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Red Fuse Communications appoints John Gamvros as Head of Strategy, Asia

10 March, 2015

John Gamvros

HONG KONG — Jason Oke, Regional Managing Director Asia Red Fuse Communications, today announced the appointment of John Gamvros as Head of Strategy Asia for Red Fuse Communications, a WPP full-service integrated agency dedicated to serving all of Colgate-Palmolive’s brands worldwide.

In his new role, Gamvros oversees all of Red Fuse’s strategy practices for Colgate-Palmolive across Asia, including brand strategy, communications planning, digital strategy, and data analytics. Based in Hong Kong, he reports to Jason Oke. Overseeing a six-strong team, Gamvros also sits on Red Fuse Asia’s management team.

He joins Red Fuse from PHD Singapore where he was the Global Strategy lead on Unilever brands including Lux, Lifebuoy, Ponds and Close Up. Prior to PHD, he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore as Regional Planning Director for APAC.

Originally from Australia, Gamvros started his career at OMD Sydney. His meteoric rise saw him co-found Fuse (OMD's branded content division), represent APAC on OMD’s worldwide creative council and win the Media Federation Grand Prix.

Later Gamvros launched an independent creative agency named Stoke as founder and head of planning. Stoke was born of his passion for ground-breaking ideas and the growing need for innovative, integrated communications solutions.

Outside the office John regularly lectures at various forums, including his regular preaching sessions to his mates at the pub! He has been MC at more than 10 weddings, and is passionately obsessed with Halloumi cheese.

Commenting on the appointment, Oke said, “John’s experience across strategy in media, creative and content agencies makes him a valuable addition to the Red Fuse management team. This combined strategy role befits our integrated ‘horizontal’ agency model. 2014 saw Red Fuse awarded at Cannes, Spikes, and named Hong Kong Creative Agency of the Year – we look forward to another stellar year as we continue to fuel Colgate-Palmolive’s growth in Asia.”

About Red Fuse Communications
Red Fuse Communications is WPP’s full-service integrated global agency dedicated to serving all of Colgate-Palmolive’s brands worldwide. The Red Fuse team comprises all of Colgate-Palmolive’s trusted agency partners including Y&R, MEC, Y&R Retail, Wunderman | Agenda, VML and ghg. With offices in New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Mumbai, Kansas City, Sao Paulo, and Prague, Red Fuse delivers fully integrated campaigns on a daily basis to over 225 countries.

Marianne Gable
Director of Operations
Red Fuse Communications
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2884 6799

Magz Osborne
Regional Communications Director
Y&R Asia
Tel: +65 6671 3106

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