‘Distilled’ was a half day seminar where members of the advertising industry will get to witness the world renowned judges live as they share their experience on how to make it big in the industry.
8th October 2007
2.00pm – 6.00pm
Grand Bahamas, Level 12, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
Members of 4As, MAA, MSA, AMCHAM and MICCI - RM150
Non members - RM200
Students - RM85
Farrokh Madon (Executive Creative Director, McCann-Erickson, Singapore)
Farrokh Madon graduated with a degree in Commerce, specializing in Accountancy. He has won well over 100 Creative Awards in his career, including a Silver Nomination at D&AD, a Cannes Lion and numerous entries in the One Show and regional awards in Asia. Under his leadership, BBDO finished in the Top 5 at the last Creative Circle Awards in Singapore & won considerable new business including the prestigious Mercedes account, Keppel Corporate and international assignments for Emirates.
This year, he led BBDO to winning Best Of Show (Outdoor), 2 Golds and a handful of other awards at AdFest; 5 Awards at Media, 3 D&AD entries; 5 One Show entries & a Silver at the World Press Awards. Farrokh has recently moved to McCann Erickson in Singapore, where he is looking forward to continuing the good work.
Mike Schalit (Chief Creative Officer, BBDO, South Africa)
On the eve of South Africa’s first democratic election, April ’94, restless to carve his own idealistic vision, Mike moved on to co-found Net#work with Keith Shipley. Described as a “creative activist” Mike has led Net#work to become acknowledged today as South Africa’s most creatively adventurous agency.His current responsibility as Creative Chief of the BBDO SA group, is to spread this brand of creative activism to 4 other agencies in Cape Town and Joburg.
Other highlights include SA Ad agency of the Year in 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2005 (winning their category a record 10 times).
He has also represented SA on the 1998 Cannes Film jury, 1998 Clio Awards, 2006 D&AD, and in 2004 as Clio Chairman - Print: the first South African to chair an international festival. Ranked by creative peers as South Africa’s top Creative Director for the past nine years, he was voted the most influential person in SA advertising in 2004, 2005 and 2006 by the Financial Mail. However, Mike hopes his real contribution will always be beyond the confines of his business: growing or supporting others and fighting for ideals for the industry as a whole. His burning passion is for creativity to make a real difference – enhancing lives, enriching people, uplifting South Africa.
Rowan Chanen (Regional Executive Creative Director, Young & Rubicam, Singapore)
Rowan began his career at DDB in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. He quickly established a name for himself by winning campaign of the year for his very first attempt at an advertising campaign. His enthusiasm for adventure and ideas led him to Hong Kong where he worked at Bates, adding more packaged goods, airlines, hotels, automobiles and bank clients to his experience. At the time, Bates built a reputation as one of Asia’s top creative agencies and during Rowan’s tenure there, was named Media Magazine’s Asian Agency of the Year. Rowan moved to McCann-Erickson as Deputy Creative Director for 12 months before deciding to join Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore where he was ranked one of the top ten creative people in Asia by Campaign Brief magazine. Rowan spent 5 years at Saatchi and was an integral part of the team that made the agency Advertising Age’s International Agency of the Year. Rowan continued his good work in various other parts of the world, including Berlin Cameron in New York City, and Young & Rubicam as Regional Executive Creative Director for Asia.
During his career, Rowan has won worldwide recognition for his work at the major advertising festivals including D&AD, Cannes, The One Show, Communication Arts, Clio Awards, New York Festivals, World Press Awards, London International Advertising Festival, Australian AWARD, Asia Media & Marketing Awards, Hong Kong 4A’s Awards and Singapore Creative Circle.
Scott Witt (Creative Director of Media, Droga5, New York)
Scott Witt was one of the first North American creatives to establish a formal hybrid discipline at the intersection of creative and media. And he’s helped institutionalize this practice, most recently as a founding partner of Publicis Groupe Media Futures agency Denuo. With more than 25 digital, creative and media awards collected in his ten short years in the businees, Witt now works across the Droga5 client porfolio; including the Cannes Titanium Gold Lion-winning New York Tap Project for UNICEF. Scott is a member of the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, was named to Advertising Age's “TwentySomethings" list, Media magazine’s exclusive “New Media DNA” and recognized as a Mediapost “Online All-Star.” He was a fromer Rotary Scholar in Stockholm, a WPP/OgilvyOne Fellow in New York and completed undergraduate studies at Wesleyan and The School of Visual Arts.