The Confederation of Asian Advertising Agencies Association (CAAAA) at its Annual General Meeting held in Jogyakarta, Indonesia, on 24 March 2012, has elected Anthony Kang, President & CEO of Dentsu Singapore, as its new Chairman. He represents the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore. Anthony took over from Mr. Srinivasan Swamy, Chairman and Managing Director of R K SWAMY BBDO Pvt Ltd and representative of Advertising Agencies Association of India, who stepped down after completing his two-year term. As the 3rd elected Chairman, Anthony is a Founding Member of CAAAA along with Immediate Past Chairman Mr, Srinivasan Swamy of India and 1st Chairman, the late Mr. Yutaka Narita of Japan.
The CAAAA was conceived and established more than 5 years ago to protect and guard the interests of advertising practitioners as well as uphold the professional standing and respectability of advertising consultants which has seen many specializations taking root within the fast changing business eco-system. “The unbundling of media services from full service ad agencies about 20 years ago coupled with the advent of digital technologies creating a myriad of never ending consumer touch points have created a whole new ballgame for the industry and this has invariably forced changes to industry practices and the agency income models”.
The other elected members in the new Executive Committee of CAAAA are:
Vice Chairman: Mr. Tateo Mataki (JAAA – Japan)
Secretary: Mr. Tony Savarimuthu (4As – Malaysia)
Treasurer: Mr. Nagesh Alai (AAAI – India)
Mr. Harris Thajeb (PPPI – Indonesia)
Mr Yang Jun (CAA – China)
Mr. Romie Chen (4As – Chines Taipei)
Ms. Angela Ng (4As – Hong Kong)
Mr. Ahn Kun-Hee (KAAA – Korea)
AdLib wishes Anthony Kang heartiest congratulations on his new appointment!