Staff Reporters
Dec 11, 2018

Move and win roundup: Week of December 10, 2018

PHD, SCMP, FreakOut, Outbrain, Cognito, McCann, JWT, CatchOn 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 December 10 through 14, 2018. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

iProspect Australia hired Nick Seckold as national managing director, based in Sydney. Seckold joins in January from Facebook in Singapore, where he held leaderships positions including most recently APAC regional director of marketing science. Seckold also previously worked as CEO of Mindshare Singapore.  

PHD Indonesia appointed Nadia Zain as general manager. She was most recently business strategy director for OMD, a position she assumed in September, after a stint with DentsuX, where she was digital director. Priot to that she had spent over four years with OMD and PHD in a sseries of roles. Zain will now lead PHD Indonesia across all functions, reporting to Rajat Basra, CEO of Omnicom Media Group Indonesia. She commences her new role on 1 January. The previous MD, Roy Simangunsong, departed in October after 15 months in the role and is now with Fox Networks Group

Outbrain hired Craig Hughes as VP for partnerships and corporate development. Hughes joined from Unruly, where he was SVP for global business development. He will focus on developing Outbrain's relationships with key partners in the digital advertising ecosystem, and help drive business strategy.

The South China Morning Post appointed Ian Hocking as digital director of advertising. Hocking joined from News UK, publisher of UK newspapers The Sun and The Times, where he was head of programmatic and data. Hocking will lead all digital ad revenue operations across SCMP's platforms.  

Martech company FreakOut appointed Narayan Murthy Ivaturi to its board of directors and to the role of global chief operating officer for its adtech business. He will lead the newly consolidated adtech business across all 16 markets where FreakOut is active.

Cognito, a communications and marketing firm serving the financial services industry, promoted Charlie Morrow and Dan Bradley to director positions. Bradley has also been appointed as head of Hong Kong.

Outbrain appointed Craig Hughes, formerly senior vice president of global business development at Unruly, as vice president, leading global partnerships. His initial focus will be on developing relationships with key partners, supporting growth in areas ranging from publisher revenue and brand safety to programmatic access and fraud prevention. He will also be a member of Outbrain’s strategy and corporate development team.

McCann appointed Ashish Chakravarty as executive director and head of creative in India, reporting to Prasoon Joshi, chairman of McCann Asia Pacific and CEO of CCO of McCann Worldgroup India.

Following a competitive pitch, baby goods retailer Baby Bunting appointed J. Walter Thompson Melbourne and its in-house creative partners from Girl, to be its lead creative agency.

CatchOn Shanghai announced recent business wins with 1 Hotels, Agoda, The Philippines Department of Tourism, The Westbund Hotel Shanghai, Cordis Beijing Capital Airport, and Red Lobster. The agency has been tasked with the market-entry strategies, brand positioning, PR campaign development and execution for these clients in Mainland China.