The Spikes Asia Advertising Festival starting on 16th September 2012 in Singapore has announced the first three jury presidents. Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Worldwide will lead the Film, Print, Outdoor & Radio and Integrated Jury. His career has led him through TBWA Worldwide, Barci & Partner and Springer & Jacoby before joining DDB Germany in 2003.
Heading the Media Jury will be Dominic Proctor, President, GroupM Global. Prior to joining GroupM, Proctor was CEO of Mindshare Worldwide for 15 years.
Tina Manikas will preside over the Direct and Promo & Activation Jury. Her current role is Global Retail & Promotions Officer, Draftfcb.
Terry Savage, Chairman of the Lions Festivals, said that if Spikes Asia was to remain a true reflection of the industry and region, it was crucial he had the right people involved.
“All respected in their fields, Amir, Dominic and Tina have been chosen for their proven achievements and their clear ability to determine the best in creativity and set precedent within the region,” said Savage.