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Australia/New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific Network Agency of the Year

13 Dec 2018 – The Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore


0 Days to Final Entry Deadline

Early Bird Deadline: 3 Sept 18
Final Entry Deadline: 9 Oct 18
Shortlist Released: 16 Nov 18


Price per table of 12:
Price per individual seat (opens on 16 Nov):

Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner: Singapore
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

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

You can download the Entry Kit and Entry Templates from AOY website.

Entries are to be submitted online at via the Enter Now button on the menu bar by 9 October 2018.

For Agency Network categories (Creative, Media, Digital), in order to be considered for the shortlist, the agency network must submit an entry in the respective category. 


Entries and nominations will be accepted from the entire Asia Pacific region. All entries should relate to achievements ONLY during the period 1 October 2017 – 30 September 2018.


Early Bird Entry Deadline: Monday, 3 September 2018, 6pm HK Time (UCT/GMT +08:00)
Normal Entry Deadline: Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 6pm HK Time (UCT/GMY +08:00)


Agency Category:
Early Bird entry fee for each submission: US$428
Normal entry fee for each submission received after 3 September 2018: US$498

People Categories (Region or Asia-Pacific):
Early Bird entry fee for each submission: US$345
Normal entry fee for each submission received after 3 September 2018: US$415

Agency Network Categories:
Entry fee (only applicable if shortlisted*): US$498
*Shortlist will be announced on 16 November 2018

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.

  • Aga Bialkowska
    Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing
    HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited
    Name: Aga Bialkowska
    Job Title: Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing
    Company: HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited

    Aga Bialkowska is the SVP, Digital Marketing at HSBC, where she focuses on accelerating growth through performance media. Aga is a technology enthusiast and digital innovator and boasts more than 13 years’ experience working with internationally renowned brands including SingTel, SingTel Optus, Huawei, IBM as well as collaborating with start-ups and ad tech industry front-runners.

  • Anita Kanal
    Vice President, Consumer Brand Marketing
    Visa worldwide Pte. Limited
    Name: Anita Kanal
    Job Title: Vice President, Consumer Brand Marketing
    Company: Visa worldwide Pte. Limited

    Anita Kanal is VP in the Asia Pacific Consumer Marketing team based in Singapore. Since joining Visa in early 2017, Anita is responsible for leading Visa’s data-driven marketing agenda across all business priorities. Aligned with Visa’s ambition to be the most creative and impactful data driven marketer in the world, Anita works with markets in the region to develop cut through, dynamic, digital-first marketing and communications programs. Anita brings over 20 years of international brand building experience working with Fortune 100 clients on creative excellence, digital optimization and business transformation to an omni-channel presence.

    Anita feels truly fortunate to have lived and worked in 5 cities around the world – from her native Mumbai, to London, New York, and San Francisco. Singapore has been home with her two kids and husband for the past 8 years. She holds a Bachelors in Math, a PG Diploma in Computer Science and a Masters in Marketing.

  • Dennis Low
    Chief Marketing Officer, Asia-Pacific
    UnionPay International South East Asia
    Name: Dennis Low
    Job Title: Chief Marketing Officer, Asia-Pacific
    Company: UnionPay International South East Asia

    Dennis Low is the Regional Head of Brand and Communications at UnionPay International Southeast Asia. Recipient of the “Top 10 Employee” award at UnionPay International, Dennis’ experiences span Branding, Marketing, Communications, Corporate Planning, Strategy and Product Development.

    Dennis’ past stints include Corporate Strategy & Planning with American Express in New York City, Corporate Communications & Public Relations at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Retail Marketing at DBS Bank, and Broadcast Journalism at Mediacorp. Dennis has an MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

  • Ivan Zeng
    Head of Marketing, Asia-Pacific Market Group
    Name: Ivan Zeng
    Job Title: Head of Marketing, Asia-Pacific Market Group
    Company: LEGO

    Ivan is a member of the multi-national Asia-Pacific Leadership Team and the global marketing leadership team at LEGO.

    Ivan leads the marketing organization in APAC to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through data-driven fun, creative engagement and meaningful activation with internal & external agency integration.

    Ivan’s primary responsibility as Head of APAC Marketing is to lead product development & marketing strategy, with the ambition to bring LEGO play to 180 million children in ANZ, Japan, Korea, HK, Taiwan, India & ASEAN by 2030.

  • Prashant Agarwal
    Head, Digital Marketing
    AIA Group
    Name: Prashant Agarwal
    Job Title: Head, Digital Marketing
    Company: AIA Group

    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 and runs labs with A*Star and NTU to accelerate AIA’s innovation agenda and currently heads digital marketing across the AIA Group. 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

  • Rochelle Vandenberghe
    Head of Marketing
    FWD Life Insurance Corporation
    Name: Rochelle Vandenberghe
    Job Title: Head of Marketing
    Company: FWD Life Insurance Corporation

    Roche leads a group of creative marketers whose mission is to change the way people feel about insurance. She spearheaded the launch of the brand in the Philippines in 2014 and has contributed to the phenomenal performance of FWD from 29th to 12th place in Total Premium Income after its first two full years of operations, making it one of the fastest growing life insurance company in the Philippines. Roche led the company in winning the country’s back-to-back Marketing and Digital Initiative accolades at the Asian Banking & Finance Insurance Asia Awards.

    Prior to joining FWD, she spent 17 years of strong-in country advertising and communications experience in Southeast Asia with stints in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines with portfolio ranging from technology, financial services and lifestyle brands. Roche is also a sought after juror at international marketing and advertising award shows.

  • Ryan O’Donnell
    Director & Site Head- Amgen Digital Health JAPAC
    Name: Ryan O’Donnell
    Job Title: Director & Site Head- Amgen Digital Health JAPAC
    Company: Amgen

    Ryan leads the Asia-Pacific digital health hub for Amgen, the world’s largest independent biotech company. The Hub is focused on designing and executing digital innovations with patients and healthcare systems, for the purposes of better health outcomes.

    Previously, Ryan was a Marketing Director, and Head of Digital, for Johnson and Johnson Consumer Healthcare, Asia Pacific. Ryan has also previously launched the Anchor milk brand for New Zealand’s Fonterra Ltd, whilst based in China.

  • Wendy Walker
    Head of Marketing Global Expansion| Rest of World
    Name: Wendy Walker
    Job Title: Head of Marketing Global Expansion| Rest of World
    Company: Intuit

    Wendy Walker brings more than 20 years of marketing experience spanning a variety of industries and covering all disciplines.

    As Head of Marketing - Rest of the World for Intuit, she is accountable for leading Intuit's brand and marketing efforts for expansion into new global markets and driving efficient growth across multiple regions. Prior to joining, Wendy was consulting at iflix as Global Director Brand & Content, where she led the development of the iflix brand strategy & execution to drive growth across new markets globally. Wendy also previously held regional positions as chief marketing officer of Manulife, & Mindshare’s chief growth officer for Asia Pacific.



Entry Number Shortlisted Agency/Network


Entry Number Shortlisted Agency/Network Nominee
NOTE: In categories with three or fewer entries, the judges’ scores will decide whether an entry is awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze. This may result in no trophies being awarded in a category.


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


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

Zamir Khan

AOY Awards Team