BWM Dentsu appoints new Executive Planning Director
BWM Dentsu today announced the appointment of Jordan Price as Executive Planning Director, Melbourne.
Jordan will join BWM Dentsu in his new role in May, 2016, following his leadership as Executive Planning Director, Head of Planning for J. Walter Thompson Singapore and Global Planning Director on Unilever LUX.
Jordan comes to BWM Dentsu with more than 13 years of international experience in marketing communications, strategic development, big idea development and facilitation. He has previously worked in Germany, Canada, Japan and Singapore, with shorts secondments in both London and New York.
Jordan’s focus in the newly created role as Executive Planning Director – a first for the BWM Dentsu Melbourne team – will be to drive BWM Dentsu’s strategy and organising ideas development. He will work closely with the the leadership team to help grow the agency and strategic credentials.
“I feel as if the stars have aligned for my joining BWM Dentsu, and I can’t wait to jump in. The chemistry is great. I am totally on-board with the vision of the leadership team to take the agency to new heights, and believe I can bring a lot to the table – from all I have learned over the years working in various cultural contexts around the world – to help make that vision a reality,” Mr Price said.
“As a communication strategist, it is my job to unearth insights powerful enough to inspire great creative solutions, which drive both short- and long-term effectiveness. This means identifying and clearly articulating alternate, unexpected, and unexplored angles from which to view the challenges and opportunities brands and businesses face, in order to unlock much more impactful and original ideas.
“But more importantly, at this point in my career, is the need to bring my experience to help raise the bar on the agency’s overall ability to unlock creative solutions we can be be proud of and which make a meaningful difference for our clients’ businesses,” Mr Price added.
Mark Watkin, Managing Director, BWM Dentsu Melbourne, said he was pleased that Jordan is joining the team after an extensive search for the role.
“We’re confident that Jordan’s previous cross culture and multi-market experience will help drive the agency and our client partnerships,” Mr Watkin said.
“Jordan is passionate about the importance and relevance of brand, which directly aligns with the core values of BWM Dentsu. Importantly when we met with Jordan we instantly connected with him.” Mr Watkin added.
During Jordan’s tenure at J. Walter Thompson Tokyo, he successfully developed a new branding model, Brand Nurturing, to help bridge the gap between Japan and the West. This model has become core to the offering of J. Walter Thompson Tokyo.
“It is an exciting time for BWM Dentsu, with our achievements over the past year really raising the benchmark for creative, digital and strategic advertising. We look forward to seeing Jodan’s strategic vision roll out, strengthen the skill set and fuel the growth of our agency,” Mr Watkin said.