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Move and win roundup: Geometry Global, DAN, Isobar, McCann, BBC and more | Advertising

PEOPLE MOVES Geometry Global Singapore appointed Jane Perry as managing director, reporting to Diana Cawley, Asia Pacific CEO. Perry has 17 years of experience and was most recently MD for APAC at The Client Relationship Consultancy. Prior to that, she was MD of WPP retail and branding agency Fitch Southeast Asia.  BBC World Japan named Dan Inamoto as its managing director.  Inamoto comes to BBC from AKQA Japan where he was business director.  With a background in digital activation, he [...]

Move and win roundup: Tribal, Mindshare, Ogilvy, Publicis, more | Advertising

PEOPLE MOVES Jason Hill was appointed chief strategy officer at Ogilvy & Mather Singapore. He was previously head of consulting and data analytics in Singapore, and before that head of strategy at OgilvyOne Sydney.  Digital agency Essence promoted Kunal Guha to the newly created position of managing director, Singapore. He was previously client partner and head of strategy for APAC. The agency also promoted Vincent Niou to senior programmatic and partnerships director, APAC. He was previously senior planning director. Mindshare appointed Charlotte Lee [...]

Move and win roundup: JWT, WE, Omnicom, McCann, O&M, more

PEOPLE MOVES J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific appointed Sylvia Leong as Asia Pacific Director of Human Resources. She joins from Kennametal Inc, where she led a regional HR team. Omnicom Media Group Australia appointed Kristiaan Kroon as chief investment officer, following the promotion of Tony Harradine to chief investment officer OMG Asia Pacific. Kroon joins from Fairfax Media, where he was the national agency sales and commercial partnerships director. Media intelligence firm Isentia named Matthew Stanton as the new global chief executive officer [...]

Wordplay welcome in HK, but poor efforts will be pun-ished | Analysis

While puns and wordplay are technically not allowed in mainland China, Hong Kong creatives find them to be irresistible and effective—most of the time. Puns and wordplay are a part of everyday life in Hong Kong society. Cantonese, spoken by 89.5 percent of the population, is written in traditional Chinese characters, but is richer in tones and retains archaic phonetic elements Putonghua has lost. Certain puns work for both Cantonese and Putonghua due to their shared written forms, such [...]