Reprise hires new head of Singapore and e-commerce director for APAC

Karen Soo has joined IPG Mediabrands company Reprise as head of Singapore. Ritika Gupta has been hired to the freshly created position of e-commerce director at Reprise Asia-Pacific.

Soo moves from OMD where she was digital director. Gupta was previously head of marketing solutions and business operations for Lazada Singapore. 

The announcement:

Reprise, the full-service global performance media marketing unit of IPG Mediabrands, has announced two key appointments to their leadership team in the Asia-Pacific region. Karen Soo has been appointed to the position of head of Reprise Singapore, and Ritika Gupta to the newly created position of e-Commerce director Reprise APAC.

With more than 12 year industry experience across multiple agencies including Starcom, Mindshare, ZenithOptimedia and most recently OMD where she led the Singapore digital offering for more than 5 years; Karen Soo is a celebrated multi-award winning digital leader with extensive Asia-Pacific client experience.

David Haddad, CEO IPG Mediabrands Singapore commented, “Reprise Singapore has grown notably in size, capability and strength in the last year. Karen’s appointment as the head of Reprise Singapore, is reflective of that momentum. We now have a highly regarded client focused leader backed by a team of passionate digital experts across search, social, content, technology, performance and user experience.”

Haddad continues, “The team and IPG Mediabrands Singapore are very excited to welcome an industry professional of Karen’s caliber and experience into the family, and the Reprise team look forward to working closely with her to further strengthen the Reprise client experience.”

Soo added, “The digital and media landscape is changing faster than ever before. I’m very excited to be part of the Reprise team to make a difference in this evolving space!”. Soo will report into David Haddad, and her appointment is effective immediately.

With a decade of industry experience across India and Singapore providing customised marketing and campaign solutions for brands, specialising in e-commerce brand management and affiliate marketing; Ritika Gupta joins Reprise from her prior role of head of marketing solutions and business operations for Lazada Singapore.

In her new role as e-Commerce director Reprise APAC, Gupta will spearhead the development of the Reprise e-Commerce product and practice in Asia Pacific, with a focus on strategy, consulting, experience design and performance.

Ben Poole, managing director Reprise APAC commented, “With marketing and commerce rapidly intersecting, in Ritika we have found the ideal person to accelerate our clients’ capability in this space. Her experience working inside the region’s leading e-commerce platform – as well as successfully growing brands’ sales performance in e-commerce; make us deeply excited about Ritika spearheading e-commerce for Reprise, and growing online sales for our clients.”

Gupta commented, “I am very thrilled to start my new journey with Reprise. There are so many untapped e-commerce opportunities for brands which we can help them leverage, I strongly believe the only limits to what we can accomplish, are those we place on our own thinking.”

Gupta will report into Ben Poole and based at the Reprise regional HQ in Singapore, her appointment is effective immediately.

Source: IPG Mediabrands press release


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