The Festival of Creativity, Spikes Awards, and Tangrams Strategy & Effectiveness Awards will now be held in 2021 in Singapore, new dates to be announced in due course.
Spikes Asia has announced the cancellation of this year’s Festival scheduled for October. The Festival of Creativity, Spikes Awards, and Tangrams Strategy & Effectiveness Awards will now be held in 2021 in Singapore and the new dates are expected to be announced in due course.
In a press release, Spikes Asia said: “The impact of the COVID-19 virus continues to affect the Asia Pacific region and the world. Health, economic, and societal concerns are determining the priorities of societies and businesses globally. Our community, across the creative marketing and media industries, is facing unparalleled challenges. The need to protect companies and people, and to support consumers, is taking precedence during this challenging time.
The difficult decision to cancel Spikes Asia was made after in-depth consultations with partners and customers and in response to the unprecedented global situation. We, therefore, felt it important to remove uncertainty and provide clear communications to our community around the delivery of Spikes Asia Festival and the Awards, as quickly as possible.”
Spikes Asia’s decision comes in the wake of a series of cancellations and postponements by some of the creative ad world’s top annual festivals in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
“Spikes Asia celebrates the extraordinary creativity of the Asia Pacific creative community,” said Joe Pullos, Festival Director, Spikes Asia, adding, “we want to ensure that we respond to the needs of our customers and partners across the region and support the marketing and creative industries through this global crisis. We are announcing the change today so that we can bolster our community with clear communication and begin preparing for 2021.”