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Campaign Asia-Pacific is delighted to announce the 2016 call for entries from Asia-Pacific for the region’s most prestigious Agency of the Year awards.

For 23 years, the Agency of the Year awards have celebrated the achievements of the region’s advertising industry, recognising strong leadership, creativity and innovation, stellar new business performance, the development of talent in the region, and contribution to the industry.

We have made a few changes to the entry criteria and entry template this year, so please ensure you read the entry kit carefully. Note, that your written submission must be no more than 10 single-sided pages in any specified category and must be endorsed and signed off by your management on your written submission.

This year, we have retained the same points system for the Asia-Pacific Agency Network categories, where the shortlist will be determined based on points accumulated from the 5 Region Awards. A win in each of the local markets will contribute points towards the respective overall Network of the Year categories. All markets rank equally. A shortlist will be drawn from the points accumulated. The 5 top scoring agencies in each category will form the shortlists for the Creative, Digital and Media Network of the Year. The Network jury will then review the shortlisted entries and determine the winner for each Network trophy.

The judging panel will comprise of senior marketers from key business categories. In our commitment to transparency, PricewaterhouseCoopers will tabulate the results of the awards. Only achievements relating to the period of October 1, 2015 to October 5, 2016 will be evaluated by the judges.

If you believe your agency and people have a story to share and celebrate, please send us your submissions.

Good luck!

Atifa Hargrave-Silk
Brand Director, Campaign Asia-Pacific

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Early Entry Deadline: 28 Sept 16
Final Entry Deadline: 5 Oct 16
Shortlist Released: 21 Nov 16

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Network Qualification Requirement:

The Network of the Year categories will be determined based on points from the 5 Region Agency of the Year Awards.

A win in each of the local markets (country awards) will contribute points towards the respective overall Network of the Year category type. Only the Creative, Media and Digital country awards from all the region awards can contribute points and does not include wins from all other categories. All markets rank equally. Points received from the Regional Agency Awards for Greater China, South Asia and Southeast Asia Creative/Media/Digital/ Independent Agency of the Year will not contribute towards the respective overall Network of the Year.

A shortlist is drawn from the points accumulated, and up to 5 top scoring Agency Network in each category will form each shortlist. The Network jury will then review the shortlisted Agency Network and determine the winner for each Network trophy.In order to be considered for the shortlist, the agency network must submit an entry in the respective category. Entry fees will only apply if the agency network is shortlisted, and will be notified by the organisers.

Gold = 5 points
Silver = 3 points
Bronze = 1 point

For example, if Agency Group A wins two Gold trophies in China Creative Agency of the Year and India Creative Agency of the Year, a Silver in Thailand Creative Agency of the Year and Bronze in Australia Creative Agency of the Year, Agency Group A will score a total of 14 points (5+5+3+1). If Agency Group B is awarded a Gold in Korea Creative Agency of the Year, two Silvers in Singapore and Malaysia Creative Agency of the Year, Agency Group B will receive a total score of 11 points (5+3+3). Up to 5 top scoring Agency Group will be shortlisted and considered for the respective overall Network of the Year awards.

In the event of a tie, the agency with the most number of trophies will be awarded.

All entries should relate to achievements ONLY during the period 1 October 2015 — 5 October 2016.  Final entries must be submitted on http://ijudge.mpplication.com/aoy2016/ by 5 October 2016.

*Judging of all Agency Network of the Year categories will be carried out immediately upon completion of all five Regional Agency of the Year Awards judging. The prize presentation for all Agency Network of the Year categories will be made at the event in Singapore on 8 December 2016.

Your written submission must be submitted on the specified category entry template in no more than 10 single-sided A4 pages in word or pdf format. Judges and organisers reserve the right to disqualify an entry if the page limit is not adhered to.

Compulsory Management Endorsement - To ensure that all the information submitted and provided in your entry submission are true and accurate, your entry must be endorsed, authorized and signed off by your CFO/CEO on the last page of your entry submission. Judges reserves the right to raise queries regarding the information provided and penalize any entry if there is evidence of false claims.

  • Creative Network of the Year
  • This award is given out to the most impressive creative network of 2016. Judges will take into account achievement against objectives, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business, client retention and relationships, awards and recognition within the eligibility period, staff retention and development initiatives, and how the agency has played a positive role in the advancement and reputation of the industry during the review period, including examples of work, tools and initiatives that lead the industry.

    Eligibility Criteria: The Creative Network of the Year categories will be determined based on points received from the 5 Regional Agency of the Year awards.

    A win in each of the local markets (country awards) in the creative agency categories will contribute points towards the respective overall Creative Network of the Year categories. All markets rank equally. Points received from the Regional Agency Awards for Greater China, South Asia and Southeast Asia Creative/Media/Digital/Independent Agency of the Year will not contribute towards the respective overall Network of the Year award.

    A shortlist is drawn from the points accumulated, and up to 5 top scoring Agency Network in each category will form each shortlist. The Network jury will then review the shortlisted Agency Network and determine the winner for each Network trophy.

    In order to be considered for the Creative Network of the Year shortlist, the agency network must submit an entry in this category. Entry fees will only apply if the agency network is shortlisted, and will be notified by the organisers.


  • Media Network of the Year
  • This award will be presented to the most impressive media network of 2016, taking into account achievement against objectives, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business, client retention and relationships, awards and recognition within the eligibility period, staff retention and development initiatives, and how the agency has played a positive role in the advancement and reputation of the industry during the review period, including examples of work, tools and initiatives that lead the industry.

    Eligibility Criteria: The Media Network of the Year category will be determined based on points received from the 5 Regional Agency of the Year awards.

    A win in each of the local markets (country awards) in the creative agency categories will contribute points towards the respective overall Creative Network of the Year categories. All markets rank equally. Points received from the Regional Agency Awards for Greater China, South Asia and Southeast Asia Creative/Media/Digital/Independent Agency of the Year will not contribute towards the respective overall Network of the Year award.

    A shortlist is drawn from the points accumulated, and up to 5 top scoring Agency Network in each category will form each shortlist. The Network jury will then review the shortlisted Agency Network and determine the winner for each Network trophy.

    In order to be considered for the Media Network of the Year shortlist, the agency network must submit an entry in this category. Entry fees will only apply if the agency network is shortlisted, and will be notified by the organisers.


  • Digital Network of the Year
  • This award recognises the best digital network of 2016, taking into account achievement against objectives, including how the agency has helped maximise their clients’ marketing programmes in terms of return on investment, business growth, client profile & disciplines, new business, client retention and relationships, industry recognition within the eligibility period, staff retention and development initiatives, and how the agency has played a positive role in the advancement and reputation of the industry during the review period, including examples of work, promotions or interactive initiatives that lead the industry.

    Eligibility Criteria: The Digital Network of the Year categories will be determined based on points received from the 5 Regional Agency of the Year awards.

    A win in each of the local markets (country awards) in the creative agency categories will contribute points towards the respective overall Creative Network of the Year categories. All markets rank equally. Points received from the Regional Agency Awards for Greater China, South Asia and Southeast Asia Creative/Media/Digital/Independent Agency of the Year will not contribute towards the respective overall Network of the Year award.

    A shortlist is drawn from the points accumulated, and up to 5 top scoring Agency Network in each category will form each shortlist. The Network jury will then review the shortlisted Agency Network and determine the winner for each Network trophy.

    In order to be considered for the Digital Network of the Year shortlist, the agency network must submit an entry in this category. Entry fees will only apply if the agency network is shortlisted, and will be notified by the organisers.


Category Qualification Requirement

To qualify for the people categories, entrants must hold a regional role (3 markets or more in a minimum of 2 regions).

All entries should relate to achievements ONLY during the period 1 October 2015 — 5 October 2016.

Your written submission must be submitted on the specified category entry template in no more than 10 single-sided A4 pages in word or pdf format. Judges and organisers reserve the right to disqualify an entry if the page limit is not adhered to.

  • Asia-Pacific Account Person of the Year
  • This award recognises professionals responsible for the account management, business and strategic planning side of the business, across multiple offices in different countries of an agency. The winner would have displayed the most skills and enthusiasm in bringing the benefits of advertising to their clients’ businesses. Judges will consider contribution to the agency and clients, strategic skills, approaches to problem solving and ability to develop effective creative solutions.

  • Asia-Pacific Agency Head of the Year (Creative)
  • This award recognises the head of a creative agency regionally who has individually done the most to advance their network in the industry. Judges will consider the individual’s achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, number of markets covered and overall billings/revenue, new business performance, client retention, personal involvement in staff development initiatives, innovation with results, network development and expansion, either in markets or in disciplines and capabilities and contribution to the role or image of advertising in the region.

  • Asia-Pacific Agency Head of the Year (Media)
  • This award recognises the head of a media agency regionally who has individually done the most to advance their network in the industry. Judges will consider the individual’s achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, number of markets covered and overall billings/revenue, new business performance, client retention, personal involvement in staff development initiatives, innovation with results, network development and expansion, either in markets or in disciplines and capabilities and contribution to the role or image of advertising in the region.

  • Asia-Pacific Agency Head of the Year (Digital)
  • This award recognises the head of a digital agency regionally who has individually done the most to advance their network in the industry. Judges will consider the individual’s achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, number of markets covered and overall billings/revenue, new business performance, client retention, personal involvement in staff development initiatives, innovation with results, network development and expansion, either in markets or in disciplines and capabilities and contribution to the role or image of advertising in the region.

  • Asia-Pacific Creative of the Year
  • The award recognises creative directors who have produced the best work in Asia-Pacific during the review period and have not only set the standard for creative excellence, but have also raised the bar. Judges will consider recognition received at the major recognised award shows, the individual’s

    contribution to staff development initiatives, particularly their involvement in nurturing young talent, and how their work has contributed to the role or image of advertising in the region. Samples of the nominee’s work will be required as support materials.

  • Asia-Pacific Corporate Communications Team of the Year
  • Open to corporate communications team within the agency, this award recognises success in addressing issues related to management, corporate communications, reputation, brand-building, campaign execution and media relations. Judges will look for ability to establish/reinforce communications’ role in the agency and the C-suite; impact on the agency’s broader reputation; creativity and originality of programmes; and the strategy and execution of those programmes, as well as their bottom-line impact.

  • Asia-Pacific New Business Development Team of the Year
  • This award is for the new business development team who has proven to have built and developed a new account or grows the business and expand the services of an established client relationship. Judges will consider the achievements during the eligibility period, including achievement against objectives, client profiles and disciplines, new business success and retained accounts, client growth, and solid examples of leadership in new business development initiatives that contributed to the success and financial growth of the agency.

  • Asia-Pacific Strategic / Brand Planner of the Year
  • This award is for the planning professionals who have made the biggest impact on the clients’ business through development of breakthrough consumer strategies, brand and communications strategies, as well as innovation and commercial strategy development. Judges will be looking for evidence of the individual’s contribution to both agency and clients, thinking that is clear, insightful and change-enabling, innovative approaches to problem solving, and ability to develop effective creative and commercially-effective solutions to clients’ challenges. Client testimonials will be required as support material.

  • Asia-Pacific Channel / Engagement Planner of the Year
  • This award is for the planning professionals who have made the biggest impact on their clients’ business through development of innovative customer engagement strategies; the creative and effective use of media channels; and the creation, use and leverage of digital and social programs and platforms. Judges will consider the individual’s contribution to both agency and client, originality of thinking, mastery of emerging capabilities in the engagement and channel space. Client testimonials will be required as support material.

  • Asia-Pacific Talent Management Person/Team of the Year
  • This award recognises the talent management professional or team who has most effectively aligned the agency’s people strategies with business outcomes during the review period. Judges will consider the individual’s ability to develop and implement effective talent management strategies that include talent acquisition and retention, learning and staff development, succession planning and management, agency culture integration as well as reward and recognition initiatives.

  • Asia-Pacific Programmatic Agency of the Year
  • *UPDATED*
    This award is for programmatic agency teams (of a single office or multiple offices) that have most effectively developed and enhanced the agency’s programmatic trading performance within Asia-Pacific, and made the biggest impact on the advertisers’ business during the eligibility period. Judges will consider the contribution to both the agency and advertiser, achievements during the eligibility period, including achievements against objectives, evidence of excellent audience targeting, insights and data analysis skills, and evidence of ROI. Client testimonials will be required as support material.

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  • Asia-Pacific Programmatic Agency Person of the Year
  • *UPDATED*
    This award is for programmatic agency professionals with outstanding performance in a single office (or multiple offices), who has most effectively developed and enhanced the agency’s programmatic trading performance in Asia-Pacific, and made the biggest impact on their clients’ advertising during the eligibility period. Judges will consider the contribution to both agency and client, achievements during the eligibility period, including achievements against objectives, evidence of excellent audience targeting, insights and data analysis skills, and evidence of ROI. Client or agency testimonials will be required as support material.

    This category is sponsored by theTradeDesk-LogoLockup-1Color_R

HOW TO ENTER

Entries are to be submitted on http://ijudge.mpplication.com/aoy2016/ Click on the "ENTER NOW" button to submit your entry.

GUIDE TO ENTRY SUBMISSION

1. Visit our website www.aoyawards.com/network and click on the ‘ENTER NOW’ link.
2. Create an entrant profile/account on our awards submission portal. The person registering for the account must be the primary contact person for all awards related queries.
3. Proceed to your awards dashboard and click on ‘CREATE A NEW ENTRY’.
4. Select the correct Region, Category Type and Category.
5. Complete all the information on the entry form. All information provided on the online entry form may be used as credits on the trophies so please ensure that all information are correct. This is also your chance to input your preferred trophy credits, and if you wish to include your registered company name, for eg, Pte Ltd, Pvt Ltd, Inc. etc. or not have them at all.
6. For all Creative, Media, Digital agency country awards, the points from your wins will be contributed to your Agency Network Group that is indicated under the ‘Credited Agency Network’ field on the online entry form. Do note that we will also need an Agency Network entry submission for the Agency Network to be eligible.
7. Using the correct entry template provided, upload your completed written entry submission paper in the correct file formats. Please ensure that your final document does not exceed 10 pages.
8. If you have any confidential information in your submission paper, please kindly highlight them in yellow in your document, and tick on the ‘CONFIDENTIALITY REQUEST’ check box under the Written Entry Submission section.
9. Upload 3 different photos of your team (for agency categories), or the nominated individual’s profile photos (for people categories). These photos must be in high-resolution format and will be used to showcase your entry if you win.
10. Upload any supporting materials or files to accompany your written submission paper. These can be micro-sites/URL links, videos, case studies, media clippings etc. Supporting materials are not compulsory. You may skip this section if you do not have any supporting materials.
11. Once you have completed the entire online entry form and uploaded all your materials, click on the ‘CONFIRM’ button at the top or bottom of the page and return to your dashboard to pay for your entry. Please note that your entry is only considered as submitted when you have completed the payment process online.
12. At any point in time during your entry submission, you may click on the ‘SAVE AS DRAFT’ button at the top or bottom of the page to save your entry as a Draft. This draft entry will then be saved on your dashboard and you may return to edit and complete it later. Once you are ready to submit, proceed to click on the ‘CONFIRM ENTRY’ button and move on to the payment process.
13. If you wish to submit another entry, please repeat the process from Step 3 onwards by clicking on the ‘CREATE A NEW ENTRY’ button found on your dashboard.
14. After confirming your entry, you will then see a ‘PROCEED TO PAY FOR ALL ENTRIES’ button on your dashboard. Click on that to proceed to the payment page.
15. Select the appropriate payment mode and follow through all the steps. If you have any trouble paying via credit card online, please kindly contact the organisers immediately at entries@haymarket.asia to seek assistance to avoid duplicate transactions.
16. Once your payment process is completed, you will receive a ‘Payment Received’ email confirmation with the payment receipt. Your entry submission is now complete. If you wish to request for an official invoice, please kindly forward your email confirmation to either Hanielyin.wong@haymarket.asia or entries@haymarket.asia to request for it.
17. If you have submitted any videos as supporting materials, please remember to mail 3 copies of the submitted high-res video(s) onto DVDs or USB flash drives and mail it to the organisers by 12 October 2016. You may combine multiple videos onto a DVD/USB but we will need 3 copies of the same DVD/USB to be mailed to us. Please ensure that all the video files are labeled with the entry number to ensure that judges are looking at the right files during judging.
18. If you encounter any technical difficulties or have any questions at any point in time, please contact the organisers at entries@haymarket.asia.

NOMINATIONS
Professionals and agencies may nominate themselves or be nominated to be considered for the shortlist. Nominations will be accepted for all categories. Any individuals, who are nominated and have not entered, will be contacted directly to participate.

MANAGEMENT ENDORSEMENT
Every entry must be accompanied with an endorsement from your agency’s Chief Financial Officer or Chief Executive Officer to ensure that all the information submitted and provided in your entry submission are true and accurate. Your entry must be endorsed, authorized and signed off by your CFO/ CEO on the last page of your entry submission paper. (Please refer to the entry template) Judges reserves the right to raise queries regarding the information provided and penalize any entry if there is evidence of false claims.

CONFIDENTIALITY
The organiser reserves the right to publish details of the entries in any related publications and materials. However, if there are certain information that must be kept confidential, please indicate it clearly as “Not for Publication” or “Confidential” by highlighting the information in yellow, and tick the ‘Confidentiality request’ check box on the online entry form. Please be specific about what information cannot be disclosed – do not simply mark the entire submission paper.

WRITTEN ENTRY & ENTRY TEMPLATE

The written entry paper for all categories must be submitted on the specified category entry template in no more than 10 single-sided pages of A4 size. Entries which are not prepared using the specified template may be disqualified.

You may download the entry template from our website: www.aoyawards.com/network and please ensure that you are using the correct entry template for your selected category. You may choose to submit your written entry paper with your own design but please ensure that you keep the sections as they are based on the entry template format, and must be in no more than 10 single-sided pages of A4 size.

Entrants may mark on their entry various sensitive parts of their entry as “Not for Publication” by highlighting the information in yellow, and tick the ‘Confidentiality request’ check box on the online entry form. Information marked as confidential will be treated as such. Please be specific about the information that cannot be disclosed – do not simply mark the entire entry confidential.

File size: Less than 5MB
File formats: .doc, .ppt, .pdf

SUPPORTING MATERIALS

Please remember that the written entry should be considered the key part of your submission, the supporting materials submissions allow you to provide data results or examples of advertising and the actual work carried out. Supporting materials are not compulsory and are optional. Supporting materials should be provided in digital format ONLY, and limited to:

  • A maximum of ten (10) examples of creative works for Creative of the Year and Creative Network of the Year categories.
  • A maximum of five (5) files for all other categories. This could include PDFs of print ads, videos, TV ads, websites and even data reports etc.

Notes:

  1. All support materials for judging should be uploaded either online as a digital file and/or in the form of a URL/microsite as per the format guidelines stipulated below.
  2. The URL/microsite must be live from October 1 to December 31, 2016. Please supply passwords, if needed, for access to the URL.
  3. All materials in languages other than English must be submitted with a translation.
  4. No supporting material can be returned after judging.
  5. Any supporting data must be accompanied by an indication of the source of reference. If your agency is the source of research, please reference “Agency Research”.
  6. Support materials not provided in digital format or according to the specifications listed below will not be considered.
  7. Only support materials supplied with the entry will be used in the event of an entry being shortlisted or winning. Entrants will not be asked for additional support materials after entry submission.

SUPPORTING MATERIALS FILE FORMATS:

  • Documents
    File size: Less than 5MB
    File formats: .doc, .ppt, .pdf
  • Pictures/Photographs (At least 300 dpi, RGB)
    File size: Less than 5MB
    File formats: .jpg, .png, .gif
  • Audio
    File size: Less than 5MB
    File formats: .mp3
  • Animations/Videos
    File size: Less than 25MB
    File formats: .mp4, .avi, .mov, .wmv, .mpg, .mpeg2

VIDEO SUBMISSION
If you have submitted any video(s) as a supporting material on the entry system, please send 3 copies of DVDs/USB flash drives containing high-res versions of ALL the same videos submitted online (in H264 compression, 1280 x 720, aspect ratio 16:9, and in .mp4, .avi, .mov, .wmv, .mpg or .mpeg2 formats) to:

Re: AOY 2016
Attention: Marilyn Lim
Haymarket Media Asia
21 Media Circle, #05-05, Infinite Studios
Singapore 138562
Tel: (+65) 6579 0559

* All DVDs/USBs must reach the Singapore office by 12 October 2016.

* Please ensure that you label the DVDs/USBs and the video files with the entry number assigned to you on the email confirmation that you received uponccompletion of your online submission. You may combine multiple videosconto a DVD/USB but we will need 3 copies of the same DVD/USB mailed to us. Haymarket reserves the rights to publish the video wholly or in part.

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD
Entries and nominations will be accepted from the entire Asia-Pacific region. All entries should relate to achievements ONLY during the period 1 October 2015 – 5 October 2016. Written entries which do not focus on the eligibility period but include achievements outside the review period will be disqualified. Campaign reserves the right to reject work it feels does not comply with the spirit of the awards.

All materials remain confidential to the judges but the organiser reserves the right to retain entries for subsequent publication. Entrants may indicate on their entry form various sensitive parts of their entry by highlighting them in yellow and marked out with text “Not for Publication”, and information marked as confidential will be treated as such.

ENTRY DEADLINES

Early Entry Deadline: Wednesday 28 Sept 2016, 6pm HK/SG Time

Final Entry Deadline: Wednesday 5 Oct 2016, 6pm HK/SG Time

ENTRY FEES

Agency categories
Entry fee (only applicable if shortlisted): US$420

With effect from 2016, all Network entries will only be charged an entry fee if the entry is shortlisted. There will be no entry fees during the online entry submission process, and the organisers will notify all shortlisted entrants of any charges by 21 November 2016.

Kindly note that your Network entry submission will only be rolled out for judging if the Agency Network is shortlisted. A win in each of the local markets (country awards) will contribute points towards the respective overall Network of the Year category type. Only the Creative, Media and Digital country awards from all the region awards can contribute points and does not include wins from all other categories.

A shortlist is drawn from the points accumulated, and up to 5 top scoring Agency Network in each category will form each shortlist. The Network jury will then review the shortlisted Agency Network and determine the winner for each Network trophy. In order to be considered for the shortlist, the agency network must submit an entry in the respective category. Entry fees will only apply if the agency network is shortlisted, and will be notified by the organisers.

All Network entry submission must be received latest by entry deadline on 5 October 2016.

People categories
Early entry fee for each submission: US$290
Entry fee for each submission received after 28 Sept: US$350

A separate fee is required for each category submission. Entry fees are due upon submission. No refunds will be made for incorrect, withdrawn or disqualified entries. Entries unpaid by 5 October 2016 may be disqualified and Haymarket Media Ltd will retain the right to claim for unpaid entry fees.

Entry fees are payable in USD only. On the online registration system, there are four payment methods to select from:

1. Credit card online
You will be redirected to our secure payment gateway, AsiaPay, where you key in all your credit card details. For this payment option, a 2.65% bank surcharge is applicable for the use of Visa/Master credit cards; while a 3.91% bank surcharge is applicable for the use of AMEX credit cards.

2. Credit card offline
Print out the offline credit card form and the confirmation email sent to you, fill out your credit card details as requested and scan/email to hanielyin.wong@haymarket.asia (cc: entries@haymarket.asia). For this payment option, a 2.65% bank surcharge is applicable for the use of Visa/Master credit cards; while a 3.91% bank surcharge is applicable for the use of AMEX credit cards.

3. Cheque / Bank draft
The cheque / bank draft (USD only) should be made payable to “Haymarket Media Ltd”. Please attach it to the print out of your confirmation email and send it to:

For Singapore companies:
Re: AOY 2016
Attention: Marilyn Lim
Haymarket Media Asia
21 Media Circle, #05-05, Infinite Studios
Singapore 138562
Tel: (+65) 6579 0559

For all other companies:
Re: AOY 2016
Attention: Hanielyin Wong
Haymarket Media Ltd
10/F, Zung Fu Industrial Building,
1067 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 3175 1920

4. Bank transfer
For this option, you will have to bear ALL bank charges related to this transaction. Please do indicate that to the bank clearly when making the transfer.

Beneficiary Name: Haymarket Media Ltd
Beneficiary address: 10/F, Zung Fu Industrial Building, 1067 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Bank Name: CitiBank N.A., Hong Kong
Bank Address: Citibank Tower, Citibank Plaza, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
USD Account No.: 006-391-61553174
Bank code: 006 (For local transfer only)
Branch code: 391
Swift Code: CITIHKHX

Upon successful bank transfer payment, please email hanielyin.wong@haymarket.asia (cc: entries@haymarket.asia) a scanned copy of the transactionproof, clearly stating the entry or invoice numbers the payment is for.

Please ensure that each entry complies with the following rules. Failure to follow the rules may result in your entry being disqualified at an early stage in the judging process.

  1. Upon submission of the online entry form, entry fees are chargeable and you will be liable to pay for the entries, even in the event of disqualification, entry withdrawal, duplicate submissions or non-endorsement by clients.
  2. Online entry forms must be fully completed with Agency Name, Nominee’s name (if relevant to category) and Country exactly as per trophy credits.
  3. Formats and file size of the supporting materials must be strictly adhered to.
  4. You may enter the same entry in more than one category. However, for each entry you must provide separate documentation, support materials and entry fee. Judges may reassign the entries at their discretion.
  5. In cases whereby the number of participating entries is less than 3 in a single category, the judges have the right to re-distribute the entries into other relevant categories or not award the category and Haymarket Media Ltd will retain the right to claim for unpaid entry fees.
  6. Only the entries that follow the prescribed format as stated in the entry kit will be accepted.
  7. Entries not in English should be accompanied by a translation.
  8. The judges determine if an entry is worthy of shortlist or winning. The judges’ decisions are final and neither the organisers nor the judging panel will enter into any correspondence about them.
  9. The organisers reserve the right to publish all entries wholly or in part, as case studies or for publicity purposes.
  10. Entrants may mark various sensitive parts in their submission as “Not for publication” and tick the “Confidentiality request” box on the online entry form provided these restrictions are not used excessively.
  11. Entries are non-returnable.
  12. Entries unpaid by 5 October 2016 may be disqualified and Haymarket Media Ltd will retain the right to claim for unpaid entry fees.
JUDGES & JUDGING
The Agency Network of the Year judging panel will comprise a minimum of five client marketers and senior Campaign editors.
In the first round of judging, judges will review and score entries independently and the scores will be sent directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers to verify the shortlist.
The jury will then meet to discuss shortlisted entries in both the people and agency categories.
The judges’ decisions are final. Awards will be made at the discretion of the judges based on a scoring system and no feedback or correspondence will be entered into about the results.

The results will be compiled by PwC.

  • Prashant Agarwal
    Director – EDGE (Group Innovation)
    AIA
    Name: Prashant Agarwal
    Job Title: Director – EDGE (Group Innovation)
    Company: AIA

    A marketer, innovator and connector, Prashant has held senior leadership roles across disciplines His customer-first orientation enables him to span industries as diverse as packaged goods, technology and insurance, and build brands across direct, retail and online (B2B and B2C). Prashant built Unilever’s rural distribution in north-India, managed Direct Marketing at CapitalOne (USA), was CMO at Genworth (formerly GE Financial), lead APJ Marketing at Dell, and was SVP Marketing at DBS. At AIA he created labs with A*Star and NTU to accelerate AIA’s innovation agenda. He is also an angel investor. Prashant has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an ExecEd Alum from Darden (USA), IMD (Switzerland) and IIM-A (India)

  • Rahul Asthana
    Senior Director, Baby & Child Care and Innovation, APAC
    Kimberly Clark Asia Pacific Headquarters
    Name: Rahul Asthana
    Job Title: Senior Director, Baby & Child Care and Innovation, APAC
    Company: Kimberly Clark Asia Pacific Headquarters

    Rahul has 16 years of brand building, marketing and sales experience working on the largest brands with the largest FMCG companies in the world.

    Since January 2014, Rahul has been a key member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Team of Kimberly-Clark’s consumer businessas regional sector leader for its largest business, Baby & Child Care – which is $1.5 Bln net sales and close to 50% of Kimberly Clark’s Asia Pacific business. He is also responsible for the digital & ecommerce strategies and capability building for all of Kimberly Clark’s consumer businesses. The territories include Australia, North Asia, ASEAN and India.

    Prior to this, Rahul was the sector leader for baby care for ASEAN, India, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Before joining Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Rahul worked for 13 years with Procter & Gamble in the health and beauty business units. He has worked on billion dollar brands like Head & Shoulders, Pantene and Wella in hair care and Olay, Safeguard and Old Spice in Skin and Personal Care.

    Rahul has a BA in Mathematics and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been in Singapore for 14 years and lives here now with his wife and baby girl.

  • Pankaj Batra
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Pizza Hut Restaurants Asia Pte. Ltd.
    Name: Pankaj Batra
    Job Title: Chief Marketing Officer
    Company: Pizza Hut Restaurants Asia Pte. Ltd.

    Pankaj Batra is Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza Hut Asia with over 1700 units across 10 countries.  Pankaj also heads PR and was part of Yum Brand’s Global Digital Council.

    Pankaj has over 20 years’ experience in Brand Management and Sales in consumer, food, retail & services sector. He specializes in nurturing western brands in Asia and has deep know-how of start-up ventures and managing franchisee relationships.

    Pankaj was awarded CMO of the Year in 2014 and listed in 100 Most Talented Global Marketing Leaders by World Marketing Congress.He is on the Advisory Board of the CMO Council for Asia Pacific.

    Prior to working for Yum! Pankaj has also worked with Nestle and American Express.

  • Lies Ellison-Davis
    Managing Director Global eBU
    Friesland Campina
    Name: Lies Ellison-Davis
    Job Title: Managing Director Global eBU
    Company: Friesland Campina

    As managing director global eBU, Lies is responsible for all FrieslandCampina's online B2C and B2B sales streams, including those of well known brand properties Friso, Dutch Lady, and Frisian Flag. Prior to this role, Lies headed up FC's global Shopper/Trade Marketing function; spent 6 years as Director of Consulting at Kantar Retail, where she led the company's Consumer & Shopper practice; and occupied various Brand Management positions at P&G and PepsiCo. Now a proud resident of Singapore, Lies has lived and worked across 5 continents and is a regular speaker and topical expert on Disruptive Commercial Strategy, Shopper Marketing and eCommerce.

  • Andrew Lambert
    Vice President, Brand, Product, Cross Border & Sponsorship Marketing
    Visa Worldwide
    Name: Andrew Lambert
    Job Title: Vice President, Brand, Product, Cross Border & Sponsorship Marketing
    Company: Visa Worldwide

    Andrew started his career in advertising, in London and then in Singapore.  In 2000, he joined the regional marketing team at Visa and since then has held various roles with brand management, advertising, sponsorship and country marketing responsibilities across Asia Pacific. He is currently the Vice President for Brand, Product, Cross Border & Sponsorship, based in Singapore.

  • Jayant Murthy
    Marketing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan
    Intel Semiconductor (US) LLC.
    Name: Jayant Murthy
    Job Title: Marketing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan
    Company: Intel Semiconductor (US) LLC.

    Jayant has 20 years of experience in building great brands and businesses. In his current role he drives strategy and manages all aspects of the brand and marketing for Intel's Asia Pacific Japan region including Advertising, Media and Social media. Jayant joined Intel in the year 2000 and spent the first 4 years as Director Marketing for the South Asia region. He has held various positions in brand and agency management and prior to Intel, Jayant was Senior Vice President and head of Contract Bombay (WPP network), a full service creative and media agency. During his career Jayant has worked across a wide range of categories from airlines, automobiles and consumer electronics to banking, retail and fashion. He has a reputation for challenging the status quo and is passionate about branded content, social by design, crowd sourcing, open source and maker movements. He has helped put Intel in the Top 10 Socially admired and loved brands in the world. He is a regular speaker on innovation and creativity at Ad Tech, Festival of Media, Vivid Arts Festival Sydney, New York Times Conferences on disrupting content, Media 360 Asia, Future of Retail, Campaign Magazine’s conferences, GMAC and the future of management education to name a few. In 2012 he was nominated to the Digital 25 by the producers guild of America and the work he has been associated with over the years have won many awards including several Cannes Gold, One Show, Grand Clio, D&AD, Spikes, FWA to name a few.

  • Ryan O’Donnell
    Head of Digital, OTC- APAC
    Johnson & Johnson
    Name: Ryan O’Donnell
    Job Title: Head of Digital, OTC- APAC
    Company: Johnson & Johnson

    Ryan oversees the development of digital capability and innovation across Johnson & Johnson’s OTC business, covering 18 household brands, across 11 APAC markets. Formerly of Fonterra, Saatchi & Saatchi and Citi, Ryan has developed digital-first marketing strategies globally, and is now based in Singapore, having completed several years in Shanghai setting up Anchor Milk’s China operation.

  • Rashish Pandey
    Director of Marketing, Asia Pacific
    Cisco Systems
    Name: Rashish Pandey
    Job Title: Director of Marketing, Asia Pacific
    Company: Cisco Systems

    Rashish has spent most of his career working at the intersection of Marketing, Technology & Business. In his current role as APAC Marketing Director at Cisco systems he is responsible for marketing strategy and content marketing across Cisco product portfolio. His team focuses on product launches , awareness & demand generation programs for existing Cisco portfolio and also drives cross portfolio thought leadership initiatives.

    Prior to joining Cisco Systems he was APAC Head of Unified Communications & Mobility at British Telecom where he drove product management and marketing initiatives for the new world of work. He has also held marketing leadership positions at Microsoft focusing on revenue growth and market share for key products like Microsoft Office, Visual Studio and driving early adoption of emerging technologies.

    Rashish holds an MBA from Asian Institute of Management in Manila and a Bachelor’s in Business studies from University of Delhi.

  • Wendy Walker
    Former SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
    Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    Name: Wendy Walker
    Job Title: Former SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
    Company: Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd

    Wendy brings over 20 years of marketing experience spanning a variety of industries and covering all disciplines. As Chief Marketing Officer of Manulife Singapore, Wendy is responsible for Marketing, Customer Experience and innovation strategies for digital and data analytics.

    Prior to this she wasMindshare’s Chief Growth Officer Asia Pacific, drivingMindshare's Marketing and new business growth across the region. Wendy is known for her ability to drive strong marketing returns and is passionate about pushing the boundaries of marketing whilst consistently connecting with the heart and soul of the customer. She brings this passion to Cancer Council WA in supporting efforts to build lasting relationships with donors, supporters and the broader community, through brand, communications and community engagement.

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Creative Network of the Year
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Soames Hines, Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific

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Creative Network of the Year
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Soames Hines, Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific
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