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The posers and pouters of LinkedIn

LinkedIn poserWe ran a piece on dodgy LinkedIn profile pictures a few years back. So forgive the reheated idea.

But as it turns out, there are so many peculiar choices for self-presentation among the creative community in Asia that to not draw attention to more of them feels like journalistic negligence, particularly in an era in which the social media reaction to a child taking a dump on the street can pass for news.

And it’s a slow news day.

Just what are these people trying to achieve with their bizarre LinkedIn profile pic choices? We’re really not sure. But in a state of bewilderment and confusion, we’ve tried to guess.


玛拉沁呼Sam, marketing recruiter, China.

Hello, gorgeous!



Joanne Smith, senior producer, Mustang Post

I am comfortable in my self-adoration.

Joanna Smith


Nixon Wong, media planner, Maxus Hong Kong

Enthusiasm isn’t everything.

Nixon Wong


Leagha Anne McMahon, PR director, Bookya, Kuala Lumpur

I should probably be on the cover of Vogue.

Leagha Anne McMahon


Wesley Gunter, PR director at Right Hook Communications, Singapore

I’m wasted in PR. I could have been a contender.

Wesley Gunter


Kooichi Chee, “professional day dreamer” (art director), BBH Singapore

I think really deep.

Kooichi Chee


Andrew McCowan, head of insights, JWT Australia

I’m about to be insightful.

Andrew McCowan



Scott Pullen, director, The Groove Academy, Sydney

Lock up your daughters.

Scott Pullen, director


Wayne Tan, sales and marketing consultant, SearchGuru

One thing I don’t do is take myself too seriously.

Wayne Tan


Dali Meskam, head of creative, HTC Asia Pacific

There are many layers to my talent.

Dali Meskam


Alfred Seow, in-house art director, ONLY Medical Group

Need a big idea? Or possibly a new car? I’m your man.

Alfred Seow, art director at ONLY Group


Doralin Kelly, UI/UX design ninja

I literally am a ninja. I’ve got a sword and everything.

Design ninja


Johari Jaffar, senior art director, Vibes Communications

Can you see the genius?

Johari Jaffar


Charles J Phua – Marketing Gun For Hire ✔ Entrepreneur ✔ Business Developer ✔ Let’s Collaborate!

Let’s collaborate! Before I murder you in your sleep.

Marketing Gun For Hire Entrepreneur Business Developer Let's Collaborate!


Andrew Turner – Chief Business Officer, Consider Digital

Stock image man needs a watch for his ad.

Andrew Turner Chief Business Officer


Andrew Chow, Founder, ideaMART.com.sg, portal for Brands, Bloggers and Writers

Let me wow you about social media.

Andrew Chow, Social Media Keynote Speaker

Seen any worthy of our list? Let us know and we’ll add them to the piece.


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