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Craig Howie Appointed CCO of JWT Hong Kong

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Craig Howie Appointed CCO of JWT Hong Kong

JWT Hong Kong General Manager Dennis Lam today announced that Craig Howie has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of JWT Hong Kong.

Howie will partner with Lam to establish JWT Hong Kong as a leading ideas company, not only in Hong Kong, but across the greater Asia Pacific region.

“Craig is an outstanding talent with proven success in developing truly innovative work.  He has real passion and dedication to the creative product.  Craig’s regional experience and international recognition will be a real asset to our growing team,” said Dennis Lam, General Manager of JWT Hong Kong.

Craig was transferred from JWT's Shanghai office where he led the creative team on the agency's Ford business. Prior stints include JWT Tokyo, BBH Shanghai and Tokyo, Fallon Asia and Tribal DDB Singapore.

During his time in China he helped create the 'Yulu' project for Johnnie Walker, a feature-length collaboration with celebrated Chinese director Jia Zhangke that premiered to a sold-out audience at the 35th International Hong Kong Film Festival, and was awarded Campaign Asia's ‘Campaign of the Year’ in 2011. While in Japan, notable projects include the innovative 'Axe Wake-Up Service' campaign for Axe Body Spray, one of the earliest integrated campaigns to centre around a mobile phone application. The success of the project has made it a popular case study in disruptive mobile marketing.

"Clients today expect great ideas to work not only across media but across borders. I really look forward to working with the team here.  It’s a great group, and Hong Kong has a unique position as a global city – I’m really excited about the opportunities ahead,” said Howie. ​

"I'm privileged to have known and worked with Craig over the last twelve years. He is solid, genuine, and a highly strategic creative leader. His partnership with Dennis will inject even more finesse and supremacy into JWT Hong Kong,” says Yang Yeo, China Chairman & North Asia ECD.

 


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Wunderman Thompson APAC, Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:46:59 GMT