8th April 2020 - Spikes Asia today announces that the Festival will no longer take place in October 2020 as planned. The Festival of Creativity, Spikes Awards and Tangrams Strategy & Effectiveness Awards will be held in 2021 in Singapore and new dates will be announced shortly.
The creative contingent from Sri Lanka stole the limelight at the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity 2019 in Singapore recently, sweeping all facets of the competition – at the student, young professionals, creativity and jury level, bringing glory to Sri Lanka at the biggest festival for marketing communications in Asia Pacific.
Sri Lanka’s name reverberated at the recent Asian advertising awards, Spikes in Singapore, highlighting the country’s prowess in producing the best creative works from their agencies in Colombo.
Spikes Asia was an incredible overall experience as I learnt the future trends of advertising. I networked with multicultural prestigious creatives and as a designer exploring a different country truly contributed to enhancing my creativity further.
The eagerly-anticipated Spikes Asia Young Spikes programme returns for its 10th edition. Nine young professionals, and one tertiary students from Sri Lanka’s advertising, PR and design industries will represent the country at the annual Young Spikes 2018 & Cheil Young Creative Academy at Spikes Asia 2018 to be held from 26th to 28th September 2018 at Suntec, Singapore. It is Asia Pacific's most inspiring creative festival - offering three days of learning, inspiration and networking for professionals in creative communications, culminating in a grand awards ceremony.
Eight outstanding young professionals from Sri Lanka’s advertising industry and two students have been selected to represent the country at the annual Young Spikes 2017 & Cheil Young Creative Academy at Spikes Asia 2017 from 27th to 30th September at the Suntec City. These 10 youngsters walked away with key honours at the local competition, where a high standard of competition from the industry was witnessed. The local competitions were conducted in Colombo under the auspices of Metal Factor in partnership with the industry.
Six young professionals from Sri Lanka’s advertising industry and an under graduate have been selected to represent the country at the annual Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, which is set to take place in Singapore from 21-23 September 2016. These 3 teams were selected to represent Sri Lanka following the recent Young Spikes Competition which was conducted in Colombo facilitated by Metal Factor in partnership with the industry bodies. These 6 young professionals will now have the opportunity to compete at the regional competition alongside teams from the leading markets in Asia Pacificat the Young Spikes Competitions.
Leo Burnett was the only Sri Lankan agency to be recognized at Spikes Asia 2015.
A team of 10 young creative personnel has been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the annual Young Spikes 2017 and Cheil Young Creative Academy at Spikes Asia 2017 next week in Singapore.
Seven outstanding young professionals from Sri Lanka’s advertising industry and two young students, have been selected to represent the country at the annual Young Spikes Competitions, Young Creative Academy and Spikes Asia Accounts Executive Academy, which will take place at the Spikes Asia Festival 2015 in Singapore from 9 to 11 September 2015.
Friday 24th 2014, Colombo: Leo Burnett Solutions Inc., (LBSI) the local office of the global advertising network Leo Burnett Worldwide, created history by winning the first-ever gold metal for Sri Lanka at Spikes Asia 2014. The highly coveted gold award was won in the Public Relations (PR) category for the ‘Mosquito Repellent Newspaper’ which was launched to combat dengue in Sri Lanka. The Spikes Asia Awards brought together over 1,000 delegates from Asia Pacific’s creative community to the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, for a spectacular four-day celebration of creativity in communications.
Six young professionals and two young students from Sri Lanka’s advertising industry, have been selected to represent the country at the annual Young Spikes competition which will take place at the Spikes Asia Festival 2014 in Singapore from 23 to 26 September 2014. Following a local competition conducted by Metal Factor in partnership with the International Advertising Association (IAA), three teams were selected to participate in the Integrated, Media and Digital categories of the Young Spikes Asia competitions. Two students from the Academy of Design were also selected to participate at the Young Creative Academy which will take place at the festival.
ChaniPerera and Induwarani Munasinghe of Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. (LBSI) the Sri Lankan office of the internationally acclaimed advertising agency network Leo Burnett Worldwide created history by winning Sri Lanka’s first ever Gold metal at Spikes Asia 2013. The Spikes Asia Awards, the region’s oldest and most prestigious awards for creative advertising took place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands with over 1,000 delegates from across Asia Pacific.
Dexter Shadrach and Infas Iqbal of Phoenix O&M (Pvt) Ltd walked away with the Silver metal for the recently held Young Spikes Media Competition, once again highlighting the exciting promise and potential of Sri Lanka’s industry talent. Conducted during the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity which is held annually in Singapore, the competition challenges teams from around the Asia-Pacific region to use their business insight and strategic skills to develop an innovative media strategy and plan.
Spikes Asia is the most revered advertising award ceremony in Asia Pacific, where creativity in communications is recognized and rewarded. This annual festival held in Singapore, brings together the leaders from the marketing communications industry for three days of learning, and sharing experiences and to be rewarded for outstanding work. Leo Burnett Sri Lanka triumphed at this year’s awards ceremony by winning two Silver and one Bronze metals at Spikes Asia and was the only Sri Lankan agency to gain such a recognition.
“So, I got to chat with the Head of PR for Ogilvy Mather in the U.S, the Chief Creative Officer of DigitasLB in London and the God Father of Creative Radio Advertising, all in one afternoon. Google’s Tom Uglow ran me through Project Loon, Eric Solomon – YouTube’s Global Head of Insights & Strategy – told me the secrets to surviving in a fan-led world, Steven van der Kruit – world-renowned trend hunter and photographer – enlightened me as to how you recognize the signs of an emerging trend, over a Beer and F1 Legend Jackie Stewart shared some seminal words of wisdom about thriving as the underdog.
The young rising stars of communications have always played a central role to the creative spirit of Spikes Asia, representing as they do the future innovators and award winners of the industry. Therefore opportunities to further develop themselves, the festival offers dedicated training aimed at helping students and young professionals interested in advertising, marketing, communications and design.
The honour of serving on the craft jury panel for Spikes Asia 2013 was truly rewarding. The sheer volume of work from the region was overwhelming but manageable largely due to the amazing efficiency of Lisa Berlin and her team.
“What’s so special about Spikes, you ask? Quite simply…. You have to experience it to know it. Unlike the more sprawling, leisurely pace of Adfest, Spikes like the host city itself is tight, fast paced and professional. Traditionally held at Suntec Singapore a venue that boasts first class facilities in the heart of Singapore’s Business District, Spikes proudly hosts workshops conducted by prominent industry leaders from around the world. One is also privy to an exhibition displaying the best creative work in Asia Pacific and some winning work from Cannes.
Spikes 2012 was fantastic. This year’s event was bigger than ever and brought together the best creative minds in Asia plus a bunch more from the rest of the world. As always, the work on show was inspiring and really hit home the heights we need to aspire to in terms of ideas and crafting.
Stimulating workshops, students swap stories & Singapore Fried Noodles
To say that Spikes was a 3-day packed event with great lectures, master classes and after parties would be similar to saying I don’t love chocolate…
Another first for Sri Lanka at the Spikes Asia Festival was the selection of Pubudini Wellage of the University of Moratuwa to attend the Spikes Asia Creative Academy at an exclusive learning opportunity availed to 15 students from the Asia Pacific region.
Attending the Spikes Asia Academy in 2011 was one of the best experiences of my life. Having an amazing mentor like Noor Azhar added to the value of this learning opportunity. Attending intimate sessions with some of the biggest names in advertising, getting to attend the Spikes Asia Awards night added to the experience.
First and foremost it was an honor for us to have won the Young Spikes 2013 competition in Sri Lanka, to represent our country at Spikes Asia 2013 held in Singapore. The support and encouragement we got not only from our peers at Leo Burnett, but also from many individuals from the fraternity motivated and prepared us for the big hurdle, Spikes Asia 2013.
Dexter and I partnered for the 1st time back in 2012 for the local competition of the Young Spikes 2012, we became runner-up competing against 14 teams that took part. The next year: In August 2013, we paired up again for the second time to participate in the local competition, unlike last year this time we didn’t take it lightly; we participated with determination to WIN and to represent Sri Lanka at the Spikes Asia, in Singapore. And yes we manage to put up a great idea which took us all the way to be the winners of the 2013 local competition! As a result we were given the opportunity to represent Sri Lanka for the Young Spikes Media competition, in Singapore at the Spikes Asia festival of creativity from 15 to 17th September 2013.
Young Spikes Asia was a great experience for both of us as we learnt a lot about advertising in the 21st century. We also had the opportunity to see many brilliant campaigns from the region. The Young Spikes competition itself was an amazing experience where we got to meet many young talented people from Asia.