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PHD Malaysia GM Audrey Chong joins M&C Saatchi

Audrey ChongAudrey Chong has left media agency PHD Malaysia and joined advertising agency M&C Saatchi.

Chong worked at the Omnicom Media Group agency for more than two and a half years. M&C is her first taste of ad agency life.

Her departure comes as former Maxis and BBDO executive Cheryl Cheng takes over as GM of PHD to replace her.

Chong has moved to M&C Saatchi as senior group account director, and will report to agency boss Lara Hussein.

She joins the agency with experience working at media agencies Starcom, Optimedia and MEC.

Hussein told Mumbrella: “I wanted someone to bring a different perspective to our business. Audrey’s media and digital media skills will be a real asset for us. She will be handling a portfolio of accounts and new business.”

Also joining M&C Saatchi is Taavi Kuisma as a digital strategist and social media consultant from Tribaland, where he worked on brands such as Volkswagen, Honda, Nokia, Unilever and Nippon Paint.

Hussein commented: “Taavi is a self-proclaimed digital native with 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising. He joins us to strengthen our digital thinking and lead digital and social media strategy.”

“I’m very excited to have him on board and add value to our digital offering for our key clients and grow our digital business – and hopefully build on our recent win as digital agency of the year.”

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