New Executive Producer for Prodigy
Stephen Douglas has left post-production house, Method and joined Prodigy as Executive Producer for New Zealand and Asia. Prior to that, he was General Manager at Digipost in Auckland and has the same role at Film Construction earlier.
Lim joins Leo Burnett
Ted Lim spent 20 years with Naga DDB in Malaysia helping it grow into a major agency which won Malaysia’s first D&AD Yellow Pencil. He left to set up his own shop Wanted but has now returned to the international agency scene by joining Leo Burnett Singapore as Chief Creative Officer. Lim is a well-respected creative man in Asia and should be a great asset to his new agency. He headed the Malaysian Chapter of AWARD School.
XM Gravity appoints Ivens
XM Gravity in Indonesia has brought in digital veteran Nanda Ivens on board as Chief Operating Officer. He moves from IndoPacific Edelman Indonesia where he served as both Director of the firm’s Digital, Technology and Consumer practice and the Indonesia Director of Edelman Digital where he had worked since 2008. Prior to that, Ivens was an Account Director at Neo@Ogilvy, an Online Sales Executive at The Economist and an Account Manager at Mindshare Interaction. XM Gravity was founded in 2008 and has handled work for Danone, Unilever and Samsung.
Ogilvy PR head spearheads education move
Marion McDonald, Managing Director, Strategy & Measurement for Asia Pacific at Ogilvy Public Relations, has become the Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Chapter of the International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communications. McDonald will work with John Croll, CEO of Sentia Media, Chapter Chair to grow membership in the region and to introduce new education initiatives.
Y&R Singapore appoints Chief Creative Officer
Farrokh Madon has joined Y&R Singapore as Chief Creative Officer. One of the more respected creative guys in Singapore, Madon has won a string of awards from Cannes, AdFest, D&AD, Asia Interactive Awards and others. He was named as one of Singapore’s most influential creative directors by the Institute of Advertising Singapore.
He started his career with Enterprise in Mumbai and went on to work in Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi and Batey. His clients have included MasterCard, Gillette, Diageo and Visa.