Essence, a global data and measurement-driven media agency that is part of GroupM, has appointed Jennifer Zhu as Vice President, Investment, in China, reporting to Essence’s CEO, China, Benjamin Wei.
Zhu was most recently at IPG Mediabrands, where she established Rapport as its Managing Director in mainland China and Hong Kong. Previously serving as General Manager at GroupM’s Kinetic, she was responsible for media innovation and integrated marketing solutions. She started her career in account management at Zenith.
“Joining Essence is a career milestone for me. I’m passionate about digital marketing transformation, leveraging 5G technology, and the interconnectivity of media touchpoints across smart cities. With Essence’s digital heritage, as well as data, technology and analytics DNA, I’m very excited to collaborate with the talented team to develop cutting-edge media solutions and innovation that will help drive brands and the industry forward,” says Zhu.
“Jennifer brings with her impressive business foresight and decision-making skills. I believe her strong media industry experience and strategic thinking abilities will be valuable to the growth of our clients and Essence in China. As our agency continues to expand in the market, we’re delighted to welcome outstanding talent like Jennifer on our exciting journey,” says Wei.
Since Essence’s expansion across Beijing and Shanghai in 2019, the agency has grown rapidly in the market. With a full-service, integrated offering including brand and marketing consulting, strategy, creative, and media planning and activation, Essence’s diverse portfolio of clients in China includes Crocs, Google, Hermès, UPS, War Horse, and Xiaoice.