Starting his entertainment career in talent representation, Adam bootstrapped his own digital agency, 87AM, out of his New York City studio at the peak of the economic crisis. The agency grew rapidly, and in 2011 was acquired by Allied Global Marketing, the leading entertainment, culture and lifestyle marketing agency. Since then, Adam has led all of Allied’s digital capabilities and was named Chief Digital Officer in 2016. In his time at Allied, Adam has built world-class teams covering digital media, influencers, social, creative and tech development and has worked with major media companies to develop proprietary technology and data systems.
Bio Pauline Russell is Creative Director of The Brief Doctor and is a global expert in creative brand strategy. She has led numerous global creative teams as both a Director and VP/Creative Director including teams at Scripps Networks, BBC Studios and Discovery. She has won numerous Promax awards, Kinsale Sharks and New York TV Festival […]
Raised on a diet of cartoons, video games and movies, it only made sense that I would become an Animator one day. It didn’t hit me until I was in my teens that Animation was an arena that I could have a career in.
In 2000 I became a professional Animator, working in Video games, TV/ Commercials and VFX Films.
Obsessed with animation. Whether it be animating on Clone Wars the TV series to animating Rocket the Raccoon, Venom, or working on personal projects, my joy is Animation.
Darwyn Metzger is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, and founder and CEO of Phantom, a digital marketing and social media strategy firm that specializes in engineering & seeding subversive digital propaganda on behalf of major consumer brands, start-ups, television networks, films, & celebrities. Phantom’s latest project known as “Pavemint,” has been described by NPR as the “Airbnb of Parking,” and seeks to transform one of the most archaic practices in American culture, circling the block in the pursuit of parking.
By day, Gavin is a Director and Designer for the UK’s beloved creative studio Aardman Animations. By night he goes under the alias of JamFactory, indulging in all manner of passion projects, from filmmaking to illustration, toy design to photography.
He prides himself on being a ‘realistic idealist’ or ‘idealistic realist’ – striking the balance between uncurbed enthusiasm and pragmatic process. Floaty sentiments aside, his talks are about finding the energy and making the time to create things that matter. That’s something Gav believes applies to everyone – from a GSCE to CEO!
Steve Brouwers is a Creative Director at SBS BELGIUM. He has been working in television for more than 20 years. He reads 3 newspapers per weekend, receives about a 100 mails a day, does too little sports, has too many friends on Facebook to ask for coffee. He lives in a blended family of 6 and loves them all. So he wrote the book ‘Almost everything you have to know about blended families”. But that is not important now. He is an inspirational speaker who sessions are well attended all over the world.
Victoria Milovanova is the chief producer at RT creative department.
After starting her career as an assistant news director in 2002 at one of the leading Russian TV channels she has joined the RT news team in 2005. Worked as a producer at talk-show and moved to RT English promo department in 2009.
Whether you have heard the phrase “social selling” but don’t know what it entails, or you have been trying to socially sell for years, Chris will give you worthwhile insights, actionable advice, and secrets of the trade that he has learned in his ongoing career as a global social selling guru. Three-time #1 bestselling author Chris J. Reed “the only CEO with a Mohawk!” will lay out how LinkedIn, the only business-focused global social media platform can offer an ideal platform for social selling.
James is currently a Creative Director at DDB Korea, where he oversees creative marketing campaigns for multinational firms operating both locally and overseas in various South East Asian markets. His past experiences include directing and producing documentaries in the topics of emotional design and marketing for Samsung Electronics Global Marketing Group as well as producing a UHD documentary of Korean Pop band “Big Bang” for national television in 2016.
Wade Jeffree and Leta Sobierajski aren’t your average couple. They eat together, sleep together, live together, and work together. Their studio, Wade and Leta, combines purposeful eclecticism and performative design to create satisfying and emotional visuals ranging from conventional identities to colorfully charged compositions utilizing all disciplines.
James oversees 2CV’s business in Asia. He is an expert in helping guide clients, businesses and marketers through the complex process of customer understanding and has led agencies in the US, Asia and Singapore. James has been at the forefront of developing 2CV’s reputation as one of the world’s leading boutique Entertainment & Technology insights specialists. His primary interests lie in brand management, behaviour change and emerging technologies.
Joe’s 12 years of experience within Broadcast Marketing and Media planning spans across many international markets. He joined JWM in 2013 after several years at Viacom UK as Media Manager for Nickelodeon and now heads up the JWM Asia Pacific office in Singapore.
JWM work with Broadcasters across the globe to maximise the potential of their owned media space to drive audiences to consume content and engage with brands. Services include; promotional strategy consultancy across both linear, VOD and digital platforms, facilitation and training.
Janine Stein is Editorial Director for ContentAsia’s information platforms, including print, multimedia and online and mobile. Janine has covered the Asian television and media business since 1989, and has worked for, among others, The Hollywood Reporter (U.S.), the South China Morning Post/Television & Entertainment Times (Hong Kong), Cable & Satellite Asia, Television Business International (TBI, U.K.) and Electronic Media (U.S.).
Angeline Poh is Mediacorp’s Chief Corporate Development Officer. She leads the Corporate Development and Strategic Planning teams that maintain oversight for and execution of corporate-wide strategic projects and initiatives.
Before joining Mediacorp, Angeline was the Assistant Chief Executive Officer (Industry Development Group) of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) where she spearheaded efforts to develop a vibrant infocomm & media ecosystem. Prior to the formation of IMDA, she led the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) industry planning and development group.
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Vice President and General Manager, Southeast Asia
Anna is charged with driving the growth of Discovery’s business across Southeast Asia and expanding its product offering with a particular focus on developing digital opportunities to target the region’s growing population of digitally active consumers. She oversees all aspects of business development and operational performance across the brand portfolio.
Always keeping creativity at the heart of her work, Camilla has progressed her career through the film, music and events industries.
Her ability to inspire and mould teams and to connect with clients and stakeholders has seen her work across the globe in leadership roles; running her own businesses and those of international agencies and brands.
A natural born leader and storyteller, she has worked to create and produce stories and experiences by building and curating teams who are optimised and motivated to deliver.
NBCUniversal International Networks, Asia Pacific Managing Director
Christine Fellowes is Managing Director, NBCUniversal Networks, a division of Comcast NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading global media and internet companies.
Her role includes P&L responsibility for branded video-on-demand services, television networks, websites, mobile and social platforms in the Asia Pacific, for brands including Universal TV, E! Entertainment, The Dreamworks Channel, Syfy, Oxygen and Bravo. She has led the digital transformation of NBCU’s Networks business launching new digital services, the Content Studio, original content production, and NBCU’s Innovation Lab.
Bio Virginia Lim is the newly appointed Chief Content Officer of Viu, a regional OTT owned by PCCW. She was formally the SVP and GM, Networks and Distribution of Sony Television Networks, where she was responsible for the business in SEA. Virginia is also a veteran in content and marketing and was responsible for the […]
Creative Director, Astro Promax Asia 2019 Awards Chair
In the world of promotions and marketing, Rob’s been pretending he knows what he’s talking about for something like three decades now. Holy crap that’s a long time to get away it. But, it’s now one of those things that has gone on for so long, everyone’s afraid to just question why. So just humour him and nod your head once in a while if he corners you in a bar. He’s mostly harmless. He’ll probably just tell you he’s trained more Rocket Award winners than you can count on two hands and that the teams he’s proudly created all across Asia consistently break new ground in this industry each and every day. Oh, and he’ll probably also go on about how his proud he is of his present team in Malaysia. And then he’ll leave you alone.
Associate Director, On-Air Promotions for Singtel TV Promax Asia 2019 Conference Co-Chair
Spending 18 years of his career honing those 3 essential skillsets as an On-Air Producer, Calvin had won numerous awards and led award winning creative teams in various OAP departments, both in Singapore and Hong Kong.
In his current role as Associate Director, On-Air Promotions for Singtel TV, Calvin is in charge of the creative strategy and promotions for Singtel TV’s home grown channels, mio Stadium, mio Sports, Jia Le Channel, VODs, Singtel TV GO and CAST app.
Head for Integrated Creative Communication Management, ABS-CBN Corporation Promax Asia 2019 Conference Co-Chair
Robert Labayen is Vice President at ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ leading multi-media network.
As Head of Creative Communication Management (CCM), he is in charge of promoting the company’s image, programs and advocacies. Their works have become part of the Filipino way of life. He was honored by the Creative Guild of the Philippines with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award while his Division (CCM) has won World Gold from Promax and The New York Festivals.