Overview of movements and victories: week of September 20, 2021 | Advertising
Levi Slavin, former CCO of Colenso BBDO, will join Howatson + Company as Creative Director.
In 2017 Slavin moved from New York to New Zealand to lead ColensoBBDO and before that he was at BBDO New York. His work on The Message – an original eight-episode branded podcast – won two Golden Lions for GE. Slavin will begin his new role in January 2022.
Yohei Adachi has been appointed creative director of AKQA Japan. He was previously at Weiden + Kennedy. Yohei’s appointment is effective immediately
Agnes Media appointed former Qantas marketer Jan Consul as the main performance manager. Consul will lead programmatic trading and social management at Agnes Media. He will work alongside Riya Mukherjee, who was recently appointed Senior Performance Officer to lead performance planning.
Reprise named Glen Conybeare as Global President of Reprise Commerce. The e-commerce business unit was launched in late 2020 and onboarded 20 new customers in the first half of 2021, the company said. In the newly created role, Conybeare will be responsible for continuing to grow the business, which the company says is expected to achieve double-digit growth in 2022. Conybeare assumes the role within the Reprise Network, where he was the Kingdom’s Managing Director. -United. StickyEyes based performance agency.
Sydney-based independent creative agency Slik has made four hires in the areas of management, creation and production. Sarah Wood joined in the newly created role of Managing Director, after a 12-year stint at the experience design agency Imagination. Randle Juan joins as senior art director, in the same role at The Station Agency. He previously worked at Saatchi & Saatchi and Naked. Juan will team up with the senior editor Sophia East, who comes from CX MercerBell agency where she spent seven years working on end-to-end campaigns for clients such as Qantas, Toyota, Allianz and American Express. Ultimately, Kyle blanshard joined as production manager. Blanshard recently returned from the UK where he spent over 12 years in management positions at production houses and creative agencies such as Warp, Gramafilm and Pulse.
Esports organization Galactic Runner hired Zoey Ng as regional marketing manager for South East Asia. She will lead marketing initiatives for Galaxy Racer and Nigma Galaxy, the competitive esports division of Galaxy Racer. Ng previously managed the social media presence on Yahoo Esports Southeast Asia and FSL, Southeast Asia’s premier women’s gaming circuit. Previously, she was Marketing Director at Singapore-based esports consultancy SelectStart.
InMoment, which provides customer survey and enterprise feedback management solutions, has hired Eric Weight as Vice President of Solutions Consulting to support the company’s expansion in Southeast Asia and Japan (APJ). Over the past three years, InMoment has opened offices in Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, in addition to launching a data center in Singapore in August 2021. Weight has over 25 years of design and design experience. the deployment of CX solutions. He was until recently Head of Consulting at Nice Satmetrix, based in the United States.
Mavericks in India won the national communication mandate for the electric mobility brand Ultraviolet. As part of this commitment, The Mavericks will provide integrated communications and end-to-end campaign planning and execution across all media platforms, as well as overall strategic advice for the brand.
Simran gill joined MullenLowe Singapore as Deputy Director of Planning, leading branding and communications strategy for the Republic of Singapore Navy and media development agency Infocomm. Gill has held senior planning and strategy roles at BBDO Singapore where she led regional strategy for ExxonMobil and Rexona, and Dentsu where she worked on a number of regional and government accounts including Shiseido and Land Transport Authority. She will report to Mark Haycock, Group Strategy Manager. The agency also hired Jonathan ng as Account Manager, responsible for account management and integrated execution with Republic of Singapore Navy and Dulux clients, as well as supporting new business opportunities. He comes from DDB Singapore and reports to Roan Ebrahim, the group’s commercial director.
Blis, a programmatic advertising partner, announced Emma-Jayne Owens as Managing Director of Asia-Pacific. Owens is already working as an MD for Australia and New Zealand since November 2019, but his scope of work now includes Singapore, the Philippines and India. Besides, Alicia Placer was promoted to APAC Partnerships & Programmatic Manager, Henri susanto the head of APAC operations, and Jack Dellecoste takes on a new role as Head of Customer Services, ANZ.
72andSunny has appointed four senior recruits in Australia. Genevieve Hoey joined as a creative consultant and has experience at Alto NY, R / GA and Weiden + Kennedy. Designate Michael kleinmann will return to Australia after five years with Droga5 in New York. Strategist Daniel Cook joined after 20 years of experience in agency strategy roles in Auckland, London and Sydney and 13 years in broadcast strategy with the BBC, ITV and ABC. Ultimately, Job van Dijk joins the creative team and has held creative director positions at KesselsKramer, Taxi and Anomaly.
Digital marketing agency Tug was nominated by the restaurant reservation platform Cult dish to optimize research in key markets including Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland. The agency will handle SEO for the client, providing technical optimization and guidance as well as best practice guidelines for implementation.
Havas Creative Group India announced the appointment of Amish Sabharwal as Executive Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer of the Digital Experience. Sabharwal will be based in Gurugram and will report to Ravinder Siwach, National Creative Director, Havas Creative Group India. He will lead Havas’ integrated digital creative team focusing on Reckitt’s digital first agenda. He leaves Gray Group India where he was ECD.
Red hill was appointed to launch Kimpton Kitalay Samui, the second hotel in Thailand owned by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants of IHG. The agency is responsible for planning and executing a launch strategy for the property.
Leo Burnett Australia promoted Kate Silver to the role of Managing Director, Leo Burnett Melbourne from his previous role as Senior Client Associate. She will continue to play a leadership role in the team on key client partnerships for brands such as HBF, Vitasoy, Twinings, Transurban and City of Melbourne, while focusing on the evolution of creative culture, of the agency’s core capabilities and services under the revitalized HumanKind operating system.
Isobar India promoted its commercial director, Rahul Vengalil, to the role of managing partner. Vengalil will report to Heeru Dingra, CEO of Isobar India Group.
New Zealand clean energy company Meridian appointed Aotearoa monkeys, which is part of Accenture Interactive, as a new benchmark creative agency, effective October 1. A founding client in New Zealand, Meridian’s appointment marks the agency’s second account victory following the ASB announcement and since launching the Auckland office in August.
Lazada hired Marcu Chew from NTUC Income as the group’s marketing director, replacing Mary Zhou. (Whole story)
Cummins & Partners appointed Kirsty muddle, Founding Partner and Managing Director of Cummins & Partners Sydney, as CEO of its Australian operations. Former CEO Chris Jeffares left the agency last January to join his family brewing business, Stomping Ground. Additionally, Andy Copeland joins as Director of Data and Technology. Paul Murphy is Chief Media Officer, Mark Hooke is Chief Financial Officer and Sean Cummins remains Global Creative Director. Additionally, Matt Rose has been promoted to Managing Director of the St Kilda office.
Money, a Singapore-based payment solutions provider named Irina Chuchkina as the first global director of marketing. Prior to joining Thunes, Chuchkina led global brand, communications and social media marketing for Rapyd, another fintech company. (Whole story)
Sheryl Marjolaine is leaving McCann London, where she has been Managing Director since 2019, to return to her home country, Australia, to become Managing Director of DDB Sydney. She will be leaving McCann at the end of 2021. (Full story)
Indian creative agency Huge joined Stagwellglobal affiliate network of. Stagwell and Enormous will collaborate with market-level clients and global brands seeking to connect with the Indian consumer. Enormous is a content and creative agency specializing in multimedia campaigns, business consulting and helping startups connect to the middle market to fuel growth. Customers include DishTV, Motorola, IDFC, and Jubilant FoodWorks.
Al Shaheer Foods, a Pakistani meat producer, appointed the MediaVest team to Brainchild Communications Pakistan (BCP) to manage online and offline media following a review that began in May. The agency will be in charge of media for the new frozen business unit of the 13-year-old halal food supplier. BCP maintains a non-ownership franchise agreement with Publicis Groupe to use the Starcom and MediaVest brands.