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JURIES: MEET THE ADFEST 2022 LOTUS AWARDS JURIES HEADED BY THE MAGINIFICENT SEVEN JURY PRESIDENTS

ADFEST is delighted to announce the full line-up of its all-star juries, who will judge its ADFEST 2022 Lotus Awards. They have been invited from all corners of Asia Pacific and the Middle East and represent the huge diversity of the region.

 

Headed by Grand Jury President, Merlee Jayme, The Magnificent Seven Jury Presidents include:

·       Grand Jury President

Jury President of Audio Lotus, Film Lotus, Outdoor Lotus & Press Lotus

Jury President of INNOVA Lotus & Lotus Roots:

Merlee Jayme, APAC Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu International, Manila

·       Jury President of Brand Experience Lotus & Direct Lotus:

Hemant Shringy, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India, Mumbai

·       Jury President of Branded Entertainment Lotus & Effective Lotus:

Kentaro Kimura, Corporate Officer & International Chief Creative Officer, Hakuhodo, and Founder & Executive Creative Director, Hakuhodo Kettle, Tokyo

·       Jury President of Design Lotus, and Print and Outdoor Craft Lotus:

Paul Chan, Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Hong Kong, Hong Kong

·        Jury President of Digital Lotus, Digital Craft Lotus & Mobile Lotus:

Claudia Cristovao, Global Creative Director & Head of Google Brand Studio APAC, Google, Tokyo

·        Jury President of eCommerce Lotus, Media Lotus, and PR Lotus:

Jason Williams, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Australia, Melbourne

·        Jury President of Film Craft Lotus and New Director Lotus:

Wuthisak Anarnkaporn, Film Director & Founder, Factory 01 Co., Ltd., Bangkok

 

Vinit Suraphongchai, Chairman of ADFEST, says “Under the leadership of these seven Jury Presidents, we very much look forward to seeing the deserving winners for this year’s ADFEST Lotus Awards. We thank all 63 juries that have joined us and who are committed to showcasing the region’s best creativity, even in the face of challenges and repeated setbacks that we have all experienced. Our industry is so resilient and will always bounce back.”

ADFEST 2022 welcomes 63 juries from 19 cities across the region.

 

Audio Lotus, Film Lotus, Outdoor Lotus & Press Lotus

·         Jury President: Merlee Jayme, APAC Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu International, Manila

·         Ash Chagla, Founding Partner & Chief Creative Officer, Science & Sunshine, Dubai

·         Chandra Suteja, Co-Founder & Creative Director, FTW MARSX, Jakarta

·         Erick Rosa, Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe Japan, Tokyo

·         Kim Pick, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R New Zealand, Auckland & Wellington

·         Marco Versolato, Chief Creative Officer, WPP@Unilever/Wunderman Thompson Singapore, Singapore

·         Rahul Mathew, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Mudra Group, Mumbai

·         Torsak Chuenprapar, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Wolf BKK, Bangkok

·         Yinbo Ma, Chief Creative Officer, McCann China, Shanghai

 

Brand Experience Lotus & Direct Lotus

·         Jury President: Hemant Shringy, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India, Mumbai

·         Doug Schiff, Chief Creative Officer, Geometry Ogilvy Japan, Tokyo

·         Frankie Fung, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Group Hong Kong, Hong Kong

·         Jesse Wong, Creative Director, GREYnJ UNITED, Bangkok

·         Jon Austin, Executive Creative Director, Host/Havas, Sydney

·         Richard Yu, Regional Chief Creative Officer, Greater China, ADK, Taipei

·         Vidya Manmohan, Founder & Creative Chairwoman, V4Good, Dubai

·         Vinod Savio, Regional Executive Creative Director, Toaster, Singapore

·         Woon Hoh, Regional Chief Creative Officer, Hakuhodo International, Kuala Lumpur

 

Branded Entertainment Lotus & Effective Lotus

·         Jury President: Kentaro Kimura, Corporate Officer & International Chief Creative Officer of Hakuhodo, and Founder & ECD of Hakuhodo Kettle, Tokyo

·         Akhilesh Bagri, Executive Creative Director, Serviceplan Middle East, Dubai

·         Alice Chou, Chief Creative Officer, dentsuMB Taiwan, Taipei

·         Damisa Ongsiriwattana, Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, SOUR Bangkok, Bangkok

·         Eric Zhou, Co-Founder, TOPic, Guangzhou

·         Graham Drew, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

·         Robby Mathew, Vice Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, FCB Interface, Mumbai

 

Design Lotus, Print & Outdoor Craft Lotus

·         Jury President: Paul Chan, Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Hong Kong, Hong Kong

·         John Ed de Vera, Head for Design, TBWA/SMP, Manila

·         Koen Arbouw, Lead Designer, Bear Meets Eagle On Fire, Sydney

·         Siddhi Yadav Machado, Executive Creative Director – Art, McCann Worldgroup, Mumbai

·         Surachai Puthikulangkura, Founder & CEO, Illusion CGI Studio, Bangkok

·         Taiji Kimura, Creative Director, Art Director & Designer, PEN.Inc., Tokyo

·         Yah-Leng Yu, Founding Creative Director & Ambassador of Design, Foreign Policy Design Group, Singapore

·         Yasuo Matsubara, Creative Director & Art Director, FACT, Tokyo

·         Youngho Hwang, Creative Director, Innocean Worldwide, Seoul

 

Digital Lotus, Digital Craft Lotus & Mobile Lotus

·         Jury President: Claudia Cristovao, Global Creative Director & Head of Google Brand Studio APAC, Google, Tokyo

·         Alexander Obradovic, Regional Head of Experience & Group Creative Director, Publicis Sapient, Dubai

·         Dinesh Swamy, Chief Creative Officer, BC Web Wise, Mumbai

·         Guan Hin Tay, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Singapore, Singapore

·         Jerome Ooi, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Hong Kong, Hong Kong

·         Naoki Tanaka, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc./Dentsu Lab Tokyo, Tokyo

·         Napapatch Kantasil, Creative Strategist, SEA Creative Shop (Thailand), META, Bangkok

·         Sam Maguinness, Creative Director, R/GA, Melbourne

·         Yubin Bang, Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, Seoul

 

eCommerce Lotus, Media Lotus & PR Lotus

·         Jury President: Jason Williams, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Australia, Melbourne

·         Aaron Koh, Co-Founder & Creative, GOVT Singapore, Singapore

·         Keisuke Muroya, Creative Director, Tokyu Agency Inc., Tokyo

·         Mark Shan, Chief Executive Officer, Let’s Twinkle, Shanghai

·         Miyoung Koh, Media Planning Director, Innocean Worldwide, Seoul

·         Omar Sotomayor, Executive Creative Director, Edelman, Singapore

·         Parattajariya Jalayanateja, Managing Director, Wunderman Thompson Thailand, Bangkok

·         Parthasarathy Mandayam, Chief Executive Officer, Mindshare South Asia, Mumbai

·         Satrya Pinandita, Corporate Affairs, Public Relations Lead, Shopee Indonesia, Jakarta

 

Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus

·         Jury President: Wuthisak Anarnkaporn, Film Director & Founder, Factory 01 Co., Ltd., Bangkok

·         Dennis Liu, Film Director, RadicalMedia, Shanghai

·         Eri Sawatari, Freelance Film Director & Member of Tsuji Management, Tokyo

·         Gerard Fitzgerald, Executive Creative Director, SongZu, Singapore

·         Gordon Westman, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, 116 Pictures, Ho Chi Minh City

·         Madhukar Kotian, Founder & Executive Producer, Fingerprint Films, Mumbai

·         Michelle Savil, Director, Good Oil Films, Auckland

·         Takeshi Takada, Co-Founder & Executive Producer, Alt.vfx, Brisbane

·         Young-wook Paik, Film Director, MassMessAge, Seoul

 

All Jury photos & bios are available here.

 

Finalists will be announced in March and the Lotus Awards Virtual Ceremony for ADFEST 2022 will be held on Thursday 7th April at 12:00pm (UTC+7).  Make sure you save the date and join us to celebrate the region’s best creativity.

 

Founded in 1998, ADFEST is a not-for-profit festival and one of only eight regional creative festivals included in the WARC Creative Rankings, the annual worldwide league tables for the global advertising industry.

 

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HEAD OF PR

Ms. Sara Fielding

Email: Sara@ADFEST.com

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