Japan/Korea Agency of the Year

27 November 2019 – Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Japan

Early Bird Entry Deadline: 3 Sept 19
Normal Entry Deadline: 3 Oct 19
Late Entry Deadline: 10 Oct 19

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The winners of the Japan/Korea Agency of the Year Awards 2016 will be announced at this event.

Awards Presentation & Cocktail: Japan
Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019
CATEGORIES

In categories with 3 or less entries, the judging scores will decide whether an entry is awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze. In cases where there are fewer entries in the category, judges will unanimously decide whether there should be a shortlist and/or whether any trophies should be awarded at the second round of judging.

Agency Categories

The agency categories are as follows:

  • Japan Creative Agency of the Year
  • Korea Creative Agency of the Year
  • Japan Digital Agency of the Year
  • Korea Digital Agency of the Year
  • Japan Media Agency of the Year
  • Korea Media Agency of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Best Culture
  • Japan/Korea Boutique Agency of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Consultancy of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Experiential Marketing Agency of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Independent Agency of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Integrated Marketing Agency of the Year
  • Japan/Korea PR Agency of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Production Company of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Social Media Agency of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Specialist Agency of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Talent Development Program of the Year
People Categories

The people categories are as follows:

  • Japan/Korea Account Person of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Agency Head of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Channel/Engagement Planner of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Corporate Communications Person/Team of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Creative Person of the Year
  • Japan/Korea New Business Development Person/Team of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Strategic/Brand Planner of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Young Achiever of the Year
Brand Categories

The brand categories are as follows:

  • Japan/Korea Marketer of the Year
  • Japan/Korea Brand of the Year

HOW TO ENTER

Your written submission must be submitted on the specified category entry template in no more than 10 single-sided pages of A4 paper. Judges and organiser reserve the right to disqualify an entry if the page limit is not adhered to.

You can download the Entry Kit from AOY website.

Entries are to be submitted online at www.aoyawards.com by 10 October 2019.

Entries and nominations will be accepted from the entire Japan/Korea region. All entries should relate to achievements ONLY during the period 1 October 2018 – 30 September 2019.

ENTRY DEADLINES

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 6pm HK Time (UCT/GMT +8:00)
Normal Entry Deadline: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 6pm HK Time (UCT/GMT +8:00)
Late Entry Deadline: Thursday, 10 October 2019, 6pm HK Time (UCT/GMT +8:00)

ENTRY FEES

Agency Categories:
Early Bird entry fee for each submission: US$450
Normal entry fee for each submission received after 3 September 2019: US$525
Late Entry fee for each submission received after 3 October 2019: US$575

People Categories (Region or Asia-Pacific):
Early Bird entry fee for each submission: US$365
Normal entry fee for each submission received after 3 September 2019: US$435
Late entry fee for each submission after 3 October 2019: US$485

Pricing

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Individual USD 497

JUDGES & JUDGING
The Japan/Korea Agency of the Year judging panel will comprise a minimum of five client marketers and senior Campaign editors.

In the first round of judging, judges will review and score entries independently and the scores will be sent directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers to verify the shortlist. The jury will then meet to discuss shortlisted entries in both the people and agency categories.

The judges’ decisions are final. Awards will be made at the discretion of the judges based on a scoring system and no feedback or correspondence will be entered into about the results.

The results will be compiled by PwC.

  • Bassam Qureshi
    Creative Excellence Director Sparkling GC&K
    The Coca-Company
    Name: Bassam Qureshi
    Job Title: Creative Excellence Director Sparkling GC&K
    Company: The Coca-Company

    Bassam began his career in the marketing by adopting roles in both the creative and the media end of the agency spectrum before making the plunge to the client side. Having worked in multiple FMCG sectors, his roles have oscillated from brand management, data-analytics, digital transformation to creative excellence (in short, a juxtaposition of numbers and creative). Currently working as the Creative Excellence Director for the Coca-Cola Company in China, he is a key cog in the developing consumer facing creatives for the sparkling portfolio.

  • Elaine Chum
    Head of Digital ASEAN
    Philips
    Name: Elaine Chum
    Job Title: Head of Digital ASEAN
    Company: Philips

    Elaine Chum, currently the Head of Digital for Philips ASEAN Pacific, has been with Philips for the past 13 years. She spent 7 years at Philips headquarters in Amsterdam on Digital Marketing Communication and Digital Strategy & Enablement roles for the consumer business focusing on Europe and China, 1 year as the Digital Lead for South Korea, and 4 years in the current ASEAN Pacific role for the Consumer, Health Care and Sleep & Respiratory businesses.

    Prior to Philips, Elaine spent 4.5 years with Carlson Marketing Worldwide Singapore, a loyalty agency, managing clients with heavy digital portfolio, such as ExxonMobil, SK-II and Guinness for Southeast Asia.

  • Hiroko Hamada
    Brand Director, NYX Professional Makeup
    L’Oreal Japan
    Name: Hiroko Hamada
    Job Title: Brand Director, NYX Professional Makeup
    Company: L’Oreal Japan

    Hiroko Hamada has worked with various brands on marketing and business in many sizes and format. She has broad hands on experience from marketing communications to product to digital to retail. Expertise in brand development and business management, she is currently Brand Director of NYX Professional Makeup Japan, which belongs to global cosmetics company L’Oreal Group.

  • Kenneth Kwonyoung Chin
    Chief Marketing Officer
    AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd, Korea
    Name: Kenneth Kwonyoung Chin
    Job Title: Chief Marketing Officer
    Company: AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd, Korea

    Kenneth Kwonyoung Chin is the Chief Marketing Officer for AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd. Korea. In this role, he is responsible for overall marketing, partnerships, new product development, and innovation. Prior to AXA, Kenneth was the Head of Marketing at LEGO Korea. He has also served as the Director of CenterStage at Samsung Home Appliances, Head of Brand and IMC at Samsung LED, and was the Global Director of Online Marketing at Philips Lighting (Signify). For his work in Marketing, he has received numerous awards from Cannes, iF, Korea PR Association, and the Korean Ministry of Family and Gender Equality.

  • Shoko Suzuki
    Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
    MetLife Insurance K. K.
    Name: Shoko Suzuki
    Job Title: Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
    Company: MetLife Insurance K. K.

    Shoko Suzuki is Executive Officer & Senior Vice President Marketing and joined MetLife in August 2017.

    Prior to joining MetLife, she was a President & Representative Director of AMO Japan KK (Johnson & Johnson Vision). She started her career as a management consultant at The Japan Research Institute, Ltd. Then moved to marketing area as a product manager at Johnson &Johnson, Executive Director at Dell Inc. as a head of Asia-Pacific/Japan Consumer Marketing, a Senior Vice President, IMC, Marketing and New Businesses at Coca-Cola (Japan) Company.

    She received MBA from Arthur D. Little School of Management (HULT).

  • Yoji Kawanabe
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Kasugai Seika KK
    Name: Yoji Kawanabe
    Job Title: Chief Marketing Officer
    Company: Kasugai Seika KK

    Yoji Kawanabe is Chief Marketing Officer of Kasugai Seika K.K. responsible for Japan and International business. The company is Japanese confectionary manufacturer with 90 years history selling candy, gummy and traditional beans.

    Previously Board of Director, Marketing for Mondelēz Japan, global snacking powerhouse, and served several key marketing roles at global FMCG companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Danone, Fonterra and Unilever including regional roles in Unilever Indonesia, and Unilever Thailand, also acted as member of Dove Global Brand team to represent Asia region to develop Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty.

SHORTLIST

Agency

People

Brand

NOTE: In categories with three or fewer entries, the judges’ scores will decide whether an entry is awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze. This may result in no trophies being awarded in a category.
WINNERS

AGENCY

PEOPLE

BRAND

CONTACT US

Zamir Khan
Email: zamir.khan@haymarket.asia

AOY Awards Team
Email: AOY@haymarket.asia