Staff Reporters
Dec 18, 2017

Move and win roundup: Week of December 18, 2017

A weekly collection of notable people moves and account news.

Campaign compiles a new 'Move and win roundup' as each week progresses. 
This edition will cover December 18 through 22, 2017. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

UM Philippines has been named media AOR for Del Monte, awarded the full portfolio of the Del Monte business including media, digital and on-ground following a competitive pitch in which it was the only non-incumbent participating.

OMD Hong Kong has been appointed media duties for Dairy Farm's supermarket chains and premium retail brands: Wellcome, 3hreesixty, Jasons and Oliver's The Delicatessen

Hong Kong payments and cryptocurrency platform Monaco hired Sean Rach as CMO. Rach joined from Prudential Asia, where he was also CMO. Before that, he was at Ogilvy & Mather leading the American Express account, and managing director of OgilvyOne Hong Kong. 

PHD Thailand has appointed Chaivut Eiamvuthikornn to the newly created role of Senior Director – Strategy & Planning. Chaivut joins PHD Thailand from fellow Omnicom Media Group agency, OMD.

U Mobile in Malaysia announced a host of new agency appointments for marketing and communications services. The Clan was named creative agency for its prepaid segment, beating incumbent BBDO, Ogilvy, Society and TBWA at the pitch. BPN was reappointed media agency for marketing services, and TBWA, incumbent creative agency for postpaid, expanded its role to include enterprise communications. Brandscope Malaysia was reappointed to manage OOH campaigns. U Mobile will soon call pitches for PR and a creative agency for brand communications. 

Emirates appointed Leo Burnett Sydney to handle its Australian creative account following a pitch. The focus will be on making the brand more meaningful and relevant for Australians. The airline said the agency demonstrated a grasp of its strategic, brand and tactical communication requirements, as will as the capability for inspiring creative work across channels.

Al-Karam Textile Mills appointed Shoaib Iqbal as head of e-commerce in Pakistan.

Marketing platform Bench, based in Sydney, appointed Dan Johns, former COO of IPG Mediabrands Australia, to its advisory board. He will help spearhead the company’s new enterprise division and growth across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to IPG Mediabrands, he was the CEO of Ikon Communications.

RED Communication Arts promoted Waqar Afzal to group account director in Pakistan.

Imagination Shanghai reported that it has won business from smartphone maker Vivo for a "connected experience" project in China. In addition, the agency reported new business with Carlsberg to create digital experiences for its new Chinese breweries. 

Content marketplace GetCRAFT opened an office in Malaysia, led by Jonathan Davies as agency head, account director and business development executive. Davies, formerly head of agency at Google for Teledirect Telecommerce, will lead efforts to recruit Malaysia-based publishers, influencers, and content creators to the company's content marketplace, and enlist brands into its client pool.

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