Farrokh Madon joins J. Walter Thompson Singapore in Chief Creative Partner role

Farrokh Madon.jpgJ. Walter Thompson Singapore has hired Farrokh Madon (pictured) as Chief Creative Partner.

Announcing the appointment, Jacco ter Schegget CEO, South East Asia J. Walter Thompson Company said, "Over the past year with us, Farrokh's proven abilities as a 'big picture creative' make him invaluable as our client portfolio continues to grow and we push forward with our business transformation for J. Walter Thompson and Mirum. It's one of my core beliefs that our people should be both talented and nice, and Farrokh more than delivers on both those counts."

Madon said, "There has never been a more exciting time to build brands. The confluence of technology and storytelling is creating great opportunities to communicate in memorable ways. I'm glad to join Jacco and the team in the exciting journey ahead."

Madon is one of the "good guys" of Singapore advertising and has a long history of prominent creative roles in Singapore having previously filled the ECD role at both BBDO and McCann Erickson Singapore and the Chief Creative Officer chair at Y&R Singapore. More recently he has been helping out J. Walter Thompson in a freelance CD capacity.
In a career spanning Singapore, Amsterdam and India, Madon has won over 150 prestigious advertising awards including a Grand Prix at AdFest and a Silver Nomination at D&AD. Work done on his watch has featured on CNN's Anderson Cooper show & FOX TV in America. He has also been the global creative lead on SIA and the Regional Creative Director on MasterCard, Gillette and Caltex.

Madon was handed the Creative Director Of The Year Award at the Institute of Advertising Singapore's Hall of Fame Awards in 2013. Outside advertising, he has also written a novel. It briefly sat on the Top Sellers shelf at Kinokuniya. Earlier this year he also launched Licktionary, a boutique ice-cream parlour, with his wife Valerie.

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