SINGAPORE, Jan 13, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Awards, Asia Pacific's premier awards honouring outstanding marketing strategies that deliver real business results, has announced its jury presidents for 2015.
James Thompson, Global Managing Director, Diageo Reserve, will chair the Effectiveness jury. James leads the luxury business for Diageo from his base in Singapore and has been with the company since 1994 in a variety of roles and locations. James is a strong advocate of the impact creativity can have on businesses, and of the opportunities businesses offer people to create legacies and transformation. He believes that a combination of rigour and flair is a vital recipe for commercial success.
Commenting on his appointment, James says, "I am delighted to be chairing the jury for the Effectiveness category. It is a great opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge leading quality work and to learn from it."
Leading the Media Strategy jury will be Rahul Welde, Vice President of Media at Unilever. He is responsible for driving the media and communication agenda through a network of agencies and partners in the region. He has played a pivotal role in driving digital in the region through key strategic partnerships with global and regional players. Rahul is a strong advocate of non-traditional thinking and a number of projects under his stewardship have received wide acclaim and recognition.
About his role, he comments, "The AMES Awards are leading awards that recognise great work in Asia. Media strategy and execution play an increasingly important role in the dynamic landscape. By far, this has a strong bearing on the results for any campaign, with brands and agencies continuously pushing the boundaries. I look forward to exciting cases many of which will have breakthrough thinking and innovative executions. The AMES Awards are a great opportunity to the industry to learn, celebrate and grow together."
Jayant Murty, Director of Strategy, Media and Integrated Marketing, Intel, will preside over the Digital Strategy jury. Jayant has over 20 years of experience in marketing and general management across the region. In his current role he drives strategy and manages all aspects of the brand and marketing for Intel's Asia Pacific region including Advertising and Media. He has built a reputation for challenging the status quo and is a regular speaker on innovation and creativity.
Jayant said, "In a few short years from now we may never use the word 'Digital' as it may be the most dominant way if not the only way to interact with objects, experiences, systems and brands. I am honoured to be the jury president for Digital Strategy. My colleagues in the industry do amazing work and I am delighted to have the opportunity to look at all of it along with the other awesome panellists."
Dr. Elaine Rodrigo, Global Director, Consumer Insights & Strategy of Mondelez International takes the helm of the Data & Analytics jury, which will also judge entries in seven new categories that have a specific focus on e-Commerce. Elaine is currently responsible for insights across all markets including North America, Europe, and Developing markets with a particular focus on Brazil, Russia, India and China. Prior to this role, she led the Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) regional Consumer Insights function in Asia Pacific across 14 countries, covering both developing and developed markets across Asia and ANZ.
Commenting on her position as jury president, Elaine says, "I'm thrilled to serve as jury president again in 2015. 2014 was the inaugural year for the Data & Analytics category, and my jury panel was most impressed with the quality of the entries submitted. Big Data, and the area of analytics in the media space are topics on many companies' minds these days. The areas of ROI measurement, digital and mobile are of particular interest. I hope to see even more entries in 2015, and look forward to hearing about new innovative approaches from our entrants."
Andrea Hayes, Festivals Director, says, "We are privileged to have four of Asia Pacific's most influential marketing leaders as our jury presidents. The AMES Awards set the benchmark for marketing effectiveness in the region and we look forward to learning the results from the jury deliberations as they award the work that has delivered tangible business success to brands."
Entries into the AMES Awards are being accepted until Friday 6 March. Submissions can be made through the website www.ames.asia, where further details of rules and fees can also be found.
Key Dates -
Entries Open: 8 Dec 2014
Entries Close: 6 March 2015
AMES Awards and Conference: 3 June 2015
About The Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Conference & Awards
The Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Conference and Awards (AMES) is Asia Pacific's foremost gathering of marketing, advertising and media industry executives, acclaimed marketing experts and brand pioneers. The Festival is a celebration of the latest thinking in marketing effectiveness and a showcase of some of the very best examples of effective brand building from around the globe. It features a compelling programme of seminars and forums, multiple networking sessions and a gala awards presentation.
The 14th Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards, from which the festival has grown, honours clients and their agencies for marketing strategies that deliver solid results to transform businesses and brands. The annual awards receive over 1,100 entries and are judged by a panel of top client and agency professionals who review the submissions against stringent criteria to determine the winners of the prestigious Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards trophies. The Asian Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy Conference & Awards is organised by Lions Festivals and Haymarket Media Group. www.ames.asia.
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.
Lions Festivals is the organiser of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Eurobest as well as co-organisers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, and the Digital Asia Festival and Awards. Lions Festivals is powered by Top Right Group. www.lionsfestivals.com.
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