Stillborn ideas. Grotesque briefs. Terrifying timelines. These are the monsters that terrorise the creative realm with a single mission — to destroy great work. Instead of cowering in fear, brave creatives face these threats daily and overcome them one campaign at a time.

This year, the Creative Circle Awards will honour the battle-scarred and hardened combatants who have fought and prevailed. Think you're worthy?

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THE HIGH COMMAND

Name:

Nicolas Courant

Title:

A.k.a. the JURY PRESIDENT

Profession:

Executive Creative Director

Current Residence:

Ogilvy & Mather Singapore

Nicolas Courant began his career as a copywriter at Lowe Paris, where he devised campaigns for Air France, France Telecom, Nestlé, La Société Générale and Unilever. Later, ------------------- he joined Bates France where he worked for Seat, Georgia Pacific and Pfizer, before setting up an Ogilvy office in Tunisia – establishing OgilvyPR, OgilvyOne and OgilvyAction.


Nic’s work has swept awards in every major creative and effectiveness show, from Cannes Lions and Clio Awards to the Effies and D&AD. ---------------------- Today, he resides in Asia with Ogilvy & Mather, producing award-winning work for Unilever, Allianz, Coca-Cola and Philips.

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THE HIGH COMMAND

Name:

MELVYN LIM

Title:

A.k.a. the JURY PRESIDENT

Profession:

Executive Creative Director

Current Residence:

Ogilvy & Mather Singapore

As Ogilvy & Mather Singapore’s Executive Creative Director, Melvyn's a steadfast Combat Commander who has launched formidable campaigns against monsters from all walks (even those that walk on all fours). ---------------- His list of clients includes Singtel, LTA and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. 


Best known for his laser-focused ability to identify great ideas, Melvyn’s works have won accolades at numerous award shows, including Cannes, Spikes, One Show, D&AD, the Effie – and so on. The capstone of his conquest? Winning the FWA People’s Choice Award.

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Innovation, Integrated, Media & CSR

Name:

Lester Lee

Title:

A.K.A. The Head of Jury

Profession:

Co-Founder

Current Residence:

BLK J Singapore

Lester co-founded Blk J with his partner and mentor, Khalid. ---------- Prior to starting their own shop, the ex-DDB duo bagged a record tally of 13 Cannes Lions in seven years, including 10 for their anchor client, StarHub. ---------------- Their haul for the telco also included scores of Effies and four Hall of Fame Brand of the Year trophies in the last five years.


In addition to StarHub, Lester was also co-creative director on McDonald’s, MOE and NVPC, ---------------- leading a creative group that scored features in Contagious, Mashable, Fast Company, PSFK and a mention by the Prime Minister.


As a copywriter, Lester was once ranked among the top 20 young creatives in the world by Young Guns.

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Print, Radio & Outdoor

Name:

Erick Rosa

Title:

A.K.A. The Head of Jury

Profession:

Executive Creative Director

Current Residence:

MullenLowe Singapore

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, -------------- Erick has been lucky enough to call Boston, New York, Lisbon, São Paulo and now Singapore, his home. -------------------------- His creative career has spanned 17 years and includes roles at Leo Burnett in Portugal, and FCB, Euro RSCG and J.Walter Thompson in Latin America.


At MullenLowe he oversees all creative output from Singapore, as well as plays global lead for the Unilever brand, Close-up. ----------------------------- He has been part of teams that have won prestigious awards such as Cannes Lions, D&AD and The One Show, to name a few. ------------------------ He captures his every day in pictures and writing, and loves making breakfast for his three kids.

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Cyber & Mobile

Name:

Aste Gutiérrez

Title:

A.K.A. The Head of Jury

Profession:

Creative Director

Current Residence:

BBH Singapore

As Creative Director for Regional Nike at BBH, Aste counts Nike Unlimited Stadium and Smart TXTBKS as his ‘Signature Work’. ---------------- Both campaigns have garnered numerous awards including a Cannes Grand Prix, ---------------- Titanium Shortlist, 2 Grand Clio’s and so on.


He owes everything to his mentors, Droga protégé Andrew Petch, Eric Cruz of W+K and AKQA, and Fred of Fred & Farid. ------------------------- Aste is a self-professed advocate for the humane treatment of immigrant candidates by recruits. ------------------- Today, he’s married to the best account director he's ever worked with and together, they've created their amazing prematurely born daughter, Ari, who is a true fighter.

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Direct & Promo

Name:

Troy Lim

Title:

A.K.A. The Head of Jury

Profession:

Executive Creative Director

Current Residence:

Y&R Singapore

Troy first made his mark when he was voted Best New Copywriter as a young lad at Singapore’s Creative Circle Awards. ---------------- He has since hit Gold at Cannes, One Show and at the IPA and Effies.


As Creative Director at Ogilvy, ------------------------ Troy picked up Effies and IPA Gold for HPB – the highest marketing effectiveness accolade ever awarded to a Singapore brand. ---------------- At Publicis, he led the agency to sweep effectiveness and marketing awards for Scoot, Audi and AXA, capping 2016 with Campaign Asia’s Creative Agency of the Year.


Troy is also a passionate believer in coaching local talent, having judged at D&AD, Cannes Lions and Spikes.

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Film & Branded Content

Name:

Roslee Yusof

Title:

A.K.A. The Head of Jury

Profession:

Founder, Director

Current Residence:

Freeflow Productions

With a creative flair for heartwarming stories, Ros is the award-winning director of many short films, content pieces, social experiment videos and TV commercials. --------------------------His body of work includes Singtel Data ExStream, MCCY The Real Social Network and Starhub Home by Homes, to name a few.


His passion shines the brightest in spots that shed light on authentic Singapore culture and life. ------------------------- As the Founding Director of Freeflow Productions, Ros has also played a pivotal role in mentoring young local talents.


With his baby boy's arrival a few months ago, his current preoccupation is to be 'Father of the Year'.

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Design

Name:

Felix NG

Title:

A.K.A. The Head of Jury

Profession:

Creative Director

Current Residence:

Anonymous

Felix Ng is a designer, curator, creative director and the co-founder of creative studio Anonymous ---------– the creators of A Design Film Festival, Bracket and FoodCine.ma ---------


As a recipient of the prestigious Young Guns 9 Award in 2011 from the Art Directors Club New York, and the 40 under 40 Award in 2012 from Perspective Hong Kong, --------- he has served on the jury of the British D&AD Awards, Kyoorius Awards, Singapore Creative Circle Awards --------- and Noise Singapore.

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