Spikes Asia 2017: Amit Akali among jury presidents

Leads the Healthcare category; only Indian among 14 presidents

Jul 05, 2017 04:04:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team

Spikes Asia has announced the jury presidents who will lead the 14 juries at this year’s Festival. 
Leading the Healthcare category is Amit Akali, CCO, Medulla Communications.
The festival will take place between 27-29 September in Singapore.
Andrea Hayes, festival director, Spikes Asia, said, “The jury presidents are key to ensuring that the juries maintain their vision of the standard they want to set for the industry and the direction they want to take as a collective. We’re honoured and delighted to have such a breadth of creative greats involved this year to lead these discussions on creativity in the region."
Terry Savage, co-chairman, Cannes Lions, said, “The Asia Pacific region is a melting pot of innovation, craft and outstanding creativity and we’ve seen how effective this is in generating real results for brands and real engagement from consumers. Spikes Asia is committed to providing a platform to showcase the very best of Asia Pacific’ creativity to the rest of the world and our jury presidents share the same vision."
The other jury presidents are:
Creative Effectiveness
Jean-Paul Burge, chairman and CEO, BBDO Asia, Asia Pacifici
Johnny Tan, ECD, 72andSunny, Asia Pacific
Digital, Mobile and Digital Craft
Yasuharu Sasaki, ECD and head of digital creative, Dentsu Inc., Japan
Direct and Promo & Activation
Mark Tutssel, global CCO, Leo Burnett Worldwide and creative chairman, Publicis Communications
Jeremy Craigen, global CCO, Innocean Worldwide
Film, Print & Publishing, Print & Outdoor Craft and Integrated
Kate Stanners, chairwoman and global CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi
Film Craft
Jo de Fina, executive producer and founder, The OTTO Empire, Australia
Bessie Lee, founder and CEO, Withinlink, China
Danny Bass, CEO, IPG Mediabrands Australia
Outdoor and Radio
Josh Moore, CCO and CEO, Y&R ANZ, Australia and New Zealand
Debby Cheung, president, Ogilvy Public Relations, China/Hong Kong