Akae Wang, Head of Creative, Banana Balloon

From Ogilvy Taiwan, to Publicis China, and later Tencent’s in-house creative – Akae has over 30 years of experience and 200+ international awards. From 2019-2021, consecutively topped Asia Campaignbrief’s China creative rankings. Also he is one of the few Chinese creatives to receive the D&AD Yellow Pencil. In 2022, he founded his own agency Banana Balloon.

Though just a newborn in the ad world, this 10-person dream team of creatives with rich expertise in digital technology and user experience are seasoned warriors ready to conquer the battlefield.

Writing is his favorite pastime with 4 books and 5 plays published. One of his books, “A Cachalot on a Train”, was awarded the silver medal of the Best Book Design from all over the World: International Competition 2013 held In Leipzig.

Quoted from Akae, “We should learn from Meryl Streep and pursue excellence in creativity year after year, project after project – endless streams of brilliant ideas – even if it results in zero Oscars yet”.

Jury experience: ANDYs Regional Competition in Greater China 2021, 2023/Cannes 2018/D&AD 2020/Oneshow 2021/Adfest 2020,2021/Adstar 2021/Oneshow Asia 2020 2021/LIA China 2018 2021