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Metal Factor to host Spikes Asia Festival Director Joe Pullos in Sri Lanka for first time


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Spikes Asia Festival Director Joe Pullos is set to visit Sri Lanka and share his industry expertise at an exclusive program, organised by Metal Factor in collaboration with the International Advertising Association (IAA) Sri Lanka chapter. 

Spikes Asia Director Joe Pullos



The engaging 45-minute session centred on the theme ‘Creativity Matters’ is scheduled to take place at the Leo Burnett Boardroom on 2 April, and will be open to all creative directors and executive creative directors working in a cross-section of agencies. Pullos will also host a dedicated session for marketers at the Colombo Swimming Club on 1 April.  

The sessions will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for members of the local marketing and advertising fraternity to meet and learn from Pullos, who is hailed as one of the region’s most acclaimed industry specialists and thought leaders. 

Pullos currently serves as the Festival Director of Spikes Asia, the Asia Pacific’s largest annual creative festival and most coveted awards program in the creative communications arena. A world-class three-day celebration of creativity, the Spikes Asia Creative Festival offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of learning and networking for creative communications professionals across the globe. Having taken up the post of festival director in 2018, Pullos is a highly seasoned and accomplished brand marketer with over 20 years of experience within the creative communications industry. 

His primary area of expertise includes driving better commercial outcomes across a variety of sectors such as media, retail, finance and entertainment. 

Having been associated with Cannes Lions for over a decade, Pullos now leads the Spikes Asia Festival and Awards show across the region, providing a platform for the finest talent from around the world to highlight their work. 

In his presentation, Pullos will leverage a series of handpicked case studies and award-winning work from Cannes 2018 and the Spikes Asia Festival to build a case for creativity and prove its utmost importance in business and life as a whole. 

In addition to investigating the correlation between creativity and business performance, Pullos will also delve into a host of key future industrial trends and demonstrate how award-winning creativity has the power to change the culture of your organisation and drive greater returns for your business and clients.

Commenting on the upcoming IAA event and Joe Pullos’ visit to Sri Lanka, Metal Factor Founder Ranil de Silva stated: “We are very pleased to be able to facilitate Joe Pullos’ visit to Sri Lanka and work with the IAA to bring this highly anticipated thought leadership event to life. This program will be instrumental in helping creative directors and executive creative directors to broaden their horizons and learn more about the transformative power of creativity. Over the years, Metal Factor has played an active role in uplifting the local advertising industry and empowering the island’s future generations of advertisers and creative leaders, by initiating and supporting various events and programs of this nature. We look forward to a dynamic and insightful session from Joe Pullos - one of the most eminent and accomplished names in the region’s creative communications industry.”

Metal Factor is a non-profit partnership created to help Sri Lanka’s advertising industry to realise its dream of achieving world-class standards by gaining global recognition for its work. Over the years, Metal Factor has spearheaded numerous programs to benefit the industry and the nation’s next generation of advertisers and marketers. 

 


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