It’s that time in the year once again that Southeast Asia will be hailing its top agencies and professionals at the Campaign Asia Agency of the Year (AOY) Awards. Let’s look at the shortlists for Agency and People of the Year from the Philippines. 

The five shortlisted Creative Agencies of the Year for the Philippines are BBDO Guerrero, Dentsu Jayme Syfu, J. Walter Thompson Philippines, Ogilvy, and TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno. 

BBDO Guerrero will be looking to defend its Agency of the Year title from last year. 

Last year’s Media Agency of the Year, Mindshare Philippines, will once again be in contention for the award and will be up against OMD Philippines, PHD Philippines, The Huddle Room, UM, and Wavemaker Philippines. 

Meanwhile, five agencies will be competing for Philippines Digital Agency of the Year: BBDO Guerrero, Dentsu Jayme Syfu, NuWorks Interactive Labs, SVEN, and TBWA\Digital Arts Network Manila. 

NuWorks Interactive Labs will face stiff competition from Seven A.D., SVEN, The EON Group, and The Huddle Room for this year’s Philippines Independent Agency of the Year title. 

Meanwhile, over at the Southeast Asia regional awards, the Philippine agencies competing for their respective titles are The Huddle Room for Southeast Asia PR Agency of the Year and Southeast Asia Experiential Marketing Agency of the Year, TBWA\Digital Arts Network Manila for Southeast Asia Social Media Agency of the Year, IDEASXMACHINA and The Huddle Room for Southeast Asia Best Culture.

Under the People of the Year Awards, the Philippine shorlisters are:

Merlee Jayme of Dentsu Jayme Syfu and Melvin Mangada of TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno for Southeast Asia Creative Person of the Year

Eugene Manalo of The Huddle Room and Peach Natividad of TBWA\Digital Arts Network Manila for Southeast Asia Channel/Engagement Planner of the Year

Havas Ortega Special Projects Team of Havas Ortega Group and The Culture Hub of DDB Group Philippines for Southeast Asia Corporate Communications Person/Team of the Year

IXM NewBiz of IDEASXMACHINA for Southeast Asia New Business Development Team of the Year

Poma Malantic of PHD Philippines for Southeast Asia Strategic/Brand Planner of the Year

The Culture Hub of DDB Group Philippines for Southeast Asia Talent Management Person/Team of the Year

David Yulo of Wavemaker and Jo Aguilar of IDEASXMACHINA for Southeast Asia Young Achiever of the Year

The winners will be determined of a judging panel of client marketers and senior Campaign editors. Filipinos sitting on this year’s jury are Christina Lao, Marketing Director of McDonald’s Philippines; Jennifer Madrid, Managing Editor — U-Studio Singapore, Unilever Asia Pte. Ltd.; John-Chad Sotelo, General Manager of Electrolux; Maria Yolanda Crisanto, Senior Vice President of Globe Telecom, Inc.; and Mikey Rivera, Marketing Director-RB Health Vietnam, Reckitt Benckiser. 

The Campaign Southeast Asia Agency of the Year Awards ceremony will be on December 13, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. 

See the full regional shortlists here