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

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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The VIP Interview

The digital journey

The digital journey

Nick Law, Global Chief Creative Officer of R/GA, speaks to Allein Moore on his path which led from design to advertising to interactive. He emphasises the importance of design skills even in the digital field. In his presentation at AdFest 2015, Law suggested ways to think creatively and tell brand stories. He feels the legacy agencies have not realised the potential of the abundant media.

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Reports

Singapore designers make a splash

Singapore designers make a splash

The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, was the venue for several events organised by Design Business Chamber Singapore (formerly Designers Association Singapore). On 13th March 2015, designers from several countries met at a Summit and heard presentations…

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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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