From left: Regional Strategy Director Josh Gallagher, Kumarini Rajakaruna, Achala Ramanayeka, Mindshare Head of Mobile and New Tech Asia Pacific Narayan Murthy Ivaturi and Omnicom Media Group Managing Partner Strategy Deric Wong
Grant McCann duo Achala Ramanayeka and Kumarini Rajakaruna won Silver at the recently concluded Young Spikes Media competition in Singapore.
Spikes Asia is an annual event that brings together the finest creative thinkers in the advertising industry from around the world into one platform to showcase their talents. Achala and Kumarini were selected to represent Sri Lanka after winning a competition held amongst the local advertising industry.
“We got a very challenging brief centred on ‘feminism’. However, we didn’t let this become an obstacle and focused fully on cracking a winning idea. At first we struggled until that figurative light bulb lit in our minds with a refreshing idea, from then on we crafted the presentation all guns blazing,” said Achala Ramanayeka and Kumarini Rajakaruna. Team Singapore won Gold while two individuals from Australia took bronze. “It was a real privilege to compete alongside industry experts and do our company and country proud,” said the happy duo.