FCB Malaysia has promoted three of its senior creative staff, namely Tjer Wang, Mandy Chock, and James Voon. Wang has been promoted from creative group head to creative director, Chock from creative group head to creative strategist, and Voon from senior art director to creative group head.
In a statement to A+M, Shaun Tay, co-owner and CEO of FCB Malaysia, said that Wang will be taking on more responsibilities in his new role in terms of managing creative resources, output quality and excellence. He also said that Chock's new role is a hybrid of creative and strategy, where she will be tasked to lead the creative team. Chock will also be working with Tay on brand strategy and communications planning. As for Voon, he will be working with and mentoring the designers in the agency.
All three individuals will still report to Ong Shi Ping, co-owner and chief creative officer of FCB Malaysia. Ong said that all three "fully deserve" the promotions. According to him, Voon's boundless energy has made him a valuable part of the agency's leadership team while Wang's instinct and ability to "get it" aligns with the agency's dynamic pace. Ong also said Chock's new role as creative strategist "plays to her talent" of balancing creativity and logic.
FCB Malaysia has also made a number of new hires recently, adding additional depths to its creative, brand management, production and finance areas. The agency brought on board Sharon Rodrigues as head of account management, Diana Chua as account director, Jonathan Chan as creative group head, Jamie Hendricks as senior art director, Nathan Yong as senior copywriter, Wira Chon as senior producer, and Janine Yee as finance manager joining the team last year.
Tay said the agency's "continued success" has allowed it to take in more hires and increase its talent pool. According to him, 2019 was the agency's "best new year in new business" as it had 20 wins from brands such as Darlie, Sharp, Marigold, and Education Malaysia.
"We’ve been growing as a business and that requires us to bring in more talent and to also enable our young leaders to step up and take on more responsibilities," he added.