A local show isn't just meant to celebrate the best local work. It's meant to be a stepping stone. A springboard to propel local creatives to success on the global stage. So consider this a prelim. A dress rehearsal. Test your work and find out how ready you are - or aren't - to win where it matters most.Enter Now
*One entry for Cannes 2024 in whichever category the winning agency chooses.
Mavis is the 'little' in The Secret Little Agency, the agency she co-founded over a decade ago. Her collaborative style sees her partnering clients such as Unilever, Zespri, The National Heritage Board, DBS and Star Alliance to keep their brands close to culture. She heads over 30 multi-disciplinary creatives at the agency and continues to be the biggest proponent of keeping the creative work, and process fun.
A global marketer with 15 years of brand management & marketing experience across multiple leading companies, Tracy is passionate about purpose-led brand-building and creating compelling brand experiences. Currently responsible for brand identity and communications at Zespri, Tracy led the first global brand refresh for the brand in more than 20 years. Her interests lie in understanding the influence of culture on consumer behaviour, art & design as well as biohacking.
Tracy has built a career around an intense preoccupation with the five C's - culture, creativity, causes and cultivating communities. From her decade heading up marketing, PR and programming at internationally acclaimed super club, Zouk, to championing emerging fashion designers through the trade arm of Singapore Fashion Week, Blueprint, to being the go-to culture consultant for various lifestyle media and brands. It's this irrepressible enthusiasm and cross industry know-how that gets channelled into the unique take Ppurpose has on experiential, programming and advocacy and always making sure the work means something.
Tina Fung stands as the creative cornerstone of Space Objekt, a Singapore-based design studio, where she has channeled over 15 years of global expertise into reshaping spaces into accessible art experiences. Her impressive portfolio spans diverse events, from Summer Well Festival in Romania to World Expo Dubai, and Singapore Art Week. Her artistry knows no bounds as she transforms mundane spaces into captivating canvases for visual storytelling.
Tina's creative prowess extends beyond events to the world of film production, where she has brought her unique vision to life in commercials for Sephora and Universal Studios Singapore. Her collaborations with prestigious brands like Adidas and Gucci serve as testaments to her ability to infuse creativity into every project, leaving an indelible mark on the world of design. Together with Space Objekt, her mission is to redefine spaces with a fresh visual language, making art accessible and engaging for all.
Rei is currently the Director of Creative at foodpanda, managing the creative brand work for 11 markets in APAC. He also believes in the entrepreneurial side of himself and started a creative agency called FiftyFull as a Co-Founder. Most notable work recently would be the rebrand and introduction of foodpanda's mascot, Pau-Pau.
It's been 10 years since Aaron co-founded GOVT Singapore and he has made tremendous contributions to the success story of the agency. However, his true impact comes in the form of showing his people what defines true creative leadership. Someone who leads from the front and has an incredible sense of ownership and pride, and how nothing is too small for him to roll up his sleeves and get dirty. Today, he has worked on blue-chip, FMCG, technology and entertainment portfolios such as Tiger Beer, Netflix, OCBC Bank, Julie's Biscuits, History Channel, Nestle, Unilever, The National Gallery Singapore and Airbnb. Aaron has picked up multiple awards from International and Local shows such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, LIA, Spikes Asia, Adfest, Clio, The Webby Awards, AME, Adstars, EFFIES and Creative Circle Awards.
Jury Duties: Cannes Lions (France) -2016 Ad Stars (Korea), Citra Pariwara (Indonesia), SPH's iink Awards and GONG Show (Singapore) - 2017 Adfest (Thailand) and GONG Show (Singapore) - 2018 New York Advertising Festival (USA) and Gong Show (Singapore)- 2019 One Screen Short Film Festival (USA) and Crowbar Awards (Singapore) - 2020 WINA (Dubai), LIA China and Gong Show (Singapore) - 2021
With agency awards like Campaign Asia Pacific's SEA Independent & Experiential Agency of the Year, Hall of Fame's Rebel Agency of the Year and Marketing Magazine's Creative Agency of the Year (Local Hero)
Aaron's highlight in his career was clinching the Grand Prix (Entertainment) at Spikes Asia and Independent Agency of the Year at Gong Show in 2021.
Nisha excels at building trust and influence for the world's fastest growing brands. She is an award-winning strategist and client leader who creates a long-term vision for measurable growth. She draws on her broad experience of insight-driven innovation and strategic planning, brand building, marketing, consulting and creative agency leadership.
Nisha believes in deep collaboration and leads teams across Brand Strategy, Client Growth, Creative & Design, Strategic Communications, and Digital Solutions. Nisha is a mentor in Edelman's Global Women's Equality Network and is a passionate advocate of creating awareness for neurodiversity in children.
A creative director with over 15 years of experience, Xander Lee has successfully spearheaded creative teams across various global and regional accounts, including Nike, Riot Games, Samsung, and Uber. His work has garnered recognition at prestigious international festivals. Notably, he won a Clios Entertainment Grand Prix for the launch of League of Legends: Wild Rift, earning the FWA Site of the Year for Google Ramayana, transformed Bangkok into an interactive running game, and assisted Singaporean hawkers in their triumph over renowned chef Gordon Ramsay. Currently, Xander Lee holds the position of Creative Director at Spotify Singapore.
Jac is a Creative Director with too many years spent in the industry to be deemed normal and who wonders why bios are often written as third person narrative because it makes you seem like a total nut job. Her biggest achievement apart from building some of the biggest global brands is appearing competent enough to judge at award shows.
Born and bred in Singapore, Andrea's veins bleed char kway teow. And aside from a 3-day stint wrapping Lunar New Year hampers during a school break, being an advertising creative has been the only vocation she has ever known. Which is why she's absolutely thrilled, having collaborated with some of the region's most award-winning agencies and now as Across the Pond's first Creative Director in APAC, to help raise the bar-and the bar tab-of creative endeavours that are delightfully made in Singapore.
With a career spanning over a decade, I have worked extensively with esteemed brands across Asian markets. My expertise lies in transforming creative strategies into cohesive and engaging campaigns that thrive across diverse mediums. Notably, my efforts have earned recognition at prestigious platforms including the International Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, D&AD Awards, One Show, Creative Circle Awards, and Spikes Asia.
Like all great romances, Xin Ying stumbled into advertising unintentionally and has been in love with it ever since. These days, it feels more like a contentious (but still loving) marriage and she wouldn't have it any other way.
Back in Malaysia, she worked on a myriad of brands such as Coca-Cola, Ford, Vinda Deluxe and KFC, garnering recognitions at local and international award shows alike. In 2021, she crossed the causeway to join MullenLowe Singapore, where she now makes sparkly new things for Unilever, Bumble, Prism+ and the Republic of Singapore Navy.
Mark is the Marketing lead for VALORANT Esports in Riot Games APAC, leading marketing initiatives for VALORANT Esports over Southeast Asia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and India.
Mark's career spans over 13 years and prior to his time at Riot, he spent several years in creative agencies and in-house at several top brands such as McDonalds, F&N and Tiger Beer.
Mark was born and raised in Singapore. In his free time, he plays a wide array of First-Person Shooter and Role Playing Games games such as FIFA, VALORANT, and Diablo 3. He believes strongly in the growth of esports and is training his two sons to be the next “Fakers'' of their generation.
Jūn started her first day in advertising as an intern sipping a crisp Heineken at a 9am meeting. Since her debut at the brewery, she has made stops at the stores of adidas, the couches of IKEA and the hangars of Singapore Airlines. After 19 years creating work that is not only effective but award-winning, Jūn believes one thing to be true: focus on the user and all else will follow.
She has now found her place at Google. By day, she works with a team of talented individuals to help budding creators find success with their talent and passion. By night, she is voraciously consuming the weird and wonderful on YouTube.
He is addicted to design, advertising and communications, and strongly believes that creating work without an idea is a sin.
This belief has earned him over 550 industry awards including Singapore's highest accolade the President's Design Award in 2013, 2015 and 2020. Gold Pencils from the New York One Show and a D&AD Yellow Pencil.
A firm proponent of giving back, Pann plays an active role in nurturing the next generation and he currently sits on the DEAC, Nafa, Lasalle and Temasek Poly Advisory panel.
Roslee has been in the filmmaking industry for 25 years. As the founder of Freeflow, he continues his dream to develop Singapore as a regional leader in commercial filmmaking. His first role was to drive the equipment trucks for shoots, which was how he first discovered his passion.
Currently a film director, he has done almost every production job in between. Having never formally studied filmmaking, his approach to making one is often said to be unconventional. His body of work ranges from beverages to military films for clients globally such as Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Tiger Beer, Income, Singapore Airlines, Lazada, Singapore Tourism Board and Apple to name a few. He enjoys collecting certificates and has been driving the same car for 19 years.
Omar's 18-year career has spanned 3 geos, multiple markets and a diverse range of cultures, all in pursuit of creating powerful communication campaigns whether they are global, regional, or local, across both traditional and non-traditional media.
Early in his career, Omar worked across an iconic portfolio of brands including McDonald's, Kellogg's, and P&G, at Leo Burnett Chicago, where his unique thinking earned him a place in Forbes Magazine's top '30 Under 30' professionals in Marketing and Advertising. In 2014 he crossed the world to join BBH Singapore, where he developed innovative campaigns for international clients such as Nike, Facebook, Ikea and Uber, and helped brands hit the headlines around the world, from Hypebeast to BBC, and from gaming to tech publications. As the Executive Creative Director of Edelman, Omar played a key role in leading the transformation of the creative department and integrated solutions. He secured new business opportunities, all while developing work that, for the first time ever, propelled the agency to international recognition in shows such as Spikes, New York Festival, and The One Show.
Omar's work has been awarded at major shows, such as Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, WEBBYs and Effie among others, for its creativity and impact on clients' businesses. His work has also been called out more than once in the “Most Contagious Campaigns Of The Year” by Contagious magazine for its cultural relevance and 'share-ability'.
Over his 10-year tenure at Tribal Worldwide, Executive Creative Director Benson assembled and nurtured a diverse and talented creative team to strengthen Creative Social, a vital part of Tribal Worldwide's Total Experience™ offering. The agency achieved the prestigious 'Overall Creative Ideas MARKie' award for five consecutive years (2018-2022) under his leadership. In 2021, the agency, under Benson's guidance, earned several accolades at Campaign's Agency of the Year, including 4 Golds in multiple categories. They also retained their Silver status for Singapore Creative Agency Of The Year. The agency's creative output received acclaim from local and international award shows, underscoring their dedication to innovative solutions and ideas.
Meryke Naude is known to many as one that always looks to pursue and challenge work that creates a positive change in the world. She brings together the best of ideas that has enduring charm with a strong aesthetic underpinned by meticulous craft.
Growing up in Secunda, South Africa, Meryke developed a passion for art, design and communication from an early age, drawing inspiration from factories in her neighbourhood through observing the complexities of how machines are put together to generate products for the city.
Evidently, this passion of hers grew, and now armed with almost 15 years of experience in the creative field, she has spearheaded numerous campaigns that not only challenges status quos but also gender norms such as her recent work with Bumble - a dating platform that gives women the opportunity to take charge. On Unilever, she oversees the Closeup portfolio and confronts the biases of how society sees love and relationships provoking conversations. On Clear, she diversifies what success resembles and how one can demonstrate resilience through trials.
While Meryke strives to connect with audiences around the globe with visually surprising work that brings brand narratives to life in her everyday work, she also spends her time grooming the next generation of creatives by inspiring her team with blue sky thinking. Mentored by the many influential leaders in her career, Meryke works hard to continue being an optimistic and nurturing leader to many while finding inventive ways to course-correct the many mispronunciations of her name.
With over 20 years of advertising under his belt, Primus Nair has been a part of some of this industry's best agencies, won some of its biggest awards and worked with, hands-down, some of its best people.
Michelle was fortunate to be exposed to the world of advertising at the age of 17, as a part-time receptionist at one of the largest network agencies in Malaysia. That was the moment where her passion for the industry began to grow.
Grateful to have worked under and with some of the industry's best, Michelle was eventually ranked No.1 Top Suit of The Year by BigWon Rankings in 2012.
With over 15 years of industry experience, Michelle has worked on a plethora of brands covering categories such as telecommunications, retail, FMCG, automotive and non-profit organisations on both local and regional levels.
Today, Michelle is the General Manager & Managing Partner of ALT Worldwide - a newly established independent agency in Singapore. She now takes with her all her experience to her current role aiming to grow the agency's standing from both a business perspective, as well as a creative one. All with the same passion and dedication that has been ingrained in her from her very first day.
Problem Solver. Energiser. Catalyst - Dasheng is an award-winning business driver with more than 25 years' experience in omni-channel marketing, strategic development, content, branding, communications, and production on both the media as well as client ends of the business. He currently helms the Commercial Planning, Digital Solutions and Integrated Account Management teams at Mediacorp that optimise revenues for the national media network's platforms as well as develop strategic partnerships with clients for amplification and performance. His motto: Go BIG or go home.
Affectionately known as Yanti, Sariyanti Sannie has been helping craft award-winning ideas from within the media communication & advertising industry for 23 years. Originally with a background in client management, she was based in Singapore at Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific working across the region overseeing local & international brands, Yanti made the seachange back in 2010 to pursue her true passion; a career in creative film and tv production.
Yanti has the unique skills to gracefully cross the fences between client, agency, production, film director... to maximise efficiency and creativity. Her project skills and global network of media talent have not only given her a bucket of frequent flyer miles, but a case of awards to match with accolades at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, EFFIES and Spikes.
Yanti's pursuit of craft and her expertise to bring communications to screen, engaging the best in their field, are why she loves the communication arts. Whether it's screen testing street cast in New York, rehearsing football techniques with David Beckham or shooting in the most remote desert in Mongolia and Northern China, Yanti is relentless in gathering the best people together to craft the freshest possible executions.
Yanti is currently an Executive Producer and Head of Production at TBWA Singapore / Sixtoes.TV.
She has worked on various international brands including; Microsoft, Caltex, McDonalds, HSBC, Infiniti Cars, Porsche, Visa, Martell, Ikea, Spotify, Coke, adidas, Cartier, Singapore Airlines, Standard Chartered Bank and Singapore Tourism Board.
Joji Jacob is the Creative Partner and Cofounder at BLKJ Havas Singapore. The agency counts amongst its clients some of the biggest brands in the country: Great Eastern, The Republic of Singapore Air Force, Singapore Economic Development Board, Hyundai, and Ministry of Communications. His 60-strong agency was declared Creative Agency of the Year at both the Singapore Creative Circle Awards and the Hall of Fame Awards in 2018.
Before founding BLKJ, Joji was the Group Executive Creative Director of DDB and oversaw an integrated creative department of 140 creative directors, copywriters, art directors, digital designers, and technologists. Under his watch, DDB Group Singapore became the most awarded Singaporean agency at almost every award show including Cannes. DDB Group was also Agency of the Year at the Marketing Awards, the Singapore Hall of Fame Awards and by Campaign Magazine.
Joji himself has been named Singapore's Most Influential Creative Director by the Institute of Advertising Singapore and South East Asia's Creative Person of the Year by Campaign two years in a row. He was also the Cannes Jury President for Print and Publishing in 2016.
Firrdaus' nomadic career has seen him ideating in Dubai, London, and now, back in Singapore. He helped Mercedes-Benz become the no.1 automotive brand here, and launched McDonald's Nasi Lemak Burger, which became the brand's best-selling product ever in its 40-year history. His work has been recognised at the award shows that matter, and featured on CNN, Forbes, Buzzfeed, and exhibited in museums in New York and Paris. The Prime Minister of Singapore even tweeted about one of his projects. In 2023, he was ranked #1 Creative in the country by Campaign Brief Asia. He also helped guide his team to claim the #1 Creative Agency in the same rankings.
He's currently the creative voice in the Singapore Leadership Team at Forsman & Bodenfors, where he hopes to replicate the agency's venerable reputation—Cannes 3rd best agency of the decade—beyond Sweden.
Khalid is a highly experienced and dedicated creative director who has dedicated over 20 years of his life to the art of storytelling through advertising. He approaches his work with a genuine passion and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
In 2016, Khalid was deeply honored to receive the Creative Director of the Year award at the Hall of Fame Awards by the Institute of Advertising Singapore. This recognition served as a humbling reminder of the countless hours and tireless efforts he has poured into his craft over the years. Despite the accolades, Khalid remains grounded and appreciative of the opportunities he has been given.
Throughout his career, Khalid has been privileged to work with incredibly talented teams and collaborators. Together, they have produced remarkable campaigns that have garnered 24 Cannes Lions. Khalid recognises that these achievements are a result of the collective passion and dedication of the entire team. He feels blessed to have been able to contribute to these successful endeavors.
Khalid's expertise has led to invitations to judge prestigious award shows in the region, including Canneslions, Spikes Asia, YoungGuns, and the Creative Circle Awards. These opportunities have provided him with a deeper appreciation for the creativity and talent within the industry.
The impact of Khalid's work has resonated beyond the industry, earning recognition in reputable publications such as Mashable, Fast Company, and Contagious. He is grateful for the exposure and the platform it provides him to share his creative vision with a broader audience.
In 2017, Khalid co-founded BLKJ, an agency that quickly rose to prominence due to its commitment to creativity and innovation. He attributes the agency's success to the incredible team members who share his passion for pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional work.
Despite his achievements and industry recognition, Khalid remains earnest in his pursuit of creative excellence. Always committed to giving back to the industry, he regularly gives talks and workshops at schools and institute of advertising, sharing his experiences and insights with aspiring young creatives. His genuine desire to see others succeed showcases his earnest commitment to giving back and making a positive impact on the creative community.
Jasmine Tan has over a decade's experience in the creative industry, with recognition from Cannes Lions, One Show and D&AD. Her journey in tech started with growing Google's top e-commerce clients from outbound China. Today, as the APAC Creative Lead at TikTok, she drives industry thought leadership in creativity, and helps agencies bring big ideas to life via community storytelling and new technology.
Named Best New Art Director in the 2005 CCA, multiple Best of Categories in various years and Co-chair of the festival in 2018. Awards include four Cannes Gold Lions - three of which are Singapore's first golds in Design, Brand Activation and Health & Wellness categories, a D&AD Graphite pencil, Golds in One Show, New York Art Directors Club, and M.A.D. Stars. Grand Prix in Spikes and AdFest, winning Singapore's first Digital Agency of the Year in AdFest 2023. Having judged at various awards shows, Sheng Jin also makes time to help groom the industry's next generation in Singapore design schools/universities.
A Graphic Design and Advertising graduate from Curtin University, he has embarked on a decade-long career, working across a multitude of client industries. His expertise encompasses ATL, BTL, Digital/Social, and shopper marketing for both global and regional brands.
He boasts accolades from prestigious shows like Cannes, Adstars, Effies, Adfest, Spikes, and more. Beyond advertising, he's a multilingual stand-up comedian, a sneaker enthusiast, watch collector, and a global citizen who has lived in several countries across multiple continents.
Germaine started her professional career as a Graphic Designer, but quickly found her passion in Advertising as an Art Director. A believer of storytelling and advertising that touches peoples' hearts (or gives them laughs and giggles), she's had the opportunity to do it for brands like NTUC Income, IKEA, Spotify and Singapore Airlines, scooping up accolades in global awards such at D&AD, Cannes Lions, and the Effies.
Maggie started her career in the United States from advertising agency to in-house creative. After receiving international recognitions, she later relocated to Ogilvy Indonesia and worked on major FMCG brands such as Indofood, Nestle, and more. In 2021, she moved to Singapore and started working on Unilever, Google, Coca-Cola, from digital to traditional campaigns. Maggie works across regional projects while utilizing Ogilvy global network in expanding borderless creativity across many nations, which resulted in recent awards such as D&AD, Cannes Lions, LIA, Clios, and more.
Jian is a 22-year integrated communications veteran, and also 2021's PR Champion of the Year. He co-owns integrated consultancy Distilleri and serves as the Head of Strategy for clients like McDonald's, GXS Bank, Singapore Tourism Board and Toys“R”Us. Jian started his career in PR and moved to the creative agency world where he led APAC and Gulf Cooperation Council client work, while living across two countries. He later became the Head of Content at Omnicom Media Group, then the Global Media Strategy Lead for the Transformers brand across movies, animation, licensing and toys. Besides his professional accolades, Jian also owns Asia's largest Barbie doll collection, and is a published author and online influencer.
Chloe's career spans across media consultancy, business management and leadership roles across national and international businesses.
A firm believer of “Happy People, Happy Clients, Happy Results", Chloe invested in a strong people culture for innovation and effectiveness.
Driven by the vision to build end-to-end solutions and impactful agency brands with industry-leading capabilities, Chloe is deeply involved in the business transformation, product innovation, and people development across Omnicom Media Group Singapore.
Under her leadership, Omnicom Media Group Singapore has thrived operationally and culturally to unlock new opportunities through audience-led, data-driven, outcome-focused strategy and delivery.
Elaine started out her career in media planning with MEC (now known as Wavemaker) and has been in the advertising and media industry for about 15 years. With an integrated media planning background, she is well-versed in traditional & digital planning for both regional and local markets across B2B and B2C categories.
Some of the campaigns she has worked on include “Best Job in the World (Tourism Queensland), Citibank's launch of Citi Clear Card - first biometric payment in Singapore, Korean Skincare Laneige's “K-Beauty Blogger Contest” and recently the “Countdown Timer” for Shopee Singapore.
She took a 3 year break from the media industry to help out with her family's F&B business, KungFu JB Pau, handling finance, HR, marketing/events & new product development.
Nicholas is a seasoned communications specialist with over a decade of experience bridging diverse cultures and navigating global markets. At Grayling, he guides a global team of PR, Social, and Creative experts in crafting effective B2B and B2C communications for Chinese outbound tech brands. Previously, he spearheaded communications at HMD Global, overseeing 14 APAC markets and contributing to successful campaigns. An advocate for robust agency-brand partnerships, he's been pivotal in content creation, storytelling, brand development and reputation management for brands including Huawei, PICO, Samsung, Starbucks, Johnnie Walker Blue Label and P&G.
Amelia is currently a Senior Client Manager at WE Communications. She is an integrated communications specialist with proven experience in conceptualising and executing earned-centric campaigns that garner media's attention, build brand reputation and drive brand love. Her experience spans B2B and B2C sectors, with notable clients such as Singapore Tourism Board, Etihad Airways, Johnson & Johnson, Treasury Wine Estates and more. Amelia recently received a SABRE award for the "More Than Blue" campaign with Johnson & Johnson. She is also a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Paul Dryden Tertiary Award for her work with Mercy Ships New Zealand.
Ed is the Executive Creative Director of R/GA - a multi-disciplinary creative company that innovates for global brands like Nike, Samsung, and KFC. His misdemeanours have been featured on CNN, Contagious, Mashable, PSFK, Fast Company and somehow even Teen Vogue. He has also played jury at Spikes Asia, Adfest, One Screen Film Festival, Citra Pariwara, ECI Awards and APAC Effies. Of which he has helped bagged Singapore's only Gold since 2020.
That being said, none of the above impresses his wife till he does the dishes.
An accomplished marketing and communications professional with over a decade of experience on both agency and client side of the fence. Hui Min has a rich track record of strategising transformative campaigns that align with organisational goals.
Prior to her current role, she was with GovTech's award-winning team, leading strategic communications for Singpass, a key Smart Nation initiative, and the agency's employer branding efforts.
Janice is a 25-year integrated marketing communications veteran and the current Global Head of Media at The Shophouse. She co-founded travel marketing consultancy Unboxed and has served as WPP's Global Head of Aviator, Managing Partner Marketing Futures & Growth at IPG Mediabrands and as APAC Managing Director for several search and performance marketing companies over the years.
Janice started her career in analytics, which has led her on a journey of building out consumer centric marketing solutions that live at the interstation of data, tech, content, reputation, and distribution, across the globe in EMEA, North Asia, US, LaTam and Australia.
Angela has had the chance to experience different market segments, working with big groups of advertising agencies, world-wide Media companies, and Big Techs.
Throughout her advertising career, she worked for agencies like Ogilvy and JWT. As a creative director, she led talented teams, moving her clients' business forward with campaigns recognised at festivals such as Cannes, One Show, and D&AD.
During her time in Media, she had the chance to lead content partnerships for Latin America at Warner, managing a multicultural cross-border team to develop content for brands in networks such as Warner, CNN, and (her favorite) Cartoon Network. Again, with projects awarded by global branded content awards.
Her professional journey provided her with skills and expertise, from business to people management, that led to her current role: Head of Creative Shop at Meta, for the complex and unique Asia-Pacific region in the last four years.
She supports clients and agencies in building progressive, innovative and culturally relevant campaigns, for the almost 4 billion users across Meta's platform, including Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp.
We can also add another highlight to her diverse career: Angela worked as a muralist at a zoo, and now, in parallel to her corporate role, she has a career as an artist, showcasing her paintings and sculptures globally, from Bogotá, São Paulo, France to New York.
Born and raised in Brazil. Living in SG with her daughter and 3 pomeranians.
Alexander Lim is a Brand and Creative Consultant at TikTok. He partners with brands to find creative breakthroughs for TikTok, while developing creative intelligence for higher performing campaigns. With over a decade of creative experience from agencies such as Havas, JWT, Ogilvy, Publicis and BBH, his main job is being father to a two-year old.
Rebecca is the Managing Director of Iris Singapore, but comes from a strong strategic background as Chief Strategy Officer for brands like BBDO and Wunderman Thompson, and has been the Global Strategy Lead on brands such as Unilever and at Meta. She's worked in New York and Australia but has been eating her way through Singapore for the last 9 years.
Emma, GOODSTUPH's most chaotic Creative Group Head has been whipping creatives into shape by instilling in them a sense of adventure, fearlessness, curiosity and strong strategic thinking.
She cut her teeth at various places such as VMLY&R, Cheil, Publicis, Wunderman Thompson and many others, with a variety of brands ranging from Riot Games to Circles.Life, WDA, Pringles, Samsung, Mattel, Converse, Burger King and more. Dubbed a “culture-creating asset” by one of her CEOs, Emma's work is shaped by more than just the drive to create something fresh or not settling for less.
A fashion e-commerce and digital innovator veteran with over 20 years of experience, Luciana Amaral is a passionate advocate for technology's transformative power in the fashion industry. Her deep understanding of cultural trends and customer needs, combined with her forward-thinking mindset, has enabled her to consistently push boundaries and shape the digital landscape.
Michael has worked in advertising for about 10 years. In that time, he has learnt one thing. You won't run into brick walls if you bother enough to run through them.
This lesson has helped him win his fair share of prizes.
Daniela Bogoricin has had a diverse and innovative career in the creative industry. She started as a webmaster at a music record label and quickly rose through the ranks, working in fashion, design, and creative agencies. She led purposeful campaigns for Nestlé and Coca-Cola, and then joined Twitter as its first-ever brand strategist in Brazil. She achieved impressive results, including driving a three-digit sales jump and building her own team. Dani was then chosen to lead Next , the creative and tech team in the Asia-Pacific market for X (formerly Twitter), where she delivered impactful campaigns for brands like Netflix, Spotify, and Xbox. Bogoricin's success is attributed to her focus on people and culture, and she has been praised for her empathy and passion for purposeful work. Dani has also provided counsel on cultural nuances between the East and West.
AC Ngai embarked on his advertising career in 2006, rapidly making his mark through his command of idea and craft. Now at Havas Singapore as a creative director, he's known for formulating strategic and impactful concepts that translate seamlessly across diverse media. His hallmark is not confined to a specific medium; it's the strength and quality of the ideas themselves, whether they inject heart into technology or shape campaigns that engage and delight. Holding onto the eagerness of his early career days, AC Ngai continuously seeks out the industry's challenges, ever driven to expand the scope of his creativity. Beyond his professional sphere, he is an underwater explorer, a manga aficionado, and the content creator for his children.
Chris started her career 26 years ago in 1997 at McCann, followed by a stint at Batey, before moving on to Ogilvy in 2001. Her career took off at Ogilvy, where she rose up the ranks quickly to become business development director in 2004, managing a team of 40, an aggressive new business agenda that she led with success, as well as a portfolio of clients that included Gillette, Prudential, Coca-Cola.
Chris left Ogilvy in 2006 for the role of Business Director at BBH Asiapac, where she managed the Vaseline account with both regional and global responsibilities. In 2010, Chris was promoted to Head of Account Management, and subsequently appointed Managing Partner in 2013. She was the driving force behind BBH's win of the Google and IKEA regional accounts.
Since joining We Are Social 7 years ago, Chris has gone from Managing Director, Singapore, to CEO, Singapore, to her current role as CEO, Southeast Asia. She also heads up We Are Social's future innovation arm - .XYZ. Led by Chris, .XYZ brings together 30 of the network's best minds, diverse skill sets and decades of experience across future-focused business development, brand strategy, creative technology and virtual production.
The .XYZ team will look for opportunities to embed innovative work across the agency's entire client portfolio, for brands in all sectors and industries. With experts and practitioners across the spectrum of spatial, phygital, cognitive and distributed technologies, they will also work to keep the entire agency up to speed with the latest advances in technology and advise on how any changes could affect the work produced for clients.
Huiwen heads up the strategy team for APAC. A creative strategy leader with experience across client and agency sides, driven by purpose, meaning and fun, she has always been drawn to projects and roles with the potential to impact culture and human behaviour. Her ultimate achievement to date is fending off the neighbourhood police at a party involving pole dancers.
Previously the co-founder and Marketing Director at Elementary Co, Charmaine assumed overall responsibility for developing and executing strategic marketing and branding campaigns for clients that ranged from hospitality to F&B and lifestyle like JW Marriot, McDonalds, VANS, Shell and Maybank.
Prior to that at Resorts World Sentosa, she was part of the pre-opening destination marketing team that launched Universal Studios Singapore, Adventure Cove Waterpark and SEA Aquarium. That gave her the opportunity to work closely with the likes of DreamWorks Animations, HASBRO and her childhood heroes, Sesame Street.
Charmaine has now returned to her first love, video production and photography, and is Creative Production Lead at Secret Studios, where she produces creative content for TSLA's suite of clients.
As Creative Production Lead at Secret Studios, Charmaine works alongside the teams in The Secret Little Agency to produce dynamic branded video & photographic content in-house.
With close to a decade of experience, Mathilde is a seasoned Social and Content Director at BBH, where she spearheads global clients' social media best practices. Her role involves crafting engaging, on-brand, and effective content that meets clients' business goals. Prior to BBH, Mathilde honed her expertise by leading social media initiatives for a wide range of global, regional, and local clients, including Xero, Grab, Meta, Audi, Nikon, PlayStation Asia, and more, during her tenure at Publicis and Section
Zac Ong is a multi-disciplinary creative director currently working at TBWA\Media Arts Lab APAC, the bespoke agency for Apple. Throughout his career, he has worked with some of the world's best brands such as Nike, Google, Burger King and Apple. His work has been recognized at most major advertising awards including Cannes D&AD, Webby, Clio, One Show, Andy, and more. Outside of work, he is also a 3D artist, street photographer, and Esports enthusiast.
Reader, writer, geek. A copywriter by profession, Samit began his career writing TV and print ads. He shifted to digital rather early, becoming one of India's younger digital marketing pioneers along the way. In 2014, Samit moved client-side to build his favourite brand from the inside-out, elevating creative and brand outcomes and leading a shift to modern marketing methods across APAC. He's currently in his fifth role at Google and has yet to have a dull day at the company.
Daniel Foo is a Creative Director with over 15 years of experience creating campaigns for a broad spectrum of brands, from pain medication, foot fungus cream to pizza, candy and everything in between. He is currently VP, Creative at Lazada's regional marketing team.
Ajay has spent over a decade at Publicis Groupe in various leadership roles in Singapore and for Global Clients in APAC. In this time, the agency's work has delivered strong business results and growth, entered pop culture and helped drive social impact across the region. Recognised for both creativity and effectiveness at Cannes Lions, Spikes, Adfest, D&AD, the One Show, the Effies, WARC and more, the agency has been consistently among the top ranked in Singapore in recent years. He has been named among Campaign Brief's Asia-Pacific Creative Directors of the Year, Singapore's Most Influential Creative Directors and Campaign's Asia-Pacific Creative of the Year. Prior to his decade in Singapore, he spent equal parts of his career in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Cristina 'Tin' Sanchez is a copy-based ECD with 22 years experience in the industry. She has held creative leadership positions in several markets all over the world-Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, London, New York and Chicago. She is currently based in Singapore.
As a young copywriter, Tin won her country's first ever Cannes Lion in 2002, and also its first Gold Lion in 2007. She has served as a jury member in numerous advertising shows including Cannes Lions and London International Awards. In 2020, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Creative Guild of the Philippines.
Born and raised in Bombay, the city of chaos and dreams, Siddhi has grown up finding the alternate way out, leading with guts and gumption, and not being easily deterred by problems. Her energy and openness is known to open up (read stirrup) every room she enters.
She has lived in the US, India and Singapore and has spent her career across agencies and companies like FCB, Publicis, Dentsu, Google and most recently Diageo. Starting off as a copywriter writing films and radio scripts, today she is a creative, a strategist and a digital transformation specialist. Change has been her best friend. From pivoting to digital in 2015, to learning about the next big tech as a hobby, she has strived to stay relevant with the times and the consumers she advertises to.
Siddhi started off her career at a time when nailing the stereotype, was awarded. Over the years, she realized the only way to break the cycle was to celebrate the niche, the rebels, the changemakers. So she did. Her work across brands like Budweiser, Puma, Nivea, Mondelez has always aimed to bring positive impact on society, add a new dimension to the norm and impart culture.
Being a woman in advertising, she feels strongly about how women are portrayed and treated in the industry. She created “The Propah Lady” for Puma, a campaign that shattered every norm and stereotype and became the focal point that represented the cultural shift in the way women were portrayed in Indian advertising. In her work for beauty and personal care brands as well, she has consciously made the shift to show women in nontraditional roles and write narratives that bring out her personality instead of just romancing her beauty.
Out of all her achievements, Siddhi takes most pride in mentoring the next gen creatives and helping women in advertising take their space and be heard.
With over 16 years in the business, Angie has given voice to goats, mad horses, C-suite executives and the many brands she's worked on including Spotify, IKEA, SK-II, Levi's, DBS, AXA, Mastercard, British Airways and Citibank. Her award-winning career has taken her from lifestyle journalism, to writing for design, to solving communication problems in agencies including BBH Asia Pacific, TBWA and now at The Secret Little Agency.
Daniel has spent over two decades in the creative departments of giant network agencies, micro-network hot shops, indie boutique start-ups, and everything in between. This may explain why post-pandemic, he found himself taking a leap out of the world of advertising and into the world of consulting. As he leads the creative team in Singapore at the world's largest tech-powered creative group, he explores a melting pot of creativity, intelligence, and technology. He is prone to—in no particular order—excessive thinking, drinking, and shopping.
Shabirin Ariffin (ShaB) is an experienced APAC Strategic Marketing Leader with 20 years multi-industry and start-up experience covering B2B and B2C markets across retail, media, telco and payments. His passion for problem-solving and solutioning in the marketing field has led him to his current role as Head Ideator for Stellar Ace.
He is also a Pracademic - Practicing Academic, where he adjuncts and consults for local polytechnics, in his spare time.
Cathy Chen, a seasoned senior art director with 8 years of experience, brings a rich multicultural understanding to every project. Originally from China, her journey has taken her from London to Malaysia, and now Singapore, where she transforms campaigns into unforgettable experiences with her playful creativity and infectious enthusiasm.
A lover of art, culture, and all things vibrant, Cathy's personal touch extends beyond her professional life. She loves diving and is a self-proclaimed foodie. With her passion for creativity, Cathy isn't just making ads; she's creating experiences that resonate, inspire, and bring a splash of fun to the world.
Born in sunny Singapore and raised by computers, Anam now leads the creative charge at Media.Monks across Southeast Asia, blending technology and innovation with creativity.
Trained as a graphic designer, Anam began his advertising career as an art director at TBWA\Singapore in 2003, and has since accumulated a wealth of experience and exposure, having worked at Y&R Beijing, Y&R Shanghai, JWT Singapore, and BBH Asia-Pacific. Across his career, Anam has led global and regional campaigns for a mix of retail, tourism, financial, and FMCG brands.
Anam's work has been recognized at almost every local and international advertising award show, including ADFEST, NY Festivals, CLIOs, One Show, ADC, New York AMEs, Effies, Spikes Asia, and he brought home Y&R Beijing's first Cannes Lions and D&AD Pencil in 2010. He was the creative director behind the 'Let's Gap Together' campaign - shot by legendary photographer, Annie Leibovitz - which launched Gap in China and steered the brand to be named “Asia's Brand of the Year” in 2011.
With his experience and keen eye for creative excellence, Anam has been on award juries for Spikes Asia, Adstars, China Longxi, The Crowbars and was recently the chairperson for Creative Circle Awards aka The Gongs.
Isa Ong is a musician who lives in several projects, including the bands Pleasantry, Amateur Takes Control and sub:shaman, spanning the genres of indie pop/rock, experimental rock and post-rock. Since 2007, he has released numerous albums and EPs, with overseas performances in cities such as Toronto, London, San Francisco, Tokyo and Kolkata, and local performances at Laneway Festival, The Gathering and ArtScience Museum. Since 2022, he has been a mentor to several bands under the Baybeats Budding Bands Programme.
Independently, Isa produces electronic music under the name Claude Glass, releasing his debut EP, Isekai, in late-2020 under the label Syndicate, with exclusive music videos and features on Mixmag Asia, Nowness Asia, Triple J, as well as audio-visual showcases for Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), and other installations in Singapore in collaboration with visual artists. He is currently dabbling in production and recording work for other musical artists such as lewloh and Alicia DC.
While apart from his bands and independent music projects, he's a creative and music supervisor at the audio production house Fuse Adventures in Audio, where he's crafted all things audio for ads over the past 8 years.
Having spent over a decade in advertising, Ivan has spent a good bit of his life in advertising. And the tough bit learning to be good at it. From independents like Mangham Gaxiola to network agencies like DDB and BBDO, he finds that it isn't the size of the company that counts but the company around that truly elevates the creative process.
As a Creative Group Head at BBDO Singapore, Ivan has led the creative team to award wins and pitch victories but more importantly to the realisation that even in the age of A.I. life finds a way.
Jocelyn Chabanis started as a musician and composer for short films and X-sport videos before switching to full-time advertising creative.
In the 15 years of his career, Jocelyn has done work for more than 50 countries, based from Paris, New Delhi or Singapore, that won awards at all the major international festivals (Cannes Lions, Clio, One Show, Andy Awards, NYF, AdFest, Spikes…).
In the past 9 years, he has focused mainly on P&G brands, like SK-II or Vicks, for which he co-created the famous “Touch of Care” platform.
Salihin Ramli is a freelance commercial director fuelled by his adventurous spirit to create striking, bold, branded content.
His passion for filmmaking began at a young age, and over the years, he has honed his skills in both the technical and creative aspects of the craft. Known for his arresting visuals, keen eye for detail, and ability to bring a fresh perspective to each project; his works constantly captivate audiences.
With his natural talent for storytelling and keen desire to infuse a bit of personality into all his work, he brings a creative vision to each project that is unmatched, pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
A commercial director whose work is heavily inspired by his love for skateboarding, sports and lifestyle. Juffrie's style is edgy and bold, with a focus on capturing the raw energy and emotion of his subjects. He often incorporates elements of skateboarding, fashion, sports and the outdoor lifestyle into his work, creating visually stunning pieces that are both dynamic and thought-provoking.
Juffrie hopes to inspire others to follow their passions and embrace their individuality. He believes that skateboarding, fashion, and lifestyle are all interconnected, and that by exploring these areas, we can discover new perspectives and push boundaries.
Vanessa started out as a copywriter in Singapore before her pursuit of new experiences took her to the advertising agencies of Chicago and the digital playground of the Bay Area. She's learnt from the best minds at DDB Singapore, Energy BBDO, Ogilvy Chicago, and DigitasLBi, and has worked on brands ranging from smartphones to beer, fashion to finance, air fresheners to toilet cleaners (yes, really).
She hopped over to tech where she was the Creative Director at Pandora Music SiriusXM. Along the way, she picked up some awards including Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, One Show, to name some. After almost a decade in the States, much to her mother's joy, she's back in Asia where she is currently the Creative Strategy Lead in JAPAC.
Yarshini, an adept producer at Abundant Productions, thrives on overcoming challenges in advertising campaigns. She leverages her extensive network of directors for unique projects, optimizes budgets, and handles tight schedules proficiently.
Yarsh fosters strong relationships with local and international directors, facilitating their visions and negotiation when needed. Admired by agencies for her dedication and ability to balance their demands, she maintains a composed presence during hectic shoots and meetings.
Notable campaigns include EDB 'Regardless,' STB 'Passion Made Possible 2.0,' STBxBillie Eilish, Sentosa 'Island Boy,' and several multinational projects, earning her awards and the title of Producer of the Year at the 2018 Singapore Creative Circle Awards. As a Senior Producer, she leads a team overseeing major projects at Abundant.
Having started out as a graphic designer, Joey's eye for aesthetics provides her the inspiration to capture beautiful frames and create art from the simplest of elements. Her work spans film, animation, art direction, and design. Joey tells stories with an infectious energy, effortlessly weaving multiple mediums together with a wild, imaginative force.
Joey has had the advantage of learning the traditional while she explores the new age perspectives. This proves handy even from the early stages of conceptualisation as she experiments with ideas candidly, whilst crafting emotional and impactful visuals.
Gian Jonathan and Astri Nursalim's creative paths first crossed in high school, where they designed their yearbook together. 17 years on, the husband-and-wife team now helm Kinetic Singapore as creative directors. Never ones to shy away from challenges, their projects range from design and advertising to social and branding.
Their work has been recognised at international creative shows like D&AD, Cannes Lions, The One Show, Young Guns, Tokyo Type Directors Club, as well as the Singapore President Design Awards, where they won Design of the Year. In addition, they've been named Young Designer of the Year and Young Art Director of the Year at the Gong Awards 7 times in total.
From strategic thinking to creative execution, doing thoughtful work for everyday people is what Danielle loves best. As Associate Creative Director at branding consultancy Somewhere Else and founder of community initiative Making Meaning, she believes in working with brands that truly care about people and using design as a tool for good. Equal parts thinker and doer, she hopes to encourage more empathetic design and healthy work culture within the creative industry, so that present and future designers can love and be excited about the work they do.
Melvin Tan is the Creative Director at Currency, where over the years, he has guided a dedicated team in crafting a diverse portfolio with a strong emphasis on quality and purpose. Located in Singapore, his work has garnered the trust of businesses dedicated to building effective brands and achieving meticulously designed outcomes.
Leading Currency, he embodies a core philosophy centered on providing value and operating as a strategy-focused studio. His team of strategists excels at tackling project challenges, assisting businesses in entering the market effectively, and rejuvenating brands. Since its establishment in 2014, Currency has maintained its focus on brand development, innovative solutions, and the cultivation of cultural identities. These sensibilities are a result from a blend of experimentation and dedication to upholding standards of service, design, and production quality.
Known as 'Shum' in the industry, Qihao's work has earned acclaim at D&AD, Cannes, the One Show, and more. His creations have been featured in Forbes, CNN, BBC and even had a cameo in a New York museum exhibition.
Among his accolades is the prestigious 'Idea Team of the Year' award at the Singapore Hall of Fame Awards. He's also credited with pioneering one of Singapore's largest integrated campaigns, which is now archived in the National Library, and being the creative force behind the launch of McDonald's best-selling product in four decades. Notably, he played a vital role in destigmatizing dandruff among Japanese men, a significant cultural shift.
Beyond these milestones, Shum is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of industry talents. As an alumnus, he actively engages with LASALLE College of the Arts, mentoring undergraduate students.
In 2022, he co-founded Uncanny, a multi-disciplinary creative and production company, alongside two like-minded industry friends.
Rebecca Ting wears many hats—she's a designer, marketer, businesswoman, wife, and mother of two boys. Influenced by her artist father, Arthur PY Ting, Rebecca cultivated a creative streak and an eye for design from a young age.
With her team at Beyond The Vines, the multidisciplinary design studio and retail brand co-founded with her husband, Daniel Chew, she strives to make good design accessible to all.
Jerry is the Founding Creative Director of Grain, a brand consultancy and design studio, where he works closely with forward-looking brands and individuals who seek to add value to the world around them. He was the President of The Design Society, and a recipient of the President*s Design Award Singapore, Design & Art Direction (D&AD) Awards, Art Director's Club (ADC) Awards, One Show Design Award. He previously co-founded Hjgher where he served as the creative director for 12 years, within which he conceptualised two publications: the award-winning Underscore, and The U Press, a broadsheet on local creative culture.
Zara is Creative Director at The Secret Little Agency. Everything else is, well, a secret.
As Managing Director & Executive Producer of Heckler, Charu Menon has produced work that has been recognised at Cannes Lions, D&AD, AWARD, YDA, St Kilda, Doc Edge and Spikes, among others.
She is a TVC and visual effects producer with over fifteen years of experience in film, TV, advertising and digital content across Australia, India and South East Asia for global brands including Apple, Adidas, Lego, Pepsi, McDonald's, and Samsung to name a few. Charu was part of the Direction Jury for D&AD in 2020 and 2022.
She was also a part of the Film Craft Jury at Cannes Lions 2023 and served on craft juries for Immortal Awards, Ciclope Asia, Ciclope Berlin, Ad Black Sea 2023 and Madstars in Korea. She was voted as a Campaign Brief Asia Woman to Watch in 2021.
She is the writer-producer and EP of 'By the River' - an Australian documentary on the 'death hotels' in the holy Indian city of Varanasi which picked up a slew of awards including the Golden Tripod at the Australian Cinematographer Society Awards 2020, and was the Official Selection at two Oscar qualifying International Film Festivals - Doc Edge and St Kilda Film Festival. It was also an Official Selection at the United Nations International Film Festival and bagged the best short documentary award at the Moscow Short Film Festival.
After graduating from film school and deciding to find a way to pay some bills, Michaela started her advertising career as a relatively terrible junior art director at DDB Sydney. She continued that path for a few years, even winning a few awards, before someone cleverly realised terrible art directors can make mildly less terrible strategists.
Since then, she has worked at Droga5, The Royals and today leads the extraordinary output of the team at TBWA/Media Arts Lab APAC from Singapore, where she is the Regional Head of Strategy and Managing Director. Here she has led the agency that oversees South East Asia, ANZ and India for Apple, to win its first creative awards in the region at Cyclops, D&AD, Cannes, Andy's, Award, One Show and Spikes. She is pumped about creativity, relentless in her pursuit of new, better, and different, and is hopelessly optimistic about the business we are in.
A believer that big ideas often come from big changes, Rachel has worked across agencies in North America, Europe and now Asia. Her work has been awarded by Cannes Lions, The One Show and D&AD, exhibited in the Canadian Museum of History, written about in the New York Times and tweeted about by Kim Kardashian. She was recognized as a prominent female leader in the industry by Cannes Lions 'See It Be It', is ranked as one of Canada's Top 10 Art Directors, and is currently Singapore's #5 Most Awarded Creative.
Matthys' commercials and branded content have won awards at the OneShow, Cannes Lions, London International Awards and brought home both the Loeries Film and Creativity Grands Prix.
He is drawn to the variety that life has to offer, seeking adrenaline wherever he can, be that rock climbing, traversing mountain ranges in multi-day treks - from South Africa to Patagonia to Kashmir - armed with a backpack, tent, map and GPS, or cycling through the desert for days on end. He loves experiencing everything; coming alive in the wilderness and around other people (a true extrovert), and exploring the beauty of different cultures.
Matthys' films resonate with poignant themes, accompanied by compelling performances, always delivered with cinematic beauty. He has a specific affinity for working with actors; guiding them to find truth and honesty within themselves to which they give authentic expression.
His array of both feature-length and short films have triumphed, amassing a cascade of awards, including three SAFTAS. These cinematic gems traverse the globe, finding homes with eminent distributors and platforms like HBO, ITN, Amazon, Encrypta, Showmax and Netflix.
With over 20 years of experience, Monica has worked with some of the biggest network agencies and clients locally, as well as across APAC.
After 9 years at Ogilvy Singapore and J. Walter Thompson, Hynds became Agency Head at Spark44, where she managed the Jaguar and Land Rover businesses across APAC. She was GM to BBDO Singapore in 2020 to lead the business expansion within the agency. And recently, with Hogarth and DDB Group.
Fiercely passionate about the work and creativity, Hynds will join the Craft Gong jury this year to bring the best of our work to the world.
As the founder of MethodnMadness — a film, VFX, and animation studio distinguished by its director-driven approach — Wenhao has a passion for weaving great narratives with stunning visuals. MNM has won numerous awards, including Gongs, Cannes, British Arrows, LIA, and Spikes. Collaborating with clients like Apple, Razer, and Samsonite, and even celebrities like Ed Sheeran and organizations like Greenpeace, Wenhao leverages his two decades of experience to create magic. He embodies his craft, firmly believing that the impossible can be made possible. True to his relentless spirit, he often finds himself immersed in 80-hour workweeks, reminiscent of his enthusiastic 17-year-old self.
Nikhil is a regional ECD working at Ogilvy Singapore. Born and bred in Bombay, India, he has led teams across India and Asia Pacific to create world-famous work for renowned brands like Ikea, Absolut, Heineken, Google, United Nations, Guinness, Nike, Virgin Mobile and most recently, The Coca-Cola Company. Work that sometimes went beyond ads and became part of pop culture. Winning him over 75 shiny metals, including golds at Cannes Lions, One Show, Webbys, the Andy's, D&AD, Clios, LIA and a Grand Prix at ADFEST. In 2015, ad-age claimed he was one of the top 10 copywriters in the world. How they arrived at that data point is still up for debate. Of late, he's been applying his specialised skills to get his three-year-old daughter to eat more greens. So far, it isn't working.
Christine Frances Lim is a creative at BBH Singapore with a keen eye for craft and design, and a keen desire to create ads that don't feel like ads. Some of her favourite pieces of work to date include turning snoozy employee handbooks into slick raincoats, getting a pro athlete to chug water and helping an airline conduct the world's most epic job interviews.