Dentsu Utama ECD Chow Kok Keong exits

Kok Keong ChowThe executive creative director of Dentsu Utama is moving on.

Chow Kok Keong, who joined the Malaysian ad agency as creative director just over two years ago from TBWA\Kuala Lumpur, and was promoted to ECD last January, has resigned, Dentsu Aegis Network has informed Mumbrella.

Over a career having won awards at D&AD, Cannes, One Show, Clio, AdFest, Spikes and Effies, Chow has worked at McCann, Publicis, Euro RSCG (now Havas Worldwide), J. Walter Thompson and Y&R. He spent five years as creative group head at Naga DDB, and moved to Dentsu Utama in 2013.

His departure comes two months after Dentsu Utama had a number of trophies withdrawn by Malaysia’s top ad awards show following allegations of plagiarism. A British design student claimed the agency had copied his design and used it in an award-winning print ad for WWF Indonesia. The charity was unaware the work had been entered.

The agency said that there had been no pressure on Chow to resign, he had repeatedly tendered his resignation until it was accepted. Chow could not be reached for comment.


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