Global marketing consultancy R3 has beefed up its senior leadership with new hires across its APAC, EMEA and US offices. R3 has hired Ben Jankowski (pictured left), who will be joining the agency's media practice in New York. Previously, he was the SVP of media and sponsorships at Mastercard, and is touted to have an extensive career that spans APAC, China, and North America. According to his LinkedIn, he also previously held the role of global account director at OMD New York, before transitioning to OMD APAC as the head of global accounts from January 2010 to October 2010.
“Having someone with Jankowski's calibre and experience is just a rare opportunity for us to think and act globally with breadth and depth,” Greg Paull, co-founder and principal of R3 explained.
Joining Jankowski in the New York office is Constance Pincus (pictured centre). Having previously worked with brands such as Johnson & Johnson and across the specialist areas of immunology and oncology, R3 explained that she brings an expansive career in pharmaceutical marketing. Prior to the appointment, Pincus was a freelance at Agency Relations Consultant, where she supported clients' needs in agency selections, benchmarking, contract and pricing negations, evaluating performance, building sustainable talent and strong agency partnerships. "Pincus is one of those rare finance and procurement leaders who has a rich understanding of creative, marketing and business challenges. We’re so happy to be working with her again," Paull said.
Additionally, R3 has also hired Andrew Lambert (pictured second from right), who is currently based in London. With more than twenty years of experience in global financial marketing, Lambert most recently assumed the role of senior director of global brand marketing at Visa. According to his LinkedIn, he started out at Visa as a director, advertising and promotion, APAC, before slowly climbing the ranks from director, brand management, sponsorships and marketing services; head of marketing, Southeast Asia, to senior director, global brand marketing for over three years. “Lambert has been an incredible client partner for us for so many years. It’s just a delight to have him on our team in Europe,” said Paull.
All of these hires come shortly after the appointment of Priya Jean Alexander in March as senior consultant in Singapore. Alexander, a well regarded professional in the media agency world, will be aiding R3 as it plans to double its media and financial consulting team over the past 12 months. Alexander was previously managing director of PHD Singapore. She brings with her 16 years of strategic business and marketing experience and at R3. Her agency experience spans three networks and several brands, including Procter & Gamble and Singapore Tourism Board.
Meanwhile, R3 recently acquired advertising intelligence platform Adbrands.net (Adbrands) in June, which marked a continuation in R3's investment in the analysis of the marketing landscape and tracking of client-agency partnerships.
“We’ve always admired the depth of work that has gone into Adbrands and welcome 24 years of data and insight to the work that we do,” said Paull then. “Our ambition for Adbrands is to enhance its current library of information with expert analysis and make it the marketing knowledge resource for marketers and procurement professionals," he added.
Under R3 management, Adbrands is currently continuing to operate a freemium model, with premium data and analysis available to clients and subscribers. R3 maintaisn company profiles which examines the business records, geographic strength, and comparative performance of holding companies and key agencies. Profiles include strengths, weaknesses, history, up-to-date news and top-line financial information. In addition, R3 is also managing the Account Assignments database, which tracks new business wins worldwide.
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