Monday, February 20, 2017


News and updates on Thailand's annual AdFest Awards.

AdFest Releases Expanded Speaker Lineup

AdFest has revealed more of its line-up of speakers, workshops and events, which reflect its theme ‘20 Years of Diversity’

AdFest Unveils this Year’s ‘Fabulous Four’

Every year, ADFEST invites new directors and assistant directors to write a five-minute short film script inspired by the festival’s theme, which this year is “20 Years of Diversity”.

AdFest Unveils List of Speakers for 2017 Festival

AdFest 2017 has revealed some of this year’s line-up of speakers, workshops, and events – with many more session announcements still to come.

Adfest Unveils New Lotus Trophy Design

Some of the region’s most respected creative executives helped to choose the winning design for the AdFest Lotus trophy

Pann Lim Joins AdFest panel of Jury Presidents for Design Lotus and Print Craft Lotus

Singapore designer, Pann Lim, has been named to ADFEST 2017’s panel of Jury Presidents, overseeing the Design Lotus and Print Craft Lotus categories. Lim is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Kinetic Singapore, K+, and Rubbish Famzine.

Finch’s Corey Esse to Lead AdFest Film Craft Lotus and New Director Lotus Jury

As Managing Director and Executive Producer at FINCH, Esse is one of the region’s best-known EPs, overseeing FINCH productions in New Zealand and Australia.

Leo Burnett China’s Victor Manggunio Joins AdFest as Jury President, Media Lotus & Effective Lotus

AdFest has announced that Victor Manggunio, Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett China will join the festival as Jury President, Media Lotus & Effective Lotus.

AdFest Names Fadi Yaish of Impact BBDO Dubai as Jury Prez Outdoor Lotus & Press Lotus

As Regional Executive Creative Director at Impact BBDO, Yaish has helped to make the Middle East famous as a hotbed of creativity.

AdFest Names Yasuharu Sasaki to Lead Interactive Lotus & Mobile Lotus Categories Jury

AdFest will soon welcome one of Dentsu Inc.’s top creative visionaries, Yasuharu Sasaki, to Pattaya in Thailand where he will lead the Interactive Lotus & Mobile Lotus categories as Jury President. ADFEST 2017 runs from 22nd to 25th March.

Q&A: Cheil Worldwide’s Wain Choi on Korean Advertising, Celebs in Ads and ‘Pure Ideas’

Cheil Worldwide’s Senior VP and CCO, Wain Choi is on a mission to steer Korean agencies away from celebrity-driven advertising towards “pure ideas”.


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