Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid Adds Creative Directors Wong Sen Kiat and Ng Teck Yew
Two industry veterans with 17-year career experience each, Wong Sen Kiat and Ng Teck Yew, have been snatched up by Malaysian creative shop Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid -a Publicis One agency - taking the role of Creative Director and Creative Director of Art & Design respectively.
Having completed a 5-year run leading the Digi creative team at Naga DDB, Wong Sen Kiat’s vast experience includes stints at Leo Burnett, BBDO, Publicis and JWT, working with clients such as Maxis, Celcom, HSBC, Citibank, PETRONAS, BMW, Ford and Proton, allowing him to enjoy his passion for film and as a car enthusiast. Wong has been tasked with leading the creative department and bringing a shift in the agency’s creative culture by integrating storytelling into the agency’s strategy.
“We’re living in a digital age, but stories and emotion are still the driving force behind people’s decisions. I’m relishing the opportunity to build on Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid’s digital expertise, and enhance the work with stories that build businesses,” Wong says.
Ng Teck Yew, began his creative journey at The One Academy, following his valuable experience at Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai and Agenda Kuala Lumpur. He was most recently Creative Group Head at McCann Worldgroup Kuala Lumpur, where he spent 5 years prior to joining Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid.
Honing his passion for art and design with brands like Nike, Petronas, Toyota, Huawei and Nestle, Ng is also an accomplished artist, creating furniture and home décor accessories to indulge his aptitude for design.
“I aim to win clients over with our brand of creative solutions and convince them that being brave can lead to engaging brand campaigns,” Ng said.
“We are ecstatic to have both Sen Kiat and Teck Yew on board. This marks a new chapter for us as the only full-service agency with digital at its heart. Increasingly, clients are looking for more than what traditional or digital agencies can offer. We want to be that agency, one that transcends touch points or silos,” commented Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid Managing Director David Soo.