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50-member Jury announced for Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards 2013

Grey’s Nirvik Singh, Mindshare’s Ravi Rao, Scarecrow’s Anindya Banerjee and Anuradha Aggarwal of Vodafone are among seven Indians on the jury this year which will be led by Ajay Kaul of Lenovo

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 21, 2013

The Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, which takes place on May 8 & 9 in Shanghai, has announced 50 industry specialists who will make up this year’s dedicated jury. Preliminary judging will commence ahead of the Festival, after which 24 members of the jury will head to Shanghai for the final judging stage.

Ajay Kaul, Executive Director Global Brand Communications, Lenovo, will preside over the jury who will be voting and deliberating on entries across the 28 categories. The winners of the 2013 awards will then be unveiled at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards ceremony on May 9 which will bring the Festival to a close.

The Indian members on the jury comprise Grey’s Nirvik Singh, Mindshare’s Ravi Rao, Scarecrow’s Anindya Banerjee, Lowe’s  Rupen Desai, Leo Burnett’s Saurabh Varma, Anuradha Aggarwal of Vodafone and Vijay Sinha of Unilever.

“This year’s jury pulls together strong expertise from across Asia Pacific and we’re delighted to have such a quality team on board. The Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness serves to set the benchmark for effectiveness in the region and we look forward to seeing which entries this year’s jury consider worthy of taking home an accolade,” said Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals.

2013 Jury Ajay Kaul, Executive Director Global Brand Communications, Lenovo, Regional – Jury President Andy Edwards, Head Of Planning, BBH, China Anindya Banerjee, Branch Manager and ECD, Scarecrow, India Anuradha Aggarwal, Senior VP, Brand Communication & Consumer Insights, Vodafone, India Charles Cadel, Regional Managing Director, McCann, Regional Cheuk Chiang, CEO, PHD, Regional Chris Thomas, Chairman & CEO of BBDO Asia, Middle East & Africa and Chairman of Proximity Worldwide David Brain, President & CEO, Asia Pacific, Edeleman, Regional Denise Goodwin, National Marketing Manager, Volkswagen, New Zealand Dick Van Motman, Chairman & CEO, Dentsu Network/Asia, Regional Freddy Bharucha, Chief Marketing Officer, Asia, P&G, Regional Gilad Coppersmith, Global SVP, Digital and Innovation Catalyst, IPG Mediabrands, Regional Hirajati Natawiria, Marketing Director, Lion Wings, Indonesia Hun Choi, Head of Strategy, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea Jeff Wu, Marketing Manager, Heineken Taiwan, Chinese Taipei Jeffrey Seah, Country Chair, VivaKi, South East Asia Chairperson, Starcom MediaVest Group, Asia Digital Leadership Team, Starcom, Regional Johan Vakidis, Head Of Planning, AKQA, China John Ziegler, Chairman & CEO, DDB Group Asia Pacific, Japan and India, Regional Karen Flynn, Managing Director, Havas Siren, Singapore Keith Smith, President, International, TBWA Ken Woo, Executive VP, Country Marketing Head, Standard Chartered, Chinese Taipei Lakish Hatalkar, VP Marketing, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, Novartis Consumer Health, Regional Mabel Leung, Regional Head of Brand and Insight, AXA Asia, Regional Margot Torres, Senior VPfor Marketing & Communications, McDonalds, The Philippines Mark Sinnock, Planning Director, Bates, Regional Matthew Godfrey, President Asia, Y&R, Regional Matthew Lackie, Senior VP, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Regional Michael Nearhos, General Manager Brand Strategy & Performance, Virgin, Australia Muhammed Hamza, Senior VP Commercial, Nestle, Sri Lanka Naomi Yamamoto, Head of Produce Group, Shiseido, Japan Nguyen Dinh Toan, Head of Marketing, Indochina, Philip Morris, Vietnam Nirvik Singh, Chairman and CEO, Asia Pacific, Grey Group, Regional Paul Heath, CEO, Ogilvy & Mather, Regional Paul Roebuck, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Regional Pully Chau, Chairman & CEO, DraftFCB, Greater China Rahul Colaco, Managing Director, Dutch Lady, Malaysia Ravi Rao, Leader, Mindshare, Regional Rob Campbell, Regional Head of Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, Regional Rupen Desai, Regional President, Lowe, Regional Saurabh Varma, Regional Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett, Regional Sean O'Brien, CEO, Carat, Singapore Seth Grossman, CEO Asia Pacific, Vizeum, Regional Simon Kemp, Managing Director, We Are Social, Singapore Simon Small, Executive Planning Director, Visual jazz Isobar, Australia Stephen Drummond, Senior Director Integrated Marketing & Communications, Coca-Cola, China Supatnuj Sorndamrih, Director of Social Marketing Support Unit, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Thailand Tom Doctoroff, Chief Executive Officer, JWT, Asia Pacific, Regional Tony Rogers, Marketing Manager, Tourism Australia, New Zealand Vijay Sinha, Regional Category Vice-President, Unilever, Regional Wendy Walker, Chief Marketing Officer, Iinet, Australia

Entries for the awards are currently being accepted until March 4. Further information on entry categories and how to submit entries can be found online at www.ame.asia. Anybody wishing to be a part of the Festival and celebrations can also find further information on how to register as a delegate on the website.

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