J. Walter Thompson Singapore names Jon Loke as Executive Creative Director
SINGAPORE, February 13 2017 – J. Walter Thompson Singapore has appointed Jon Loke as Executive Creative Director, assuming creative leadership over a key cluster of local and international accounts.
Effective immediately, Loke reports to J. Walter Thompson Chief Creative Officer and Global Executive Creative Director, Lux, Marco Versolato who commented, “Jon’s strength in both creativity and effectiveness makes him a great addition to our team as we build out a mix of expertise and experience. Welcome Jon!”
Added Jacco ter Schegget CEO, South East Asia J. Walter Thompson Company said, “As we push forward with our business transformation for J. Walter Thompson and Mirum in SEA, we are seeing the next wave of young creative leadership emerge – recently Park and Pete in Bangkok, and now Jon in Singapore. Having learned their craft over a period of constant reinvention, they view change as the norm, as an opportunity rather than an uncertainty, making them ideally suited to guide our clients into the future.”
With more than 18 years of experience in advertising and design, Jon has consistently won all major awards for both Creative & Effectiveness across all categories including Press, Outdoor, Promo & Activation, Direct, Digital, Mobile, Media, PR & Design for global brands including Philips, Proctor & Gamble, Coke, SingTel, Lego & The Economist.
Jon has won over 15 Cannes Lions and 2 D&AD Yellow Pencils. He was also part of Singapore's most successful anti-smoking campaign "I QUIT", which was awarded Effies and IPA Gold for Health Promotion Board – the highest marketing effectiveness accolade ever awarded to a brand in Singapore.
Jon also regularly represents Singapore as a judge at international and regional award shows including Cannes Advertising Festival, New York Advertising Festival, Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, Citra Pariwara Award and the Singapore Creative Circle Awards
ABOUT J. WALTER THOMPSON
J. Walter Thompson Company was founded in 1864 and has been making pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and business for more than 150 years. Today the company includes several global networks including J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, Mirum and Colloquial.
J. Walter Thompson opened its first office in the Asia in 1929, and employs over 3,800 people in 53 offices across 18 countries in the region. For more information, please visit www.jwt.com and follow us @JWT_Worldwide and @JWTAsiaPacific.
Magz Osborne - Asia Pacific Director of Corporate Communications
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