Effie Asia Pacific 2022 announce finalists ahead of the awards ceremony

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• Judges were able to fly to Singapore and participate in the final round of judging in person

Effie Asia Pacific has announced 107 finalists have emerged after two rounds of intense judging for the 2022 awards.

With pandemic restrictions progressively easing across the region and Singapore’s borders having reopened since March this year, judges were able to fly in to participate in the final round of judging in person.

The final round of judging was led by awards chairwoman Nicole McMillan of Carlton & United Breweries and the eight heads of jury – Akira Mitsumasu of Japan Airlines, Dhiren Amin of NTUC Income, Fern Canning of Edelman, Jane Lin-Baden of Publicis Groupe, Karl Cluck of TikTok, May Ling Chan of KFC Malaysia, Siew Ting Foo of HP and Vishnu Mohan of Dept. The 110 judges who deliberated over the cases delivered the verdict through their scores, which were submitted confidentially.

This year’s finalists hail from 11 territories across the Asia Pacific. At the top of the leader board are Australia and India tying with 28 finalists each, followed by New Zealand with 13 finalists, Singapore with 8 finalists and the Philippines with 6 finalists.

Leading the agency networks is Ogilvy with 28 finalists. Leading the pack for the client networks in a 3-way tie are Grab, Mondelez and Procter & Gamble with 9 finalists each.

Awards chairwoman McMillan said of this year’s competition: “I truly appreciate all 215 of our judges who have dedicated their time to evaluate the entries in accordance with the rigorous standards that the Effies is known for.

“This year, we were able to further increase the number of panels – with fewer entries being seen at each panel, the jury had more time to assess and discuss the merits of each case.

“Across the board, we are seeing more diversity in terms of entries received – from non-traditional markets such as Indonesia and Vietnam, as well as submissions from independent agencies and clients. I’m pleased that some of these entries have also made it to the finalist list, and I can’t wait to reveal the full results at the Awards Ceremony,” she added.

The APAC Effie Awards is one of the industry’s most distinguished accolades for marketing effectiveness. Globally recognised as the gold standard for agencies and clients alike, it continues to honour only the most effective marketing communication efforts in the region.

The full list of finalists can be accessed here, and the winners will be recognised at the Awards Ceremony in September. To access the latest competition updates, visit www.apaceffie.com.

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