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Jun 6, 2018

Move and win roundup: Week of June 4, 2018

Havas Ortega, Shine PR, TBWA, Edelman, DDB, JWT, GPJ, Text100 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 4 through 8, 2018. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

Havas Ortega appointed Criselda “Shayne” Garcia Madamba as chief digital officer. She will lead the Socialyse, Affiperf, and Ecselis businesses. Her previous experience includes Carat, UM, Mediacom and iProspect.

Phuket's Twinpalms Hotels & Resorts chose luxury travel-focused PR agency Shine PR as global PR agency. The agency will be responsible for PR strategy implementation, campaign development, media relations and press office functions. Key areas of focus will be reputation management, global brand building and generating awareness for key events, such as ‘Asia’s First Beach Party Season’ to be held from mid-December to February 2019.

TBWA appointed Oliver Kunze as chief data officer for the region, a newly created role based in Singapore. He will lead the development of "a new level of data capability" for the agency, working with local markets to distill data into practical insights for clients. He joins from M&C Saatchi Group in the UK, where he was head of commercial consumer insight at LIDA. He has also worked in data-oriented roles at BBDO, FCB, Wunderman and Y&R. 

Edelman China announced the opening of a new office in Shenzhen, its fourth in mainland China. The office offers specialties in corporate communication and integrated marketing and will serve national and international clients including Tencent Social Ads and Vivo.

Finnish company Loupedeck selected Text100 to launch its eponymous photo-editing console in Asia. The agency will provide public relations and content marketing to launch the product, which applies DJ-like controls to photo-editing tasks, in Hong Kong, China and Japan.

DDB Sydney appointed Priya Patel as managing director. She was most recently a consultant for David Jones, and prior to that was MD of Y&R in London.

Independent agency Creativeland Asia has parted ways with CEO Rana Barua. Creative chairman Sajan Raj Kurup takes on the reigns now and will drive the growth and diversification plans hands-on along with CFO, Venkat Balasubramanian and Ventureland CEO Srijib Mallik.

J. Walter Thompson Shanghai won the brand-communications account of Oishi. The partnership will see the agency develop communication and creative strategies, helping to increase brand awareness of a new product line ‘Kraken’ and maximise sales performance.

GPJ Australia appointed Bim Ricketson as executive creative director, Glenn Whitehead as creative director and Jessica Quiney as creative strategist. Ricketson joins from Imagination, where he was creative director for over three years. Whitehead comes from McCorkell & Associates, where he was art director and then creative director for six years. Quiney has worked at Breakthrough Media as a campaign strategist and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide in London as account executive. 

MP & Silva was appointed as the media distribution and commercial partner of Way of the Dragon (WOTD) Sports Company, official partner of the Chinese Taipei Mixed Martial Arts Association (CTMMAA). MP & Silva will distribute WOTD events, including this week's 'RFC - Way of the Dragon Combat Sports Championship 02’. The company will also oversee sponsorship opportunities for the CTMMAA and its lineup of events.

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