Dentsu Japan, Ogilvy & Mather Japan, BBDO Bangkok and Ogilvy & Mather Thailand lead the way at finalist stage of AdStars 2017

Ad Stars 2017 logo.jpgAd Stars has unveiled this year's finalists selected from a total of 21,530 entries - up from 18,063 entries last year. The festival recruited 210 online judges from 62 countries who selected just 1,799 finalists.

From Asia, Dentsu Japan leads the way with 77 finalists, followed by Ogilvy & Mather Japan with 68, BBDO Bangkok with 61 and Ogilvy Thailand with 55.

"It's hard to believe how quickly our awards show has grown since we first launched in 2008. We received over 21,500 entries to the Ad Stars Awards, which shows our mandate of being a global awards show that is free to enter and committed to 'creativity for good' is resonating with creative communities around the world. I'm especially proud of the diversity of entries and judges we have attracted this year," says Eui Ja Lee, Co-chair of the AD STARS Executive Committee.
Ad Stars is the only global festival that is free-to-enter and offers a US$10,000 cash prize for the two Grand Prix of the Year winners. With entries from 40 countries, Ad Stars received the highest number of submissions from Japan, followed by Thailand, Korea, Australia, Philippines, China and New Zealand.

Agencies with 10 or more finalists from Asia include:

Dentsu Inc. (Japan) 77 finalists
Ogilvy & Mather (Japan) 68 finalists
BBDO Bangkok (Thailand) 61 finalists
Ogilvy Group (Thailand) 55 finalists
Hakuhodo Inc. / Kettle (Japan) 49 finalists
TBWA Santiago Mangada Puno (Philippines) 43 finalists
Innocean Worldwide (Republic of Korea) 42 finalists
TBWA Hakuhodo (Japan) 36 finalists
Cheil Worldwide (Republic of Korea) 32 finalists
TBWA (Thailand) 30 finalists
MullenLowe (Singapore) 25 finalists
Daiko Advertising Inc. (Japan) 22 finalists
Cheil (Hong Kong) 21 finalists
Serviceplan (Republic of Korea) 21 finalists
Leo Burnett (Taiwan) 21 finalists
Cheil (China) 20 finalists
Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (Japan) 20 finalists
GREY (Thailand) 18 finalists
BBH Asia Pacific (Singapore) 17 finalists
Innored (Republic of Korea) 17 finalists
BBDO (Pakistan) 16 finalists
Tokyu Agency Inc. (Japan) 15 finalists
Publicis (China) 14 finalists
SIX INC (Japan) 14 finalists
Ogilvy & Mather Group (Hong Kong) 13 finalists
J. Walter Thompson Shanghai (China) 12 finalists
McCann Worldgroup (Philippines) 12 finalists
Leo Burnett (Malaysia) 12 finalists
Publicis JimenezBasic (Philippines) 11 finalists
BBDO Guerrero (Philippines) 11 finalists
Hakuhodo (Indonesia) 10 finalists
CJ WORX (Thailand) 10 finalists

Over 30 final judges will soon meet in Busan, South Korea on 22-23rd August to decide this year's winners, which will be announced in a gala ceremony on Saturday 26th August.

Ad Stars is now offering a 10% discount on early bird ticket sales to attend the 10th Ad Stars festival, which runs from 24th to 26th August in Busan, South Korea.

With eight different registration packages to choose from, delegates can choose to attend both Ad Stars 2017 and AD tech 2017, or purchase individual tickets to either conference, which take place concurrently at BEXCO Exhibition Centre. One-day passes and tickets to this year's awards gala on Saturday 26th August are also available.  

Purchase tickets to Ad Stars 2017 here.

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