India has 20 shortlisted entries, with Famous Innovations leading the way with 11 and Ogilvy Mumbai with eight. The other shortlisted entry is from Chrome Pictures Mumbai.
Mainland China leads the way with 55 shortlisted entries, followed by Australia with 39, and India and Taiwan tied with 20.
The complete list of One Asia 2021 shortlists entries can be viewed here. Finalists will be announced in December and winners in January 2022.
A jury of more than 70 top creatives from 17 APAC countries and regions — as well as a handful of international creative leaders — selected this year’s first-round shortlist. One Asia 2021 finalists will be announced in mid-December, with Gold, Silver and Bronze winners unveiled in January.
One Asia also features new special awards, including the Green Award recognizing work that made a significant environmental impact, and the CMO Award honoring the marketer responsible for the single most impactful idea on a brand’s business, as voted by a jury of top CMOs.
One Asia 2021 rankings will also be announced in January, identifying Agency of the Year, Client/Brand of the Year, Network of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, Internal/In-House Agency of the Year and Production Company of the Year, as well the other top-scoring entrants determined by the number of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit awards won this year.