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Aug 14, 2018

Spikes Asia announces jury members (entry deadline is Friday)

Festival reveals list of 95 jurors from across region, including 49% women.

Spikes Asia announces jury members (entry deadline is Friday)

Spikes Asia has announced the names of the 95 jury members from 18 countries who will judge creative work from across the region in September in Singapore.

The Jury has its highest proportion of female leaders ever, at 49%.

The deadline for entries to Spikes Asia is this Friday. The festival runs from 26 through 28 September at Suntec in Singapore, with the Spikes Asia Awards Show closing out the festival on 28 September. Judging takes place throughout the three days of the Festival. 

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, Chief Strategy Officer, Marcel 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

“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," said Joe Pullos, festival director. "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.”

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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