Singapore – Media agency Wavemaker has appointed Jenny Pham, former general manager of marketing and strategy at GTI Tourism, to be its new APAC head of media for Colgate-Palmolive.
In her new role, Pham will be based in Singapore, and will be responsible for leading the Colgate-Palmolive business in the region. In July, Wavemaker launched a new agency model for Colgate-Palmolive, creating an APAC hub in Singapore designed specifically to support the client’s business transformation agenda. The team will develop strategy and audience planning for the region across Colgate-Palmolive’s product portfolio, and lead execution through the performance practice established over recent years.
Pham brings with her great experience and a strong point of view around digital transformation, which will be invaluable as the agency partner Colgate-Palmolive into a new era of growth. No stranger to the group, she has previously worked in senior roles at GroupM agencies in Australia, including Essence Digital Global as VP client partner, MEC Australia as managing partner, and Mindshare as business director.
Commenting on her appointment, Pham said, “I am delighted to return to the GroupM family and for the opportunity to play a role in this transformative journey of building the hub for excellence with innovation and growth at its forefront.”
She continued, “I’ve long admired the brand’s work, particularly the Smile Strong campaign showcasing stories of real people who overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges through the sheer power of their optimism. I am excited to lead, inspire and champion optimism at Wavemaker!”
Meanwhile, Rose Huskey, Wavemaker’s chief client officer for APAC, said that they are thrilled to welcome Pham back to their agency group network with Wavemaker being the top choice.
“I am certain that with her strong digital knowledge coupled with her experience in managing brands in fast-paced environments, she will be building strong relationships where clients, teams and collaborators are empowered to achieve success collectively,” added Huskey
Gordon Domlija, Wakemaker’s CEO for APAC, commented, “I love Jenny’s energy, passion and drive to make a difference, it is inspiring and infectious. Jenny joins at a fantastic time, as we launch a new agency model for Colgate-Palmolive. Her leadership of the hub will accelerate our growth ambition for Colgate-Palmolive and further enhance Wavemaker’s position as the leading agency in the digital transformation space.”
In July 2022, Alban Dudek, formerly the chief digital and marketing officer at Omnichannel Retail Indonesia, has joined Wavemaker Indonesia as partner for e-commerce. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading e-commerce services for all Wavemaker Indonesia clients, from brand awareness to conversion on multiple channels.