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Spikes Asia 2019 Jury Members Announced

49% female creative leaders join the juries from across Asia Pacific

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. 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. The Juries will be comprised of 49% female creative leaders this year, across 22 Spikes Award categories, including the new Creative eCommerce Spike. 

Commenting on the announcement, Joe Pullos, Festival Director, Spikes Asia said, “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, Chairmom & 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 or visit 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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