Announcing APPIES Malaysia 2019 judges…

The annual festival of the best marketing ideas in Malaysia, The APPIES, is back with its fourth edition! 

APPIES Malaysia Marketing Conference on April 25 & 26, 2019 is about Sharing, Learning, and Excellence, in the form of a 2-Day Festival with the aim of raising professionalism and talent in the marketing communications industry.

By the end of the 2-day event, participants and audience members gain tangible takeaways from the impressive showcase of 50 award-worthy Malaysian campaigns and memorable keynote sessions.

  1. Adam Wee Abdullah – Chief Judge APPIES Malaysia 2019, Group Chief Marketing Officer & Group Chief Customer Experience Officer CIMB Group
  2. Abdul Sani Abdul Murad, Group Chief Marketing Officer of RHB Bank Berhad
  3. Andrew Pinto, Head of Marketing of Sdn Bhd
  4. Andy Othman, Head of Digital & Marketing, Retail Business Division of Petronas Dagangan Bhd
  5. Bernard Lee, Head of Marketing Services of Digi Telecommunications
  6. Chai Hui Fung, Regional Marketing Director of Nando’s Chickenland Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  7. Eric Wong Wai Yuen, Chief Customer & Marketing Officer of Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad
  8. Gopal Putrevu, Head of Digital & E-commerce Marketing of Kimberly-Clark Trading (M) Sdn Bhd
  9. Iris Chang, Country Marketing Head for Grab.
  10. Javed Jafri, Channel Communication Manager Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos of Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd
  11. John D Chacko, Founder & CEO of JDC BrandTruth, President and VP Asia of International Advertising Association (IAA)
  12. Lai Shu Wei, VP, Mass Market Marketing Operations of TM Berhad
  13. Lee Lim Meng, Marketing Director, Consumer Products of L’Oreal Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  14. Lim Imun, GM, Marketing of MunchWorld Marketing Sdn Bhd
  15. Linda Hassan, Senior VP of Marketing, Malaysia & Singapore of Domino’s Pizza
  16. Muhamad Zaid Hasman, Director of Digital of McDonald’s Malaysia
  17. Melati Abdul Hai, VP & Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald’s Malaysia
  18. Noreen Sabrina Mohd Noor, Head of Brand Communications of Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC)
  19. Norsiah Juriani Johari, VP, Brand & Group Communications of Johor Corporation.
  20. Peter Pohlschmidt, Head of Digital of Malaysia Airlines
  21. Renda Low, GM, Marketing of Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Berhad
  22. Schrene Goh, Head of Marketing at POS Malaysia Berhad
  23. Sutapa Bhattacharya, GM – Strategic Communications & Branding of Tenaga Nasional Berhad
  24. Tai Kam Leong, Head of Branding & Partnerships of Maxis
  25. Timothy Johnson, Senior VP Marketing, Product & Partnerships of INTI International University & Colleges
  26. Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer of Hong Leong Bank Bhd.

Only outstanding campaigns that have unique marketing success stories will go on to ultimately win APPIES Gold or Silver trophies. Best presenter wins the elusive Black trophy.

Campaign Submission
The submission fees for each campaign is RM1000 +6% SST per entry.

APPIES Malaysia Marketing Conference – April 25 & 26

RM2,500 + 6% SST per person (HRDF-Claimable).

Eligibility Dates
Campaigns must have run in Malaysia between April 2018 – March 2019. (previous submissions cannot be re-entered)

Submission Deadline
15 March 2019

All entries can be submitted online.

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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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