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Spikes Asia 2019: Jury Members Announced, 49% Made Up of Female Judges

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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