AdFest celebrates a bad year

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AdFest celebrates a bad year

Each year the organisers of the Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (AdFest) dream up a new theme. This year it was ‘BE BAD’. The speakers did their best to follow the theme, but we doubt…

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The VIP Interview

Say Hi to American Thai

Say Hi to American Thai

Pum Lefebure, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Design Army (Washington, DC), talks about her life and work journey as a Thai woman and designer. She explains how Thai design training and culture has helped her achieve success in the USA. Lefebure discusses how she approaches design and gives examples of the unique approach for her clients in the fashion industry and theatre. She talks about the differing relationships between designers and agencies in her adopted country.

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The VIP Interview

Playing in the virtual world

Playing in the virtual world

Simon Gosling, Global CEO of Happy Finish (London), has moved from rock band leader to someone leading the developments in digital imagery. He talks to Allein Moore about the value of augmented reality and virtual reality to advertising and discusses some of his latest work. Gosling also reveals how he has brought this technology to Asia.

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Getting the brand experience

Getting the brand experience

Chung Su Ko, Creative Director, Brand Experience Group of Cheil Worldwide (Seoul), reveals the different countries and cultures to which he was exposed when growing up. He recalls his early career working in architecture and interior design, trying to find his niche. At AdFest 2015, he shared his thoughts on reframing the brand experience and gave examples of his work with Samsung. He speaks here enthusiastically about the Internet of Things and how it will become more important in the coming years.

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Immortality

Immortality

The AdFest 2015 closed this year with the announcement that Neil French had been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a well-deserved recognition of an advertising man who was not only one of the best English language copywriters to work in Asia but added a spark to the advertising industry in Singapore…

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Pick of the Page

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

Too often, these days, I am hearing B2B marketers mouth claims like ”We got this new [fill in the brand] automation tool, so now we can reduce headcount.” Or, “Once this automation system is installed, it will take our marketing to the next level.” This worries me. Marketers sometimes see automation as…. (Contributed by Ruth P. Stevens)

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Spotlight On Branding

Consulus Pte Ltd

This month we feature a Singapore owned and based brand consultancy. Consulus is strong on brand strategy and identity management and impresses clients by its understanding of the business process.

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