Staff Reporters
Oct 4, 2022

Move and win roundup: Week of October 3, 2022

PRecious Comms, Porsche, Video Taxi, Dentsu Creative, SeenThis 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 October 3 through 7, 2022. 
Catch up on past people moves and business wins

Outbrain has appointed Alexander Erlmeier as its chief revenue officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for global business development and growth across all regions and functions of the business organisation. Meanwhile, Eytan Galai will step down after 15 years of service, transitioning into a consultative role through March 2023. 

Bonsey Jaden has appointed Daniel Loo as its regional executive creative director. Loo brings experience from Ogilvy, McCann and Hakuhodo. Prior to this, he was the regional head of copy at Grab. 

Manulife Hong Kong has appointed Patrick Graham as chief executive officer of Manulife (International) Limited, overseeing Manulife’s business across Hong Kong and Macau. Graham will become a member of Manulife’s Asia Division executive committee and global leadership team, reporting directly to Damien Green, president and CEO, Manulife Asia.

PRecious Communications has launched its content strategy and insights group. Georg Ackermann, content lead, who joined PRecious last year has been appointed to spearhead the initiative. The agency most recently hired Debojyoti Ghosh, a former journalist and editor with outlets such as Reuters, Forbes and Fortune.

Porsche Singapore has appointed Andre Brand as general manager. Brand is to lead the new venture, formed between Eurokars Group and Porsche Asia Pacific. Most recently, Brand was head of corporate development & strategy and head of smart mobility at Porsche Japan; during this time, his focus was on creating omnichannel experiences, identifying, piloting and scaling new business models such as Porsche Charging networks and services, and overseeing overall Porsche E-Performance development in the Japanese market.

Epson has launched a campaign called ‘Taking Sustainability Seriously’ in Australia, following the appointment of digital creative agency Orchard to its creative account and media agency Kaimera to its media strategy account, with both agencies responsible for Epson’s range of business printers.

Content production company VideoTaxi has appointed Isobel Kerr-Newell as its new chief executive officer. Kerr-Newell joins the Auckland-based VideoTaxi team after almost 17 years working with the Publicis Groupe, most recently as managing director of MSL New Zealand (Publicis Groupe’s global PR & Communications network).

NFT platform Anotherblock has welcome Takayuki Suzuki as an advisor informing the company’s work in the Japanese market. Suzuki was previously an executive with international companies such as MTV Japan, Universal Music Group, and others. He was most recently focusing on NFT and metaverse spaces as CEO of companies MetaTokyo and ParadeAll. 

Susanna Fagring, the former Singapore CEO of Forsman & Bodenfors, has launched Mandai Loop, a creative studio based in Sweden. The firm will work as a hybrid setup where the agency functions as an extension of the client's in-house capabilities. At the same time, the agency will work closely with its external partners and maintain an outside perspective. Each client team will consist of a number of freelancers and talent from around the world. Fagring debuted this agency model after “many brands reached out” about leaner and more flexible agency partnerships. 

Dentsu Creative India has appointed Joy Mohanty as its chief creative officer, leading creative teams on client solutions. Mohanty previously held creative leadership positions in agencies like Publicis Capital and Lowe Lintas. Prior to joining dentsu, he led Goldilocks - an agency from the Usha International group. Mohanty will report into Ajay Gahlaut, Dentsu Creative's group chief creative officer.

Streaming adtech company SeenThis has hired professionals Steve Alpe, Laura Horsley, Jordan Scott and Frankie Tsoi to boost its presence in the Australian market. Steve Alpe joined earlier this year as partnerships director, leading the company’s relationships with publishers, ad networks and other media vendors. Laura Horsley and Jordan Scott have joined as commercial directors to oversee relationships with Australian agencies, while Frankie Tsoi has stepped in as the market’s first technical creative producer. SeenThis’ technology allows high quality video and image ads to be streamed to display inventory.

Adtech company TripleLift says Dave Clark has joined as its new global chief executive officer. Clark most recently served as general manager at FreeWheel, a Comcast Company. He replaces Eric Berry, the company's co-founder and CEO, who is stepping away from his role overseeing TripleLift's day-to-day operations. Berry will continue with the company as a member of its board of directors. Clark has over two decades of experience spanning ad tech, streaming, software and publishing. Prior to FreeWheel, he held leadership roles at companies including The Weather Channel, Viacom, and Fuse TV.


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