Ex-Amnesia owner to join Bates CHI&Partners
3 May, 2013
Agency lures Havas Worldwide’s Todd Martin to join as Regional Head of Digital and Social
— As they continue to build momentum across Asia, Bates CHI&Partners has lured Havas Worldwide’s Digital Strategist, Todd Martin, as their new Regional Head of Digital and Social.
Commencing in the coming weeks, Martin will move from Sydney to the agency’s Regional HQ in Singapore to work with CEO David Mayo and Chief Strategy Officer Mark Sinnock in a move designed to consolidate the agency’s digital and social foothold in Asia-Pacific.
Martin joins Bates CHI&Partners with over 20 years of experience in building up digital and social businesses across global markets including US, the UK, and Asia-Pacific.
Martin was notably one of the Amnesia Group’s owners, a digital agency that grew in 10 years to become the largest of its kind in Australia.
About his new role, Martin says, “I’ve been inspired by David and the group of unique and talented individuals I’ve met at Bates CHI&Partners in Singapore and the UK. Their passion for provocative innovation and creative relevance is a solid formula for success – both for the client and for their customers. "We seek the very best in clients, talent and leaders at Bates CHI&Partners. Todd's unique background in social, digital and building business means that we will feel his impact almost immediately. We have big ambitions and Todd is going to help us fulfill them," says Mayo.
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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 Shanghai to London and New York, Bates CHI creates Big Ideas for Ambitious Brands. www.bateschi.com