Staff Reporters
Jan 14, 2019

Move and win roundup: Week of January 14, 2019

Tealium, Cogs, Adjust, Propel Manila, Vamp, GCI Health, VMLY&R, Reprise, DAN, Dow Jones 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 January 14 through 18, 2019. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

List Sotheby’s International Realty has appointed Johnson Goh to a newly created role of chief marketing officer for its Asia businesses excluding Japan to support offices in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Hong Kong S.A.R. Prior to this, Johnson was chief operating officer of SPH subsidiary Singapore Real Estate Exchange or SRX and was VP of strategic marketing and head of online classifieds business at SPH.

South China Morning Post signed an exclusive outstream-video partnership with Teads to scale up delivery of its digital inventory as well as to increase monetisation through both its direct marketing and advertising sales team in addition to leveraging Teads’ platform. The partnership is the publisher's first in outstream ads, and applies across its media brands: Abacus, Inkstone, and Goldthread.

Adjust appointed former Google mobile lead Andy Wei as general manager for its Greater China operations in Beijing and Shanghai. China is among the Berlin-based mobile measurement company's three most profitable markets. Wei most recently served as GM at Smart Space, a mobile gaming company, and besides Google, has also held a senior sales position at IBM.

Tealium appointed Nic Dennis as vice president and general manager of Tealium Asia Pacific. He joins from Marketo, where he was vice president of sales for Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, he will be responsible for increasing Tealium’s growth in key focus markets Tokyo, Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong. 

Cogs, a recruitment company specialising in hiring for sales and marketing professionals, promoted Damien Bell to be the managing director for Hong Kong and Greater China. Meanwhile in Cogs Hong Kong, Carrie Ho joins the team as associate director. Ho was previously at Page Personnel.

Influencer marketing platform Vamp appointed Keith Baird and Benedictus Okario as part of its Asia expansion. Baird will lead Vamp in Thailand, and was previously director of marketing operations at North Star Digital Thailand. Okario joined Vamp from KapanLagi Youniverse, where he was VP of sales. He is Vamp's first Indonesia hire. 

Wavemaker hired Hong Dan Nguyen as Vietnam managing director. She joins from Electrolux Vietnam, where she was marketing director, and before that was at Wrigley's for nine years, most recently as South Asia marketing director. Nguyen will work closely with Nguyen Thu Thuy (Cathy), who joined in November as general manager.

Healthcare communications agency GCI Health announced its expansion into Asia-Pacific, with Rikki Jones transferring from the MD role in Europe to the same title in this region. She is a founding leader of the agency’s European business, was previously a director at Cohn & Wolfe and has past experience in Australia with Edelman and Weber Shandwick.

Independent digital creative house Propel Manila promoted Cookie Quevedo to creative director. He will now oversee brands including Clover Chips, Lancaster, Betadine, Culture Blends, and help service Uniqlo Philippines, Trend Micro, Marby, and Unilever Food Solutions. He has been with the agency for over two years.

Reprise appointed Karen Soo as head of Reprise Singapore and Ritika Gupta to a newly created position as e-commerce director for Reprise APAC. Soo has more than 12 years of experience with Starcom, Mindshare, ZenithOptimedia and most recently OMD, where she led the Singapore digital offering for more than five years. Gupta has a decade of industry experience in India and Singapore, most recently as head of marketing solutions and business operations for Lazada Singapore. She will report to Ben Poole, managing director of Reprise APAC.

VMLY&R has been appointed to the Australian Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) creative and digital account, following a detailed evaluation process. The agency will provide all creative communications and digital services under the government contract starting 1 April. Host/Havas was the incumbent.

Dentsu Aegis Network has named advertising veteran Edmund Choe as chief creative officer of Dentsu Aegis Network Vietnam and Dentsu One Vietnam, effective immediately. Choe brings with him over 30 years of experience and is a highly-awarded creative, with over 20 Cannes Lions under his belt. At Saatchi & Saatchi Asia Choe held creative leadership roles in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. In 2008, Choe was given the CCO role for Greater China and was made a member of the Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board. In 2011, Choe joined TBWA\China as head of creative and oo-president before moving back to Southeast Asia in 2014 as CCO Singapore and ECD Emerging Markets.

Mullen Lintas appointed Vikas Mehta as CEO, taking over from Virat Tandon, who was recently promoted to group CEO of MullenLowe Lintas Group. Mehta has spent more than 12 years with MullenLowe, working in multiple countries across the region. Having moved to India in 2013, he has played several roles at MullenLowe Lintas Group, including group CMO, head of digital and president of group marketing services. His last assignment was to set up the omni-channel creative agency PointNine Lintas, which he ran as CEO until its merger with Lowe Lintas, announced last week. He will be based in Mumbai.

Dow Jones has appointed Julia Clyne as APAC head of media sales, responsible for advertising and sponsorship revenues across multiple portfolios including The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s Group portfolio of print, digital, custom content and conference businesses. Clyne was previously executive director of advertising for APAC at The New York Times and held sales roles at Fairfax Media and Penguin Random House in Australia prior to that. 

Carousell, an online 'classifieds' platform, appointed Su Lin Tan as vice president of operations, while Colin Bryar has taken on an advisory role. Tan was previously deputy chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales strategy and operations at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). She will lead the team in scaling up operations in Singapore and across the region, reporting to co-founder and CEO Siu Rui Quek. Bryar, who has long experience with Amazon, IMDB and Alibaba's RedMart, will focus on identifying opportunities for faster growth and providing world-class customer experience.

Innity was appointed as official reseller in Malaysia of TikTok, the fast-growing social app focused on short-form mobile videos. Innity will offer clients access to a variety of advertising formats on the platform, which now has over 3.7 million monthly active users in Malaysia, according to the company.

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