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Marketing Featured APAC

Green Park Content unveils new hire lineup to strengthen APAC presence

Singapore – Green Park Content (GPC), the content marketing agency under the Unilever Foundry start-up ecosystem, has announced a diverse lineup of new hires, coming from agencies and brands across APAC, including Malaysia and the Philippines, to further strengthen the GPC’s presence in APAC.

For the client servicing team, the new hires include Crissy Ancheta as head of client services for APAC, Regine Mercado as group account director for Unilever account, and Elaine Giam as senior account director.

Meanwhile, for the creative production team, the new hires are Matt Yu as head of design, Trina Enriquez as copy lead, Renzo Virey as senior art director, and Mirza Afiq Beg as regional social media lead.

Lastly, the new editorial team hires are Lily Wong as managing director for Malaysia, and Jordana Maia Blanco as managing director.

Speaking about the new hires, Fe Husaint, who was recently promoted to the role of creative and global brand head, commented, “Our new, top, creative talents will no doubt be pivotal in delivering award-winning campaigns and developing creative solutions that will significantly improve the SEO performance of the brands we work with and the positive and successful business outcomes for our esteemed clients.”

Meanwhile, in her new role, she added, “I am excited to embark on my new role as creative and global brand head. GPC is already well-established as an SEO-driven agency, and I look forward to building synergy between SEO and Creative, together with this formidable new, talented team. My vision is to bridge Green Park Content’s best-in-class SEO offering with our GPC creative solutions, enabling our clients to reach the right audience at the right time, in a more efficient and impactful manner.”

Que Ramli, who has also been a part in growing Green Park Content’s social business in the APAC region, has also been promoted from APAC social media lead to global social media lead

Lastly, Martin Niens, formerly head of client services, has likewise been promoted to the role of head of operations.

“As the world becomes more digital and data-driven, I look forward to building and leading our project management and UX/UI teams; and working with them to capture big growth opportunities across our portfolio, improve efficiencies, drive transformation and advance our operational excellence to enable greater performance and results across the APAC region,” Niens said regarding his promotion.

Speaking about the slew of hires and promotions for GPC in APAC, Marcelo Bittencourt, managing director for APAC at GPC, commented, “What makes our business successful is that we continue to prioritise our team. We’re thrilled to promote team members who have gone above and beyond, and bring in many new outstanding, talented individuals. I am confident that the new hires will be excellent matches for the positions and strong assets to our company.”

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Marketing Featured Southeast Asia

Ogilvy SG bolsters creative department with new 21-hire lineup

Singapore – Advertising firm Ogilvy in Singapore has announced that over 20 people has been hired by the firm to beef up its creative department. This follows the firm’s recent growth from more than 25 pitch wins across categories such as technology, retail, financial services, and healthcare.

According to an Ogilvy spokesperson, the roles are a mix of integrated, conceptual, content and experience creatives and craft specialists.

The new hires are namely Bruno Andrade, Cheong Wen Xuan, Chun Sim, Clara Wong, Dana Lim, Dinah Nordin, Faith Low, Izz Bachtiar, Jamie Lim, Jerome Toh, Joseph Lim, Julia Batrisya, Maggie Michella, Rachel Chew, Sandra Tan, Sonali Ranjit, Toan Mai, Troy Lim, Winnessa Ho, Zac Tan, and Zi Wei.

Chris Riley, chairman of Ogilvy Singapore and Malaysia, said that the new hires will elevate the firm’s focus on integrating their skills in creative concept, design craft and content services all under single leadership, adding that they are well-placed to partner their clients with their growth objectives.

“As we emerge from the worst of the pandemic, we have seen an eagerness from our clients to accelerate their marketing transformation and related ambitions. The significant investment in our talent ensures we have all the creative firepower required to drive [a] bigger and bolder creative impact for our client’s customers, communities and importantly the environment in which they operate,” Riley stated.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Courant, chief creative officer at Ogilvy Singapore and Malaysia, commented, “This is an exciting time for us as creative energy is at an all-time high. Our client partners want to make a difference and they know they can only do it by connecting with their audiences in more meaningful ways. For us, it’s the opportunity to continue building a unique creative company that combines creative thinking, tech, data, content and commerce and become the most trusted partner for brands.”

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Technology Featured ANZ

DoubleVerify announces new hires for Australian market

Sydney, Australia – DoubleVerify, the software platform dedicated for digital measurement and analytics, has announced a slew of appointments for its Australian market namely Sophia Warren as client strategy director, David Shen as business director, Susie Mather and Stuart Kruger as sales directors, and Neil Anderson as sales solutions specialist.

The team expansion adds commercial expertise to support customer growth in the region — helping global brands maximize their digital investments and drive real business outcomes. 

Warren will continue to build deep relationships with partners in order to better understand their performance criteria — ensuring the application of DV solutions complements their investments and helps deliver better outcomes for brands. 

“I’m excited to work more closely with our brand and agency partners to drive media quality and performance across the market. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a part of the DV team as we continue to work with our customers and partners, helping to build a better industry,” Warren said regarding her appointment.

Meanwhile, Shen will be helping programmatic buyers derive maximum performance from campaign investments. He has over a decade of digital and ad-tech experience across agencies and vendors, working on prominent global and local brands such as Samsung, Nestle, Amazon, Coca-Cola, J&J, and NBNCo.

On the other hand, Mather is in charge of serving the needs of brands and agencies in ANZ, and helping them maximize media quality and effectiveness. She has over 20 years of broadcast and digital experience, including stints at ViacomCBS (UK), Matterkind and Seven West Media (SWM).

Kruger’s responsibility scopes responsibility for partnering with media agencies, trading desks and clients to educate them on how to best utilize DV’s programmatic offerings to drive media performance. He spent nearly seven years with Unruly in both London and Sydney, ending up in an ANZ Group Sales Director role.

Lastly, Anderson will be the key technical resource to the team. He works with clients to manage discussions, testing and the troubleshooting of DoubleVerify’s solutions. With over fifteen years experience in the ad tech landscape across the ANZ region, Anderson has worked at Google/DoubleClick, [email protected], Lotame and the first demand-side platform in Australia, Brandscreen. 

According to Imran Masood, country manager for ANZ at DoubleVerify, the new hires to their team bring valuable experience from the agency, publisher, broadcast and programmatic fields.

“In the past two years, we have secured major wins in the telecom, financial services, FMCG and retail industries, and have forged relationships with global holding companies and local independent agencies. I am delighted to welcome David, Susie, Stuart, and Neil to our team as we advance our mission to make the online advertising ecosystem stronger, safer and more secure — for advertisers and publishers alike,” Masood stated.

He added, “Growth has been underpinned by our focus on delivering a single, definitive standard and currency for media quality across all media channels — including priority investment areas, like CTV. Our team is focused on supporting and advising our clients on the best use of quality metrics to maximize brand outcomes.”

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Platforms Featured Southeast Asia

Ampverse expands Asia presence, unveils new hires

Singapore – Ampverse, an esports entertainment company, has announced new hires for its company in response to their expansion to Vietnam and Myanmar this year.

Top hires include director of revenue and customer success Jackie Tangngumvitayakul formerly of media company Starcom, head of client solutions Kate Siriwattanakul formerly of media investment company GroupM.

Other additions to the Ampverse team include strategic initiatives manager Athiti Sujarit formerly of esports event organizer Garena, and new team members across its sales, finance, human resources, creative solutions, and esports divisions. 

“We are really pleased to welcome this bunch of talented and bright individuals to Ampverse. As we prepare ourselves for the next phase of growth, I’m incredibly proud that Ampverse continues to attract talent of such high caliber. Reflected by their diverse interests, personalities, and knowledge, our new talent will support us in bringing forth wider creative solutions for our clients,” said Ferdinand Gutierrez, CEO of Ampverse.

He added, “Vietnam and Myanmar are among Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, with both markets displaying a huge growth potential for gaming, boasting many promising players and a robust gaming community. As we settle into 2021, our goal is to extend our resources, talent, and experiences in places where we know there is a clear demand.”

Ampverse is currently operating with three esports teams and has worked with brands such as Samsung, KFC, Porsche, Electronic Arts, Lazada and Grab.