup of jurors, who will spend one week in Busan, South Korea selecting the winners of AD STARS 2016, which runs from 25th to 27th August.

This year’s Executive Jury panel includes:

· ManoloTechera, Creative Chairman, Marcel Worldwide, Mexico

· Tim Doherty, Chief Creative Officer, Isobar China, Shanghai

· Leigh Reyes, President and Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Philippines

· Ali Shabaz, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group Southeast Asia, Singapore

· Jeremy Craigen, Global Chief Creative Officer, Innocean Worldwide, London


Leigh Reyes is President and Chief Creative Officer of MullenLowe Philippines, and entered the Creative Guild Hall of Fame in 2015. Winner of the country’s first gold Clio, she has been awarded at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Spikes, ADFEST, LIA, NYF, Art Directors’ Club, DMA, and others. 

“I’m looking forward to my first trip to Busan to join the AD STARS Executive Jury. It is a festival that seems to be so passionate about the power of creative thinking, and the impact our industry can have on creating ideas that contribute to real and positive change. I’m curious to see the work that wins this year,” says Reyes.

As Creative Chairman of Marcel Worldwide, based in Mexico, Manolo Techera is a member of Publicis Communications Creative Board and a member of Marcel's global creative board. After 12 years at JWT, he joined Marcel in 2012, an agency that set out to break the boundaries of traditional communication.

Tim Doherty has worked for Isobar in Shanghai for eight years and stepped into the role as Isobar China’s Chief Creative Officer in 2014, where he is responsible for driving the creative vision and offering for clients in China.

He says: “AD STARS is one of the best festivals in the world. It’s a big honor to join the Executive Jury. With the creative landscape evolving so quickly in Asia, I’m very excited to travel to Busan to discover and celebrate all the great work that is leading our industry this year.”

Twenty-five ‘Final Jurors’ will join the Executive Jury at AD STARS. Together, they represent the following regions:


Eun Jung Ahn, Head of Next Campaign Team1, Innocean Worldwide

Youngmin Pipha Cho, Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide 

Jay Paik, President, Diamond Ogilvy Group


Tim Doherty, Chief Creative Officer, Isobar (Executive Jury)

Polly Chu, Chief Creative Officer, JWT Beijing

Tom J.Z. Xiang, General Director, Zhejiang Hualin Advertising Co., Ltd.

Hong Kong

Joshua Tay, Regional Creative Director, Red Fuse Communications


Ajab Samrai, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather

Yoshihiro Yagi, Creative Director, Dentsu

Tomoki Harada, Senior Creative Director, TBWA Hakuhodo


Ali Shabaz, Southeast Asia Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group (Executive Jury)


Shi Ping Ong, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Kuala Lumpur


Anuwat Nitipanont, Executive Creative Director, BBDO Proximity, Bangkok


Murphy Chou, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Taiwan


Leigh Reyes, President and Chief Creative Officer,MullenLowe (Executive Jury)


Takeshi Takada, Executive Producer, Alt.vfx

New Zealand

Wayne Pick, Executive Creative Director, Colenso BBDO/Proximity.

United Kingdom

Jeremy Craigen, Global Chief Creative Officer, Innocean Worldwide (Executive Jury)

Roy Cohen, Creative Director, Blue Hive Ogilvy

Laurent Simon, Executive Creative Director, BBC Creative


Nestor Garcia, Executive Creative Director, LOLA MullenLowe, Barcelona


Gabor Spielmann, Creative Director, Kabooom


Andrey Gubaydullin, Executive Creative Director, Voskhod

South Africa

Graham Lang, Chief Creative Officer, South Africa & Africa, Y&R


Lisa Greenberg, SVP Creative Director, Head of Art, Leo Burnett Toronto


ManoloTechera, Creative Chairman, Marcel Worldwide (Executive Jury)


Myra Mazzei Nussbaum, SVP Global Creative Director, FCB

Andre Felix, Vice President & Creative Director, Y&R Miami


Carlos Camacho, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe Vietnam


Daniel Ottoni, Associate Creative Director, R/GA

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