Spikes Asia 2011 announced the shortlists of the remaining categories on September 20, 2011. Indian agencies have 14 shortlists in Print & Poster Craft, two in Film Craft and only one shortlist in the Integrated category. The agencies include Mudra, BBDO, McCann, JWT and Ogilvy.
Spikes Asia 2010 has kicked off the first day with shortlists for five categories – Print Spikes, Media Spikes, Outdoor Spikes, Direct & Sales Spikes and Design Spikes. Indian agencies dominate Print Spikes with 22 pieces of work making it to the shortlist of 57. There are 14 Indian entries shortlisted in Media Spikes and 10 pieces of work from India in Outdoor Spikes. In Direct and Sales Promotion Spikes, there are six entries shortlisted and Design Spikes shortlist has three Indian entries.
AdFest has announced a partnership with D&AD, wherein the two would host the 2010 AdFest+D&AD Academy. To be held in Thailand in March 2010, the event aims to give creative people aged under-30 years in the Asia Pacific region an opportunity to start working on their career ‘toolkit’.