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Aug 8, 2019

Spikes Asia 2019 announces Jury members

The Festival reveals the complete list of 97 jurors from across the region, 49% of whom are women.

Spikes Asia 2019 announces Jury members

Spikes Asia has announced the names of the 97 jury members from 17 countries who will judge creative work from across the region in September in Singapore. The Jury has the same proportion of female leaders as last year: 49% of jury members, across 22 Spikes Award categories, are women.

The Awards entry deadline is Friday 16 August 2019.

The festival runs from 25-27 September at Suntec in Singapore, with the Spikes Asia Awards Show closing out the festival on 27 September. Judging takes place throughout the three days of the Festival.

The Spikes Asia 2019 juries:

Brand Experience & Activation and Creative eCommerce Jury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Anna Chitty, CEO, PHD, China – Jury President
  • 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

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

  • Christine Park, Executive Vice President, Head of Brand & Digital, Edelman, South Korea – Jury President
  • 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 the above juries will be comprised of Presidents and jurors from other categories.

"The Spikes Asia Awards set the future focus of the industry," said Joe Pullos, Spikes festival director. "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.”

For further information about how to enter the Awards please contact [email protected] or visit

Spikes Asia is a joint venture between Ascential (organiser of Cannes Lions) and Haymarket Media  (publisher of Campaign Asia-Pacific).

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