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A.P. Lin to Spearhead Wunderman and AGENDA Operations in Taiwan
September 18, 2012
Taipei, Taiwan, September 18, 2012—Stephane Faggianelli, president of Wunderman Asia Pacific announces the appointment of A.P. Lin as managing director of Wunderman and AGENDA operations in Taiwan.
With continuous commitment to bring top senior talent to its network across APAC, Wunderman reinforces its management team in Taiwan.
An industry veteran with over 18 years of experience, A.P. Lin will assume leadership of Wunderman and AGENDA offices in Taipei, with immediate effect.
A.P. Lin spent the last 12 years at Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide, where he held the positions of executive vice-president and general manager respectively. Earlier in his career, A.P. Lin also held different roles at JWT and Grey.
Stephane Faggianelli commented “A.P. Lin has a very impressive track record in Taiwan, building robust operations and bringing digital and mobile innovation to greater heights. I am delighted to welcome such a high calibre to our management team in Taipei”.
A.P. Lin replaces James Wu, who is embarking on to uncover new venture outside of the advertising industry.
“I am thrilled to take the helm of Wunderman and AGENDA operations in Taiwan. I look forward to drive their developments to the next level and the fantastic opportunity of leveraging the unmatched skills and know-how of the Wunderman network to enhance their digital, data and analytics expertise in Taipei”, commented A.P. Lin.
In addition to the appointment of A.P. Lin, Wunderman recently beefed up its senior management teams across Asia Pacific with the appointments of Sunny Hermano as general manager of AGENDA Shanghai and creative veterans Chris Jones in China and Vincent Ota in Japan as executive creative directors.
Wunderman International Signs Vincent Ota as Executive Creative Director
September 10, 2012
Boosting Creative and Digital Power in Japan.
Tokyo, Japan, September 10, 2012—Continuing its strategy to expand creative and digital capabilities across Asia Pacific region, Stephane Faggianelli, president of Wunderman Asia Pacific, announces the appointment of Vincent Ota as executive creative director of Wunderman International in Japan.
In this newly created role, Vincent Ota will take the creative reigns of Wunderman International in Tokyo and will be responsible for driving creative work across digital, mobile and CRM disciplines for clients such as Expedia, Levi’s, Microsoft, Novartis, Xbox.
Reporting to Kennosuke Saito, president and representative director of Wunderman International, Vincent Ota brings a wealth of experience. He has created full spectrum of digital and off line engagements, new product launches and campaigns across a diverse range of market categories.
Spending the last twelve years in Japan, Vincent Ota comes from Beacon Communications where he was group creative director. In addition, Vince Ota previously managed his own creative agency for eight years in Tokyo.
“Our focus continues to be on appointing first-rate creative talent to drive digital innovation and enhance further our creative capabilities across the region. Vincent Ota brings strong leadership, vision and inspiration to our team in Tokyo, harnessing the power of digital, social and mobile channels for our clients”, said Stephane Faggianelli, president of Wunderman Asia Pacific.
Vincent Ota commented “It is with great excitement that I to join Wunderman International and I look forward to propel its creativity and excellence to a greater level”.
Wunderman International in Japan is a wholly-owned digital and relationship marketing agency, a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).
In addition to Vincent Ota, Wunderman recently appointed creative veteran Chris Jones as executive creative director for its China operations.
Wunderman China Group Snatches Creative Veteran Chris Jones
September 3, 2012
Beefing Up Creativity and Digital Innovation Across China Offices
Shanghai, China, September 3, 2012—Continuing its expansion in mainland China, Stephane Faggianelli, president of Wunderman Asia Pacific, announces the appointment of Chris Jones as executive creative director for China, effective immediately.
With six offices across China, Wunderman China Group hasdemonstrated an outstanding growth and is reinforcing its senior leadership team for both Wunderman and AGENDA.
In this newly created role, Chris Jones will lead creative teams, nurture talent and drive digital innovation across Wunderman and AGENDA offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.
Reporting to Clement Yip, managing director of Wunderman China Group, Chris Jones will be based in Shanghai.
For more than 25 years, Chris Jones has been seeking unique creative challenges around the globe. From his origins in the United Kingdom, Chris Jones has been driven to experience working in different cultures on some of the world’s leading brands.
From London to Paris, Hong Kong to Sydney, Amsterdam to Shanghai, Chris Jones has been at the forefront of creativity and innovation at agencies such as Euro RSCG, Ogilvy and Tribal DDB.
Chris Jones comes to Wunderman China Group with a rich experience in digital, activation and direct marketing on brands such as Philips, Unilever, IBM, American Express, McDonald’s, Volkswagen, Volvo and many more blue-chip clients.
In addition, Chris Jones has judged at major festivals; including Cannes Cyber Lions and he has been a regular speaker at many digital events and conferences in Europe and Asia.
Stephane Faggianelli commented, “It is a great privilege to welcome Chris Jones in our team in China. He is a top creative mind in our industry and he has an impressive track record of developing impactful consumer engagements and winning awards. Chris Jones will be a catalyst to drive innovation across our 6 offices in China and attract new talent”.
“I am thrilled to be joining a digital power house like Wunderman and AGENDA in China and I look forward to contributing towards raising their creative excellence even further“, says Chris Jones
In addition to Chris Jones, Sunny Hermano was recently appointed General Manager of AGENDA Shanghai.
Wunderman Launches Joint Venture in Indonesia
August 31, 2012
Expanding Further its Digital Capabilities Across South East Asia
Jakarta, August 31, 2012—Wunderman launches a joint venture in Indonesia to reinforce its existing digital capabilities and adds two senior digital experts to drive its development.
Following its strong expansion in Greater China and Northeast Asia over the last five years, Wunderman network is accelerating its development across South East Asia.
Effective immediately, Wunderman announces the launch of a new entity PT Wunderman Pamungkas Indonesia and partners with Tommy Prastowo and Rahadian Nugraha Agung for the launch of the new agency.
Wunderman will fold its existing digital team and client portfolio in the new entity.
Tommy Prastowo and Rahadian Nugraha Agung have extensive digital marketing experience from a range of digital agencies in Indonesia and have demonstrated a strong history of innovation over the years. They join as General Manager and Head of Planning & Strategy respectively.
Rahadian Nugraha Agung comes back to Wunderman; he originally launched the digital offering of Wunderman in Jakarta in 2009.
“After launching our Philippine operation last year, Indonesia has been our key focus. I am glad to partner with Rahadian Nugraha Agung and Tommy Prastowo to lead our new operation and combine our existing team and client portfolio. It will accelerate our development in Indonesia. This is a key growth market for our clients and a strategic initiative to reinforce our footprint in this market”, said Stephane Faggianelli, president of Wunderman Asia Pacific.
Tommy Prastowo added, “We are very pleased to join such a dynamic and global network. We have strong foundations and a diverse portfolio of clients to build one of the most innovative digital and CRM agencies in Jakarta”.
Located in Jakarta, PT Wunderman Pamungkas Indonesia offers full service digital marketing and CRM solutions to global and local brands.
Craig Evans Takes Creative Reins At Wunderman West
August 27, 2012
Knows how to create ideas that truly move people to action.
Irvine, CA, Aug. 27, 2012—Demonstrating its bench strength, Wunderman has promoted Craig Evans to executive creative director for Wunderman West. The move provides clients with strong veteran creative leadership and inspiration. Evans will report directly to Wunderman West managing director, Dan Olson. Previously, Evans had served as group creative director.
"We didn't have to look very far to support our creative efforts in choosing Craig. He knows how to create ideas that truly move people to action," said William Manfredi, EVP, global talent management, Wunderman/Y&R.
Evans will be engaged on a robust portfolio of clients including Southwest Airlines, Invisalign and Southern California Edison. An experienced marketer, Evans joined sister agency Y&R in 2004 before coming on board Wunderman in 2010. Prior to joining Y&R, Evans served as principal of his own agencies Matthews|Evans|Albertazzi and Big Bang Idea Engineering in San Diego.
"Craig is unquestionably the hardest-working man in advertising – and one of the smartest. He's a bit of a mad scientist – able to quickly dissect a problem and deliver astounding solutions that engage people. It's a pleasure to work and partner with him," said Olson.