Wunderman Thompson has announced two strategic and creative leadership appointments to its Hong Kong operations with Wilson Ang joining as Executive Creative Director and Anant Deboor as Head of Strategy.
Both no strangers to the network, the duo are returning home to Wunderman Thompson with Ang previously Group Creative Director at JWT and Deboor having spent more than a decade within the agency.
Maggie Wong, Chief Executive Officer at Wunderman Thompson Hong Kong spoke on the return: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Anant & Wilson back to bolster our strategy and creative teams. Wilson brings with him the passion and expertise in fusing creativity and technology to deliver innovative and meaningful solutions. Anant is an accomplished strategist with decades of experience. I’m confident that they’ll inspire fresh perspectives and collectively take Wunderman Thompson HK to new heights.”
Anant Deboor brings a wealth of varied experience, previously working client-side as a global head of strategic marketing, independent board-level marketing strategy consultant and advertising/branding agency-side business Leader and planner across Asia-Pacific. Anant has successfully run a wide variety of projects including global / regional brand & comms development programmes; with sector expertise running through finance, technology, professional services, luxury/lifestyle and FMCG. Anant is also a regular contributor to the business and mainstream media on the role and importance of brands/marketing.
Anant Deboor commented: “As someone who cut his teeth in the ‘thinking, planning’ Thompson world, it gives me immense pleasure to return to the family. New name, newer more advanced capabilities but the same awesome people… and still the same culture and feeling. Wunderman Thompson is home. And really looking forward to doing my bit to help WT Hong Kong return to being the biggest, baddest, most lusted after agency office in all of Asia-Pacific.”
Wilson Ang joins the agency as one of the first creative leaders applying creativity and innovation into digital transformation for clients. In the past 20 years, Ang has worked on Hong Kong and regional accounts as varied as AIA, Disneyland, HSBC, IKEA, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble and Samsung with over 10 of these years in digital and traditional leadership roles.
While bagging various advertising awards such as Cannes, D&AD, Clio, One Show, Spikes, Adfest and Effies, Wilson also won two Grand Prix at AdStars, three Grand Prix at the local Kam Fan award show and Influencers of the Year from Creativepool.
Wilson Ang said: “2022 is destined to be a year of transformation. There are a few things at the core of this celebrated agency, and network at large, that strongly resonate with me. Whether it is an unabashed love for ideas or the wonderful management team one gets to learn from. WT is bubbling with opportunity, and I’m looking forward to working with WT’s creative force to explode its massive potential.”
Regional Chief Creative Officer, Sheung Yan Lo commented on Wilson Ang’s arrival: “Wilson used to work with us in JWT and it’s great to welcome him back to our new family, Wunderman Thompson. He is one of the very rare creative talents in Asia who embraces data, technology and creativity in work to solve clients’ market challenges.”