Staff Reporters
Jul 8, 2016

Move and win roundup: FCB, Maxus, BBDO, DDB, The Hallway, Exponential, more

A weekly roundup of people moves and account news worth noting.

Clockwise from top left: Dino Jalandoni, Celine Liew, Eddy Fu, Taejay Lee, Adam Hodgson, Susan Chao
Clockwise from top left: Dino Jalandoni, Celine Liew, Eddy Fu, Taejay Lee, Adam Hodgson, Susan Chao


Maxus opened Maxus Taiwan, based in Taipei, and named Nicky Huang as business director. She was previously with MEC.

Leo Burnett Group announced that the Dino Jalandoni, chief creative officer of Publicis Taiwan, has stepped down from day-to-day operations. He will remain as creative consultant for Publicis Taiwan.

FCB made a series of appointments:

FCB Taipei appointed Eddy Fu, formerly MD at BBDO Taiwan, as MD.

FCB Seoul appointed Taejay Lee, head of live creativity at Saatchi & Saatchi, as executive creative director. 

FCB Hong Kong appointed Christopher Chan, formerly creative director at JWT, as creative director.

Pascal Winkler, formerly digital planning director at Host, joined The Hallway in a newly created role as head of Connect. He will lead communications strategy and social, PR, programmatic media and search.

Mindshare has appointed Susan Chao to the role of managing director for Taiwan, and expanded the remit of Amrita Randhawa to include Hong Kong and Taiwan as CEO of Greater China. 

Designworks appointed Danielle Barclay to the newly created position of group head of brand experience.

DDB Singapore appointed Sithum Walter, formerly of BBDO Bangkok, as senior art director, reporting to creative directors Khalid Osman and Lester Lee.

Research consultancy Kadence Singapore appointed Phil Steggals, formerly insights director, as managing director, and Patrick Young as insights director.

Exponential Interactive appointed Celine Liew, formerly regional sales director and video specialist, as country manager in Malaysia.

TripAdvisor named Gary Fritz chief growth officer and president, Asia Pacific. Previously he founded the advisory and investment group Amanogawa, LLC, where he advised multinational companies, including TripAdvisor, on global strategy and expansion.

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia appointed Nirav Haji as vice president, affiliate sales, based in Singapore and reporting to Ang Hui Keng, senior vice president and general manager.

Superdrive hired Andrew Smith as APJ senior marketing consultant. He was most recently a marketing automation and analytics specialist for Verizon Enterprise Solutions Asia Pacific in Tokyo.

ABN Impact Group appointed KyungEun Chang as MD of its new operations in Korea, part of a regional expansion strategy. She was previously MD at Synovate and GfK and has led global accounts for a number of Korean multinationals including Samsung.

Jacky Wong joined DDB China as executive creative director after 17 months as group creative director at Publicis Shanghai.

Omnicom Media Group China hired Adam Hodgson as head of measurement for marketing sciences. He will lead the ROI measurement team, focusing on measuring the impact and performance of client marketing investment across OMD and PHD.

Three new hires have joined Anomaly Shanghai: David Xiao as executive director of strategy and innovation; Cherry Chan as business director; and Aroma Xie as cultural curator of the company's IP platform The Unreasonable.

Fleishman Hillard promoted Li Hong from China president and senior partner to China chairman, and Rachel Catanach from Hong Kong managing director to Greater China president and senior partner.

Yuan Shen (申远) joined OgilvyOne Worldwide in Beijing as an associate creative director. Previously, he was a senior art director at Wunderman Beijing servicing clients including Microsoft, Lumia, Li Ning and Pearson.

After spending one year at Master Kong Beverages (Tianyi Holding Corp) as director of consumer engagement, Paul Lau (刘嘉扬) has rejoined Mindshare, his previous employer, in Guangzhou to lead overall business growth for the South China region.

Anna Chan now oversees Amnet’s operations across the whole of Asia after establishing herself as managing director of the trading desk’s Hong Kong and Southeast Asia operations for the past three years.

Anson Shen has left Nielsen to join SlamBall China as its vice president of marketing.


LG appointed Edelman as its public relations agency in Hong Kong following a competitive pitch with undisclosed agencies, effective 1 July.

New Balance appointed DeVries Global to lead its public relations and influencer engagement programs in China.

MediaCom China retained Nikon’s media planning and buying business in a pitch against Dentsu and Vizeum. MediaCom has been working for Nikon in China since 2014, and are also partners in nineteen markets across Europe.

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