Publicis, TotallyAwesome, Wunderman Thompson, Foodpanda and more to come in our weekly collection of people moves and account news.
Dentsu has been appointed by Foodpanda as its media partner for its Asia Pacific markets. The markets will include Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand – in addition to its existing remit in Taiwan, where Dentsu has been their media partner since 2020.
Wunderman Thompson Australia has appointed Gavin Bain, previously national managing director of the business’ Australian operations, to the position of CEO. The change comes as current Australia CEO, Matt Parry, makes the move to Hong Kong to lead WPP’s team Helix for HSBC for the region.
TotallyAwesome has announced Pablo Gomez as chief strategy officer for APAC, Belinda Casselden as head of marketing for APAC, Brian Riedlinger as chief delivery officer and Jeff Franco as regional head of growth APAC. All four roles are newly created positions. Gomez spent six years as the APAC media lead at Kantar, Casselden spent over 12 years in several senior strategic business roles at Woolworths Australia, Riedlinger was most recently CDO at Publicis and Franco joins from Initiative where he was head of Singapore.
Greenpark has promoted Fe Husaint to managing director for APAC. Husaint will succeed Marcelo Bittencourt, who is leaving the agency in March, after nine years leading Greenpark, to move back to Europe to spend more time with family.
Publicis Groupe has secured Dave Bowman from Google to become its new chief creative officer in Australia and New Zealand, Campaign Asia-Pacific can confirm. Read more here.
Icon Agency has hired Kate Ward as director of consumer PR and communications and Shane Weddell as head of growth, digital. Both have also been appointed to the senior leadership team.
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