Adfest 2023 Announces Full Jury Line-Up

ADFEST has assembled an all-star jury for its first live judging in four years.

The ADFEST 2023 juries will be responsible for reviewing and rewarding exceptional work produced across Asia Pacific and the Middle East in the last year.

This year’s juries feature a cross-section of the most innovative and brightest minds from the region. Each jury panel will judge some of the most ground-breaking work and the juries were chosen with the aim to ensure diversity across markets, backgrounds, and gender.


 

The 7 Jury Presidents

Ali Rez, Chief Creative Officer, IMPACT BBDO Group MENAP, Dubai 

Grand Jury President: INNOVA Lotus & Lotus Roots

Jury President of Effective Lotus & Entertainment Lotus

Alice Chou, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Creative Taiwan, Taipei


 

Jury President of Brand Experience Lotus & Direct Lotus

Valerie Madon, Director of Creative Shop for Southeast Asia & emerging markets, Meta, Singapore

Jury President of Commerce Lotus, Media Lotus & PR Lotus

Kazoo Sato, Chief Creative Sustainability Officer, TBWA\Hakuhodo and TBWA\Asia, Tokyo

Jury President of Design Lotus, Print Lotus & Outdoor Craft Lotus

Dan Wright, Chief Creative Officer, Deloitte Digital, Sydney & New Zealand, Auckland

Jury President of Digital & Social Lotus, Digital Craft Lotus and Mobile Lotus

Rahul Mathew, Chief Creative Officer DDB Mudra Group, Mumbai

Jury President of Film Lotus, Outdoor Lotus, Press Lotus and Radio & Audio Lotus

Laura Geagea, Regional Managing Director, Sweetshop China, Asia and MENA, Shanghai & Bangkok

Jury President of Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus

Each of the ADFEST juries is a collection of the best and fairest assessors of advertising creativity in the region and the most experienced creative minds in the creative industries.

“I would like to thank all 63 jurors, and the 7 Jury Presidents on behalf of ADFEST for giving up their time to judge this year’s ADFEST Lotus Awards. It is a great honour to be able to bring such distinguished industry professionals to ADFEST judging and know that the judging process will be in excellent hands,” stated Vinit Suraphongchai, ADFEST Chairman.

The 2023 juries are:

BRAND EXPERIENCE LOTUS & DIRECT LOTUS

  • Jury President: Alice Chou, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Creative Taiwan, Taipei
  • Andy Fergusson, National Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Australia, Sydney
  • Angie Tijam-Tohid, Executive Creative Director, Havas Ortega Group, Manila
  • Federico Fanti, Chief Creative Officer, FP7 McCann MENAT, Dubai
  • Jung A Kim, Chief Creative Officer, INNOCEAN, Seoul
  • Lila Talitha, Deputy Executive Creative Director, Future Creative Network – Flock, Jakarta
  • Masato Mitsudera, Executive Creative Director & CEO, FACT, Tokyo
  • Nikhil Panjwani, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Asia Pacific, Singapore
  • Nopparath Eksuwancharoen, Creative Director & Head of Art, SOUR Bangkok, Bangkok 

COMMERCE LOTUS, MEDIA LOTUS & PR LOTUS

  • Jury President: Valerie Madon, Director of Creative Shop for Southeast Asia & emerging markets, Meta, Singapore
  • Bill Yom, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt HANGANG, Seoul
  • Hansa Wongsiripitack, Head of Marketing – The 1, Central Group, Bangkok
  • Heidi Zhang, Chief Strategy Officer, Publicis Communications China, Shanghai
  • Katrina Alvarez-Jarratt, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Sydney, Sydney
  • Kenji Oda, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo
  • Krishna Mani, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India, Delhi
  • Taryn Mook, Creative Strategy Lead – Asia, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Singapore
  • Ujaya Shakya,Founder & Managing Director, Outreach Nepal, Kathmandu

DESIGN LOTUS, PRINT LOTUS & OUTDOOR CRAFT LOTUS

  • Jury President: KazooSato, Chief Creative Sustainability Officer, TBWA\Hakuhodo and TBWA\Asia, Tokyo
  • Alexis Waller, Creative Director,For The People, Sydney
  • BenReid, Director, Milk NZ, Auckland
  • Jody Xiong, Founder & Chief Creative Officer,The Nine, Shanghai
  • LiliJiang, Group Creative Director, Cheil Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Mukund Olety,Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R India, Mumbai
  • Ploy Lumthong,Founder & Creative Director, C’est Design, Bangkok
  • Prerna Mehra,Head of Design & Creative Director, MullenLowe MENA, Dubai
  • Shi PingOng, Co-owner & Chief Creative Officer, FCB SHOUT, Kuala Lumpur

DIGITAL & SOCIAL LOTUS, DIGITAL CRAFT LOTUS AND MOBILE LOTUS

  • Jury President: Dan Wright, Chief Creative Officer,Deloitte Digital, Sydney & New Zealand, Auckland
  • Claire Waring,Executive Creative Director, R/GA Australia, Sydney
  • Dipshika Ravi, Executive Creative Director & AVP 2,LS Digital, Mumbai
  • Genta Ito,Director, Hakuhodo Kettle, Tokyo
  • Kyungsin Pablo Kim, CEO & Creative Director, Paulus, Seoul
  • LaurentThevenet, Head of Creative Technology – APAC & MEA, Publicis Groupe, Singapore
  • Pei LingHo, Global Creative Director, Google Creative Works, Singapore
  • Supparat Thepparat,Executive Creative Director, Adapter Digital Agency, Bangkok
  • Thu AnHa, Deputy Managing Director & Head of Social & Performance, Ogilvy Vietnam, Ho Chi Min City

EFFECTIVE LOTUS & ENTERTAINMENT LOTUS

  • Jury President: Ali Rez, Chief Creative Officer, IMPACT BBDO Group MENAP, Dubai 
  • Alan Leong, Lead, Creative Strategy (SEA), TikTok, Singapore
  • Eugenie Yeo, Director, Creative Production APAC, Netflix, Singapore
  • E. Devi Attamimi, Executive Director, Strategy, Hakuhodo International Indonesia & Institute Director, HILL ASEAN, Jakarta
  • Jon Chalermwong, Chief Creative, audacity Bangkok, Bangkok
  • Lulu Lu, Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson, Taipei
  • Sarah McGregor, Executive, Creative Director, Dentsu Creative Australia, Melbourne
  • Suzzane Zhang, VP, MW Advisory, APAC, Head of Strategy of McCann Worldgroup China, Shanghai
  • Toshihiko Tanabe, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Tsuzuku Tokyo, Tokyo

FILM CRAFT LOTUS AND NEW DIRECTOR LOTUS

  • Jury President: Laura Geagea,Regional Managing Director, Sweetshop China, Asia and MENA, Shanghai & Bangkok
  • AbhinavPratiman, Film Director, Early Man Film Pvt Ltd, Mumbai
  • Emma Daines,Founder & CEO, Fin Design & Effects, Sydney
  • ErikReiff, Partner & Chief Creative Officer, Black Cat White Cat Music, Tokyo & Bali
  • Jeorge Agcaoili,Film Director, Arcade Film Factory, Manila
  • Ji Young Lim,CEO & Managing Director, Planit Production, Seoul
  • Rajay Singh,Film Director & Founder & Father, Directors Think Tank SEA, Kuala Lumpur
  • RebeccaSo, Head of Film, Monks APAC, Singapore
  • Tanis Pintong,Film Director, Dylan Films, Bangkok

FILM LOTUS, OUTDOOR LOTUS, PRESS LOTUS AND RADIO & AUDIO LOTUS 

  • Jury President: Rahul Mathew, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Mudra Group, Mumbai
  • Apple Wang, Creative Director, ADK Taiwan, Taipei
  • Arm Buddhaphol, Creative Director, Rabbit’s Tale, Bangkok
  • Gigi Lee, Creative Consultant, Klinik Gigi, Kuala Lumpur
  • João Braga, Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson, Sydney
  • Masanori Tagaya, Chief Creative Officer, GREY Tokyo, Tokyo
  • Nicole Ma, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Third Domingo, Chief Network Officer, Chairman & Founder, IdeasXMachina Group of Hakuhodo (IXM GOH), Manila
  • Yehoon Lee, VP & Executive Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, Seoul

ADFEST is a non-profit-making entity that believes passionately in its role to nurture and support the creative industry in the Asia Pacific and MENA region. It is one of only 8 regional creative festivals included in the WARC Creative 100 Rankings.


Adfest will take place in Pattaya, Thailand 23 – 25 March. For more information, visit www.ADFEST.com

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