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Spikes Asia: Weber Shandwick’s Valerie Pinto is Jury President for PR

The other two Indians in the second list of jury members for the awards include ZenithOptimedia’s Anupriya Acharya (Media Jury) and Chrome Pictures’ Amit Sharma (Film Craft Jury)

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 30, 2015


The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, which this year takes place from September 9 to 11, has released more names of the creative experts forming the Branded Content & Entertainment; Digital & Mobile; Film Craft; Media and PR juries.

Three Indians feature in the second list of jury members. Valerie Pinto, CEO, Weber Shandwick, India, is Jury President for the PR category.

Anupriya Acharya, Group Chief Executive Officer, ZenithOptimedia, India, is part of the Media Jury, while Amit Sharma, Director, Chrome Pictures Media, India is part of the jury for Film Craft category.

Branded Content & Entertainment Jury

Todd Hunter, Creative Executive, Creative Artists Agency, Global – Jury President

Emily Bull, Founder/ Executive Producer,, Australia

Michaela Lyon, Global Brand Leader, Leo Burnett, China & Asia Pacific

Dew Intapunya, Managing Director, Ensemble Branded Entertainment, IPG Mediabrands, Thailand

Georg Warga, Creative Director/Filmmaker/Founder, Goodstein, China

Minoru Yashima, Senior Planning Director, ADK, Japan

Adam Bow, Regional Director of Content, Carat, Asia Pacific

Chris Stephenson, APAC Head of Strategy and Planning, PHD, Asia Pacific

Digital and Mobile Jury

Wain Choi, Global Executive Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea – Jury President

Pei Pei Ng, Executive Creative Director, Possible Worldwide, Asia Pacific

Andrew Fergusson, Creative Director, Droga5, Australia

Alex Phung, Vice President & Chief Content Officer, BlueFocus Digital Marketing Agency, China

Arthur Policarpio, Chief Executive Officer, Mobext, The Philippines

Hiroshi Hori, Regional Digital Director, Hakuhodo, Japan

Benson Toh, Creative Director, Tribal Worldwide, Singapore

Tzu-Chiang Yang, Creative Partner, Bremen Digital Creative, Chinese Taipei

Film Craft Jury

Peter Grasse, President, Curious Films, Australia – Jury President

Syed Gousul Alam Shaon, Managing Partner & Country Head, Grey Advertising, Bangladesh

Adam Stevens, Director, Robber’s Dog Films, New Zealand

Amit Sharma, Director, Chrome Pictures Media LLP, India

Alvin Ng, Creative Director, FCB, Malaysia

Fadi Yaish, Regional Executive Creative Director, Impact BBDO, UAE

Sariyanti Sannie, Senior Producer, Sixtoes TV, Singapore

Media Jury

Nick Waters, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, Asia Pacific– Jury President

Josh Gallagher, Regional Strategy Director, APAC, Havas Media, Asia Pacific

Sophie Price, Chief Strategy Officer, UM, Australia

Anupriya Acharya, Group Chief Executive Officer, ZenithOptimedia, India

Wendy Soeweno, Principle Partner Team Unilever, Mindshare, Indonesia

Masaki Mikami, Corporate Officer, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Japan

Deric Wong, Managing Partner, Strategy, Omnicom Media Group, Hong Kong

Jenny Lee, Senior Global Media Manager, Innocean, South Korea

PR Jury

Valerie Pinto, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick, India – Jury President

Michelle Tham, Managing Director, Hill & Knowlton Strategies, Singapore

Karen Hung, Chief Strategy Officer & Vice President, Elite PR Group, Chinese Taipei

James Wright, Group Chief Operating Officer, Havas Worldwide, Managing Director, Red Agency Australia and Havas PR APAC, Australia

Marianne Admardatine, Head of Corporate Communications and Business Development, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Indonesia

Tetsuya Honda, Founder/Managing Director, BlueCurrent, Japan

Amanda Goh, Chief Executive Officer, Edelman, Singapore

Ma Amylyn de Quiros, Founder and President, Full Circle Communications, The Philippines

Andrea Hayes, Spikes Asia’s Festival Director, said, “These individuals embody the spirit of creativity that is at the heart of Spikes Asia. We are excited to see the outcome of their discussions in identifying and honouring the most creative work from Asia Pacific, and setting standards for the region’s creative community.”

Spikes Asia is extending the deadline for entries until Friday, August 7, 2015.

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