Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Advertising agency FCB Malaysia has announced a slew of creative promotions, namely Wang Ie Tjer, the new head of creative, Jonathan Chan and James Voon, the new associate creative directors, Megan Ong and Wong Ching Sin, the new senior copywriters, and Ahmad Hafidz, the new senior art director.
Headlining the new creative promotions and hires is Tjer, who had previously held the title of creative director at FCB Malaysia. He has been a member of the agency’s senior team since 2018, and his consistent delivery has been integral to FCB’s continuing success in Malaysia. In his new role, Tjer will be leading a creative team of 30, spearheading the creative efforts on key clients and new businesses, while also representing the agency as a thought leader at industry events and media engagement.
Explaining why the agency decided to double down on its creative talent, Shi Ping Ong, FCB’s co-owner and CEO, shared that coming out unscathed and profitable after two difficult years of the pandemic speaks volumes of the people in the agency and their grit and tenacity during adversity, and they are now in a fortunate position to return the commitment by investing in their future.
“Why Tjer? Because he is very, very good! Since becoming part of the team, Tjer has always been putting his head down to focus on nothing but doing great work, and his can-do approach to even the most challenging tasks has honed him to become a true leader who the folks in the agency can always look to for inspiration and guidance,” said Ong.
In addition to the promotions, the agency has also made numerous new creative hires, including Suah Boon Chuan, the new associate creative director, Amin Taib, the new senior AV producer, Lim Poh Yeng, the new senior art director, and Muhammad Fadhli, the new senior graphic designer, as well as Tan Lai Kuen and Muhammad Syamim, the new graphic designers.
“If there’s one positive that we can take out from this pandemic, it’s that we’re certain that the future of FCB Malaysia is in very, very good hands,” said Ong.