BBDO’s Mark Leong moves into PR with H+K role

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed advertising strategist Mark Leong as director of integrated marketing for Japan.

Originally from Malaysia, Leong has worked in advertising for more than 10 years. He has worked for network agencies in Japan including DDB and most recently BBDO, where he was a business development manager.

In his new role at H+K, Leong’s first at a PR agency, he will be responsible for working with clients such as Nikon and Expedia, as well as B2B clients including Rio Tinto. He will also oversee business development and growth, the agency said.

H+K Asia president and H+K Japan CEO John Morgan said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Mark join the team in Tokyo. Mark adds a new dimension to the team that reinforces our ongoing evolution to support our clients’ needs and go beyond traditional PR, and forward into the 360 integrated communications space.”

Leong added: “Passion and Curiosity” is my life motto and has got me where I am today, both on a personal and professional level. In business, this philosophy constantly drives me to not accept the status quo or a ‘norm’.”



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