Adfest celebrates its 20th year in 2017. As Grand Jury President, Royer will oversee the 2017 Adfest Lotus Awards
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | November 25, 2016
Adfest recently announced that one of the world’s most esteemed creative leaders, Ted Royer, Chief Creative Officer at Droga5, will join the festival’s 20th anniversary celebrations next year as Grand Jury President overseeing the 2017 Adfest Lotus Awards.
Ranked #1 (of 30) by Business Insider as the most creative people in advertising in 2016, Royer has won over 100 major awards in a career spanning two decades. He joined Droga5 in its early days, but has worked all over the globe from Singapore to Argentina, Australia and New York.
“Adfest celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2017 so it is fitting to welcome a Grand Jury President who has made such an enduring mark on our industry over the past 20 years. Ted is a true visionary who continually taps into current trends to create the industry’s most talked-about campaigns. It’s an honour to welcome him to Thailand next year,” said, Jimmy Lam, President, Adfest.
Royer has played a pivotal role in growing Droga5 from fledgling start-up to an agency of 600 employees, which last year won both the AdAge and Creativity Agency of the Year accolades. Prior to joining Droga5, he sat on the worldwide creative boards of Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis Groupe.
Royer said, “I’m sincerely excited to be joining Adfest in its 20th year. It is a festival that celebrates local cultures, yet demands global standards – I think this will make it a uniquely rewarding show to judge. I’m looking forward to seeing the ideas that are shaping the region’s future, and meeting some of the creators behind them.”
Vinit Suraphongchai, Chairman, Adfest, said, “Adfest 2017 will be a true celebration of all that has been accomplished in this rich, colourful region over the past two decades. We are so pleased Ted has accepted our invitation to come along and celebrate in the style Adfest is now famous for.”
Adfest 2017 celebrates ‘20 Years of Diversity’ from March 22-25, 2017 in Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya, Thailand. Entries to the 2017 Lotus Awards are now open. One can visit www.adfest.com more information.