The World: Manila - BBDO expands Asia-Pacific creative teams

BBDO Asia-Pacific has hired a series of high-profile creatives across its local offices. In Manila, Merlee Jayme joins as the executive creative director from Ace Saatchi, Manila, where she held the same post. She will support the BBDO Philippines chairman and chief creative officer, David Guerrero (pictured), who has been made the head of the BBDO Asia-Pacific Creative Council.

BBDO has also hired Johnny Tan from Young & Rubicam New York as the creative director in its Shanghai office. In Bangkok, Nikrom Kulkosa and Aussanee Augsornnugul have been appointed executive creative directors, while Vasan Wangpaitoon and Pornthep Piyarat also join as creative directors.