Spikes Asia has announced the jury presidents for its Digital, and Direct and Promo Jury. Rei Inamoto, chief creative officer of AKQA will head this year’s Digital Jury and William Rosen, president and chief creative officer – North America of Arc Worldwide will chair the Direct and Promo Jury.
“We look forward to welcoming and working with Bill and Rei at Spikes this year. Highly respected individuals with impressive backgrounds, their knowledge in their respective fields will be extremely valuable to the awards and to the region,” said Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions who with Haymarket are joint organisers of the Festival.
As chief creative officer of AKQA, Rei is responsible for delivering creative solutions for the agency’s clients such as Nike, Xbox, McDonald’s and Visa. Commenting on his appointment, Rei Inamoto, said, “In the last five years, our industry has changed more so than it did in the previous 50 years. One thing that caused – forced - that change is Digital. I'm extremely honoured and proud to be the President of such a dynamic and influential category at Spikes Asia in 2010.”
William Rosen is president and chief creative officer of North America for Arc Worldwide, a global marketing company and part of Leo Burnett Worldwide and the Publicis Group. He is responsible for the creative product across all Arc disciplines - digital, direct, promotion and shopper/retail marketing - for clients including McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Nestlé Purina, Comcast, Walgreen’s, United Airlines, Whirlpool and MillerCoors.
William Rosen, said on his appointment, “It is an honour to chair this important jury at Spikes Asia. The ability to leverage insights about individuals to create incentives for involvement is quickly becoming the new creative currency. Certainly, one of the best places to glimpse that future is judging Asia’s best direct and promotion activation work.”
Spikes Asia will be held from 19 to 21 September in Suntec city, Singapore.
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