- Category: June 2019 - Appointments & Announcements
Creative brand agency Superunion (formerly known as Brand Union) announced the new hire of Prachawan Ketavan (Jick) as Senior Strategy Director.
Jick will take on the leadership of Superunion’s strategic offering in Bangkok as part of a global agency-wide transformation into a next-generation brand agency. With more than 18 years of experience in brand communication, her last role was as Director of Planning at J. Walter Thompson.
Jick’s hire follows closely on the heels of the newly created role of Managing Creative Director, taken on by Dan Ellis. Following 15-years with Brand Union, both Ellis & Jick share a strong ambition to creatively transform and create brands for a new era of the agency.
The new roles build on the success already established by ex-Managing Director Gunpong Panthongprasert, who is now Chief Executive, Ogilvy Thailand, and are supported by a powerful union of talent including Bonita Wu (Strategy Director) and Kraitip Sivakriskul (Business Development Director).
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Ip as Senior Vice President, Global Business and Partnership, to further strengthen the company's continued strong global growth.
Mr. Ip joins CITIC Telecom CPC as a Silicon Valley veteran, with over 25 years' experience within the telecommunications and ICT industry including holding various executive positions at Huawei, Black Lotus Communications and NSFOCUS. His previous roles spanned extensive international operation experiences, strategic alliance and technology partnerships, and his expertise encompasses business development, sales management, technology areas, as well as financial planning.
In his new role at CITIC Telecom CPC, Mr. Ip will lead the expanding Global Business and Partnership team to proactively address growing customer and market demand driven by the company's international business vision and strategy.."
Australian search and digital agency, Online Marketing Gurus, has set its sights on global expansion, opening new offices in Dallas, Texas and Singapore. The move is part of a fast growth trajectory for the award-winning agency.
Launched in 2012, Online Marketing Gurus now services over 350 clients and has a team of over 100. The agency is on track to hit $20 million in revenue this year, without making acquisitions or taking outside investment.
CEO of Online Marketing Gurus, Andrew Raso, is looking forward to bringing the agency’s award-winning suite of digital services including SEO, Google Ads, social media advertising and content marketing services to the US and Singapore.
Strategic communications consultancy RICE appointed Nathalie Ramirez as Director of Digital, based in the firm’s Singapore office.
Ramirez will support clients on performance-driven communications strategies as well as lead digital transformation at RICE.
Ramirez moved to Southeast Asia from New York in 2014 after more than a decade in media planning, publishing and advertising. Prior to joining RICE, Ramirez spent over four years building the digital practice of the Indonesia and Singapore offices of Zeno Group.
Ramirez’s appointment comes off the back of other newly created roles aimed at building a centre of excellence in Singapore for RICE, to support its offices in the region. Janine Jacobs has been appointed Director of Creative and Integrated Services, and Agung Ongko is the consultancy’s new Director of Strategy and Insights.
Autonomy, a next-generation consulting firm that provides strategic communications counsel and comprehensive marketing services to enterprises and brands across multiple innovation sectors, has launched in Asia Pacific.
Headquartered in Singapore, Autonomy was founded upon the firm belief that every business in the 21st century is innately powered by technology. It aims to help organizations build and articulate their innovation value proposition for competitive advantage and success in today’s disruptive business environment.
Autonomy is led by seasoned technology communications specialist Tony Tan, who has been advising global technology vendors and brands on strategic communications and multi-market PR program management across Asia Pacific, throughout his career. He brings across 20 years of industry and agency leadership experience to Autonomy as founder and managing director.
Tan was most recently a senior consultant with Text100, and vice president and technology practice lead at Weber Shandwick, in Singapore. He was also the co-founder of Siren Communication, which was acquired by Havas Worldwide in 2011 and subsequently rebranded into Red Havas Singapore in 2019.
Autonomy works with extensive networks of independent agency partners across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North America to help clients take advantage of some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and deliver their innovation stories through best-in-class, like-minded boutique firms that adopt an insight-driven, data-led approach to integrated communications.