Staff Reporters
Feb 5, 2015

AMES names juries for Effectiveness, Digital Strategy

SINGAPORE - The Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy (AMES) Awards has announced the members of its 2015 Effectiveness and Digital Strategy Juries.

AMES names juries for Effectiveness, Digital Strategy

The Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy (AMES) Awards and Conference takes place on 3 June at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. The awards are now open for entries, with a deadline of 6 March. The five awards categories are Effectiveness, Media Strategy, Digital Strategy, Data & Analytics and a newly added section for e-commerce. Delegates can register at an early-bird rate through 30 March. 

As previously announced, James Thompson, managing director of Diageo Global Reserve, will lead the Effectiveness jury while Jayant Murty, Asia Pacific director of strategy, media and integrated marketing for Intel, leads the Digital Strategy jury.

The members of other two juries—Media Strategy, led by Rahul Welde, VP of media at Unilever, and Data & Analytics and e-commerce, led by Elaine Rodrigo, global director of consumer insights and strategy at Mondelez International—will be announced next week.

“The AMES juries play a vital part in showcasing the best in effective brand communications in the region, and we are delighted and privileged to have so many of the region’s leading names in marketing communications to participate in our juries," said Andrea Hayes, festivals director. "They ensure that AMES remains the biggest and most robust effectiveness awards in Asia Pacific.”

Effectiveness Jury

  • President: James Thompson, Managing Director of Diageo Global Reserve
  • Annabel Venner, Global Brand Director, Hiscox
  • Ashutosh Srivastava, Chairman and CEO, APAC, Russia & Emerging Markets, Mindshare
  • Basker Rangachari, Global Head of Brand & Retail Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Charles Cadell, President, Asia Pacific, McCann Worldgroup
  • Cheuk Chiang, CEO, APAC Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific
  • Chris Thomas, Chairman and CEO of BBDO Asia, Middle East and Africa, Chairman of Proximity Worldwide, BBDO/Proximity
  • Christine Xu, Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald's China
  • CS Park, President and Head of South East Asia, Cheil Worldwide
  • David Brain, CEO, APAC & MEA, Edelman
  • David Mayo, CEO, Bates CHI & Partners Asia
  • Dick van Motman, Chairman & CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network/Southeast Asia
  • Gerry Boyle, Global Managing Partner and Chairman - Asia Pacific, ZenithOptimedia
  • Harpreet Singh Tibb, Director of Marketing, India & South Asia Kellogg
  • John Zeigler, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, DDB Group Asia Pacific
  • Keith Smith, President, International, TBWA Group
  • Kristian Barnes, CEO APAC, Vizeum
  • Lou Dela Pena, Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Singapore
  • Matthew Godfrey, President – Asia, Y&R
  • Nirvik Singh, Chairman & CEO, Asia Pacific, Grey Group
  • Paul Groves, Group Chief Marketing Officer, AIA Group
  • Paul Heath, Chairman & CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific
  • Rob Campbell, Regional Head of Planning, Wieden + Kennedy
  • Rupen Desai, Regional President, Lowe and Partners
  • Sean O'Brien, CEO, Asia Pacific, Carat
  • Stephen Li, CEO, Asia Pacific, MEC
  • Steve Blakeman, CEO, Asia Pacific, OMD
  • Susana Tsui, CEO, Asia Pacific, PHD
  • Sven Huberts, Regional Managing Director, Isobar APAC
  • Vikas Gupta, Global Brand Vice President, Unilever Asia
  • Vishnu Mohan, CEO Asia Pacific, Havas Media Asia Pacific

Digital Strategy Jury

  • President: Jayant Murty, Asia Pacific Director of Strategy, Media and Integrated Marketing, Intel
  • Arvind Sethumadhavan, Chief Innovation Officer, Asia Pacific, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • David Brown, Regional ECD, R/GA
  • Dinesh Sandhu, Regional Director of Strategic Planning & Integrated Media, Hakuhodo Communications Asia
  • Dougbong Kim, Director, Global Digital Marketing, Cheil Worldwide
  • Eddie Wong, Chief Creative Officer, Innocean
  • Eric Leong, Planning Director, Grey Group Hong Kong
  • Eve Lo, Principal of Brand Strategy, Isobar China Group
  • Ginger Zhu, Senior Digital Marketing Director, Nike Greater China
  • Hristos Varouhas, Executive Planning Director, Whybin\TBWA\DAN
  • Josie Brown, Director of Digital, Asia Pacific, JWT
  • Kasper Aakerlund, Chief Operation Officer, Vietnam, GroupM
  • Keiichi Higuchi, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Inc
  • Kevin Walsh, Chief Digital Officer, APAC, Carat
  • Mark Halliday, Head, Airwave
  • Neal Cross, Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank
  • Neil Hudspeth, Chief Digital Officer, Asia Pacific, Leo Burnett
  • Nimesh Desai, Managing Director, Wunderman Southeast Asia
  • Oliver Spalding, Head of Strategy, Greater China & SE Asia, DigitasLBi
  • Patrick Rona, Chief Digital Officer, Asia Pacific, McCann
  • Paul Gage, Regional Head of Planning, Asia Pacific, iris Worldwide
  • Rachael Bell, Head of Marketing, SEA, BT Global Services
  • Richard Fraser, Regional Managing Director, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Proximity
  • Rod Strother, Director of Digital & Social Media Centre of Excellence, Singapore, Lenovo
  • Rupa Rajamani, Head, Digital Performance Marketing & Technology Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Seton Vermaak, Head of Strategy, Razorfish
  • Siew-Ting Foo, Marketing Director, Southeast Asia, Diageo
  • Stephen Drummond, Senior Director Integrated Marketing and Communications, Coca-Cola China
  • Suchitra Viswanathan ,Manager - Digital Marketing and Social Media, Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific
  • Sunny Hermano, Director of Business Development & Integration SEA, Havas Worldwide
  • Sunshine Farzan, Vice President, Head of Marketing, Metlife Hong Kong
  • Thomas Crampton, Global Managing Director, [email protected]
  • Tina Chao, Marketing Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • Tripti Lochan, CEO, VML Qais



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