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Spikes Asia announces Film, Print, Outdoor and Radio jury

The 12-member jury is chaired by Amir Kassaei, chief creative officer, DDB Worldwide.

Spikes Asia Festival, a collaboration between Cannes Lions and Haymarket Media, has announced the jury for the 25th Spikes Asia awards for Film, Print, Outdoor and Radio categories.

Spikes Asia announces Film, Print, Outdoor and Radio jury
The awards will be held during September 16-18 at Singapore. The 12-member jury will be chaired by Amir Kassaei, chief creative officer, DDB Worldwide. The other members comprise notable creative people from across the region, including Ashish Chakravarty, chief creative officer, McCann Worldgroup India; Brian Capel, executive creative director, Leo Burnett, Indonesia; David Guerrero, chairman and chief creative officer, BBDO Guerrero, The Philippines; Francis Wee, executive creative director, Ogilvy & Mather, China; Gigi Lee, executive creative director, Y&R, Malaysia; Hye Jin Won, senior group creative director, Innocean, South Korea; Kentaro Kimura, creative director/co-chief executive officer, Hakuhodo Kettle, Japan; Matty Burton, executive creative director, WhybinTBWATequila, Australia; Piya Churakpong, executive creative director, Lowe Worldwide, Thailand; Steve Elrick, regional executive creative director, BBH Asia Pacific, Regional; and Tay Guan Hin, regional executive creative director, SE Asia, JWT, Regional.

Philip Thomas, CEO, Lions Festivals, says, "This is a very strong jury line up befitting the high calibre of work that no doubt will be judged at Spikes Asia this year. While Asia-Pacific agencies are doing well at international awards, it's at regional awards such as Spikes Asia where more of the work will shine, putting the spotlight on the region, its agencies and the creators of the work."

For the record, the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity is the result of a collaboration between the Lions Festivals, organisers of Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx and Eurobest, and Haymarket, publishers of Campaign Asia Pacific. The festival provides the region's creative and advertising industry a platform to network and exchange ideas, bringing together some of the finest creative thinkers from across the region and around the world.

In 2011, the festival was attended by about 1,700 delegates. The festival also hosts seminars and relevant presentations for the creative industry.

Awards are given in categories such as Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Digital, Integrated, Direct, Promo and Activation, Media, Print Craft, Film Craft, Design, Mobile, PR, Branded Content and Entertainment, and Creative Effectiveness.