PRINT, OUTDOOR, MEDIA, DIRECT, PROMO & ACTIVATION, DESIGN, PR, RADIO, DIGITAL, AND MOBILE
16 September 2012 – The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity has today opened its doors for a three-day programme of outstanding content. Industry professionals from 27 countries will be present at the 2012 Festival, benefiting from 30 world-class seminars, The Forum – a new stream of content and dedicated evening networking events.
10 juries are currently deliberating over a record 4,860 entries which were received into this year’s awards with 10 of the 16 shortlists being released today. The following number of entries have been shortlisted in each category:
Print – 135
Outdoor – 151
Media – 62
Direct – 58
Promo & Activation – 69
Design – 56
PR – 50
Radio – 31
Digital – 63
Mobile – 20
Today has opened with a special Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity highlights screening, showing the best of the seminar content and Grand Prix winners from this year’s event. Further content throughout the day included seminars from the likes of The Economist, JWT + Filmworks China Entertainment Marketing, eYeka and Unilever, Leo Burnett, Grey Group, Draftfcb, Cheil Worldwide, CAAAA, and textappeal whilst the Festival’s new stream of content, The Forum, focuses on today’s theme ‘The Creative Future of Media’, with sessions given by ADK, Yahoo! and Omnicom. Tonight delegates will have a chance to mingle with fellow attendees at the Spikes Asia Networking Reception, sponsored by Facebook and held at their Singapore offices.
Three Young Spikes Competitions are taking place throughout the event; Integrated, Media and the new Agency Shoot Out Competition. All teams have been briefed by the respective competition charities and will begin work on their submissions before being judged on Tuesday. Winners of the competitions will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, the culmination of Spikes Asia, which will also see the 2012 winners revealed and honoured.
Anyone wishing to keep up with Festival events, shortlists and winners, can visit www.spikes.asia.
The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity celebrates and inspires Asia Pacific creativity in creative communications.
Suntec Singapore, 16-18 September 2012
Building on 25 years of the illustrious Spikes Awards, the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity is the result of a collaboration between the Lions Festivals, organisers of Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx and Eurobest, 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 1,700 delegates in 2011, offers a challenging programme of seminars and workshops focusing on creativity and learning, exhibitions of creative work from Asia Pacific, networking events in the evening and the Spikes Asia Awards show.
The 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 and Creative Effectiveness.
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 the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Eurobest as well as the co-organiser with its joint-venture partners of the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness and the Digital Asia Festival. The business is managed by i2i Events Group, which delivers world-class exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in key sectors including the home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology, media and creative industries. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, BETT and Pure. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions. i2i Events is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Limited. www.i2ieventsgroup.com