Nike's Kerri Hoyt-Pack

Other news in Greater China

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SHANGHAI--Nike has relocated Kerri Hoyt-Pack to Shanghai as brand communications director, China, where she will lead the U.S. sportswear giant's marketing team in the mainland, including brand advertising, digital media initiatives and content distribution. She succeeds Ed Elworthy, who held the same position for the past two years before moving to Nike's operation in London in July.

Previously, Ms. Hoyt-Pack was based in the company's global headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, where she was U.S. media director. She has worked in youth marketing and media positions for the past 15 years, starting in San Francisco, where she worked at Foote Cone & Belding and Citron Haligman Bedecarre, now known as AKQA.

She relocated to Portland in 1993 to join Wieden & Kennedy, Nike's main creative partner in the U.S. and overseas. She also ran a media freelance business before joining Nike in 2003, helping agencies and marketers develop brand connections with young consumers through integrated media partnerships and digital marketing campaigns.

Other appointment news in Greater China

[beijing] Nokia Corp. has promoted Chris Leong to the new position of global head of marketing services, responsible for implemention of the mobile phone maker's worldwide marketing activities, starting Jan. 1, 2008. Ms. Leong's new job is part of a major restructuring that Nokia will put into place starting next year.

She is currently VP-marketing for mobile phones in China, the world's largest mobile phone market by number of subscribers. She will remain based in Beijing. She joined Nokia in November 2005. Previously, she was president of Grey Global Group's operation in Singapore as well as Grey's president of marketing, Southeast Asia.

[beijing] Mediaedge:cia has hired Beijing-based Sharon Wang as national business director of its interaction division in China. Previously, she was business development director at MRM Worldwide, McCann Worldgroup’s relationship and digital marketing unit.

[shanghai] Zenith Media has appointed Stewart Li as managing director of its Shanghai office, a position that has been unfilled since Alan Yau resigned last April. Until now, Mr. Li was managing director, Hong Kong & southern China at Aegis-owned Carat, based in Hong Kong.

[shanghai] Nielsen Co. has promoted Rita Chan to exec director, sales & client research, China at Nielsen Media Research from director of client service. She will remain based in Shanghai. In her new role, Ms. Chan will drive the company’s advertising information, audience and new media measurement services in China, with continuing to manage its client service group.

[hong kong] Landor Associates has appointed Edward Chau in Hong Kong as business development director for Asia/Pacific, with a focus on China. Previously, he was business director for China at Eight Partnership in Shanghai.

[beijing] Publicis Worldwide has promoted Yang Ke to CEO of its Beijing office from new business director, China and managing director, Guangzhou. He succeeds Marian Koa, currently managing director of Publicis, Beijing, who will take on a new position at Publicis Groupe in mid-October. Her next role has not been disclosed. S.C. Low, exec creative director of Publicis, Guangzhou, will become general manager of that office after Mr. Yang's relocation to Beijing.

[beijing] Ogilvy & Mather has appointed Joan Liu and Saurabh Sharma as strategic planning directors in its Beijing office. Previously, Ms. Liu was strategic planning director at Publicis Worldwide, Beijing. Mr. Sharma was a planning director at Ogilvy & Mather in Mumbai.

[hong kong] Turner Broadcasting System has promoted Hong Kong-based Ian Carroll to executive VP form senior VP-general manager. He will oversee Turner's foray in new areas of business and will help identify new opportunities for Turner to reach a wider audience in Asia, while continuing oversight of Turner's content sales business and business development. He joined Turner as a regional counsel in 1998.
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