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Source: Spikes Asia
Spikes Asia Entries Reach All-Time High
Close to 4,900 Entries Across 16 Award Categories

SINGAPORE, Sept 12, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A record number of Spikes Asia entries have been submitted this year totalling 4,860 from 23 countries. The largest creative communications festival in Asia Pacific, which kicks off on Sunday in Singapore, is also set to welcome industry professionals from 27 countries who over two insightful days of learning, networking and celebration will have the opportunity to view Asia Pacific's creative excellence in advertising and communications.

With an overall 33% increase versus last year, the categories which have shown the highest increase are PR, Design, Mobile, Film Craft, Direct and Promo & Activation. The top countries participating are Australia (703 entries), followed by India (694), Japan (594), Singapore (524), China (448) and Thailand (411).

Category 2011 2012 % Variation
2012 v 2011

Film 360 454 +26%
Print 509 554 +9%
Outdoor 678 749 +10.5%
Direct 200 298 +49%
Promo & Activation 282 405 +43.5%
Media 355 490 +38%
Radio 143 162 +13%
Design 170 278 +63.5%
Film Craft 160 244 +52.5%
Print & Poster Craft 248 337 +36%
Integrated 56 78 +39%
Digital 342 321 -6%
Mobile 47 74 +57.5%
PR 97 230 +137%
Creative Effectiveness n/a 34 n/a
Branded Content & Ent. n/a 152 n/a

TOTAL 3,647 4,860 33%

"This extraordinary growth in the number of entries this year is not only testament to the importance of Spikes Asia to the creative community in Asia Pacific, but is also an endorsement of the great work being produced in the region which will ultimately reverberate around the world," says Terry Savage, Co-Chairman of Spikes Asia. "We await with great anticipation the juries' decision, which no doubt will provide inspiration and insight, taking creativity in brand communications to another level."

The winners will be revealed during the Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony that will be held Tuesday evening 18 September at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Other accolades to be announced are: Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, Media Agency of the Year, Network of the Year, and the new Spikes Palm Award presented to the most awarded production company. P&G Asia will be honoured with the 2012 Advertiser of the Year award. The event will conclude with the After Party at Avalon nightclub.

Spikes Asia is jointly organised by Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Haymarket, publishers of Campaign Asia-Pacific. Further information on Spikes Asia as well as details on how to register to attend 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 
Tel: +44 20 7728 4040
www.spikes.asia


Source: Spikes Asia

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