The Festival of Media Asia Pacific has announced the six finalists for this year’s “Rising Star” Award which sees Ronnie Thomas, associate director at PHD Singapore, shortlisted.

The Rising Star Award celebrates the brightest young talent in Asia Pacific, rewarding them for their innovation and creativity.  It is open to those who are under 30 and are working for media agencies, advertisers or media owners.

The finalists will be given a brief provided by Airbnb at the Festival Media Asia Pacific.  They will have two days to work on the brief before presenting to a jury comprising representatives from the likes of Airbnb, Google, Carat, MediaCom and SAP.  The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on 24th March.

The full list of finalists are;

  • Ronnie Thomas, PHD, Singapore
  • Yen Chen, Starcom MediaVest Group, Taiwan
  • Tiffany Cheng,OMD, Hong Kong
  • Allister Hercus, MEC, Australia
  • Vikesh Jain, Maxus, India
  • Jason Maggs, Mindshare, Australia


For more information on the Festival of Media Asia Pacific, click here.