BUSAN – AD STARS is delighted to announce that Joji Jacob, Co-Founder and Creative Partner at BLK J in Singapore, is joining AD STARS 2018 as an Executive Judge overseeing the Design and Print categories.
BLK J is an independent creative agency that was established in January 2017. It is the fastest growing independent agency in Singapore, winning 13 clients in just 12 months.
“I’m really looking forward to being an Executive Judge at AD STARS. It’s a relatively young show and at this stage every jury gets to shape the direction it will take. I’m honoured to be invited,” says Jacob, who spent over 20 years with some of the biggest agencies in India and Singapore.
Jacob was named Singapore’s Most Influential Creative Director by the Institute of Advertising Singapore two years in a row, and during his seven-year tenure as Group Executive Creative Director of DDB Group Singapore, the agency won Agency of the Year at the Marketing Awards, at the Singapore Hall of Fame Awards and was awarded the same accolade by Campaign magazine. Prior to DDB, he was Creative Director of BBDO Singapore, and Head of Copy at JWT.
“Joji is honest, insightful and his positivity is infectious. As one of Asia’s top Creative Directors, he has led several agencies to the top of the league, and we are delighted he has agreed to join us in Busan this August,” says Hwan Jin Choi, Chair of the AD STARS Executive Committee.
AD STARS is free to enter, and the only festival with a US$10,000 cash prize for Grand Prix of the Year winners. It runs from 23rd to 25th August at Bexco (Busan Exhibition and Conference Centre) in Busan, Korea.