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JURIES: THAI ADVERTISING MAESTRO TRONG TANTIVEJAKUL IS ADFEST 2012’S JURY PRESIDENT OF FILM LOTUS & RADIO LOTUS
BANGKOK: Trong Tantivejakul, Chief Creative Officer at Y&R Bangkok, will join a stellar line-up of Jury Presidents at ADFEST 2012, which takes place on 18th - 20th March 2012 in Pattaya, Thailand.


Tantivejakul has come on board as Jury President of the Film Lotus and Radio Lotus categories at ADFEST 2012, completing a panel of seven of world’s top creative executives who are traveling to ADFEST on 14th March to oversee this year’s judging.


“It is a great honor to be invited to judge this show. I have been fortunate to participate in ADFEST every year and have even judged before. I came away from that experience inspired and humbled. There is a vast amount of talent in Asia, which view this business in a unique way,” says Tantivejakul.


“ADFEST is the only show that is built with an Asian spirit and sensibility.  It has been a showcase for Asia for a number of years where Asian work, its talent and their ideas are celebrated.  I encourage young talent in Asia to attend ADFEST. It is rich in ideas and large in inspiration.”


Tantivejakul’s appointment completes this year’s line-up of Jury Presidents, which includes:
Grand Jury President and Cyber Jury President: Bob Greenberg, Chairman, CEO and Global Chief Creative Officer at R/GA in New York

Film Lotus & Radio Lotus: Trong Tantivejakul, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R Bangkok
Press Lotus: Prasoon Joshi, President of McCann Worldgroup South Asia
Outdoor Lotus: Merlee Cruz-Jayme, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, DM9 JaymeSyfu Manila
Direct Lotus & Promo Lotus: Yukio Nakayama, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Inc. Tokyo
Design Lotus & Print Craft Lotus: Stanley Wong (anothermountainman), Visual Communicator, Hong Kong
Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus: George Mackenzie, Regional Managing Director, The Sweet Shop Auckland
 

“Entries to ADFEST 2012 will be judged by an all-star panel of industry executives, overseen by seven of the world’s best creatives,” says Jimmy Lam, President of the ADFEST Working Committee.


Inspired by a revolution in Thai advertising in the 1980s, Tantivejakul studied advertising at Bangkok University. He cut his teeth as a copywriter at McCann-Erickson in the USA, and later returned to Thailand to work at Leo Burnett and Y&R.


With over twenty years experience, Tantivejakul has received a stash of awards at ADFEST, D&AD, the Clios, Communication Arts, One Show and Cannes.


ADFEST 2012 takes place on 18th– 20thMarch 2012 at PEACH, Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya, Thailand.  To register for tickets, please visit www.adfest.com


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