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Spikes Asia 2020 Cancelled

The Festival and Awards will not take place in 2020

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 impact of the COVID-19 virus continues to affect the Asia Pacific region and the world. Health, economic, and societal concerns are determining the priorities of societies and businesses globally. Our community, across the creative marketing and media industries, is facing unparalleled challenges. ...

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Cannes Lions 2020 Cancelled

The Festival and Awards will not take place in 2020

3 April 2020 - Cannes Lions announces today that the annual Festival of Creativity will not take place in October as previously planned. The next edition of the Festival will run June 21-25, 2021.

As the impact from COVID-19 continues to be felt across the world on consumers and our customers across the marketing, creative and media industries, it has become clear to us our customers’ priorities have shifted to the need to protect people, to serve consumers with essential items and to focus on preserving companies, society and economies.

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11 young Sri Lankan advertising professionals will vie for Gold at the Cannes Young Lions competitions

The highly-feted Young Lions Competition, which takes place annually at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France, every June, will have the best of Sri Lankan creative talent participating at the international competition this year as well. 11 talented young professionals from Sri Lanka’s marketing communications industry have been selected to compete at fiercely contested competition. They were selected via a rigorous local competition conducted by the IAA Sri Lanka Chapter under the auspices of Metal Factor, The Sri Lanka Representative for the Cannes Lions festival.

A total of 31 teams took part in the local competition which involved an extensive evaluation process. This year’s winners in the Media category are Sanoj Fernando and Pavithra Sandaruwani from Ogilvy Media. The PR category was won by Kaishika Rodrigo and Aneeka Seneviratne from Leo Burnett Sri Lanka.

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9 Young Creative Sri Lankans headed to Asia Pacific’s premier creative competition – Spikes Asia

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.

These 9 talented young professionals were selected via a local competition conducted by Metal Factor in partnership with the IAA Sri Lanka Chapter. The final winners from the diverse aspects of advertising are: Integrated - Nethmi Weerawarna and Chalukya Weerakoon from JWT. Digital - Leyanvi Mirando and Malithi Jayasinghe from Mullen Lowe. Media - Arshaq Ali and Nireka de Silva of Nextage.

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Tasneem Dawoodbhoy announced 2015 Roger Hatchuel Nominee

Tasneem Dawoodbhoy announced 2015 Roger Hatchuel Nominee. Tasneem Dawoodbhoy of the CIM was nominated for Roger Hatchuel Academy for 2015.

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