McCann Health Singapore's junior creatives win Young Spikes 2016 Integrated competition

Emily Mok & Tan Yuan Ling.jpgMcCann Health Singapore is celebrating, following two of its young creatives winning the prestigious Young Spikes 2016 Integrated competition.

Emily Mok (pictured left) and Tan Yuan Ling (right) are recent additions to the McCann Health family, having successfully completed the Agency's internship programme. Both junior designers, they outperformed teams from across the region in an exciting two-day challenge that took place during the Spikes Asia Festival last week.
This saw creatives under 30 years of age, tasked with creating an integrated campaign in response to a brief set by a non-profit organisation, followed by a rigorous live judging session.

Michael Banner, general manager for McCann Health Singapore commented on the win, "We couldn't more proud of Emily and Yuan. They worked tirelessly on their entry and we are thrilled it paid off for them. Though this isn't their first creative victory; they won our nearly as prestigious internal creative competition we call AdFarm! In all seriousness, it's great to see our commitment to finding and developing young local Singaporean talent produce so many gifted youngsters."

McCann Health has been running an internship programme since 2013, tying in with Singapore's Economic Development Board mandate around providing skills development and training opportunities for young talent.

What started as a partnership with a few local universities' science and communications departments, has now developed into an established relationship with Nanyang Technological University where students undertake a six month paid internship for credits towards their graduation. Over 20 students have since completed the programme, with the offer of employment in the account management department for the best candidates.

In 2016 the programme was broadened out to include creative internships, with Emily and Yuan being in the first class.

"Investment in talent is our future, and this award represents a very healthy future in our business," said June Laffey, Executive Creative Director, McCann Health Australia & SEA.

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