|Sunday, 16 September 2012, 21:15 HKT/SGT|
Source: Spikes Asia
SINGAPORE, Sept 16, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity has today opened its doors for a three-day programme of outstanding content. Industry professionals from 27 countries will be present at the 2012 Festival, benefiting from 30 world-class seminars, The Forum - a new stream of content and dedicated evening networking events.
10 juries are currently deliberating over a record 4,860 entries which were received into this year's awards with 10 of the 16 shortlists being released today. The following number of entries have been shortlisted in each category:
Print - 135
Outdoor - 151
Media - 62
Direct - 58
Promo & Activation - 69
Design - 56
PR - 50
Radio - 31
Digital - 63
Mobile - 20
Today has opened with a special Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity highlights screening, showing the best of the seminar content and Grand Prix winners from this year's event. Further content throughout the day included seminars from the likes of The Economist, JWT + Filmworks China Entertainment Marketing, eYeka and Unilever, Leo Burnett, Grey Group, Draftfcb, Cheil Worldwide, CAAAA, and textappeal whilst the Festival's new stream of content, The Forum, focuses on today's theme 'The Creative Future of Media', with sessions given by ADK, Yahoo! and Omnicom. Tonight delegates will have a chance to mingle with fellow attendees at the Spikes Asia Networking Reception, sponsored by Facebook and held at their Singapore offices.
Three Young Spikes Competitions are taking place throughout the event; Integrated, Media and the new Agency Shoot Out Competition. All teams have been briefed by the respective competition charities and will begin work on their submissions before being judged on Tuesday. Winners of the competitions will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, the culmination of Spikes Asia, which will also see the 2012 winners revealed and honoured.
To keep up with Festival events, please visit www.spikes.asia.
Shortlists are avilable at www.spikes.asia/winners/2012.
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 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.
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