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303 MullenLowe’s Derry Simpson to lead Media Lotus & Effective Lotus as Jury President at ADFEST 2018

PATTAYA – ADFEST is delighted to announce that Derry Simpson, Group Managing Director of 303 MullenLowe in Perth, will be Jury President of Media Lotus and Effective Lotus at ADFEST 2018.

One of Australia’s most credentialed planners, Simpson’s passion for effectiveness has seen 303 MullenLowe win multiple Grand Prix Effies across the region, making it Western Australia’s most awarded agency for effectiveness.

“As someone who gets a kick out of building effective solutions and creating ideas that work, it’s an honour to be leading the Media and Effective jury at ADFEST 2018. I know the calibre of entries will be very strong and I can’t wait to see which brands and agencies are setting the bar highest in our region,” says Simpson.


Perth born and bred, Simpson joined 303 as Head of Strategy and Planning in 2009, strengthening the agency’s vision to ‘Do work that matters’. Today, 303 MullenLowe positively impacts a huge number of West Australian lives every day and is considered one of the top communications agencies in Australia.

In addition to her role as Group Managing Director of 303 MullenLowe, Simpson is also an Executive Board member of Awesome Arts, a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people, and sits on the board of MullenLowe’s FRANK About Women global think tank.

Simpson was also a Finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, which celebrate the achievements of extraordinary businesswomen in Australia.

Jimmy Lam, President of ADFEST, says: “Derry belongs to a rare breed of strategists who discovers the little human truths that help build truly effective solutions. It seems to come naturally to her, so we’re very happy she has agreed to lead our Media and Effective jury next year.”

ADFEST 2018 runs from 21-24 March 2018 at the PEACH Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya, Thailand. Register for tickets via

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