Staff Reporters
Apr 24, 2018

Move and win roundup: Week of April 23, 2018

Williams Lea Tag, Leo Burnett, Terry Savage, Y&R Thailand, Hoffman Agency, antics@play, Sony Pictures and more in our weekly collection of people moves and account news.

Campaign compiles a new 'Move and win roundup' as each week progresses. 
This edition will cover April 23 through 27, 2018. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

Williams Lea Tag appointed Dan Healy as APAC head of business development. He previously worked at CBRE for 10 years in a number of senior business development positions, most recently as APAC head of business development.

IBM appointed Jodie Sangster as APAC CMO liaison lead for AI.

DDB Group Hong Kong promoted four senior leaders, naming joint MDs, a chief strategy officer and a chief digital officer. (Read more)

Singtel Media was appointed as sole media sales distributor of advertising airtime in Singapore for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. All 64 World Cup matches will be broadcast on all subscription-based platforms including Singtel TV, Singtel TV GO, StarHub TV, StarHub Go and Toggle, while nine selected matches will be available on free-to-air channel Okto.

Leo Burnett Melbourne appointed four new creative directors: Chris Jovanov, Jess Lilley, Jim Walsh and Daniel Pizzato. Jovanov, digital creative director, has worked at R/GA New York, AKQA Melbourne and Clemenger BBDO. Lilley and Walsh were most recently creative directors at JWT Melbourne. Pizzato has been promoted to the role and will team with existing creative director Michelle Walsh.

Maverick Indonesia appointed Desiree Tilaar as creative director.

JollyChic.com appointed Bastian Purrer as managing director for Indonesia.

The Marketing Academy appointed Terry Savage as its first global chairman when he leaves his current role as the chairman of Cannes Lions in June. Savage will steer the non-profit organisation's international development and convene a global council of high-profile industry figures to assist in raising awareness of the Academy's mission. The organisation's plans include launching programs in the US this year and the Middle East during 2019. Expansion into Asia also is part of its longer-term strategy.

Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), a private hospital operator, appointed Y&R Thailand as its regional agency of record following a competitive tender. The agency will create a multi-channel campaign to raise brand awareness of BDMS across Asia-Pacific, as part of the network’s plans to target fly-in patients, expats and tourists visiting Thailand. BDMS consists of six major hospital groups: Bangkok Hospital, Samitivej Hospital, BNH Hospital, Phyathai Hospital, Paolo Hospital, and the Royal Hospital.

Sunny Lai crossed over to Leo Burnett Shanghai from social creative agency Reload, where he is now the executive creative director, partnering with Rocky Hao, the other ECD of the office.

Consumer intelligence platform Resonate announced three hires including Ray Faust as general manager of the company's publisher and entertainment vertical; Ed Choi as SVP of customer success and Ericka Podesta McCoy as SVP of marketing.

Jaeger-LeCoultre named KBS China as the social media agency of record.

Impossible Foods, the US meatless burger manufacturer, tapped Stir Public Relations for its Hong Kong launch.

Innity expanded into Cambodia with Janus David, sales manager, emerging markets, leading the business development and operation for the online marketing platform's 11th Southeast Asia market.

Singapore-based Republic Polytechnic appointed antics@play to help its in-house corporate communications team carry out its student recruitment activities in 2018. The agency will work on ATL creative, social media strategy as well as content development for the microsite and video.

The Singapore Media Awards named Vivian Yeung, who is the managing director of MediaCom Singapore as its 2018 chairman.

Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, promoted Virginia Lim to senior vice president and general manager. She was formerly the vice president and head of content and marketing.

Cross-border payment platform Payoneer hired the Hoffman Agency to work on its media strategy and PR communications for China.

James Keeler took on a new role at WPP AUNZ's whiteGREY as chief strategy and customer experience officer, a move up from his last role as head of strategy.

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