Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity announces new Festival Director

Joe Pullos announced as Festival Director 
Organisers of the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity have today announced the appointment of Joe Pullos as Festival Director.
Joe begins his role on 19 March.
A highly-experienced commercial leader, Joe has worked in the advertising industry for more than 17 years in senior sales and has held marketing leadership roles within the region. Joe has a wide understanding of the trends and issues affecting the advertising landscape thanks to his extensive client and publisher-side experience.

Joe Pullos

“I’m absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to lead the premier creativity event in Asia Pacific. It’s exciting to be charged with the continued evolution and growth of Spikes Asia and I’m really looking forward to working closely with the creative, media and client communities throughout the region. I’m committed to delivering an awesome festival that not only celebrates the best in creativity and effectiveness but also delivers the unforgettable experiences our audience deserves,” said Joe.
Prior to this role, Joe was the Director of sales of Event Cinemas, Australia and New Zealand’s largest entertainment business. Before that role, he was Head of Trade Marketing for News Corp Australia, where he was also the official representative for the Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia festivals.
“As the communications landscape goes through some seismic changes, the role of events like Spikes Asia as a place where the industry comes together has never been more important. Joe’s experience in the industry and connections in the region make him a natural choice to lead the next exciting chapter of the Spikes Asia story,” said Tim Waldron, Co-Chairman, Spikes Asia and Managing Director of Haymarket Media Asia.
“Joe joins Spikes Asia with a vast array of experience and a deep knowledge of the region – he will ensure Spikes will continue in the seamless way it has in the past. I’m confident that Joe’s energy and enthusiasm for Spikes will build on the strong legacy left by Andrea Hayes and take Spikes to the next level, ” commented Philip Thomas, CEO, Ascential Events.
Spikes Asia 2018 will be from 26 – 28 September.

APPIES Malaysia is an annual 2-day Marketing Congress and Awards Festival showcasing, sharing and celebrating the country’s best marketing campaigns. Shortlisted entries will be judged by 24  leaders in the marketing industry who will put the presenters’ knowledge to the test in a unique Live Presentation environment.
Date: 16 & 17 April, 2018
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya.
Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm
To register, connect with Ruby on 0377262588, [email protected], or http://www.appies.com.my/files/Appies17_Conference-RegFORM.pdf

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The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry.

This is the only event where Live Presentations meets Live Judging.

Similar to TED Talks, The APPIES is the chance for great presenters with outstanding work to show it off to some of the industry’s most important industry leaders.

This year’s winners will receive Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies for 21 categories, and 6 special Best of Best categories (red trophies) that require no submissions!

Campaign entries must have run between June 2023 to May 2024

Submissions Deadline
30th June 2024

APPIES Festival – Judging & Presentations
11th – 12th July 2024 (Malaysia)


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