Syed Gousul Alam Shaon from Grey Dhaka, named to be on the Direct and Outdoor Jury representing Bangladesh at Spikes Asia – Festival of Creativity.
Building on over 30 years, Spikes Awards, “Spikes Asia – Festival of Creativity” is the region’s biggest festival and awards for the creative and marketing communications, entertainment, design and tech industries. Spikes Asia provides the region’s growing marketing communications industry as a 3 day platform to learn, network and exchange ideas. Bringing together some of the finest creative thinkers from across the region and around the world. Spikes Asia, attended by over 1,500 delegates in 2017, offers an inspirational programme of seminars, tech talks and forums, focusing on creativity and learning, exhibitions of creative work from Asia-Pacific, networking events and the Spikes Asia award show.
Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity is a joint venture formed in 2008 between Ascential Plc. the organisers of Cannes Lions, Money 20:20 and Haymarket Media Ltd, publishers of Campaign, Autocar, WhatCar.
Mr. Shaon started his advertising career in 1999 with Redifusion DY&R, Delhi and then joined McCann Erickson, Dhaka in 2001 as the Head of Strategic Planning. Being a rare breed with both planning and creative capability, he then took over the responsibility of Strategic Planning and Creative Department at GREY Dhaka as General Manager in the beginning of 2007. Today he heads the agency as the Managing Partner and the Creative Chief.
During this journey so far, he has taken Grey Dhaka to a height where others are only aspiring to reach. Today, Grey Dhaka is the most sought after strategy and creative agency of the country and handles numerous big brands of the market. The only Bangladeshi agency to win prestigious Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia, first to win APAC Effie, 9 times “Agency of the Year” and highest number of metals in the local award show certainly speak for his excellent leadership all the way.
Aside advertising, he has expanded his creative foray into the arena of films, theatre, digital content, acting, et al.
He is also passionate about Table Tennis, voluptuous about books and obsessive about movies and music. He is happily married and blessed with two angelic son and daughter.