Dentsu China further bolsters its leadership with the appointment of Nicole Wang as the new chief operating officer, media. This comes on the heels of Elvis Liu’s hire last week as chief operating officer, Dentsu Creative. Wang joined Dentsu in 2016 as managing director, Vizeum, and worked her way up to lead China’s KSF (Master Kong) Noodle account, adding to her diverse client portfolio. In 2021, she was elevated to head of operations and commercial for Dentsu’s media brands. Wang will report directly to Deric Wong, CEO, Dentsu Media China.

Global talent search firm Grace Blue has opened a new sports, media and entertainment practice, appointing Tim Palmer to lead it from London as managing partner. Palmer is formerly the SVP of global recruitment for Endeavor, with two decades of related experience at executive search firms and leading in-house functions for broadcast (Sky), publishing (HarperCollins) and music (Universal Music) companies. Read the full story here.

Reprise, IPG Mediabrands’ global performance marketing agency, has appointed three newly created regional executive leadership roles to strengthen its network across the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Parul Gautam has been appointed to the role of head of analytics APAC.
  • Caitlin Draper-Wheeler joins as the experience director APAC.
  • Sid Mehta will come on board as head of performance media APAC from 1st August 2022.

Parul Gautam will be based in Mumbai, Caitlin Draper-Wheeler relocates to the Reprise regional headquarters in Singapore, and Sid Mehta joins the team in Melbourne; all three regional positions will report to Pippa Berlocher, president, Reprise APAC. Read the full story here.

Global brand consultancy, Wolff Olins has boosted its top creative with the appointment of Thomas Wilder in Los Angeles. Wilder joins the leadership team as global principal for design. He will work alongside New York-based ECD Jan Eumann, London’s Global ECD Emma Barratt and fellow GP for Design Wayne Deakin. This group forms the core global creative council of Wolff Olins, leading clients and overseeing teams both locally and globally.

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