Akira Kagami to head Craft at Spikes Asia

Akira Kagami.jpgThe final two of six jury presidents for the Spikes Asia Advertising Festival are - Akira Kagami, Executive Advisor and Global Executive Creative Advisor of Dentsu Japan as the Craft Jury President and Jon Wilkins, the Founding Partner of Naked Communications Australia as the Media Jury President.

Known to many as 'the big guy from Dentsu', Akira Kagami is a landmark in the creative crowd. Being employed for 30 years by a varied agency like Dentsu has given Akira the opportunity to work on almost every category imaginable. This depth of experience has led him to his most recent mission and role: to go beyond his responsibilities as a specialist in creative and to create a catalytic scheme for global communication design
Through all his work at Dentsu, he has picked up numerous prizes, including awards at Cannes Lions, Clio, and One Show, as well as three Grand Prix at AdFest. He has served on the jury at Cannes Lions, Clio, One Show, D&AD, Spikes, and many other international awards, as well as being jury chair at Cannes Lions and AdFest. This year, he will receive the New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award.

The full line up for Spikes Asia is as follows

. Craft Jury, Akira Kagami, Executive Advisor, Global Executive Creative Advisor Dentsu, Japan
. Media Jury, Jon Wilkins, Founding Partner, Naked Communications, Australia
. Traditional and Integrated Juries, David Lubars, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, BBDO North America
. Direct and Sales Promotion Jury, William Rosen, President Chief Creative Officer - North America, Arc Worldwide, USA
. Digital Jury, Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer, AKQA, USA
. Design Jury, Bob Greenberg, Chairman, CEO and Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA, USA

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