Friday, 20 April 2007
Asia Pacific AdFest Awards in Thailand
Bangkok, 6 March 2007 – For its 10th anniversary, the AdFest Working Committee has invited BBDO Asia, an Omnicom company, to host the Young Lotus Workshop at the Asia Pacific AdFest Awards in Thailand. Now in its fourth year, the objective of the Young Lotus is to develop fast rising creative talent from across the region by extending / challenging their creative skills and exposing them to senior advertising talent.Jimmy Lam, President of the AdFest Working Committee says, "The Young Lotus Workshop starts a fire in the belly of participants that keeps smouldering, until long after AdFest closes. Contestants are exposed to a wealth of experience and talent, learn the thrill of close competition and build relationships across the region that they will remember for the rest of their careers."This year BBDO Asia is launching an innovative approach to the Workshop. Its approach will see 30 young creatives from 15 different countries participating in the first reality-based workshop of its kind, ever. Over two full days, as the creative development for the workshop takes place, the participants will be recorded and taped, leaving no part of the process out. The 'reality' of creating inspired thought and growing each idea will then be observed and judged.Inspiring the talent at the Young Lotus Workshop will be Chris Thomas - Chairman & CEO BBDO Asia Pacific, Peter Souter - Deputy Chairman and CCO, AMV BBDO London, Suthisak Sucharittanonta - Chairman &amp;amp; CCO, BBDO Bangkok, David Guerrero - Chairman & CCO, BBDO Guerrero/Ortega and Simon Bond - Regional Director, Proximity Asia.The Young Lotus teams will be in action at AdFest 2007 in Pattaya and the results of the workshop will be screened so that delegates can experience first-hand the First Advertising Reality Show - Enter The Lotus.For more information on the Young Lotus Workshop, visit http://www.adfestawards.org/ and click on the 'Enter The Lotus' box.For details on previous winners of and participants in Young Lotus Workshop, please visit www.adfestbuzz.com and click on 'What Young Lotus are up to'.