So will succeed Gary Liu who is transitioning into a new role within SCMP’s blockchain and NFT division.
Wightman is exiting after six months in the role.
Under the name Artifacts by SCMP, the publisher is introducing both an NFT series drawing on its 118-year-deep media archive and a metadata standard that aims to add context to historical NFTs.
INSPIRATION STATION: The SCMP invited five Hong Kong artists to mint NFTs of original works to raise funds for the annual Operation Santa Claus charity drive.
A career that was kickstarted by a chance conversation has turned out remarkably well for Lee, who has proven himself a world-class leader in online strategy and marketing.
Newly created role for David Wightman signals South China Morning Post's ambition to compete for advertising globally.
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