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The people behind the work: Shortlist out for Marketing Talent Awards

The shortlist for the first ever edition of the Marketing Talent Awards has officially been revealed. The Marketing Talent Awards was introduced this year to celebrate the people behind the great marketing and advertising campaigns we see across Singapore on a daily basis. Categories were designed to recognise individuals and teams across the industry, as well as the agencies and brands making outstanding efforts to develop an inspiring working environment.

The talents that made the cut across our Rising Star, People / Team, Legend and Company categories were examined and dissected by our completely independent and respected judging panel of senior client-side marketers and industry experts. Creativity and innovation, strategic thinking, excellent execution, successful results and performance formed just some of the core criteria in shortlisting across the 24 categories.

The judges commented that the entries displayed “some really fun and engaging work”, they found them to be “innovative and engaging”, and they showed the talented shortlist to have “lots of initiatives, great ideas and drive.” One of the shortlisted legends was described by the judges as an “Excellent all round leader – I really got a strong sense of a deep strategic mind and creativity in abundance”.

So who are they talking about? Well, the winners will be announced at the gala awards night which will be held on Friday 4 October at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore. Let’s take a look at who made the cut across Marketing’s inaugural Marketing Talent Awards.

RISING STAR CATEGORIES

Rising Star of the Year (Brand)

  • Capitol Optical
    Individual: Sherie Wong
  • Manulife Singapore
    Individual: Ler Ka Leng
  • Prudential Assurance Company Singapore
    Individual: Belinda Cheong

Rising Star of the Year (Creative Agency)

  • George P. Johnson
    Individual: Andrew Larvin
  • GERMS
    Individual: Marie Dela Rosa
  • Passion Peers
    Individual: Bernice Kwok
  • TMRW
    Individual: Gareth Lee

Rising Star of the Year (Independent Agency)

  • Passion Peers
    Individual: Chloe Ng
  • PRecious Communications
    Individual: Prayaank Gupta
  • TMRW
    Individual: Allyssa Tan

Rising Star of the Year (In-house PR)

  • Capitol Optical
    Individual: Sherie Wong
  • JLL
    Individual: Vernia Lim
  • NTU Singapore
    Individual: Lester Kok

Rising Star of the Year (Media Agency)

  • Cadreon Singapore
    Individual: Amirul Idham Shah
  • PHD Singapore
    Individual: Janelle Vila
  • WaveMaker Singapore
    Individual: Karina Bunchoo

Rising Star of the Year (PR Agency)

  • Edelman Singapore
    Individual: Amanda Colaco
  • Edelman Singapore
    Individual: Scott Lai
  • PRecious Communications
    Individual: Prayaank Gupta
  • Weber Shandwick
    Individual: Arif Rajab

Rising Star of the Year (Social Media / Digital Agency)

  • BORN Group
    Individual: Aditya Basu
  • Collabtive
    Individual: Donovan Pok Rong Xi
  • Different
    Individual: Eloise Ho
  • GERMS
    Individual: Marie Dela Rosa
  • Happy Marketer
    Individual: Trishe Goh

PEOPLE / TEAM CATEGORIES

Agency Account Manager of the Year

  • George P. Johnson
    Individual: Andrew Churchill
  • Happy Marketer
    Individual: Terrence Quah
  • OC Digital
    Individual: Benjamin Leong

Brand Marketing Team of the Year

  • AIA Singapore
    Team: Brand Marketing Team
  • Community Chest
    Team: Brand & Communications Team
  • Government Technology Agency, Singapore
    Team: GovTech Digital Media Team
  • Health Promotion Board
    Team: Marketing Healthy Lifestyle Team
  • HP Inc.
    Team: HP APJ Personal Systems Marketing Team
  • Income
    Team: Income Marketing Team
  • JLL
    Team: JLL Brand Team
  • NOVU Fasthetics
    Team: NOVU Aesthetics Team
  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group
    Team: Brand Marketing & Communications Team
  • Royal Dutch Shell
    Team: Shell Advance Outride Anything Team

Creative Agency Team of the Year

  • George P. Johnson
  • R/GA Singapore
  • TMRW

Creative Strategist of the Year

  • George P. Johnson
    Individual: Benjamin Chong
  • GERMS
    Individual: Marie Dela Rosa
  • Passion Peers
    Individual: Bernice Kwok
  • Passion Peers
    Individual: Chloe Ng
  • WaveMaker
    Individual: Karina Bunchoo

Digital Person / Team of the Year

  • Cisco
    Team: Cisco ASEAN Team
  • Community Chest
    Team: Brand & Communications Team
  • Government Technology Agency, Singapore
    Team: GovTech Digital Media Team
  • Happy Marketer
    Individual: Prantik Mazumdar
  • Johnson & Johnson
    Team: Asia Pacific Regional Marketing Team
  • Prudential Assurance Company Singapore
    Team: Digital Marketing Team
  • R/GA Singapore
    Team: R/GA Singapore Team
  • TMRW
    Individual: Jerry Chua

Most Innovative Marketer of the Year

  • Capitol Optical
    Individual: Sherie Wong
  • Community Chest
    Team: Brand & Communications Team
  • Government Technology Agency, Singapore
    Team: GovTech Digital Media Team
  • Health Promotion Board
    Individual: Brenda Maderazo
  • Manulife Singapore
    Individual: Cheryl Lim
  • NOVU Fasthetics
    Individual: Lynn Yeow De-Vito

Programmatic Person / Team of the Year

  • Cadreon Singapore
    Team: Cadreon Singapore Team
  • Happy Marketer
    Individual: Vishal Thakur
  • Malwarebytes Singapore
    Team: Malwarebytes Singapore Team
  • PHD Singapore
    Team: PHD Singapore Team

Social Media Person / Team of the Year

  • Cisco Systems
    Individual: Shirley Pang
  • Government Technology Agency, Singapore
    Team: GovTech Digital Media Team
  • Happy Marketer
    Individual: Teo Kah Min
  • Income
    Team: Digital Marketing Team
  • Marina Bay Sands
    Team: Marina Bay Sands Social Media #TeamAwesome
  • SG Story
    Team: SG Story Social Media Team

LEGEND CATEGORIES

CMO of the Year

  • AIA Singapore
    Individual: Ho Lee Yen
  • Carro
    Individual: Manisha Seewal
  • Cisco Systems
    Individual: Mark Phibbs
  • HP Inc.
    Individual: Foo Siew Ting
  • Income
    Individual: Marcus Chew
  • NOVU Fasthetics
    Individual: Lynn Yeow De-Vito
  • Royal Dutch Shell
    Individual: Vicky Lee Boiten

Creative Agency Head of the Year

  • Ad.WRIGHT Communications
    Individual: Nafe Tong
  • GERMS
    Individual: James Chua
  • R/GA Singapore
    Individual: Dorothy Peng
  • TMRW
    Individual: Mervyn Chan

Independent Agency Head of the Year

  • Ad.WRIGHT Communications
    Individual: Nafe Tong
  • GERMS
    Individual: James Chua
  • Passion Peers
    Individual: Kanika Agarwal
  • PRecious Communications
    Individual: Lars Voedisch
  • TMRW
    Individual: Shaun Quek

In-house PR Head of the Year

  • Cisco Systems
    Individual: Tara Bal
  • HP Inc.
    Individual: Geraldine Kan
  • Malwarebytes Singapore
    Individual: Leslie Beckman
  • NTU Singapore
    Individual: Dr Vivien Chiong

PR Agency Head of the Year

  • Edelman Singapore
    Individual: John Kerr
  • PRecious Communications
    Individual: Lars Voedisch
  • Tate Anzur
    Individual: Yvonne Li
  • Weber Shandwick
    Individual: Vanessa Ho Nikolovski

Social Media / Digital Agency Head of the Year

  • BORN Group
    Individual: Prakash Gurumoorthy
  • Different
    Individual: Maria Leow
  • Edelman Digital
    Individual: Daryl Ho
  • GERMS
    Individual: James Chua
  • Happy Marketer
    Individual: Rachit Dayal

COMPANY CATEGORIES

Agency Excellence in Learning & Development

  • George P. Johnson Singapore
  • IPG Mediabrands Singapore
  • PRecious Communications

Agency Health & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

  • George P. Johnson Singapore
    Initiative: Passionately Human: Wellness, Benefits, Celebrations, Team Outings, Ideate and Camp GPJ Programmes
  • Happy Marketer
    Initiative: HealthMaxChallenge
  • IPG Mediabrands Singapore
    Initiative: Livewell at IPG Mediabrands Singapore

Best Place to Work

  • amc asia!
  • Cisco Systems
  • GERMS
  • IPG Mediabrands Singapore
  • PRecious Communications
  • R/GA Singapore