|Thursday, 17 May 2012, 21:45 HKT/SGT|
Source: Spikes Asia
|Two New Award Categories: Branded Content & Entertainment and Creative Effectiveness - New Spikes Palm Award|
SINGAPORE, May 17, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Spikes Asia, the regional Asia Pacific Awards and Festival for creative excellence in advertising and communications, is now open for entries.
This year, Spikes Asia introduces two new award categories, Branded Content & Entertainment and Creative Effectiveness, bringing the total number of categories at the Festival to sixteen. The dedicated juries, led by global experts, will convene in Singapore in September to judge the entries and award the much sought-after Spikes trophies.
The new Branded Content & Entertainment category will honour creative marketing messages that engage consumers via relevant content platforms rather than traditional advertising methods, while Creative Effectiveness will reward creativity which has shown a measurable and proven impact on a client's business - creativity that affects consumer behaviour, brand equity, sales, and where identifiable, profit.
The new Spikes Palm Award will be presented to the most awarded Production Company in the Film and Film Craft sections. The award will be calculated on a points basis, with different values attributed to each award and shortlist place: 10 points for the Grand Prix, 7 points for a Gold Spikes Asia Award, 5 points for a Silver, 3 points for a Bronze and 1 point for a shortlist entry.
"Asia Pacific is both an exciting and growth region. The addition of the Branded Content & Entertainment and Creative Effectiveness categories is not only important for the continued development of Spikes Asia, but also recognises the importance of combining marketing and entertainment as well as the value of creativity in effective communications," comments Myriam Coupard, Festival Director of Spikes Asia.
Attendees of Spikes Asia 2012 will be given the unmissable opportunity to view all of the entries on dedicated interactive kiosks with the shortlisted work also exhibited during the Festival. The winners will be announced and presented with their trophies at the highly regarded Awards Ceremony which will bring to a close the Festival on 18 September 2012.
For further information on categories and how to submit entries into Spikes Asia 2012, please go to http://www.spikes.asia/enter_the_awards/categories_and_rules.cfm.
Key 2012 Dates
Delegate Registration: Open
Entries Deadline: 20 July 2012
Delegate Early Bird Registration Ends: 1 August 2012
Festival Dates: 16-18 September 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.
Amanda Benfell, PR & Press Manager
Spikes Asia Advertising Festival
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