|Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 18:00 HKT/SGT|
Source: Spikes Asia
SINGAPORE, Aug 31, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - Spikes Asia, a three-day Festival of inspiration and celebration for the creative communications industries and home to the region's coveted Spikes awards, has announced this year's talent and training initiatives. Investment in the brightest future leaders is central to the Festival, which takes place in Singapore from 21-23 September 2016.
This year will deliver the biggest and brightest range of learning opportunities, bringing industry heroes to lead specialist sessions. The Think Tank, in association with J. Walter Thompson, is designed for senior marketers and brand managers working in client organisations within the APAC region, while the YouTube Creative Hack, for professionals aged 30 and under, is a one-day challenge to create a mini-campaign.
Five Young Spikes Academies are targeted towards the brightest talent aged 30 years or under. Each academy is carefully structured for a different career discipline, combining exclusive classroom speakers and main stage content. Each student will learn to think about their personal brand to help them achieve their potential.
The Cheil sponsored Young Creative Academy is led by Noor Azhar, Senior Lecturer, SP Design School; Young Account Executives is led by Commercial Marketer Catherine Williams-Treloar and Young Digital will be facilitated by John Lambie, Founder and Director, The Appalladium Pty Ltd. Young Marketers will learn from Khoo Kar Khoon, Former Communications Director at Nestle Malaysia and Young Media is led by Pete Mitchell, Partner at Kudos Content.
This year's exciting Young Spikes competitions, supported by Grey, give professionals, aged 30 years or under, two days to create innovative campaigns across Integrated, Media, Digital and the Student Creative Award for Print.
Steve Latham, Director of Talent and Training for Spikes Asia, said, "We're delighted to announce this year's programme. Supporting the young rising stars of communications has always played a central role in the spirit of Spikes Asia to ensure we represent and support the future innovators and award-winners of the industry."
Delegates can still register to attend the Festival and further information about can be found on the Spikes Asia website.
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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