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DDB Singapore adds on creative firepower with slew of hires

DDB Group Singapore has hired six new creatives in line with its business growth on Johnson & Johnson, Unilever and other key clients.  DDB in Singapore is also the regional hub for DDB Asia.

Josh Armstrong is joining as associate creative director (Copy) on Unilever. Starting his career at The Campaign Palace in Melbourne, he joined Draft FCB and Lowe Singapore before joining DDB. Malhaar Rao has joined as associate creative group head (Copy) on the Johnson & Johnson team. He has worked previously at Ogilvy and BBH in Mumbai, SS+K in New York and MGMB in Singapore. Rao has developed integrated and digital campaigns for clients like Google, Red Bull and Vat 69, among others. Meanwhile, Luis Fabra has joined as associate creative director (Art). He started his career in Barcelona before moving to Singapore in 2012.

Adithya Deepan has joined the team from Malaysia as associate creative group head (Art) on Johnson & Johnson. An art director with over nine years of experience in digital advertising and design, he has worked at Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid, Publicis and McCann. Dheepan has worked on brands like BMW MINI, Tiger Beer, Proton, Reckitt Benckiser, Nestle and Subway.

Junqi Liao comes on board as a copywriter on Johnson & Johnson. With over four years of experience in advertising, she previously worked at Dentsu Singapore on Canon, Uniqlo, Land Transport Authority and the Singapore Navy. Megha Ramesh joins the Unilever account as a copywriter. She has over eight years of experience in DDB Mudra, Draftfcb + Ulka and Happy in Bangalore, India. She has worked on categories ranging from fashion, FMCG and e-commerce.

David Tang, CEO of DDB Group Singapore and Asia said, “In creative firepower, DDB Group Singapore has become a lively and energetic creative hub for great marketing work. I’m really thrilled that we have now a bunch of creative stars, so very ably led by Nai Yen, Vinod and Carlos. They’re the next wave of creative leaders, big on passion, great work and great teaming.”

According to the agency DDB in Singapore has made strong growth with its MNC clients and has credited it to regional business head Wang Nai Yen, integrated creative director Vinod Savio and regional planning head Carlos Palacios.

Savio said: “We are excited to have hired some extremely talented people from all over the world. Diversity is key to keeping ideas fresh and dynamic, so we are thrilled to have them on our DDB growth journey.”

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