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Vocanic makes four hires

Maryam Mustan, Sonal Mahajan, Suffian Hakim, Kanika Agarwal

Maryam Mustan, Sonal Mahajan, Suffian Hakim, Kanika Agarwal

Social marketing agency Vocanic has announced making four new hires.

The announcement:

SINGAPORE, 18th February 2015 – Continuing its bold steps into 2015 and beyond, Vocanic announces four further additions to its team. Suffian Hakim, Kanika Agarwal, Sonal Mahajan and Maryam Mustan have joined the Social Marketing Agency of the Year 2015 nominee as it strengthens its creative production, delivery and content management capabilities.

“This second round of hires for 2015 represents our continued expansion plans in 2015. It is in line with the increased opportunity in the social space Vocanic is accessing via our GroupM partners and our direct relationships,” said Regional Business Development Lead Liam McCance.

Teaming up with Brazilian Regional Creative Director André Bose do Amaral in Vocanic’s rapidly-developing content team as Content Lead is Suffian Hakim. The 28-year-old Singaporean has spent most of his career as a writer and producer, having contributed to local titles August Man magazine, Time Out Singapore and CNN Travel. He has also written and performed for local television comedies The Noose and Random Island. His agency experience included stints at Ate Media and FYIGROUP.

Describing herself as a Social Media Addict, Maryam Mustan comes onboard the Vocanic team with a strong background in content creation for various social media platforms across the South East Asia and the Middle East. Maryam will be part of the dynamic content and community management team as a Community Manager.

Also key in Vocanic’s plans for 2015 are its technological capabilities. Said Chief Technology Officer Shreeniwas Iyer, “We see growing opportunities in 2015 to deploy advanced technology through products and social campaigns to service the new needs of our clients. We are ramping up our Tech Delivery functions in response to this demand.”

Advancing Vocanic’s delivery capabilities, Kanika Agarwal joins Vocanic from Microsoft’s Regional Communications team to take on the role of a Digital Project Manager. Originally from India, Kanika moved to Singapore six years ago and holds a strong background in Technology and Marketing.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Masters in Computer Management, Vocanic also welcomes Sonal Mahajan as a Systems Engineer for Vocanic’s social media flagship product- VSocial. Having worked with Software Consulting and Financial firms in the past, Sonal is excited to have joined Vocanic to understand how social media defines the work and behavior of people living in smart cities.

“We’re extremely happy to be welcoming this batch of talented people to Vocanic and are continuing the search for more,” added Mr. McCance.

Source: press release

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