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AKQA’s Inamoto tapped for AdFest Grand Jury President job

BANGKOK – AKQA’s vice president and newly promoted worldwide chief creative officer Rei Inamoto has been tapped as the 2015 Grand Jury President for AdFest.

Described by AdFest as on of the world’s leading digital influencers, Inamoto has been credited with putting the digital agency on the map working with leading brands such as Audi, Nike and Red Bull among others and helping launch AKQA New York in 2004.

He now provides creative leadership for AKQA’s 14 global offices and twice made Creativity Magazine’s Creativity 50 list, Forbes’ The Top 25 Most Creative People in Advertising and has been inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s The Hall of Achievement.


Commenting on his appointment, Inamoto said: “It’s our imagination that allows technology to advance our industry, society and, most importantly, humanity. As Grand Jury President of AdFest 2015, I look forward to witnessing the most imaginative ideas that force us into the next chapter of our universe.”

Commenting on Inamoto’s appointment, AdFest president Jimmy Lam said: “Rei is without doubt one of the most influential thought leaders in the creative industry today. As Grand Jury President, his responsibilities are large – not only will be preside over all 18 Lotus categories, he will also oversee a super panel of Jury Presidents judging the Integrated Lotus, INNOVA Lotus and the vry unique Lotus Roots categories.”

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