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XM Asia Director Chosen To Judge Interactive Clios

The creative director of Singapore-based Expanded Media Asia (XM Asia), Josh Sklar, has been appointed to the 1999 interactive jury of New York's 40th Clio International Advertising Festival.

Founded in 1959, Clio is one of the largest and most prestigious advertising awards competitions and today includes New Media like the Internet among its award categories.

XM Asia is an online marketing consulting firm with expertise in creative development, design, media planning and the implementation of e-business technologies.

Sklar has been involved in the Singapore design community for seven years founding the Asian New Media Association (ANMA) and serving as the chairman of the interactive category of awards given by the Singaporean Association of Accredited Advertising Agents (the 4As).

"It will be a great opportunity to be involved with the Clios and follow in the impressive footprints of people such as Jonathan Nelson of Organic and Peter Seidler of Avalanche," comments Sklar.

"This is the first time the Clio's has assigned someone for the interactive jury from the Asia Pacific and I think it's excellent recognition for the region," noted Sklar.

Established in June 1995, XM Asia is a member of the 141 Worldwide network which has offices in New York, London, Singapore and Sydney.

XM Asia's clients include Compaq, Nokia, ESPN STAR Sports, SingTel Mobile, Shanghai General Motors, Discovery Channel, Heineken, Animal Planet, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Hong Kong Tourist Association and HongkongBank.