FCB Malaysia has made a slew of creative promotions and new hires. The agency has promoted Wang Ie Tjer (pictured below) as head of creative. He was previously creative director. A member of the agency’s senior team since 2018, the agency said Wang’s consistent delivery has been integral to FCB’s continuing success in Malaysia. Wang’s new role will see him leading a creative team of 30, spearheading the creative efforts on key clients and new businesses, while also representing the agency as a thought leader at industry events and media engagement.
Explaining why the agency decided to double down on creative talent, Ong Shi-Ping, FCB’s co-owner and chief creative officer, said, “Coming out unscathed and profitable after two difficult years of the pandemic speaks volume of the people in our agency and their grit and tenacity during adversity. We are now in a fortunate position to return the commitment by investing in their future.”
“Why Wang? Because he is very, very good! Since becoming part of the team, Wang has always been putting his head down to focus on nothing but doing great work, and his can-do approach to even the most challenging tasks has honed him to become a true leader who the folks in the agency can always look to for inspiration and guidance,” said Ong.
Moving up to take on associate creative director roles to deliver greater leadership in copywriting and art direction are Jonathan Chan (pictured right) and James Voon (pictured left) respectively. Both won acclaim last year, with Voon taking home the gold award as art director of the year and Chan bagging the silver as copywriter of the year at the 2021 A+M Agency of the Year Awards.
Commenting on both promotions, Ong said, “Chan and Voon, who were previously creative group heads, are our agency’s dynamic duo, taking on jobs that many others would shun and then turning them into gold… every single time.
Wang, Chan and Voon are like three peas in a pod, and they’ve been instrumental in helping the agency navigate the difficult years with their stubborn optimism (even in the wee hours), leadership qualities and honest, good work.”
Also receiving promotions are Megan Ong (pictured centre) and Wong Ching Sin (pictured left) as senior copywriters and Ahmad Hafidz (pictured right) as senior art director. In addition to the promotions, the agency has also made numerous new creative hires, with Suah Boon Chuan joining FCB as associate creative director. Formerly of Dentsu and TBWA, Suah (pictured individually) brings over 15 years of experience through his work with marquee brands like Pepsi-Co, Nestle, KFC, Volkswagen and HSBC.
Suah is joined by other recent creative hires – senior AV producer Amin Taib, senior art director Lim Poh Yeng, senior graphic designer Muhammad Fadhli, and graphic designers Tan Lai Kuen and Muhammad Syamim. “If there’s one positive that we can take out from this pandemic, it’s that we’re certain that the future of FCB Malaysia is in very, very good hands,” Ong said.
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