After five years away from Asia Pacific, and now with a different lens, I am thrilled with the prospect of curating the great work coming out from this vibrant part of the world.";Mike Cooper, Worldwide CEO of PHD, will head up the Media Jury.
Starting his career at Saatchi & Saatchi London, Mike moved to Asia in 1989 and was responsible for starting what is now Zenith in China in 1990.
He joined OMD Asia Pacific in 1997, and was the driving force behind their regional expansion which grew to 26 offices and saw them become the number two media specialist in the region as well as the most awarded media agency in APAC.
In 2005 he launched PHD across the Asia Pacific region and a year later was named 'Regional Head of the Year for Asia' by Media Magazine.
In 2007 he
became CEO of PHD Worldwide
, responsible for growing the network which today has over 73 offices in 62 countries worldwide, with clients that include Unilever
, VW Group
, Elizabeth Arden, Starbucks and Canon.
Talking about his position Mike says, "Having worked in media and marketing in Asia for 19 years I am thrilled to be returning to be Spikes as Media Jury President in 2013.
In particular I am delighted to see Tham Khai Meng return to his native Singapore to lead the Film, Press, Outdoor, Radio and Integrated juries, and Mike Cooper
return to the region in which he spent so many years.