2013 Kam Fan Awards - Creative & Digital Judges
Chairman and Chief Creative Officer
The Gate Greater China
Creative & Digital Jury Chairman
Michael joined The Gate in January 2013 to be responsible for the China operation. Proof of his success comes with more than 500 creative awards, including the coveted Gold Lion from Cannes, Gold pencil from One Show, two best outdoor awards at Adfest. He was also Campaign Magazine’s 2010 Creative Person of the Year for Greater China, leading his team to win Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year at the same time.
Having previously honed his craft at JWT and DDB (where he was Chief Creative Officer, Greater China) Michael is widely recognized as a ‘through the line’ creative leader in the Greater China region. He is highly respected by the Taiwanese advertising industry as an inspirational creative leader and was awarded “The best creative person of the year” by Taiwan Department of Commerce.
Michael has also been Chairman of many judging panels including the Longxi Awards, China 4A Awards, ROI Awards, Taiwan 4A Awards and Times Advertising Awards. He has been on the judging panel for the New York Festival, Mobius Awards, London International Awards, AME Awards, Spike, China Effie Awards, China “Great Wall” Awards, and ADFEST Awards.
Regional Executive Creative Director
David recently joined R/GA Singapore in 2012. With over 15 years of digital and marketing experience across Australasia and Europe, he began his advertising career as Deputy Creative Director of Euro RSCG 4D Sydney. After which he emerged to co-found the highly successful and award winning digital agency Soap Creative in Sydney.
With a global outlook David also spent several years in London as creative director of Euro RSGC 4D working across folio brands such as Peugeot, News International, Barclays & Intel. With a strong Asian focus, David has dedicated more than 5 years operating exclusively across the APAC region as Executive creative director of XM/JWT Singapore and more recently at Iris Worldwide as it’s Regional Digital Director. Helping to strengthen and guide the digital growth across the region for such brands as Sony, Johnnie Walker, Heineken, Adidas & Unilever.
DREAM’S MONSTER – Digital Creative Co., Ltd.
Lee majored in Art and had become determined to do advertising in high school. After high school, he had worked as an advertising production assistant for one and a half year, and then entered college majoring in fashion design in college. In freshmen year, he did visual design in an advertising agency, and started drawing scripts in sophomore year. In junior year, Lee joined a 4A agency as a copywriter while he was still a student.
Lee founded “Dream’s Monster.” in 2012 with Bruce, who has been his partner for 11 years.
Lee’s awards records:
Times Advertising Awards GRAND PRIX, Times Chinese Advertising Awards GRAND PRIX, Times Asia-Pacific Advertising Awards GOLD, 4A Yahoo! Creative Awards BEST GOLD, LongXi Awards GOLD, AD Stars SILVER, MOUBIS AWARD GOLD, RED DOT GOLD, LONDON AWARD GOLD, MEDIA AWARD BRONE, AD Fast AWARD MERIT, NEW YORK AWARD FINALIST, CANNES AWARD FINALIST, ONE SHOW FINALIST.
Hyewon Kate Oh
Executive Creative Director /VP
Kate Hyewon Oh has started her career as copywriter at Cheil from 1994 and soon become Creative Director dealing with company’s major clients such as Samsung Electronics where she now directs the whole integrated campaign of the brand with her team as an Executive Creative Director.
She was a jury member of Cyber Cannes Lions in 2006, also presented a speech in the seminar at the Cannes Lions on “Majority Report -The Future of advertising” in 2010, and finally tamed the lion for winning 2 Gold last year with the Samsung Camera “Insight; what does the mind sees” in promo & Activation(2012). Those was the start of collecting awards both nationally and internationally including the Grand prix in film at Spikes Asia and Grand prix in PR at the newly rising international ad festival, the Ad Star. This year she's added more Gold to her profile from AdFest in Film category.
Mother of two children with beloved husband, she is now preparing a second leap forward with her endless passion and enthusiasm on creativity, and ready to surprise the field again.
Kam Fan Message: “When judging, I will see how Simple the work is and whether it makes you Smile. Meanwhile, how to Expand and cross Media is definitely a challenge.”
Executive Creative Director
Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai
Michael Simons is ECD at W+K in Shanghai, China.
He is a British born, New Zealand raised, USA Green Card holder and Australian citizen. Since October 2011 he has been a Chinese resident.
He began his career as an Art Director in London where he spent 7 years working on brands such as Saab, Slanzenger, Puma and Carlseberg. Since then he has been a Creative Director in agencies in New Zealand, Australia and the US.
He was a Creative Director on Nike at W+K in Portland, Oregon and Chief Creative Officer of DRAFTFCB in New York.
He has three sons who were all born in different countries.
Kam Fan Message: “I'm excited to see the new ways creative people have found to engage and connect. And how they create meaningful culture.”
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Before starting his academic career in September 2009, KC has been a veteran advertising creative in the advertising industry for 22 years.
Three years later, he spent the whole 1997 with Bozell Worldwide as a Creative Director, responsible for promoting the agency’s creative standard. In 1998, he joined BBDO HK as an Executive Creative Director. During a period of four years, he contributed significantly to making BBDO HK the most awarded and a highly profitable agency.
Before Christmas of 2001, KC and his partners started up his own company Chan Tsang Wong Chu & Mee Advertising Firm, which became the first 100% creative run advertising agency in HK, contributing significantly to the bloom of independent agencies in Hong Kong.
Dentsu Inc. Tokyo Japan
Yuka Tsukada has never left her hometown.
Born in central Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace, she went to school, went to university, and joined Dentsu—all within a 10-kilometer radius. Yuka feels her identity is represented by Tokyo, a city where change is not feared, where people are open-minded, not stuck in their ways, and surprisingly easygoing. Needless to say, ‘Tokyo’ is reflected in her creative work.
She started out at Dentsu as a copywriter, and then became one of the company’s first female creative directors. She is currently responsible for clients such as Coca Cola Japan, NTT Docomo, Uniqlo, McDonald’s Japan, and Ajinomoto. Her work has been recognized at Cannes, Adfest, New York Festivals, and Spikes Asia, among others, and she has judged at Cannes, Clio, and Adfest.
Yuka believes that innovative communication design begins by acknowledging yourself as nobody.
K C Tsang