Young Spikes Account Leadership Academy

A programme designed to inspire and equip young agency account executives with the tools to lead ground-breaking creativity.

How can we provide meaningful client leadership in times of change and chaos? What's the role of Execs as brands and businesses navigate an unpredictable and unstructured business world?

Participants gain a deeper understanding of how creativity makes a real difference for both client and agency.

26 - 28 September 2018

Behind every piece of award-winning creativity is an outstanding account leader. The bridge between the creative team and the client is uniquely positioned to align the creative process and develop breakthrough communications that impact the client's business and their own.

The Young Account Leadership Academy is a three-day intensive programme designed to equip young agency account executives with the tools, knowledge and inspiration they need to lead groundbreaking creativity.

For any enquries about the Academy, please contact Ryhn Lee at

The Programme

The Young Account Leadership Academy will equip future leaders with tools they need to truly lead groundbreaking creativity for their clients.

Exclusive presentations

From industry leaders and thinkers.

Bespoke tutorials

Tailored to the needs of the academy students.

Handpicked sessions

Access to the Spikes Asia programme.

The region's best work

Exhibitions of the best work from Asia Pacific and beyond.

Who is it for?

The academy is designed to nurture the top account leaders of tomorrow. It is especially tailored for Account Managers, Account Executives, Project Managers, Brand Executives, Senior Account Executives and Business Executives.

How does it work?

The programme covers the most important aspects of an account executive's role, including creating a bravery culture, uncovering insights from the brief, inspiring idea development, successfully pitching an idea to win and executing the big idea.

What will you learn?

A brilliant Client Leader empowers both the client and teams to grow, focus and survive in this 24-hour always on Marketing environment.

The Young Account Executive Academy at Spikes Asia will inspire and empower the next generation of Leaders to lead through change, chaos & crazy ideas.

Ways to uncover your strengths and voice as an account leader

How to become a Trusted Advisor and help clients navigate their daily chaos

Championing teams to deliver both quick and long-term wins for clients

How to have fun and champion crazy ideas 

Approaches to partner with clients as they transform across new customers, channels and content 

Academy Tutor

Sebastien Lepez 

Seb is a digital marketer with 16 years of experience across both client and agency.

Seb launched Jolt Digital, a digital marketing consultancy firm, in June 2018. Jolt Digital’s mission is to help brands transform digitally and drive digital innovation powered by technology: AdTech and MarTech.

Prior to creating his startup, Seb was leading digital marketing and brand marketing across APAC for one of Johnson & Johnson’s most digitally sophisticated brand, ACUVUE®. Before working as a marketer, Seb spent 13 years in top global media agencies where he led accounts and drove digital adoption across APAC and EMEA for well-known brands and advertisers: P&G, HP, Panadol®, Mr Muscle®, Sony, ANZ bank.

Seb has been living in Singapore for the past 8 years. Before coming to Asia, he spent 8 years in London.