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Friday, 23 April 2010, 15:26 HKT/SGT

Source: Spikes Asia
David Lubars & Bob Greenberg to Chair at Spikes Asia 2010

SINGAPORE, Apr 23, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Spikes Asia Advertising Festival, the regional event for creative excellence in advertising and communications, is pleased to announce the first two jury presidents. Both great industry creative leaders, David Lubars, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of BBDO North America will chair the TV/Cinema, Print, Outdoor & Radio jury as well as the Integrated jury; and Bob Greenberg, Chairman, CEO and Global Chief Creative Officer of R/GA will head the Design jury.

"Both David and Bob are creative futurists whose ground-breaking work and multiple accolades across all disciplines are much admired by all and an inspiration to all. We are truly honoured to have them onboard for Spikes," said Terry Savage, Chairman of Cannes Lions who with Haymarket are joint organisers of the Festival.

Since being at the BBDO helm, David Lubars has overseen the agency's transformation into the dominant creative force in the U.S., renowned for maintaining its brilliance in traditional mediums but also creating extraordinary work in digital such as its "HBO Voyeur" and "Imagination Cube" platforms and the Starbucks "Love Project". His agency was the most awarded in the U.S. last year (Big Won), and the most awarded in the world in 2008 according to The Gunn Report, as well as a recipient of "Agency of the Year" honour at Cannes.

Individually, David has won every major creative award in the world including Titanium, multiple Grand Prix and more than 50 Lions at Cannes; Grand Clio, Grand Andy, Best of Show One Show, Best of Show Radio Mercury, Gold Effie, D&AD, Communications Arts and the EMMY four times. David has chaired both the Cannes Lions Titanium and Integrated jury (2006) and the Film and Press Juries (2009) as well as the Integrated Jury at D&AD.

Commenting on his appointment, David Lubars, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of BBDO North America said, "Some of the best work in the world is being done in Asia, which is why I'm honoured and excited to head the Film, Press, Outdoor, Radio and Integrated juries at this year's Spikes Awards."

Bob Greenberg has been a pioneer in the advertising and communications industry for over three decades. After founding R/GA with his brother with the idea of creating a company that values design, he has transitioned R/GA into one of the world's most influential advertising agencies, emphasising the importance of integrated strategies, creative excellence, and innovative technology. With offices in New York, San Francisco and London and plans to open in Chicago, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Sao Paulo this quarter, he leads the vision for R/GA, an agency that has become one of the most successful full-service digital agencies, creating integrated marketing campaigns and experiences for its clients. R/GA was recently recognised by Adweek as the "Digital Agency of the Decade" and has received top honours at the industry's most prestigious award shows, including a GRANDY at the International ANDY Awards, a Black Pencil at the D&AD, and a Cyber Grand Prix and Titanium Lion at the Cannes Advertising Festival.

Among his most notable awards are the 2007 BDA Lifetime Achievement Award, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Communications in 2003 that honours the best in American design, and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design. He was also the 2004 Cannes Lions Cyber Jury President and was a member of the 2005 Titanium and Integrated Jury.

Bob Greenberg said of his appointment, "Design is an area that I have been passionate about for my entire career. I am honoured to be chosen to lead the Design Jury and to have the opportunity to engage with influential creative leaders in Asia who are generating outstanding and innovative work based in great design."

Delegate Registrations Now Open

This year new lower delegate registration fees have been introduced to give the opportunity for a wider range of delegates to attend and benefit from the event. Register before 1st of August and enjoy an Early Bird Discount as well.

To register to attend and for further information on Spikes Asia, please visit www.spikes.asia

For further information, please visit www.spikes.asia.

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.

Amanda Benfell
PR & Press Manager 
Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia
Tel: +44-20-7728 4034
Fax: +44-20-7728 4044 
E-mail: [email protected]

Source: Spikes Asia

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Broadcast
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