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Bates CHI&Partners boosts creative team

24 April, 2013

Mark Cleary and Leo Poloniecki

Asia’s newest network hires Mark Cleary and Leo Poloniecki as Senior Creative Team

SINGAPORE — Bates CHI&Partners bolsters its creative team with the appointments of Head of Art, Mark Cleary, and Senior Copywriter, Leo Poloniecki, with immediate effect.

The new hires are part of Bates CHI&Partners’ ongoing plan to seek and foster talents in the industry, in establishing a world-class standard of creative product.

Both Cleary and Poloniecki are based in Singapore, Bates CHI&Partners’ regional HQ, and report to the recently-appointed Louise Kuegler, Regional Client Services Director and Managing Director of Singapore, and Jason Aspes, Executive Creative Director. They are tasked with global and regional creative responsibilities.

Cleary joins Bates CHI&Partners with 18 years of experience in design and advertising. He was previously a Senior Art Director at Ogilvy & Mather Sydney, where he created notable works for clients like Coca-Cola, American Express, Nestle, and GlaxoSmithKline, amongst others.

Poloniecki has been working in advertising for 13 years, beginning his career at WCRS in London. A Cannes Young Creatives competition winner in 2000, he has written global integrated campaigns for Coca-Cola at Draft FCB, Jaguar at Euro RSCG, and Samsung at Wunderman.

Of his appointment, Poloniecki says, “The agency has an appetite for success matched only by the proven depth of experience of the people in the room. It’s a thrilling time to get involved.”

“Mark and Leo are a couple of great guys, who bring with them the combination of skills we need, matched with a brilliant attitude. They’re perfect for our vision to deliver big ideas for ambitious brands, and they’re off to a cracking start already.” says Kuegler.

Benny Cai ( / +65 6395 3124)

About Bates CHI&Partners
Bates CHI&Partners is Asia's newest network startup. Formed in December 2012, this partnership brings together Bates – an Asia top ten agency by revenue with 14 offices in nine countries across Asia, and CHI, the UK's most awarded independent agency at Cannes. With 16 offices worldwide and a creative corridor from

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