2017 Video & Creative Awards Categories Judging Committee
Professor Sangsoo Chong, Department of Advertising & PR
Cheongju University, Cheongju, Chungbuk, South Korea
Sangsoo Chong is a professor of the Department of Advertising & PR at Cheongju University in Korea. He was Vice President/Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather Korea until he moved to the university in 2008.
Sangsoo started his career as a film producer at Oricom, the first ad agency in Korea. It was an easy start for him since he had studied film and drama at the university. He worked for 28 years at agencies as a film-based creative director. He has launched successful campaigns for Kimberly-Clark, Pizza Hut, Unilever, Motorola, KFC, Nestle, LG, Daewoo, and Hyundai.
Sangsoo has served as a jury member at many awards shows such as the New York Festivals, The One Show (Young Ones), AME, and Ad Stars. In recent years, he has been giving local agencies in Korea a helping hand to win more international awards.
Israel Bonequi, Creative Director/Producer
Birds Nest Foundation, New York, New York, USA
Creative Director and with over 20 years of experience in video production and visual communications. Directed and produced award winning television series, commercials, documentaries, PSAs and short and long form videos for broadcast, online, direct distribution and streaming. Awards include several Stevie Awards, W3, Emmy, Webby, Aurora, Telly and Indie among others.
Chinun Boonroungrut, Ph.D. Candidate
Central China Normal University, Bangkok, Thailand
A lecturer and educational entrepreneur with strong professional academic experiences in various higher education and well known institutes has been accepted as one of successful Ed-franchise entrepreneurs with awards guaranteed by The Ministry of Commerce of Thailand.
Eunsob Choi, Associate Professor
Halla University, Seoul, South Korea
She worked in advertising as a copywriter and creative director at KORAD, BBDO Korea and NARA Co. for 15 years, and since 2005, has been teaching advertising at Halla University. In 2016, she served as president of the Korea Advertising PR Practitioners Society.
Cunhyeong Ci, Professor
Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea
Professor. Key interests in advertising and branding, particularly analysis of how consumers store and use brand-related information. President of KAPPA (Korea Advertising and PR Practitioners Society). Formerly worked at Cheil Communications as AE, and taught at Texas State University, USA.
Jon Dobinson, Chief Executive
Other Creative Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Jon has been a leader, creative director and writer in the creative sector for 25 years, winning many of the top awards in the industry. He founded Other in 1996 and it has grown to become one of the most respected boutique agencies, known for solving the sector's toughest briefs.
Cho Dongyul, Head of Group
Cheil Worldwide, Seoul, South Korea
Saurabh Dua, Head - E-Learning
International College of Financial Planning, Delhi, India
An engineer by chance, a designer by choice. Saurabh has garnered more than 4 years of experience in E-Learning in various industries like Telecom, Manufacturing, Aviation and Education. He's an E-Learning Head at International College of Financial Planning, a part of Bajaj Capital. Previously, Saurabh worked as a E-Learning lead in L&D team in Wipro Ltd. He's a B.Tech. in IT from Kurukshetra University and have done various professional courses. He's a Train-The-Trainer certified. Saurabh Dua, Delhi/India
Thierry Halbroth, Managing Partner and Executive Creative Director
Publicis Worldwide, Hong Kong, China
A surfer, husband, father and DJ (in no particular order), Thierry is first and foremost a creative head. Homeless for most of his life, he’s spent the last 24 years in Asia Pacific. As Managing Partner and Executive Creative Director of Publicis Hong Kong, Thierry is tasked with overseeing the creative output of the office on all its major clients. He is leading the team to build a regional centre of creative excellence with strategy at the core, enabling the delivery of effective integrated solutions designed for today’s digital world. Despite his nomadic pattern, Thierry calls Hong Kong home and, at 14 years, the city he’s spent the most time in.
Steve King, Producer/Director
Corporate Media NZ, Auckland, New Zealand
Steve has 25+ years’ experience in the corporate video communications industry, producing and directing hundreds of corporate videos and television commercials around the Pacific Rim. His work has garnered numerous awards including 5 MCA-I Gold Reels, 9 Telly Awards, 5 IBA Stevie Awards, and a NZ 48Hour Film Challenge Apee.
Heebok Lee, Professor, Department of Media & Advertising
Sangji University, Seongnam-si, South Korea
Worked in advertising as copywriter and creative director at ORICOM, FCB Korea and MBC ADCOM for 13 years. Currently teaching and researching advertising at Sangji University. Served as 4th President of the Advertising PR Practitioners Society and is now the editor-in-chief. Advisory Committee for Public Relations of the Red Cross Society, Member of the Committee for the Health Functional Food Association and Korea Advertising Review Board.
Clint Jong-Hyun Lim, CEO
DigitalDigm Inc., Seoul, South Korea
Clint Jong-Hyun Lim is a Founder & CEO of digitalDigm Inc. which is one of the leading digital agencies in Korea. He started his career with Samsung Electronics as a researcher for over 8 yrs. With the vision of 'Leading the digital paradigm', he established digital marketing agency digitalDigm Inc. in 1998 and also launched Beijing office in 2008 for digital marketing in China. digitalDigm established JeJu branch in 2013, and preparing to expand to Japan and South-East Asia. He had been invited as an adjunct professor in Sungshin Women’s University and had written the book titled ‘The ABCs of the Internet Advertising’ in 1998, published by Dong-il Publishing. Also, he was invited to be a final judges at AD STARS 2013 which is one of international advertising festivals, judges at New York Festival digital in 2014, and judges at Korea advertising awards in 2015. He has graduated master’s degree of Journalism and Mass Communication at Yonsei University in Korea.
Rohj Mariano, Advertising and Promotions Officer
United Promotions, Incorporated (Araneta Group), Quezon City, Manila, Philippines
Rohj is a marketing and communications professional, and a self-confessed full-time student of life. He has supported different brands and organizations through various roles that involve relationship building, branding, corporate communications, media relations, events production, and reputation management. He holds a BA in communications from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila.
Jeremy McWilliams, Managing Director
Bang TV, London, United Kingdom
After working as a creative director Jeremy moved over to production, working at @radical.media which twice won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for world’s best production company. He founded both the award-winning London production company Mustard and the international company Bang TV with offices in London, New York and LA.
Jacqueline Purcell, IPRA Board Member
www.ipra.org, London, United Kingdom
Jacqueline Purcell consults on some of the best communications campaigns in the world. She enables individuals, companies, products or causes to tell their story to the world. This publicity is done in collaboration with you and for you, so that your magnificent award winning story is able to inspire on a global scale. If you have ever dreamed of taking your story to the mass media or being interviewed in Hollywood and reaching millions; you will now be able to achieve your goal.
Beata Rozek, Manager Corporate Affairs & Head of Internal Communications
Philip Morris International, Brussels, Belgium
Communications expert with 10+ years of wide experiences in Corporate Affairs, Internal and External Communications, Public Relations, Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability positions in FMCG and retail sector, including Philip Morris, Tesco, Ahold and Danone’s water division (Żywiec Zdrój). In 2010-13 heading the Sustainability team in Tesco. She was responsible i.e. for creating Tesco’s CSR strategy and implementing key CSR projects. Her work was rewarded with 2011 International Stevie Award. In 2012 she published the first CSR report in Polish retail market in accordance with the GRI standard. Beata led to the formation of the corporate foundation of Tesco Poland, “Tesco for Children”, which she served as the Chairman of the Board. Since October 2013, she has joined Philip Morris in the role of Manager Corporate Affairs, supporting distribution, manufacturing, agronomy and shared services part of PMI business in Poland. Professionaly passionate about digital solutions in communications, change management, employees' engagement programs and crisis communications.
Patrick Severein, Manager LVB Videomarketing & Senior Content Marketeer
LVB Networks, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands
Patrick is working in the Dutch media and marketing for over 15 years now. The last 6 years at LVB Networks, the biggest content marketing agency of the Netherlands. LVB Networks has won several national and international content marketing awards over the last years. Patrick is responsible for the label LVB Videomarketing and he develops video and content marketing strategies for different brands and businesses, both B2C and B2B, like WWF Netherlands, ABN AMRO, HEMA, Jumbo, Ziggo, KPMG and Sanquin. With his team Patrick creates videoformats, video content campaigns, video strategies, corporate videos, animated videos and branded channels.
Sergio Spaccavento, Executive Creative Director
Conversion S.r.L., Milan, Italy
Sergio Spaccavento is currently the executive creative director at Conversion in Milan, an art director, a copywriter, a scriptwriter, a TV and radio show writer, an advertising teacher and a member of the Art Directors Club Italy, as well. He started his career doing proper advertising, then he fell in love with new and alternative media—and found out that fun is mixing it all together. He worked for small, medium and big agencies on small, medium and big accounts. He won the MTV Awards for his tv serial, and he had a nomination at Nastro d'argento for his first movie.He has been a juror for several local and international awards like Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, Epica, Art Directors Club Italy, Mobius, White Square, Red Apple, Chipshop Award and many more.
Rob Staggenborg, Director of Communications
St. John Vianney HS, Cottleville, Missouri, USA
Rob Staggenborg, APR is the Director of Communications for a private educational institution. His career in Public Relations spans 20 years,
David Tye, Owner and Director
David Tye Brand & Marketing Communications, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom
In brief…I’m a brand and marketing communications professional with extensive experience working at a senior level in both client and agency environments across a number of industry sectors both in consumer and B2B markets. Currently I head up Nationwide’s Internal Creative Agency, which produces the vast majority of all Nationwide’s internal and external creative communications work including filmic content.