Joseph Wang Named North Asia Chairman, Euro RSCG

    Network Establishes Strategic Regional Structure

    HONG KONG, Sept. 18 /CNW/ -- Euro RSCG Asia Pacific today announced the
appointment of Joseph Wang to the newly created role of North Asia Chairman.
In this role, Wang will be responsible for overseeing operations in Korea,
Japan and Greater China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. He will report to
Euro RSCG's new regional CEO, Olivier Pluquet and be based in China
    "Joe has an incredibly strong reputation in the region and is a proven
expert in building and growing a network both organically and through
strategic acquisitions," said David Jones, Global CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide.
"Greater China is now one of our fastest growing markets globally, and this
appointment on the heels of Olivier's arrival reinforces the exceptional
management team in place throughout the region and will make us an even more
formidable force in Asia."
    "Last year we won over 150 new accounts in Asia, and so far this year
we've added the likes of Hershey's, Chivas, UPS, Carrefour and Bank of China
to our client roster.  We've got strong business momentum in the region, and
we need the right individuals to help build on this. By establishing a
regional management team that can grow our local offices and also help win
large regional accounts, I'm confident that we can continue to exceed
expectations in Asia," said Olivier Pluquet, CEO, Euro RSCG Asia Pacific.
    "Joe's expertise in Greater China, his proven ability to manage a diverse
group of companies, and his personal experience in acquisition and integration
of companies make him an invaluable asset to our regional team," added
    Commenting on the move, Wang said, "I look forward to working closely
with Olivier and our North Asia management teams, there is huge potential for
the Euro RSCG network in Greater China and the region, and we've already seen
a taste of what they can do from their major wins this year. With Greater
China being increasingly integrated from a business perspective and the surge
in business and trade between China, Korea and Japan; creating a regional
structure that encourages this growth is strategically important. I consider
us the agency to watch, and I'm glad to be joining during this exciting time."
    Wang is expected to focus heavily on building Euro RSCG's business in
Greater China, which is a very important market for the agency.  A 13-year
veteran of Ogilvy, Wang previously served as Vice-Chairman of Greater China
where he was heavily involved in acquisition and integration of local
companies into the Group.
    Prior to serving as Vice-Chairman, Wang was Ogilvy's Chairman & CEO of
Southern and Eastern China, overseeing operations spanning Hong Kong,
Guangzhou and Shanghai. In this role, his local market understanding was a key
advantage in growing these offices. During his time at Ogilvy, Wang also
served as Group Managing Director of Ogilvy Hong Kong, where he pushed
integrated solutions that crossed marketing disciplines.
    In addition to Ogilvy, Wang lead the Taiwan and Greater China operations
for Bates, where he is widely recognized for having established the JV
partnership for Bates in the mainland.
    Wang will be based in Shanghai, and the announcement is effective October
1, 2008.
    Euro RSCG won over 150 new business accounts in Asia in 2007 - R3 Research
    In 2006, Euro RSCG was named Global Agency of the Year by Advertising Age
and Global Network of the Year by Campaign.
    About Euro RSCG Worldwide
    Euro RSCG Worldwide, a leading integrated marketing communications agency
and Advertising Age's and Campaign's 2006 Global Agency of the Year, is made
up of 233 offices located in 75 countries throughout Europe, North America,
Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. Euro RSCG provides advertising, marketing
services, corporate communications, and interactive solutions to global,
regional and local clients. The agency's client roster includes Air France,
BNP Paribas, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone Group, Chivas, Heineken USA,
Hyatt, IBM, Jaguar, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, L'Oreal, PSA Peugeot Citroen,
Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering-Plough and Valspar. Headquartered
in New York, Euro RSCG Worldwide is the largest unit of Havas, a world leader
in communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA).

    For more information, please contact:
    Dalton Dorne, Regional Marketing Manager
    Euro RSCG Asia Pacific


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For further information: Dalton Dorne, Regional Marketing Manager, Euro
RSCG Asia Pacific, +8610-5923-2808, Web Site:

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