The creative leader at Kinnect Mumbai on getting lost in libraries, the magic of Bill Watterson, and inadvertently being a people-reader.
Shaun Tay and Ong Shi-Ping have revamped the Malaysia network as a challenger agency to suit their “no plan B attitude and feisty personalities.”
AD NUT'S PICK OF THE WEEK: A creepy worker blocks a lonely highway and demands an unthinkable form of payment, in a chilling road-safety spot for Waka Kotahi (the New Zealand Transport Agency) by FCB.
AGENCY REPORT CARD: The Interpublic network of owned and affiliate offices touts its local roots as an advantage, but has trouble making a compelling case that it's innovating enough to keep up.
The Interpublic network maintains strong creative output and holds its own in business performance, but struggles to convince that it is moving forward fast enough in terms of innovation.
Bella Patel is promoted to global chief talent officer; Mark Jungwirth is named global chief financial officer.
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