Creative agency services
Publishers are increasingly creating business models which leverage their inherent expertise in content creation and storytelling by offering these services to brands. Publishers such as Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times now have their own in-house ‘creative agencies’ which serve their advertising clients. Some publishers, such as The Atlantic, have now made these agencies standalone business which do not necessarily serve their advertising clients but serve a broader audience of businesses that need creative agency services. Is this new business model sustainable for publishers to support their core news/content creation activities?
8:30- 9:00 for networking, registration and coffee/tea and pastries will be available.
Program to begin promptly at 9:00am.
Venue: Bloomberg Auditorium, 27/F, Cheung Kong Centre, 2 Queen’s Road, Central, HK
Fee: SOPA Members @ HK$200, Non-Members @ HK$250
For enquiry, please call SOPA Secretariat at (852) 3664 2719 or email to email@example.com
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NO CANCELLATION / NO REFUND
Due to Bloomberg’s advanced registration policy, no walk-ins will be allowed. Registration will close on Monday 13 Mar (48 hours before the event starts)
Director, APAC, Integrated Marketing and WSJ Custom Studios
Wall Street Journal
Nicole Bales is currently the Director of Integrated Marketing APAC and heads up the WSJ Custom Studios which is the content marketing division of The Wall Street Journal. Nicole oversees a team of writers, designers and marketers to produce content for commercial clients in the region. Prior to joining WSJ last year, Nicole worked at globally renowned digital creative agency Razorfish where she was the Head of Production in both the Hong Kong and Sydney offices. Nicole has over 15 years in creative production with a core background in digital, mobile, branding, and project management. She previously worked in radio producing live and packaged audio content, has written for publications and produced film and social campaigns, plus led experiential projects including VR and immersive technology led initiatives.
Chief Strategy Officer
Ogilvy & Mather Group HK
Like many strategists, Huw’s background is in traditional market research and psychology.
These skills are the foundation for a career on some of the world’s biggest brands including BP, Marlboro and Samsung.
As the first Chief Strategy Officer of Ogilvy Hong Kong, Huw has been focused on creating a new, fully integrated strategy department, that can bring together Ogilvy’s unmatched range of strategic tools to solve real client problems, drive creative innovation, and deliver all of this at the speed that today’s business environment demands. Multi-disciplinary teams of strategists including data analysts, consultants, brand planners, search and performance specialists, media strategists and social experts now collaborate together to help Ogilvy clients navigate the complexity of the questions facing brands in the 21st century marketing environment.
Senior Manager, Central Marketing
Hang Lung Properties
In January 2014, Sylvia set up the Central Marketing function at the headquarters of Hang Lung Properties, and since then has been responsible for marketing activities across the company’s portfolio of shopping malls and mixed-use complexes in Hong Kong and China. This diverse 9-city coverage gives Sylvia opportunities to work with markets of varying maturities and changing paradigms.
Before joining Hang Lung, Sylvia was General Manager, Marketing, at K. Wah Properties. Prior to that, she worked at the SCMP, and was previously managing director at M&C Saatchi, Leo Burnett, and BBDO HK.
Carlos Bruinsma started his career working his way across Australia as a journalist. From these humble beginnings, he made his way to the PR sector for a time before deciding to broaden his horizons towards Asia after a stint in Europe. Most recently, he was with HR Magazine before joining Lighthouse Independent Media as editor of Marketing magazine.