Mumbrella Hangout with Festival of Media Asia Pacific’s Rising Stars

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Mumbrella held its first Google Hangout with sister site Mumbrella Asia on Monday, a 40 minute session with some of the media industry’s emerging young leaders from around Asia Pacific.

Five media executives shortlisted in The Festival of Media Asia Pacific’s ‘Rising stars’ competition joined a discussion with the Southeast Asia CEO of Starcom, Jeffrey Seah, and Mumbrella Asia’s editor Robin Hicks to talk about what matters to young people in media.

The annual Rising Star Award, which is sponsored by Starcom this year, is a competition for under 30s working in media agencies, media owners or client-side. Participants must tackle a client brief and present the work to the Festival of Media jury.The Rising Star hopefuls in the Google Hangout are:

  • Tejas Apte, Hindustan Unilever, India
  • John Dawson, Mindshare, Australia
  • Aditya Madhavan, MediaCom, Singapore
  • Donna Sharp, Starcom MediaVest Group, China
  • Apeksha Wallia, MediaCom, India

Readers are invited to send questions via the comment thread of this article or on Twitter with the hashtag #risingstars.

The live video stream appeared on this page, and on, from 6pm Eastern in Australia, on Monday.

The Festival of Media Asia will be held in Singapore from 16-18 March. The theme of the conference this year is agility.


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