Lion & Lion has appointed Desmond Ho as Group Director of Creative and Digital Experience. Ho brings nearly two decades of experience leading creative projects both in-house and in agencies. His appointment is part of Lion & Lion’s growth plan to further expand its offerings in the digital space, especially with regard to new technologies and developments in the digital, Web3, and social media landscape, the agency said. Ho will report directly to Cheelip Ong, the Regional Chief Creative Officer of Lion & Lion.
Prior to joining Lion & Lion, Desmond worked internationally in China as Head of Digital Creative Solutions for the smart electric vehicle company AVATR. Part of the core creative team that developed the AVATR brand, he helped carry it to international recognition through the global launch of the firm’s vehicles and digital products. He also previously served as Creative Director for 180 China, as the e-Commerce Creative Lead for Apple, Nike, and Estée Lauder at Publicis Commerce, and was Creative Partner at TianYuKong.
“My passion is creating unique brand experiences through the combination of insights, technology, and creativity that come together to tell a brand narrative,” said Ho.
“I am very excited by the strategic, digital, and creative focus of Lion and Lion and having worked under Cheelip’s leadership before, seeing him transform agencies successfully both in China and now with Lion and Lion, I am confident in his vision for growth and am glad to lead new possibilities for clients in Malaysia and the region.”
“As a creatively-driven, digital-first agency, it is hyper important for us to constantly move the needle forward and meet change where it happens. With the opportunities that are unfolding in the spaces of the Metaverse, Web3, social commerce, and e-Gaming, brands and consumers require new experiences that will engage them. Desmond will help accelerate our creative offerings across all digital frontiers to drive progress for our creatives and our clients,” added Cheelip Ong, Regional Chief Creative Officer for Lion and Lion.
Ho’s appointment “aligns with clients’ ever-growing need for new digital solutions as well as agencies who are able to work consistently and creatively across markets,” the agency said. Lion & Lion recently appointed Jimmy Sutanto as Creative Director for Indonesia as part of the agency’s digital-first growth strategy in that market.