Staff Reporters
Jun 17, 2019

Move and win roundup: Week of June 17, 2019

Superunion, Dentsu, Suntory, Carma, Rice, Cogs, Porsche, Golin, IAB, Entropia, Publicis, Autonomy, Heckler 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 June 17 through 21, 2019. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

Superunion (formerly Brand Union) hired Prachawan Ketavan (known as "Jick") as senior strategy director in Bangkok. She has more than 18 years of experience and was previously director of planning at J Walter Thompson. The company also recently appointed Dan Ellis to a newly created role of managing creative director. 

Media intelligence agency Carma opened a new office in Hong Kong, which follows the launch of its regional headquarters in Singapore at the end of last year. Carma Asia is a partnership between Carma, with its global headquarters in Dubai, and Singapore-based Media Track.

Suntory Beverage & Food appointed Dentsu agencies in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong as its creative agency of record. Led by Dentsu One Malaysia, the three-market pitch was a collaborative effort that involved Dentsu X Singapore and Dentsu Hong Kong. The agencies will be tasked to develop end-to-end creative solutions for two popular and well-loved brands in Suntory’s portfolio, namely Ribena and Lucozade, in addition to developing campaigns for future Suntory brands.

Communications consultancy Rice named Nathalie Ramirez as director of digital, based in Singapore. She has 18 years of marketing communications experience, and spent the last four years building the digital practice of the Indonesia and Singapore offices of Zeno Group. The company also recently appointed Janine Jacobs as director of creative and integrated services and Agung Ongko as director of strategy and insights.

Recruitment firm Cogs Singapore named Lisa Campbell as director for Southeast Asia. She previously led talent consultancy Savvy as MD. Cogs also recently appointed Damien Bell and Carrie Ho as MD of Greater China and associate director of Hong Kong, respectively.

PR firm Autonomy has launched in Asia Pacific, led by seasoned technology communications specialist Tony Tan. Tan was most recently a senior consultant with Text100, and vice president and technology practice lead at Weber Shandwick in Singapore. He was also the co-founder of Siren Communication, which was acquired by Havas Worldwide in 2011 and subsequently rebranded into Red Havas Singapore in 2019. Autonomy will be headquartered in Singapore.

Golin appointed Sandra Gin as digital director in Hong Kong. She has over 10 years of digital and direct-response expertise with agencies including FCB Global, Proximity BBDO, and Digitas, and has worked in industries such as telecommunications, gaming and technology. She will report to Hong Kong MD Jane Morgan.

Entropia CBR appointed Jonathan Joson as partner for strategy and ecommerce; Kaye Enriquez as principal for data analytics, insights, and media performance; and Karina Paguia as director for integration and business results. Joson, a member of Campaign Asia-Pacific's 40 Under 40 in 2013, has had stints at Havas, Red Fuse HK  and Google Philippines He also founded e-commerce companies Boozy, PH and HairMNL. Enriquez was previously with Ogilvy as insights and analytics lead for the ASEAN social hub network of Coca-Cola Far East.  She also had stints at Havas and TBWA. Paguia has handled clients including Globe, Unilab, and Asia Brewery. Entropia CBR, in Manila, is the first international expansion by Malaysia-based independent Entropia. The six-month-old company clients’ include Mundipharma and its Betadine suite, Megaworld Corporation, Ogawa, and Motorcycle ride-sharing transport company Angkas.

Porsche Asia Pacific appointed Golin Singapore as its regional agency partner overseeing integrated communications, covering corporate communications, social media and influencer marketing for Porsche Asia Pacific and Porsche Singapore. The remit includes 13 markets: Brunei, Cambodia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The appointment is the first time Porsche Asia Pacific and Porsche Singapore have consolidated communications duties supporting the public relations, marketing, and after-sales teams within a single agency. 

IAB Australia elected Rohan Creasey as co-chair of its Executive Technology Council. He is Rubicon Project’s country manager for Australia and New Zealand. The Executive Technology Council also announced a mentorship program to support and enable the next generation of digital advertising and technology industry talent, with a particular focus on supporting gender diversity and identifying the unsung heroes of the industry. The program will support up to 40 mentees via 20 mentors every six months. The IAB will be accepting nominations on the IAB website from 20th June. 

Publicis Groupe Hong Kong appointed Chen Kam Fatt as managing partner of strategy and transformation. He will drive strategy planning and transformation across 13 agency brands and report to Tom Kao, CEO of Publicis Groupe Hong Kong. Chen was most recently regional planning director of Doremus APAC. 

Design, animation and visual effects house Heckler appointed compositor and supervisor Ryan ‘Trip’ Trippensee as 2D/VFX supervisor. He has worked on Hollywood blockbusters including Skyscraper, Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor. and has held supervisor and senior compositor roles at Method Studios, Animal Logic, Iloura, Luma Pictures, Digital Domain, Sony Pictures Imageworks.


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