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Y&R Singapore welcomes Local heroes

11 June, 2015

Kirsten Ackland and Melvin Kuek

— Y&R Singapore today announced the return of Creative Director Kirsten Ackland, along with team-members and clients from boutique agency The Local.
Acclaimed creative Kirsten Ackland returns to Y&R after 4 years as co-founder of The Local, which was built on the premise that no-one understands Singapore better than its people.

Melvin Kuek, Managing Director Y&R Singapore commented, “We are delighted that Kirsten and her energetic team have joined us to further strengthen Y&R’s burgeoning talent pool. Together with newly-appointed Chief Creative Officer Komal Sonal Bedi, Planning Director Yousuf Rangoonwala and Y&R Labstore we have added depth and expertise to every department in the agency, to better service existing and new clients, including retail giants Al Futtaim Group, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Lend Lease and Shiseido.”

“It's great to be returning to the Y&R family and to continue The Local’s essence and winning mentality within Y&R's global boutique ethos - the strength of a global network combined with remarkable in-depth local understanding,” added Kirsten Ackland.

Magz Osborne
Regional Communications Director, Y&R Asia
Tel:  +65 6671 3106 Mobile: +65 9029 9271

About Y&R

Y&R is one of the leading global marketing communications companies. It is made up of the iconic Y&R Advertising agency; VML, one of the most highly regarded and fastest-growing digital agencies in the world, and iconmobile, one of the premier mobile marketing companies.

Y&R’s largest agency, Y&R Advertising, has 187 offices in 91 countries around the world, with clients that include, Campbell’s Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Virgin Atlantic, Xerox, GAP, Land Rover, and Telefonica, among many others.

Y&R is part of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).

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