Publicis Nurun creative partner Jonathan Ng (pictured) has left the agency following a three year stint with the company. Ng took on the role in May 2015 following Nurun’s launch in Singapore, where he led creative strategy and innovation.
In a statement to Marketing, the agency confirmed that Nurun will be headed by Grace Tan, creative director at Nurun Singapore, who has been working as Ng’s successor and reports to Publicis Communications Singapore CEO Lou Dela Pena.
“Ng is a founding member of Nurun, which is a new breed of digital and technology consultancy. He has been pivotal in transforming our business in Publicis, and for that we would like to thank Ng and wish him well in the next chapter of his life. He will never be a stranger to us,” Dela Pena said.
Ng has over 14 years of experience in the advertising and film industries as a multi-disciplinary creative. Before Nurun, Ng was in the consumer goods sector and a creative in the advertising scene, working at agencies such as TBWATEQUILA, Ogilvy & Mather. His client portfolio includes brands such as Nokia, Microsoft, HP, Nestle, Mastercard, Volkswagen, Durex, Proctor & Gamble, VISA, Singapore Airlines, Renault, Johnson & Johnson, Levi’s, Castrol, Converse and Nike, according to his profile on the Nurun website.
Nurun was launched globally in November 2014 with Publicis bringing together a network of specialist digital businesses that saw the Nurun brand operating from 14 countries with more than 4,000 professionals. Nurun’s clients include Accor, AXA, Bradesco, Carrefour, Cartier, Citi, Coca Cola, GM, Google, Kingfisher, L’Oréal, LVMH, Nestle, Orange, P&G, Pernod Ricard, Renault, Sanofi, and Tesla Motors.
Most recently, Publicis Singapore appointed Goh Jia Ying and Ho Pei Ling as creative directors. Both Goh and Ho will report to Publicis co-executive creative directors, Jeremy Chia and Fajar Kurnia.
The agency appointed Kurnia and Chia as its executive creative directors in April this year, roles which were previously held by Troy Lim and Jon Loke. Prior to the appointment, Kurnia and Chia were regional creative directors at Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore, and have been partners for almost a decade.