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Gong 2013 Creative Circle Awards is honored to welcome Joji Jacob as Chairman & Jury President

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Gong 2013 Creative Circle Awards is honored to welcome Joji Jacob as Chairman & Jury President

As the Group Executive Creative Director of DDB Group Singapore, Joji Jacob runs one of the country’s largest and most integrated creative departments. Since he took over the creative helm in late 2009, the agency has gone on to become Singapore’s most awarded at every award show worth its name three years in the running.

Managing the creative teams of DDB, Tribal DDB and RAPP, Joji has made digital an integral part of what the agency does. In both 2010, 2011 and 2012, DDB won more awards in digital award categories than most other digital agencies in Singapore. The agency was voted Agency of the Year at the Creative Circle Awards 2010 and 2012 and emerged Creative Agency of the Year at Marketing Awards. Joji was named Singapore’s most influential Creative Director in 2010. He was also judged South East Asia’s Creative Person of the Year 2011 and 2012.

Joji has judged at Cannes, Spikes, Adfest, the EFFIEs and was Head of the Print Jury at the Gong 2012 Creative Circle Awards.

"In my opinion, The Gong Creative Circle Awards are the single-most important creative award for Advertising Agencies in the Singapore market. This is an award show that takes stock of the work created by us for our clients in our market. It’s the barometer of the creative mood and standard of the country. The Gong Show is also a young people’s award show. It shines the light on our next crop of creative leaders and opens doors for them.

Guan and the 4As have done a great job in bringing back The Gong show after a two-year hiatus. It’s now my task to keep the flame alive with the help of my peers. The current crop of creative leaders in Singapore is a collaborative and friendly bunch. And I’m confident of their help and support in making CCA 2013 a success."


Joji Jacob

Chairman & Jury President

Gong 2013 Creative Circle Awards

Group Executive Creative Director

DDB Group Singapore

38A North Canal Road Singapore 059294 tel +65 6836 0600 fax +65 6836 0700

Gong 2013 Creative Circle awards will be open to entries from 12th August to 13th September, culminating in the Awards Show on 21st November 2013.


"New awards are being planned for this year’s Gong Show. I truly believe that a world class local awards show is what Singapore needs, and we need to keep re-inventing ourselves to remain relevant and stay ahead of other creative competitions.

Connie Chan


Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore


4As is a non-profit organisation that work towards the betterment of marketing, marketing communications and advertising of all member agencies in Singapore

To advocate the role of advertising by providing leadership and promoting knowledge, skills and professional enhancements to serve our members and the community

The Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore, better known as the 4As, was founded in 1948 during the days of largely black and white media ads.

Though the ads now may be in full, living colour, the purpose of the 4As remains the same. Its key objectives are to elevate the stature of the advertising and marketing communications industry, provide advertising professionals with a collective voice and to nurture talent and creativity. Today, advertising has been transformed with the applications of relevant technology which offer exciting new advertising media, among them the internet, mobile phones and personal digital assistants. Now, more so, the objectives of the association have remained relevant.

The 4As represents advertising and marketing communications practitioners, agencies and related businesses in Singapore. It works in close co-operation with other related trade associations, schools and government bodies. Over the years, it has introduced a series of industry awards to recognise outstanding talents in advertising, media and related fields to motivate those in the industry to achieve greater heights.

Several key events are held annually by the 4As. Prominent among them are the Singapore Creative Circle Awards or the Gong Show ; the Students Creative Awards, popularly known as The Crowbars; and the The Singapore Media Award

4As (Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore)
38A North Canal Road
059294 Singapore