HERO’s Melbourne team finds new head of planning

Indie agency HERO has added marketing, CX and brand strategy expert, Ken Chan, to its Melbourne team. Chan will act as head of planning moving forward.

The announcement:

Adding to its recent string of major hires, award-winning independent agency HERO has appointed brand, marketing and CX strategy veteran Ken Chan to its Melbourne team as head of planning.

A seasoned strategic advisor who draws from a diverse knowledge base, Chan’s experience spans brand, marketing and business operations with his award-winning track record of work in advertising, management consulting and client-side roles.

Previously a management consultant in strategy & digital transformation with Accenture, Chan was also head of strategy at VML and Hardhat, leading both Planning and CX Strategy functions. Chan’s client experience spans a diverse set of industries and brands, including NAB, Google, Coles, Ford, Microsoft, AAMI, Defense Force Australia and Officeworks.

Ben Lilley, creative chairman and founder of HERO said “Ken is well known and well respected across Melbourne for his incisive approach to sharp, lean and insightful strategy. His combination of brand and CX experience in both senior agency and consultancy roles is unique. Anyone who knows Ken will also know he is just a lovely guy too. We couldn’t be more pleased to have him joining HERO.”

“It’s an exciting time to be joining a rapidly growing independent agency like HERO,“ said Chan. ”The HERO ethos, client partnerships and calibre of talent has resulted in some amazing work – and I’m looking forward to (hopefully) adding some value on the strategy front. They’re a talented crew at HERO and it’s an exciting time to be joining the team.”

The growth of HERO’s strategy team follows major recent award wins, including accolades for Maybelline’s Cannes Lions winning Through Their Eyes campaign at Spikes Asia and the Gerety’s, the second installment of Maybelline’s social change campaign Under The Avatar going live and Toyota’s new bZ4X TVC lead campaign, Barry.

Source: HERO


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