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AD STARS unveils 70 New Stars of 2017, PH with four representatives

BUSAN – AD STARS is delighted to announce that 70 junior advertising professionals have been selected to participate in the 2017 New Stars AD competition, which runs during AD STARS 2017 from 23rd to 26th August.

Of 35 teams – an increase from 26 teams in 2016 – there are 12 from Korea, 15 from Japan, 2 teams from the Philippines, 2 from Bulgaria, 2 from Poland, plus 1 team from Hungary and 1 from China.

The four representatives from the Philippines come from two agencies. Tribal DDB will send copywriter Andrea Carmen Olbes and art director Denise Nicole Sunga. Meanwhile, FCB Manila will field copywriter Dionie Tanada and art director Sajid Guerrero.  


The New Stars program supports young creatives who have less than three years experience, or are under 30 years old. During AD STARS next month, they will represent their country and compete in a 30-hour creative challenge for the chance to win Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies at the AD STARS Awards on Saturday 26thAugust.

AD STARS would like to congratulate this year’s New Stars:

Republic of Korea

Wonhee Jeong, Creative Strategist and Eunhea Kim, Art Director – FCB Seoul

Minjae Kim, Account Executive and Jihyun Park, Art Director – Overman

Seonwoo Kim, Copywriter and Juhak Lee, Art Director – TBWA KOREA

Hansol Kim, Copywriter and Ye Rim Heo, Art Director – Daehong Communications

Heejung Kim, Art Director and Yubin Shin, Copywriter – Hancomm

Jung S. Hahn, Copywriter and Chuwon Cho, Art Director – Cheil

Dohyun Kim, Junior Art director and Woolim Kang, Junior Art director – Cheil

Minjung Kim, Copywriter and Dahee Kim, Account Executive – Oricom

Sooyeon Kim, Copywriter and Youngho Yoon, Art Director – Oricom

Eunjin Choi, Account Executive and Hyunwoo Jang, Art Director – Hakuhodo Cheil 

Juil Lim, Account Executive and Yoonhee So, Art Director – INNOCEAN Worldwide

Jaeeun Kim, Art Director and Jiwon Lee, Account Planner – INNOCEAN Worldwide



Chihiro Kato, Art Director and Danjo Marina, Copywriter – Dentsu Inc.          

Yuki Abe, Copywriter and Taira Ishikawa, Art Director – Dentsu Inc.

Kosuke Fukui, Copywriter and Naomi Okamura, Art Director – Dentsu Inc.

Shoichiro Saikawa, Planner and Sasuke Hatao, Art Director – ADK

Maho Fujita, Designer and Yuka Kamakura, Planner – 1-10design                   

Hajime Honjo, Planner and Daiki Kitajima, Planner/Copywriter – Toppan Printing Co.

Seonghye Song, Director and Mikako Nakano, Director – Toppan Printing Co.

Takumi Sekiya, Activation Planer and Shohei Oishi, Copywriter – Hakuhodo

Taro Taniwaki, Planner and Takaya Mitsunaga, Planner – Hakuhodo   

Masahiro Nishide, Copywriter and Yuta Enoki, Designer – TBWA HAKUHODO

Mihiro Odake, Copywriter and Issei Ishikura, Creative Technologist – TBWA HAKUHODO

Sayaka Asano, Planning Director and Yuki Hamajima, Planner/ Producer – Amana Design 

Rina Habuchi, Planner and Riku Suzuki, Director – Amana Design

Nahoko Wakida, Strategy Planner – McCann Erickson

Yajima Gentaro, Copywriter – Hakuhodo          

Takashi Futami, Producer and Takuro Uzawa, Art Director – AQUA



Andrea Carmen Olbes, Copywriter and Denise Nicole Sunga, Art Director – Tribal DDB

Dionie Tanada, Copywriter and Sajid Guerrero, Art Director – FCB Manila   



Elitza Manoleva, Copywriter and Sophia Dobreva, Graphic designer – Bulgaria ON AIR, Brand New Ideas

Angel Iskrev, Head of Digital and Aneta Dimova, Graphic Designer – DDB Sofia    



Magda Ciereszko, Copywriter and Joanna Wojnilko, Art Director – GPD Advertising

Artur Dziedzic, Art Director – Change Serviceplan

Szymon Szmyd, Copywriter – Foszer Sawicki



Balázs Budavári, Junior copywriter and Adrián Bajusz, Art director – DDB Budapest



Colon Sun (WanHao Sun), Account Manager and Gen Li, Senior Account Executive – BlueFocus Digital           

“The goal of New Stars is to give ambitious professionals the chance to develop their skills and learn from the industry’s best. The energy and passion of our New Stars competitors is infections, they love meeting peers from all over the world, and they return to their jobs armed with the knowledge they need to succeed,” says Eui Ja Lee and Hwan Jin Choi, Co-Chairs of the AD STARS Executive Committee.  

AD STARS is now offering a 10% discount on early bird ticket sales to attend the 10th AD STARS festival in Busan, South Korea on 24th to 26th August. Purchase tickets via

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