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72andSunny Singapore announces new senior appointments

Singapore – The Singapore team of creative agency 72andSunny has announced three new senior appointments, namely Judy Ang, the new group brand director, Jaclyn Lee, the new senior strategy director, and Jonathan Tan, the new brand director, to further strengthen its 2021 growth momentum.

Ang has over 16 years of experience across major creative networks in Singapore and Shanghai. She has previously led and grew the Scoot business at Publicis and helmed the HSBC and Changi Airport Group accounts at J. Walter Thompson, which is now Wunderman Thompson. She has also worked on Unilever and Castro at Ogilvy and Mather Shanghai, and has client-side experience as regional marketing director at the Furama Hotel group.

Commenting on her appointment, Ang said, “I am super stoked to join the 72andSunny team. I’ve always loved how they put creativity and collaboration at the core of everything – the work, the people, and the business.”

Meanwhile, Lee has over 15 years of planning expertise, while Tan brings with him almost 10 years of account management experience. Both have been with the agency for over two years and have been leading the GIC, Carousell, and Singapore University of Technology and Design accounts, among others.

Ida Siow, 72andSunny’s president for Singapore, describes Ang as a powerhouse who knows how to “wrestle big, complex accounts and deliver results for her clients.”

“Jaclyn and Jonathan are both superstars with the smarts and the heart to lead their teams, build strong client partnerships and make the work work. They make me and everyone else look good,” said Siow.

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Former Mumbrella journalist Abigail Dawson joins Special Group as brand director

Australia – Australian-based independent creative agency, Special Group has appointed Abigail Dawson to the newly created role of brand director

In her new role, Abigail will be responsible for steering the Special Group narrative, overseeing the agency’s business development and PR strategy and management. 

Prior to joining the agency, Dawson spent the last four years as a journalist at the marketing publication Mumbrella, where she held positions including senior content journalist, senior reporter, and advertising and comms reporter. 

Abigail will report to CEO Lindsey Evans. Evans said, “Despite the rollercoaster challenges of COVID -19, we are incredibly fortunate to be in a position to invest in our own brand’s development. We are thrilled to welcome Abigail to the Special Group family. She brings deep industry knowledge and fierce passion and we can’t wait to see that manifest at Special Group.” 

Meanwhile, Dawson shared that the move was part of her plan to fully live out her passion.

“I am incredibly grateful to the team at Mumbrella. The growth and development I have made over the last four years will stay with me forever, but now feels like the right time to follow my passion for advertising and explore new opportunities,” said Dawson.