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Tanmay Mohanty, Ashish Chakravarty to be part of Juries at Spikes Asia 2019

This year, two of India’s leading advertising stalwarts will be part of the Juries at Spikes Asia 2019. Tanmay Mohanty, Group CEO, Zenith India and Head Of Global Partnerships, Publicis Media India, will be part of the Media Jury. Ashish Chakravarty, Executive Director, and Head of Creative, India, at McCann Worldgroup, will be a jury member in Outdoor and Radio & Audio Category. The Spikes Asia 2019 awards to be held in Singapore. 

Commenting on the development, Mohanty said, “Spikes has always been fertile on ideas and imagination. It’s an honour and privilege to be part of the Media Jury at Spikes 2019. The jury experience opens one to fresh perspectives. I look forward to some exciting, inspiring and invigorating work from the APAC region. Work that truly raises the bar. I am sure that this will be a greatly enriching experience.” 

Mohanty’s depth and range of experience is well over 19 years in fields as diverse as aeronautics and stock broking. He is a proven leader with a successful track-record of leading in the digital-first space and then bringing that thinking into the larger integrated media space. In addition to running Zenith’s operations nationally, Mohanty brings a strategic and holistic approach to Publicis Media’s global partnerships in India, ensuring greater Groupe and client connectivity with partners such as Google, Facebook, Adobe and Microsoft, among others. 

Till April 2016, Mohanty was Managing Director of Performics & Resultrix in India. Between August 2012 and 2013, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Resultrix and was subsequently elevated when Resultrix was acquired by Publicis Groupe. 

Between 2006 and 2012, he was the Chief Operating Officer of id8Labs (also known as Interactive Media and Communication Solutions) and served as its Head of Strategy & Account Planning. 

Ashish Chakravarty has over 25 years of experience. He has an impressive body of work across media, and on some of the biggest brands. He has won more than 400 national and international awards, and across categories. He has also been a jury/ jury chair, at various advertising awards, including, Clio, Spikes, Adfest, Effies, Kyoorius, and Goafest. 

Spikes Asia, the Asia Pacific Festival of Creativity and the region’s most prestigious awards for the creative branded communications industry, has announced the full 2019 jury line-up. 

This year, 97 jury members from 17 countries will convene in Singapore to benchmark the very best creative work from across the region. Judging will take place throughout the three-day Festival, from September 25-27, 2019, culminating in an evening Awards Show to celebrate APAC creative excellence. The Juries will be comprised of 49 per cent female creative leaders this year, across 22 Spikes Award categories, including the new Creative eCommerce Spike.

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