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Spikes Asia has named the juries for the Creative Effectiveness, Innovation, Healthcare and Integrated categories, which complete the line-up for the 2015 Festival. Just one from NZ this time – but Colenso BBDO ceo Nick Garrett (soon to be ceo at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne) is a jury president (on Creative Effectiveness).

NZ will have four jurors at the festival – Clemenger BBDO Wellington ECD Bridget Alkema (on the Outdoor & Radio jury), Special Group CD Maria Devereux (Direct and Promo & Activation jury), Robber’s Dog director Adam Stevens (Film Craft), and Garrett.

Ninety-three jurors from 18 countries across Asia Pacific have now been confirmed for Spikes Asia.

Creative Effectiveness Jury
Nick Garrett, CEO, Colenso BBDO, New Zealand– Jury President
Wendy Walker, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Manulife, Singapore
Firzan Mulafer, Director Client Services, Publicis Solutions, Sri Lanka
Stefano Augello, Chief Strategy Officer, SEA, Havas Worldwide, Asia Pacific
Gerald Cyron, Head of Planning & Innovation, LOUD, Australia
Hephzibah Pathak, Global Brand Director, Ogilvy & Mather, Global
Dick van Motman, Chairman & CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network/Southeast Asia, Singapore
Margot Torres, Senior Vice President, Marketing, McDonald’s, The Philippines

Healthcare Jury
Vineet Vijayraj Thapar, SVP, Creative, Digitas Health Lifebrands, Global/UK – Jury President
Helen Shortis, Senior Art Director, UrsaClemenger, Australia
Sean Reily, Executive Creative Director Singapore and Southeast Asia, McCann Health, Singapore
Jamie Read, Regional Director, SE Asia, Health, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Asia Pacific
Till Hohmann, VP & Executive Creative Director, Grey Group, Asia Pacific
Bindu Menon, Managing Partner, Point Blank Advertising, India
Anthony Tham, Executive Creative Director, UBS Saatchi & Saatchi Health, China

Innovation Jury
Ben Cooper, Group Innovation Director, M&C Saatchi, Australia – Jury President
Arvind Sethumadhavan, Chief Innovation Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, Singapore
Christoph Becker, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Gyro, Global
Johan Vakidis, Executive Creative Director, R/GA, China
Emir Shafri, Digital Lead, Young & Rubicam, Singapore
Grant Hunter, Regional Creative Director APAC, iris Worldwide, Asia Pacific
Anthony J James, Chief Innovation & Growth Officer, DDB Group, Asia Pacific

Integrated Jury
Matt Eastwood, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson, Global – Jury President
Marcus Rebeschini, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R Asia, Asia Pacific
Nils Andersson, President & Chief Creative Officer, TBWA, China
Nick Waters, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, Asia Pacific
Wain Choi, Global Executive Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, South Korea
Yoshihiro Yagi, Creative Director, Dentsu, Japan
Valerie Pinto, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick, India
Peter Grasse, President, Curious Films, Australia
Todd Hunter, Creative Executive, Creative Artists Agency, Global

Entries are still being accepted into Spikes Asia ahead of the festival and awards, now just five weeks’ away. The extended deadline for entries is tomorrow (Friday 7 August) and further information on the entry process, including details on the categories, rules and fees is available at


Delegate Registration: Open
Entries: Open
Extended Entries Deadline: tomorrow (Friday 7 August)
Spikes Asia Festival Dates: Wednesday 9 September to Friday 11 September
At: Suntec, Singapore

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