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The life of a creative in Asia

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Creatives in Asia are always on the go. They are perpetually flying around the region and beyond, to oversee TV spots and photography, judge competitions, attend award ceremonies, and deliver presentations to clients and sister ad agencies around the globe.

And we are pleased that this is the calibre of reviewers we have at CA+, because they are actually in the thick of it, working with great teams of directors and  photographers like you.

That’s why we always wait until a few days before the event to provide the final list of reviewers, to allow for all the ‘waiting for my production schedule’ people to confirm.

So don’t worry about choosing reviewers. We have you covered (especially if you registered first). But you must secure your ticket packages.

Tickets are live now on the website. They are no longer restricted to people who’ve registered. So jump in and get yours.

We’re so looking forward to hanging with you!

Tickets are now available!

You can now secure your review meetings at CA+! Choose from packages of 5, 10 or 15 meetings with top decision makers in Asia.

We are humbled that so many of our attendees from the last event are coming along again…however this means that we WILL run out of meeting packages, so please do go ahead and grab those meetings ASAP.

Just a few days before the event, we’ll ask you to select your preferred reviewers. This will give you the opportunity to access reviewers who sign up late, and we’ll do our very best to match you with your chosen people.

If you’ve registered you are already booked into the Sunday Sessions. If not, you can buy an all day pass for it here.

The flights are booked, accommodation waiting, and we can’t wait either!

Introducing Shawn Foo

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Iris Singapore has been recognized by industry awards as one of the premier agencies in Asia, and we’re very lucky to have Deputy Creative Director, Shawn Foo, as one of our reviewers on Saturday 28th July.

Showing your work to Shawn gets you potentially in front of brands such as Samsung, Emirates, Phillips, Hugo Boss, Jagermeister, Lego, T Mobile, Marina Bay Sands, Starbucks, Hewlett Packard, and many more.

To see more reviewers jump over here

Sunday sessions: The panel discussion

Our co chair Rob Earp (who quite frankly would give Chase Jarvis a run for his money) will be MC’ing a panel discussion with Reviewers and speakers on Sunday 29th July.

Last year we had amazingly frank discussions and creatives shared with us some super useful insider tidbits.

What questions do you want to ask them? Join the Facebook group  and add them to the thread.

Announcing another reviewer: Award winning creative director Rupert England

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Did you know that shooting an award winning campaign can catapult you to success? Creatives all around the world call you asking you to shoot their campaign, so it has a better chance of achieving the same success.

That’s why Rupert England is a brilliant reviewer to get your folio in front of this July.

Rupert is creative director specialising in regional brand building campaigns. He has over 25 years international experience in the ad industry in Asia, Greater China, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, and 60+ international advertising awards, including the elusive Gold and Silver Cannes Lions.

On top of this, he has a United Nations medal for a public services campaign, has been tweeted about by Hilary Clinton and Stephen Fry!

Rupert has always had a deep connection to photography, and is really looking forward to seeing your work this July. Register here for first dibs on reviewer selection.

Where should I stay?

We’re all set to go to Singapore and lots of photographers are booking their flights. one of the common questions is where to stay.

The event is being held at the wonderful Shooting Gallery, but being a busy production house with multiple studios, it’s not in the centre of town.

Getting around Singapore is super easy (and cheap), so we recommend staying in the hub. We like central Singapore and Chinatown as you can eat at multiple hawkers markets, stay in converted shophouses and experience life around the river.

Better still, it’s where many of the ad agencies are, and if you arrive before or stay on after the weekend you might just bump into a few creatives and reviewers in the local bars 🙂

Air BnB has some great options, and there are tons of hotels in the area. In fact, if you join our Crack the Asian Market Facebook group we’re starting a thread so you can hook up with other photographers and share accomodation.

We’re staying in Chinatown. See you there! x

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Introducing John Scott, creative director and Cannes Lions juror.

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We’re super proud to introduce one of our reviewers, John Scott, creative director at Ward6.

John’s career began in fashion & editorial design. Branching out, he moved to the creative design & editorial studio – Deluxe & Associates. There he developed a strong sense for graphic design, editorial design and creative communication under the watchful eye of James deVries and co.

With a solid design foundation established, he then freelanced in various design and advertising agencies in the Asia Pacific region until eventually finding a new home in Advertising at Ward6 in Singapore. Working with Grant and Hugh, he developed a strong sense of conceptual thinking and art directing.

John then joined McCann Health working with Sean Riley and co. There he built a strong portfolio of film, digital and integrated ideas working on regional brands and accounts across the APAC region.

While working in advertising and polishing his craft, John learnt from many great people who have contributed to the well rounded creative he is today. 13+ years on, he has made many friends across many countries.

John’s strong interest in photography and film has motivated him to make a special detour between other commitments to join our team of reviewers at CA+ on Saturday 28th July.

We’re really looking forward to having him on our team 🙂

Introducing our first speaker

It’s no surprise to hear that our Co-Chair Christina Force will be speaking at CA+ this year. She just can help helping photographers.

Christina built a huge following in Singapore, Hong Kong and China when she touted her photographers’ folios across the region over the course of 15 years when she owned The Collective Force. Since selling her photographers agency (which is still prominent in the region), she has consulted to photographers around the world and helped them crack the Asian market. She’s also consulted to photographers based in Asia and Asia based creatives who want to become photographers.

Christina has been flown around New Zealand, Australia, and Asia by various photographic associations to speak to groups ranging from 12 to 350 photographers. She’s taught a class at the New York Academy of Film, and her programmes are sought after and now have a high benchmark, you’ll be glad to know you’ll get your registration fee’s value back with this one keynote.

Christina will be talking about ways to get noticed in Asia, and how to build relationships with those decision makers you’ve just connected with.

More Sunday Sessions will be updated soon!

Get your work in front of one of the longest established agents in the region

One of our alumni, Sebastian Tan is an agent and producer with experience across Asia.

We’ll be running the event from The Shooting Gallery so it’s no surprise he’s kindly given us the weekend to review folios too. This experience is not to be missed.

Reviewer Sham Nasaar from McCann comes back for more!

You really must get your work in front of Sham. He’s an engaging and warm creative, with years of experience at some of the top agencies in Singapore, including DDB Worldwide and Ogilvy. After attending our last event, he wants to see your work and he wants to work with you.

Register now for first dibs on this popular reviewer.

Announcing our venue!

If you’re not from Singapore we want to make sure that the experience you gain from coming to CA+ is fully immersive and you leave with a much deeper knowledge of working in Singapore, as well as meeting with clients there.

That’s why we’ve arranged the 2 day CA+ event this July to be held at one of Asia’s longest established production houses.  The Shooting Gallery, Singapore has a couple of great studios and meeting areas and you’ll be able to hang out in comfort or take a tour between reviews and talks. You’ll find more info here

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Registrations are open!

We are pleased to announce you can now register for the CA+ weekend on 28th & 29th July here. This will get you into all the Sunday Session talks on 29th July, and will prioritise your choice of reviewers for the folio event on Saturday 28th. You’ll also be the first to be informed about ticket sales..

We’ll have the line up of speakers ready for you verrrry soon!

And we’re back!!!

Co Chair Christina Force, Reviewer and speaker Richard Hollingum and Co Chair Robert Earp at our 2015 event

We are so thrilled to announce that CA+ is back! Following such a brilliant launch 3 years ago in Hong Kong, and subsequent requests for a repeat event, we will be running the next dedicated folio review event on 28th and 29th July, 2018…this year!

We so want to see you there, so please watch this space- we are gathering together an awesome team of reviewers for you as we write.

This year we are asking for a registration fee which will cover you for all the keynotes on Sunday 29th July, and will give you access to tickets for the review day. There will be a Facebook group for you to join, and meet others coming to the event. We’ll be sharing the details of the event hotel and more.

We can’t wait to see you in warm tropical Singapore in July. Stand by!

Team CA+ xx

CA+ “The enthusiasm of the photographers is lovely, every time they come out of the room they’re beaming, they’re getting so much from it.” Tricia Hollingum

Tricia chats about CA+ from a outside point of view.

 

Add CA+ 2015 to your calendar now!

We are thrilled to announce that Creative Asia Plus, 2015, will be taking place on November 14th and 15th in the rich cultural melting pot of Singapore. What’s extra special about this year’s date is that it follows right on the back of Diwali – the Hindu festival of light. We thought that was rather appropriate for a celebration of photography.

So book the whole week (or more), spend some time exploring Little India as it lights up for the festivities on 10th November, and join us on 14th and 15th November as we gather together an even bigger line-up of top creatives to view your work and connect with you.

Registrations for the event open soon, but in the meantime you can Email us with any questions at connect@creativeasiaplus.com.

CA+ “..its the start of the conversation for us which is fantastic!” Kurt Anniss and Nathan Barton

Happy (almost) New Year from the CA+ team, we wish you all a wonderful 2015!

We thought you might like this interview where Photographers Kurt Anniss and Nathan Barton chat about their experience at CA+

“To be able to come here in one or two days and meet all these people in one hit is fantastic!”

 

 

 

 

CA+ “…Better together…” Richard Hollingum

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the CA+ Team!

Heres an interview we thought you might like.

Richard Hollingum offers his thoughts on the CA+ Inaugural review event.

“…The Analogy of better together is definitely there, I think that you can see a community growing out of it…”

CA+ “ …the smiles on everyones faces have spoken a million words…” Robert Earp

2 Chairs, Christina Force and Robert Earp chat about the inaugural CA+ 2014 Event.
“…I really feel like we have achieved our goal of connecting the right people together and bringing together quality photographers with quality reviewers and making it all work for them…” Christina Force

CA+ Top Tips#5

Showing only your “hero” shots in your portfolio will enable each Reviewer to see how YOU and YOUR photographs stand out and enable each Reviewer to give you meaningful dialogue about your work.  So we suggest:

A maximum of 30 pages is advised for your folio

Click here to see more Top Tips.

CA+ Other Events – Christina Force Talk

As well as portfolio reviews, you can also listen to talks by selected Portfolio Reviewers and CA+ Co Chairs as part of your ticket!

Christina Force will discuss how to “Win new clients and change the world”

Click here to see which other CA+ Reviewers will be speaking at Creative Asia!

 

A new reviewer!

We’re thrilled to add another reviewer to our mix! Art buyer Emma De Teliga has just come on board for this Saturday. Emma has been a producer and art buyer around the globe for the last 20 years and has been based in Hong Kong since 2012,  working for Ogilvy as a senior photography producer. She is now freelancing at ad agencies across Hong Kong and wants to see your folio!

We’ll be getting her details on the website pronto but just a heads up…..

Get me an agent!

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‘Get me an Agent’ photography folio packages still available for this Saturday at CA+.

Anonymous, Publicis 133, Shooting Gallery Asia at CA+ this Saturday

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Just some of the big names being represented at CA+, this Saturday, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Click here to have your photography folio reviewed by some of Asia’s most influential creatives.

Breaking News – CA+ Co Chair lands in Hong Kong

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Folio Consultant, Christina Force lands in Hong Kong ahead of CA+ Folio Reviews this Saturday at the KITEC in Kowloon.  She is available to edit your folio before the event or answer any questions about your suitability.  Click here with a link to your website.

10 & 5 meetings packages still available

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CA+ Folio Review Packages for this Saturday 15 November are selling fast.  15 minutes packages have sold out.  Only 10 & 5 meetings packages and ‘Get me an agent’ tickets available.  Click here for info on how to book. 

New CA+ Tickets Available Now

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Just released – 10 meetings and 5 meetings packages. Limited number now available.  Check out our reviewers and book here.  Who will you meet?

CA+ Co chairs landing in Hong Kong now!

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Christina Force and Robert Earp are arriving in Hong Kong today.  They are looking forward to seeing you at CA+ this Saturday.  Limited tickets still available here.

CA+ Other Events – Stop creating images, start creating worlds

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Another exciting opportunity for CA+ ticket holders to learn even more from our highly esteemed reviewers.  See Richard Hollingum, APAC  Lead, Sapient Nitro Singapore, speak about creating immersive experiences.  Click here to discover more about talks and panel discussions at CA+.

 

 

Not sure if you’re folio is right?

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Thinking about coming along to CA+ but not sure about your folio?  We can certainly help you out.  Send us a link to your folio or website so we can have a look.  Then we will connect with you to give you some feedback about your suitability.  But get onto it soon as time is running out! Click here to contact us. 

1 week to go – there is still time to get your ticket

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The excitement is certainly building for the select few photographers who have purchased their tickets to CA+ next week.  They are currently choosing which esteemed reviewers they want to meet with.  The last few tickets are still available, so you still have time to be a part of this fantastic opportunity.  Click here to book now.

Have you been watching Lizi Hamer?

 

 

 

One of 2014’s top 20 women to watch in Asia, Lizi Hamer has joined Arcade as Creative Director.  She is also available to review your folio at CA+.  Lizi is one creative juggernaut you will want to meet with this November.  Click here to find out more.

There is still time to meet Asia’s most influential creatives

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You have 10 days to book your package of folio reviews with the industry’s finest professionals.  Check out who is on the panel and then book your ticket before they all sell out! Click here.

Breaking News – Jack Ho, joins CA+ reviewers panel

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An awesome creative talent, Jack Ho from Anonymous, Hong Kong will be available to review your folio at CA+.  Jack brings a wealth of experience to CA+. Having worked with iconic brands such as Campbells, Caltex and LG, 15 minutes with Jack could give you the edge you need to break the Asian market.  Find out more here.

CA+ CO CHAIR ASKS – ARE YOU EXPECTING TOO MUCH FROM YOUR AGENT?

Christina Force explores the importance of creating and developing your own relationships and investing in your own marketing as a photographer.  Read her blog here. 

CA+ special tickets now available – get me an agent!

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Just announced! ‘Get me an Agent’ packages available for $380USD. Get yourself in front of the big three, Justin Chan, Justin Chan Represents, Sebastian Tan, Shooting Gallery Asia, Annette Fausball, Ugly Duckling Projects, Singapore.  Click here to book.

CA+ Co Chairs Speak – 3 Month Rule

CA+ Co Chair Christina Force gives sage advice about how to make your Asian connections count.  Christina is also hosting a panel discussion where top creatives are available  to answer your questions. Read more here. 

 

Just announced – Noah Ho joins CA+ reviewers panel

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We are pleased to announce that yet another CA+ reviewer has just joined our ranks.  Art Director, Noah Ho, has a wealth of experience working in Hong Kong with the likes of Ogilvy and with iconic brands such as Smartone, Prudential and LG. He joined Anonymous in late 2013 and is looking forward to meeting photographers, that’s you, at CA+ Folio Reviews.

Read more about Noah and our other accomplished reviewers here. 

CA+ Co Chairs Speak – NETWORKING

CA+ Co Chairs talk about the importance of networking in getting that job.

Read about the ultimate networking event at CA+ here. 

Announcing another CA+ reviewer: Simon Hanford

We’d like to introduce you to Simon Hanford, Founding Partner of Anonymous Hong Kong, who has come on board as yet another reviewer for us.

Simon is no stranger to Asia- he’s been Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather, M&C Saatchi and TBWA, and has the accolade of Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions, plus numerous other awards, to his name.

Check out his bio here and stand by as we announce at least two more confirmed reviewers over the next few days!

Find a rep in Asia! New CA+ Package:

Many of you are telling us you would like to find representation in Asia, so we’re offering a package just for you folks.

Annette Fausboll from Ugly Duckling Projects, Sebastian Tan from Shooting Gallery Asia, and Justin Chan Represents are all agents for the top photography talent from around the world to their Asian based clients.

‘Get an Agent’ guarantees you a meeting with all three of these agents, and is priced at USD$380.

Book your ticket here.

CA+ CO CHAIR RECOGNISED AT LUCIE AWARDS

 

 

We are chuffed to report that our very own CA+ co chair Robert Earp received 3 honorable mentions in the IPA Lucie Awards for the CA+ branding shots. Robert Earp – LUCIES 2014

Well done Rob! You can see the talented Rob speak at CA+.  Click here to see how to get your tickets.

CA+ Co Chairs Speak – LAST MINUTE

Co chair Robert Earp demonstrates some of the benefits of CA+ Folio Reviews on 15 November in Hong Kong.  Guaranteed meetings all in one day, in one place.

Click here to read more about CA+ and how to book your ticket.

 

How many reviews will you have?

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With packages of 10 or 15 meetings with some of Asia’s most influential creatives, your opportunity to crack the Asian market is at CA+.  To be one of only 30 photographers to have their work personally reviewed by the industry’s best, click here now.

 

#6 – Tips For A Successful Review

 

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Allow reviewers to lead your meetings

With international accolades and loads of experience behind them, our Reviewers know exactly what the market is looking for.  Allow them to lead the discussion so you can make the most of the valuable feedback.

Click here to see more Top Tips.

3 Days Of Creative Inspiration In Hong Kong

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In addition to your CA+ Portfolio Reviews ticket you gain access to the entire Creative Asia exhibition and our exclusive CA+ Reviewers talk.  Come and hear more from Richard Hollingum, Sebastian Tan, Robert Earp and Christina Force!

Limited tickets still available.  Book now and be one of only 30 photographers to be a part of CA+.