Tham Khai Meng

Mar 1, 2018

The right kinds of ads will take us to the stars

Whether the ads of the future will inspire fear or wonder depends on how we use them, says Ogilvy's worldwide co-chairman and chief creative officer.

Dec 6, 2016

How storytelling defeated rationalism

After half-a-century, the necromancers have finally defeated rationalism.

Jul 28, 2015

Brave new world of VR, rather like the old one

As a companion piece to Campaign Asia-Pacific's July/August cover-feature on virtual reality, Tham Khai Meng, worldwide chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather offers his take on the subject.

May 8, 2015

Cannes predictions: Tham Khai Meng

Tham Khai Meng, worldwide chief creative officer for Ogilvy & Mather, shares his predictions for APAC work likely to be lauded at this year's festival.

Oct 8, 2014

When Big Data meets Big Creativity, you get pure sex

Data and creativity are the Montagues and Capulets of advertising, writes Tham Khai Meng, worldwide chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather. They are seen as polar opposites, yet when they combine they create something profound, like 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Jun 18, 2012

Cannes Lions 2012: The new golden age

Forget Mad Men, the golden era of advertising is now. This is an age when brands fear the funny viral that can wreck their reputation, agencies know their work has to do much more than selling and consumers finally realise their true power. That should make for a fascinating Cannes this year, Tham Khai Meng writes.