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Source: Spikes Asia
The Spikes Asia Creative Academy Nurtures Tomorrow's Talent
Sponsored by Cheil Worldwide

SINGAPORE, Sept 10, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Spikes Asia and Cheil Worldwide are once again teaming up to form the Spikes Asia Creative Academy, offering a unique learning opportunity for a select group of students from across Asia Pacific.

Aimed at inspiring young creative talent, the Academy's three-day programme is tailored to the needs of its students and includes tutorials and master-classes from top industry figures as well as participation in the Spikes Asia seminar and forum programme, giving them exceptional first-hand insight into the creative advertising and communications industry of which they will be a part of in the future. The Academy's activities will culminate in a graduation ceremony.

The students, currently in tertiary education studying advertising, marketing and communications, will be tutored by Noor Azhar, Senior Lecturer at the Singapore Polytechnic Design School. Noor practiced advertising as an art director at CreAds Advertising and Batey Ads and then went on to set up integrated brand communications agency Just Media (now JM Asia). Noor has tutored the Academy since 2009.

"The Spikes Asia Creative Academy will expand the students' knowledge and provide an unforgettable insight into the advertising and communications sectors, enhancing their skills and knowledge for when they embark on a career in the industry. We are delighted to continue working with Cheil Worldwide to deliver this exceptional learning platform and we look forward to welcoming this year's group of students," says Steve Latham, Director of Talent and Training for Spikes Asia.

Commenting on their Spikes Academy sponsorship, Nack-Hoi Kim, President and CEO of Cheil Worldwide says, "This will be our third year sponsoring the Spikes Academy, and we are very excited to be inviting 15 promising students in Asia to attend the festival this year. We have no doubt that these students will learn and be inspired from the industry leaders as well as the wonderful, rich programme which will be tailor-made for the group. I hope that this experience will inspire them to reach their fullest potential in their future endeavours."

This year's group of students who have earned a place on the 2012 Spikes Asia Creative Academy are:

- Allan Zhang, LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore

- Marcus Yuen, LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore

- Katrina Lam Tsz Ki, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

- Sylvia Lai Man Wai, University of the Arts London, Hong Kong

- Jovwy Kua, Saito College, Malaysia

- Lim Kwee Yen, Saito College, Malaysia

- Nur Arief Hidayat, Gadjah Mada University, Malaysia

- Paras Irshad, The City School, Pakistan

- David Lin, Ming Chunan University, Taiwan

- Xiaoyang Shen, Yunnan Art Design Univsity, China

- Pubudini Prasadika Hewa Wellage, Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Sri Lanka

- Pham Minh Dung, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Vietnam

- Jaime Gabriel Jake Morales, University of Asia and the Pacific, the Philippines

- Jinuk Seok, Hong Ik Univiersity, Korea

- Soohye Kwon, Sogang University, Korea

Further information on Spikes Asia as well as details on registering to attend the Festival can be found at www.spikes.asia. Spikes Asia takes place from 16-18 September in Singapore.

About Spikes Asia

The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, celebrating and inspiring Asia-Pacific creativity in advertising. Suntec City, Singapore, 27-29 September, 2017. Building on 30 years of the illustrious Spikes Awards, the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity is the result of a collaboration between the organisers of Cannes Lions and Haymarket, publishers of Campaign Asia Pacific.

The Festival provides the region's growing creative and advertising industry with a platform to network and exchange ideas, bringing together some of the finest creative thinkers from across the region and around the world. Spikes Asia, attended by over 1,800 delegates in 2016, offers an inspirational programme of seminars, tech talks and forums, focusing on creativity and learning, exhibitions of creative work from Asia-Pacific, networking events in the evening and the Spikes Asia award show.

The Spikes Awards, judged by leading international and regional creatives, honour the best creative work in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Digital, Integrated, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Print Craft, Film Craft, Design, Mobile, PR, Branded Content & Entertainment, Healthcare and Innovation.

Incorporating Tangrams Effectiveness @ Spikes brings 15 years of celebrating Effectiveness and Strategy under one roof. The Tangrams celebrate the latest thinking in marketing effectiveness and showcase the very best examples of effective brand building from Asia Pacific. The Tangrams awards honour clients and their agencies for marketing strategies that deliver solid results to transform businesses and brands in categories for Effectivenss, Digital Strategy, Media Strategy, Data & Analytics and e-commerce.

Ascential Events

Ascential powers the prestigious Cannes Lions festival for the branded communications industry, the world's premier payments and financial services congress Money20/20, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, the global fashion trend forecasting service WGSN, environmental risk data business Groundsure, e-commerce analytics provider One Click Retail and advisory and business services firm, MediaLink.

Ascential Events is part of Ascential plc, which transforms knowledge businesses to deliver exceptional performance. Ascential plc is a global business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. Ascential's premium products enable focus, growth and value. The company provides customers with world class content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. www.ascential.com

About Haymarket Media Group

The Haymarket Media Group established in 1957 is the largest privately-owned magazine publisher in the UK, and one of the fastest growing media companies globally. The principal business is centred around its consumer, business, professional and customer publications. These are complemented by digital platforms and live events, including extensive exhibitions, conferences and awards. The Group's global expansion comes from wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and extensive licensing of key magazines to other publishers.

In Asia from their offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and Singapore, Haymarket Media Ltd publish market-leading titles Campaign Asia-Pacific, Finance Asia, Asian Investor, CEI Asia Pacific and Campaign India. In addition Haymarket organise a number of the region's leading industry awards and conferences relating to the communications and finance sectors. For more information about the Haymarket Media Group see www.haymarket.com.

Contact:
Amanda Benfell, PR & Press Manager
Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity
[email protected] 
Tel: +44 20 7728 4040
www.spikes.asia


Source: Spikes Asia

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