(marketingmagazine.com.my) – Spikes Asia, the three-day Festival of Creativity in the Asia Pacific region, has today announced a record 5,132 entries from 23 countries. This year’s awards saw an increase of 781 entries since last year.
Entries into Healthcare have seen a significant 72 per cent increase, with design (40%) and Direct (34%) also experiencing an upturn.
“Creativity in Asia Pacific continues to excel globally with 3 of the top 10 most awarded countries at this year’s Cannes Lions coming from the region. The growth in entries is reflective of the fantastic work coming from this creative community and Spikes Asia is a platform for this work to be celebrated”, says Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals.“This increase demonstrates just how important the region is becoming in the global creative communications sphere”, he added.
Ahead of the live judging at the Festival on Wednesday 21 September, the Innovation jury has confirmed their shortlist of 10 from the 56 entries received. No Malaysian agency made it to the shortlist.
Taking place from the 21-23rd of September, Spikes Asia will be held at Suntec Singapore. For more information on the event click here