Friday, September 29, 2006


AWARD School released its first graduates from Kuala Lumpur last night with a celebration for the students and the advertising and media industry, held at Telawi Street Bistro.
“AWARD School works!”, announced Ted Lim, Executive Creative Director of Naga DDB, informing the crowd he has already employed one of the students.
26 students participated in the first AWARD School held in Kuala Lumpur, the famous Australian creative thinking course that now also runs in Singapore and Bangkok.
The top student prize went to Danny Chin – awarded by Sree, Chief Operating Office AMP Radio Networks. Danny won a trip to Sydney for the grandest event in the advertising industry: the AWARD Awards on November 8. His portfolio will also go up against the top students from Australia, Singapore and Bangkok for an AWARD School regional Award. Runner-up student was Pebble Goh, awarded by Kingston Low, Media Sales Manager astro.
Speakers at the event also included Tay Guan Hin, Executive Creative Director JWT South East Asia and AWARD Committee Representative for south-east Asia and Philip Putnam, Co-Chairman of AWARD. Both applauded the local industry for getting behind the vital program, and congratulated the Gold sponsors AMP Radio Networks and astro for seeing the importance in encouraging great creative work in advertising.
AWARD School is taught by the top names in advertising, represented by local agencies Ogilvy & Mather, Naga DDB, McCann-Erickson, Dentsu, BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB and Y&R. Teachers give Monday night lectures covering each medium of advertising and intensive Thursday night tutorial sessions where students work on 10 briefs throughout the 12 week part-time program.
AWARD School information can be found at

Pictured, from top:
Ham from ADOI with sponsors
Philip Putnam, Co-Chairman of AWARD
Ted Lim, ECD Naga DDB and Tay Guan Hin, ECD JWT South East Asia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone had to say it: Who's the cheesy dude in the turban?

I'm surprised though. Where are the mean-spirited put downs after someone has achieved something?

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's the GM of 7-11 on George St, Sydney.

9:38 PM  

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