Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) has announced the promotion of Anthony Wong as worldwide effectiveness Director, effective January 4, 2016.
This will be a dual role for Wong who is based in Hong Kong, and is also global client leader for TeamHW – WPP’s bespoke agency team that looks after Huawei’s marketing and communications around the world.
Miles Young, O&M’s global chairman and CEO said: “Earlier this year we mourned the death of Tim Broadbent who had held this position since 2009. I feel in my heart that no one would be more pleased than Tim by Anthony’s elevation. Tim taught Anthony all he could about everything he knew, and he is the perfect example of the type of intelligent and thinking leader we need in our business”.
Wong’s new position will see him championing Ogilvy’s effectiveness culture, and working with both clients and respective global account teams to develop more effective communications. In his previous position as president of global brand management for the network in Asia Pacific, he won more than 30 effectiveness awards, including three IPAs in London, the first and second ever IPA wins from China, in addition to the first ever IPA win from Malaysia.
Commenting on his appointment, Wong said: “Effectiveness in communications needs to be as scientific of an investment as any other decision in the boardroom for brands today. I’m both honored and thrilled to have this opportunity to work with clients and colleagues to create the new strategies our industry needs to evolve marketing effectiveness forward”.