OMG Malaysia hires Group M's country head of content

Omnicom Media Group Malaysia has appointed Haris Ismail (pictured) as head of Fuse, its branded content, sponsorship and ideation unit that services clients within the network and its brands, OMD and PHD.

Fuse specialises in strategy and building brand assets in owned and earned platforms and integrating these with paid media. In his new role, Ismail will be responsible for embedding the value-proposition of Fuse within OMD and PHD as well as strengthening the product through local initiatives.

Ismail joins Omnicom Media Group Malaysia from GroupM Malaysia where he was the country head for content. A media and marketing communications specialist with over 18 years of experience in advertising, broadcast and media, Ismail is a storyteller at heart with a focus on creating and sharing stories to impact a brand’s performance and results.

Andreas Vogiatzakis, CEO of Omnicom Media Group Malaysia said, “Ismail is a man of unbeatable talent, winning ideas, immense passion and energy for his craft and I am delighted by his appointment. His appointment is yet another step in our strategic direction to reinvent our offering and ensure that we that we have a 360 approach to our clients’ business.”

Ismail said, “Content has revolutionised marketing and communications strategy. The trend of engaging consumers with a story which makes them stop think, share and act is gaining momentum as the consumer journey becomes more and more non-linear. In this exciting and promising landscape, I am thrilled with the new opportunity at Omnicom Media Group and look forward to enhancing the Fuse expertise.”

Ismail reports to Vogiatzakis and his position is effective immediately.