Spikes Asia 2019 Jury members announced

49% female creative leaders join the juries from across Asia Pacific

Spikes Asia, the Asia Pacific Festival of Creativity and the region’s most prestigious awards for the creative branded communications industry, has announced the full 2019 jury line-up.

This year, 97 jury members from 17 countries will convene in Singapore to benchmark the very best creative work from across the region. Judging will take place throughout the three-day Festival, from 25 - 27 September 2019, culminating in an evening Awards Show to celebrate APAC creative excellence. The Juries will be comprised of 49% female creative leaders this year, across 22 Spikes Award categories, including the new Creative eCommerce Spike.  

Commenting on the announcement, Joe Pullos, Festival Director, Spikes Asia said, “The Spikes Asia Awards set the future focus of the industry. I’m delighted to welcome such esteemed jury members to represent the Spikes Awards in 2019 and ensure that the creative benchmark for Asia Pacific is set. The region is creatively diverse, so it’s a pleasure to introduce such a diversity of jury members, representing a breadth of countries, disciplines and backgrounds, including close to an equal gender split.”

The Spikes Asia 2019 juries are:

Brand Experience & Activation and Creative eCommerce Jury 
Jury President – Bill Yom, Global Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, Global
Lucille Essey, SVP, Executive Creative Director & Show Director, Jack Morton Worldwide, Greater China
Radhe Vaswani, Chief Operating Officer, Global Clients, MullenLowe Profero, Hong Kong
Kim Ragan, Creative Director, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand
Paul Nagy, Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Australia & New Zealand
Saharath Sawadatikom, Managing Director & Creative Partner, CJ WORX, Thailand
Noriaki Onoe, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan
Alvin Lim, Creative Chairman & Founder, GPB Shanghai, China

Creative Effectiveness Jury
Jury President - David Porter, Vice President, Global Media, Unilever, APAC
Wendy Walker, Senior Director Marketing, Salesforce, APAC
Shaun Tay, Co-Owner & CEO, FCB, Malaysia
Laura Aldington, CEO, Host/Havas, Australia
Narayan Devanathan, Group Executive & Strategy Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, South Asia

Digital, Mobile and Digital Craft Jury
Jury President - Seamus Higgins, VP and Chief Creative Officer, R/GA, APAC
Kerry Khoo, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Immerse, Malaysia
Ha Nguyen, Co-Founder & CEO, Click Media, Vietnam
Min Seo, Vice President & Campaign Director, INNORED, South Korea
Ronnie Wu, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\China, China
Pathida Akkarajindanon, Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Thailand
Kenji Oda, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan
Sophie te Pas, Creative Director, Digital, MediaMonks, Singapore
Eunyoung Lee, VP Online Marketing & eCommerce, Samsung Electronics, South Korea


Direct Jury 
Jury President - Sheung Yan Lo (Mayan), Chief Creative Officer, APAC & Chairman, Asia Pacific Creative Council, Wunderman Thompson, APAC
Bobby Pawar, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group, India
Damon Stapleton, Regional Chief Creative Officer, DDB, New Zealand & Australia
Marina Danjo, Copywriter, Dentsu Inc., Japan 
Sarah McGregor, Creative Director, Cummins&Partners, Australia 
Ajay Thrivikraman, Chief Creative Officer, Global Clients, Publicis Worldwide, Singapore
Maan Bautista, Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup, The Philippines
Kate Hyewon Oh, Co-Chief Creative Officer & Executive Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea 

Design and Print & Outdoor Craft
Jury President - Yang Yeo, Co-Chief Creative Officer, Hakuhodo, APAC 
Maria Shamsi, Creative Director, Synergy Dentsu, Pakistan 
Rajdeepak Das, Managing Director, India & Chief Creative Officer, South Asia, Leo Burnett, South Asia
Veradis Vinyaratn, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Thailand, Thailand
Fiona Leeming, Executive Creative Director, Honey Communications, Australia
Alice Wang, Director, Alice Wang Design, Taiwan
Ben Sun Erhei, Chief Creative Officer, China & General Manager, Shanghai, Havas, China
Dan Vasconcelos, Creative Director, Prophet, Hong Kong

Entertainment and Music Jury
Jury President - Debbi Vandeven, Global Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R, Global 
Matt Taylor, Managing Director, Milkmoney, Australia
Kazoo Sato, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Hakuhodo, Japan 
Genie, Head of Creative, VICE Media, APAC
Ruey Ku, Managing Director, Publicis Media Content, China
Zia Mandviwalla, Director, Finch, APAC
Angel Lee, Regional Director, Big Sync Music, APAC
Richard Yu, Regional Chief Creative Officer, ADK Taiwan, Greater China 

Film Craft Jury
Jury President - Wilf Sweetland, Global CEO & Partner, Sweetshop, Global
Thomas Yang, Deputy Executive Creative Director & Head of Art & Design, DDB, Singapore
Abhinav Pratiman, Film Director, Early Man Film, India 
Lien Dang, Executive Producer, Echo Productions, Vietnam 
Adrian Courtney Miller, Group Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy, Indonesia
Maurice Noone, Film Director & Co-Founder, Directors Think Tank, Malaysia
Kat Tan, Group Creative Director, FCB Shanghai, China 
Kim Wildenburg , Managing Director & Executive Producer, Sedona Productions, Australia

Film and Print & Publishing Jury
Jury President - Josy Paul, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India
Alice Chou, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Inc., Taiwan, Taiwan
Carol Lam, President & Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, Greater China
Jin Saito, Creative Director, SIX & CEO, COTODAMA, SIX Inc. / COTODAMA, Japan
Asawin Phanichwatana, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, GREYnJ UNITED, Thailand
Sheng Jin Ang, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe, Singapore
Angie Tijam-Tohid, Creative Director, Ace Saatchi & Saatchi, The Philippines 

Healthcare Jury
Jury President - Pierre Loo, Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Greater China
Toby Pickford, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy Health, Australia
Lyndon Louis, Senior Creative Director, Havas Life Sorento, India 
Mayuko Kamo, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan
Phyllis Cheng, Vice President – Healthcare, Omnicom Public Relations Group, Singapore 
Richa Goswami, Global Head of Digital, Johnson and Johnson, Global

Innovation Jury
Jury President - Tara Mckenty, Creative Lead, Google, Australia 
Zélia Zakhi, Chief Experience Officer, Virtusize, Japan
Aliza Knox, Head of APAC, Cloudflare, APAC
Keith Timimi, Chief Innovation Officer, VMLY&R, Asia
Dominic Stallard, Experience Centre Leader, PwC Experience Centre, South East Asia
Johan Vakidis, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Worldwide, China

Media Jury
Jury President - Anna Chitty, CEO, PHD, China
Mallika Shankarnarayan, Chief Strategy Officer, Havas, Singapore
Nicola Lewis, Chief Investment Officer, GroupM, Australia 
Kasper Aakerlund, Regional President, UM, APAC
Tanmay Mohanty, Group CEO, Zenith Media, India 
Phil Adrien, Managing Director, Media & Performance Group, Dentsu Aegis Network, Singapore 
Avery Akkineni, Vice President, VaynerMedia, Singapore

Outdoor and Radio & Audio Jury
Jury President - Merlee Jayme, Chairmom & Chief Creative Officer, DENTSU Jayme Syfu, The Philippines
Ashish Chakravarty, Executive Director and Head of Creative, McCann Worldgroup, India 
Naho Manabe, Creative Director, Hakuhodo Inc., Japan
Lili Jiang, Group Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, Hong Kong
Anusha Wijeyaratne, Creative Consultant, Phoenix Ogilvy & Mather, Sri Lanka
Assam Khalid, Creative Director & Strategic Planning Director, BBDO, Pakistan
Jung Hwa Son, Creative Director, Innocean Worldwide, South Korea

PR Jury
Jury President - Christine Park, Executive Vice President, Head of Brand & Digital, Edelman, South Korea
Jessica Cluff, Creative Lead, One Green Bean, Australia
Motoko Kunita, Executive Officer, Dentsu Public Relations Inc., Japan
Shouvik Prasanna Mukherjee, Executive Creative Director, Golin, Singapore
Archana Jain, Managing Director, PR Pundit, India 
Eunice Wong, Chief Growth Officer, Ketchum, Greater China
Alex Wilson, Head of Business Development, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Asia & Greater China

The Integrated Jury will be led by President Sheung Yan Lo (Mayan), Chief Creative Officer, APAC & Chairman, Asia Pacific Creative Council, Wunderman Thompson. The Glass: Award for Change Jury will be led by President Josy Paul, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India – both juries will be comprised of Presidents and jurors from other categories.

The Spikes Asia Festival presents a three-day speaker programme from across the creative industries, including the region's most influential decision-makers, global talent and up-and-coming names, alongside networking events, training and exhibitions of the region's best creative work. This year’s theme, Asia Rising, reflects the transformational shift of the current Asian creative industry.

The Awards entry deadline is Friday 16 August 2019. For further information about how to enter the Awards please contact awards@spikes.asia or visit www.spikes.asia. Spikes Asia runs from 25-27 September in Suntec, Singapore, with the Spikes Asia Awards Show taking place on 27 September.