BANGKOK – 1 February 2013: ADFEST is pleased to welcome Dave King, joint-CEO and Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi New Zealand, as Jury President of Direct Lotus and Promo Lotus at the ADFEST 2013 Lotus Awards.
“I was fortunate enough to be Jury President of Direct Lotus at ADFEST back in 2007. I had a wonderful time, not just judging the work but also meeting an array of judges and speakers I hadn’t met before. I immediately felt very welcomed,” says King.
“So when I received the invitation to be Jury President again, I was excited to say ‘yes’. Chairing the Direct and Promo categories means I’ll get to see most things that have been produced throughout Asia, such is the scope of the categories. There should be an abundance of fresh, startling ideas. It’s also an opportunity to catch up with my ex-M&C Saatchi colleague, Graham Fink, this year’s Grand Jury President. So that’s exciting.”
King joined M&C Saatchi New Zealand three years ago from AIM Proximity in Auckland, where he led the agency to become the world’s second-ranked DM agency in the Won Report. He joined M&C Saatchi Sydney in 1999 as Creative Director, Direct. Under his leadership, the agency won Australian Direct Agency of the Year for six years straight.
“There aren’t many creative directors with such impressive Direct and Promo credentials as Dave King. Not only is he seriously talented, he’s also a great creative leader and an expert when it comes to judging innovative ideas. We’re delighted to welcome him back for his second stint as Jury President,” says Jimmy Lam, President of ADFEST.
King has won 14 Cannes Lions, three One Show Pencils, multiple ADFEST Lotuses, a D&AD Pencil, amongst others.
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