Cannes Lions and Haymarket Media extend their JV

The International Advertising Festival, organisers of Cannes Lions and Haymarket Media today announced an in principal agreement to extend the JV, which runs Spikes Asia to include the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival (AME).

The existing joint venture, Spikes Asia Advertising Festival, intend to build the AME event into the region's largest forum for marketing effectiveness.

Terry Savage, Chairman of Cannes Lions, said, "We are committed to developing another great event in Asia. Building on the existing relationship between Haymarket and Cannes Lions will allow us to deliver the most compelling event in the effectiveness arena."

The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival will take place on 30-31 March 2011, in Shanghai, a world-class destination with the capacity to grow the event. It will be the region's must attend effectiveness event, attracting senior marketers, heads of media, creative, marketing and digital agencies, brand pioneers, consumer and customer insight professionals, media owners, and journalists from the region and globally.

During the festival, delegates will have opportunities to learn and be inspired by the greatest minds in the field, see showcases of the best in marketing effectiveness and honour the winning work at the AME Awards ceremony.

Tim Waldron, Managing Director of Haymarket Media Asia, said: "The Asian Marketing Effectiveness awards have come to be recognised by agencies and clients as the region's most rigorous effectiveness awards competition. We are delighted now to be working with Cannes Lions to build the event into Asia's largest forum for marketing effectiveness. The decision to work with Cannes Lions in growing the event in the region was an easy one after the success of Spikes Asia."

The awards competition, now in its 9th year, recognises the role of innovative strategy, creativity and first-rate execution to build brands and deliver solid business results. A stellar jury composed of top international and regional industry experts, from both client and agency backgrounds, will award the coveted AME trophy to the best in each category.


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