Introducing Shawn Foo

Shawn Foo

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

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!

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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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.

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

Richard Hollingum APAC Lead Sapient Nitro Singapore

 

 

 

 

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+.

 

CA+ Other Events

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Did you know that as well as your Portfolio Reviews, you can also listen to our Reviewers speak as part of Creative Asia?

One of our selected speakers Richard Hollingum discusses “Stop creating images, start creating worlds”

Click here to see which other CA+ Reviewers are speaking.

 

CA+ Top Tips#4

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You have 15 minutes to WOW each of your chosen CA+ Reviewers so:

Make sure your folio is well-edited and reflects the type of work you want to do.

Click here to see more Top Tips.

Only 3 weeks to go!

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Only 3 weeks to go to CA+.  So sort out your accommodation for Hong Kong this weekend.  Try to nab at room at The Harbour Plaza where we’re staying. It would be great to meet you there!

More reviewers coming on board soon!

We are so overwhelmed with the great reviewers coming on board that we’re postponing the final scheduling until one week before the event.

That’s only 2 weeks away!

For those of you who’ve purchased tickets- start thinking about who you want to see your folios, and expect an Email one week out to confirm your choices.

If you haven’t yet purchased your tickets, you’ll need to act fast!

CA+ reviewers- check this lady out!

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Here’s what Campaign Asia wrote about one of our popular reviewers, Lizi Hamer:
Top 20 Women to Watch in Asia

Campaign Asia presents 20 exceptional female professionals who are taking the marketing industry forward and are destined to achieve much more.

Lizi Hamer, Creative Director SapientNitro.

A “force of creative nature” with the “enthusiasm of a school bus full of children on the way to the zoo” said Kim Douglas, MD. Nina Spannari, Pernod Ricard Global Digital Director “Lizi epitomises a blueprint for living that we should all aspire to: hard-working, genuine, an ever-present listen, with determination that never quits”.

 

Check out her bio which we’ve just added. Who wouldn’t want to get their folio in front of her?

CA+ Other Events – Panel Discussion

In alliance with Creative Asia, CA+ is proud to present a Panel Discussion:

How do creatives find new talent? Who decides which photographer to use?  What do photographers need to do to win the best assignments in Asia?

 Get the answers in our panel discussion:

“Creative leaders tell you everything you need to know about working in Asia “

CA+ Co-Chairs, Robert Earp and Christina Force, host an honest and enlightening discussion with some of Asia’s biggest hitters, on the topic that matters to you most.

Sham Nazaar, Head of Art at Redworks, Ogilvy, Gary Steele, Creative Director, TBWA, Richard Hollingum, APAC Lead, Sapient Nitro, Michael Tam, Senior Art Director, BBDO, and Martin Lever, Executive Creative Director, McCANN will be giving insights into how they screen photographers, how they prefer to review portfolios and ultimately, what are the biggest influences when choosing a photographer to shoot their campaign.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear directly from the creatives that dole out the jobs: Your review ticket includes a VIP pass to this event.

Do you have any burning questions about how to get that job?  You too can participate in our panel discussion by submitting your questions.

Get onto FaceBook or Twitter and submit your questions now.

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

We’re excited to introduce another new CA+ Reviewer…..

The lovely Nicoletta Stefanidou, Creative Director at Publicis Hong Kong.

Nicoletta Stefanidou, Creative Director Publicis

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our newest CA+Reviewer! Sebastian Vacherot, Co-chief Executive Officer and CD of Publicis 133, he has won numerous awards and worked on some fantastic brands. Come and show him your work on November 15th!

Sebastien Vacherot Co-chief Executive Officer and Creative Director of Publicis 133

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

Lizi Hamer Sapient Nitro Singapore

Lizi Hamer, recently voted one of the ‘Top 20 Women to Watch in Asia 2014’, can review your folio.

Multi award-winning Lizi Hamer, Sapient Nitro Storyteller based in Singapore, is widely recognised for her dynamic creativity. With previous stints in some of the world’s biggest and best advertising agencies, Lizi is one person you are going to want to meet with at CA+ Folio Reviews

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

Get your folio in front of Mark Stevens, ECD, SapientNitro China and then join him for a drink at CONNECTIONS…. our post folio review function.

Mark Stevens Executive Creative Director Sapient Nitro China

If you’re a creative from or based in Asia…..

If you’re a creative from or based in Asia, and would like to join us in Hong Kong to review folios from around the world, give us a yell and we’ll look into adding you to our growing list of Creative Asia Plus + folio reviewers.