Bangkok, Thailand – YDM Thailand Group has appointed Anuwat Nitipanont as chief creative officer, where he will spearhead creative initiatives for both FCB Bangkok and MullenLowe Bangkok.

Nitipanont brings over 20 years of creative leadership to the role, where he will oversee the creative department, social content, influencer marketing, and production. Renowned for his innovative yet straightforward approach, Nitipanont is dedicated to crafting impactful solutions that benefit people, brands, and society.

Recognised for driving innovative solutions that create impact for business and society, Nitipanont’s appointment will ensure strategic alignment and seamless integration of services across all companies in the group. 

Nitipanont joined YDM Thailand in July 2024 from VML, where he was chief creative officer for Thailand. During his impactful tenure, he played a key role in significantly expanding the client portfolio across diverse industries within a year, setting a record-breaking winning ratio for the company. Additionally, he successfully doubled the size of the creative department.

Prior to VML, Nitipanont also served as chief creative officer at BBDO Bangkok, where he led the agency to multiple Agency of the Year accolades. 

Throughout his distinguished career, Nitipanont has won over 300 awards at international and local advertising shows. He has served as a jury member for prominent events like MAD STARS and CICLOPE, chaired the Adman Awards in 2019 and 2022, and led Thailand’s Young Lions competition for eight years, nurturing top young Thai talent for Cannes. 

Tanapon Subsomboon, CEO of YDM Thailand, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Anuwat into our ranks. As a pioneer in Thailand’s advertising industry, he has been instrumental in transforming agencies and leading them to top industry accolades. With his wealth of experience, Anuwat will help us elevate our ability to integrate strategy, data, and creativity to unlock business growth for our network. I have no doubt his visionary leadership will drive creative excellence in our team and reinforce our position as a leading agency in the region.” 

Bangkok, Thailand – Marketing communications agency FCB Bangkok in Thailand has announced that it has bagged the creative and digital mandate account of nutritional malted drink Ovaltine across four markets in Southeast Asia, namely Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Cambodia.

Through the appointment, FCB Bangkok will lead the creative and digital mandate for the Brand, powered with 360- degree communication strategies aimed at defining the overall brand strategy and the portfolio strategy, as the brand charts its course for the next phase of growth.

For Tutiya Disphanurat, managing director at FCB Bangkok, this has been one of the agency’s toughest pitches in recent times, as it combines insights and understanding from four countries in order to increase engagement with the brand.

“Understanding the brand’s tone and business nuances in various markets was topped by the need to delve more deeply into the relationship of Moms & Kids and gain insights and cultural patterns. Over one and a half months of pitch preparation, we developed an integrated strategy to strengthen Ovaltine’s presence in these markets. The big win also showcases FCB’s strong network in SEA, with great minds coming together, across geographies, working with local and regional insights to make this win possible, together,” Disphanurat said.

Ovaltine, a rich Swiss heritage for over 100 years, features a strong brand awareness and enjoys a good reputation as a nutritional malt drink for kids and adults alike. Ovaltine is a nutritious and delicious drink brand enjoyed by millions of families around the world for its rich malt taste and nutritional value. 

For Pawika Tongtavee, marketing director of Ovaltine for the Southeast Asia market, they chose FCB Bangkok due to ‘their outstanding strategic capabilities and unique creative vision for Ovaltine’.

“FCB Bangkok’s strength lies with strategy, and they are the perfect partners who will help us take the brand to the next level. The passion of the team and the leadership towards the brand, coupled with high energy level and teamwork, is exactly the mix we were looking for,” Tongtavee stated.