Dec 2, 2021

Ski slope becomes parenting test in Decathlon ad for China

A protective dad learns that his daughter is more than ready to fly into challenges on her own, in a spot by Civilization Shanghai.

Jun 24, 2013

Jack Daniel's Old No 7 Tennessee Whiskey sponsors Civilization's launch party

Guests from LVMH, Jack Daniel's, Mars, PepsiCo and Piaget, among others, attended the launch party of Civilization, a seven-month-old agency started by former BBDO creative directors Alex Xie and Andrew Lok. The agency boasts clients including Pepsi, Lay's, Da Jie (an executive recruitment website), Brown-Forman (Jack Daniel's, sponsor of the party), Unilever (Mini Cornetto) and Rofo (a property developer). "It has been an incredible ride," Lok said.

Jun 18, 2013

Lessons from Doctor Wong

Andrew Lok, founder of Civilization in Shanghai, explains why agencies would be wise to adopt the principles espoused by his long-time family physician.

May 3, 2013

Independence movement: Former big-agency execs discuss indie startups

ASIA-PACIFIC - The past 16 months have seen a spate of former senior executives of 4A agencies and international networks founding independent agencies. What's making so many talented individuals leave the 'comfort zone', and how are they meeting the challenges they face as 'indies'?

Jan 24, 2013

Back from his travels, ex-BBDO Shanghai ECD founds his own Civilization

SHANGHAI - Andrew Lok, former ECD of BBDO Shanghai, has founded startup agency Civilization in the city.