OgilvyOne Singapore John Jakubowski as Regional ECD

[Singapore: February 24, 2011] John ‘JJ’ Jakubowski, AKQA’s Group Creative Director, has been appointed OgilvyOne’s regional executive creative director, effective immediately.

John JakubowskiAs one of the most decorated Creative Directors in the world, JJ’s trophy cabinet contains an Academy Award (Best Visual Effects), Emmys, Cyber Lions, AD&Ds, GrAndy’s, Addy’s, OneShow, ADC’s, CLIO’s and the winner’s certificate of the San Francisco Poetry Contest. JJ has been listed in Ad Age’s ‘Top 10 Creative To Watch’ and was instrumental in Creative Magazine naming AKQA their ‘Most Creative Agency in the World’. In 2010, Ad Age and Creative Review also named AKQA ‘Agency of the Year’.

From 2006 – 2010 JJ led the creative direction for Xbox360 and Coca Cola at AKQA’s flagship agency in San Francisco.

JJ’s appointment marks the completion of OgilvyOne's regional management team. He joins Chris Reitermann president of OgilvyOne Greater China; Susana Tsui regional president of Neo@Ogilvy; Barney Loehnis OgilvyOne's regional head of digital; regional VP of consumer experience Peter Moss; Lucy McCabe vice-president of consulting services and Supavadee Tantiyanon who also assumed a regional consulting role in December last year.

The regional team will work with CEO Jerry Smith to implement the network's global focus. Smith was appointed in July last year.

"I am delighted that JJ will be joining our team in Asia-Pacific as we pioneer many of the new challenges of the digital revolution," said Smith. "I am expecting great things from JJ especially in helping develop our creative product beyond CRM to a new era of collaborative and participation marketing where the consumer is helping to define the value of products and brands."

JJ has won over 30 industry awards for creative campaigns and has also worked at Digitas, Modem Media and Paramount.

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Contact: Jane Fraser
Date: February 24, 2011
Office: Singapore