Globally Renowned Creative Team Ian Shepherd & Richard Gostelow to Lead Digitas & Razorfish APAC as Regional Executive Creative Directors

HONG KONG – Digitas and Razorfish Asia Pacific networks welcome internationally renowned, multi award-winning creative team, Ian Shepherd and Richard ‘Goz’ Gostelow, to the Asia Pacific senior leadership team as Regional Executive Creative Directors.  

Ian and Goz will be responsible for guiding the creative efforts of the Digitas and Razorfish teams across the region, while personally leading the creative direction of global brands including: Intel, Delta, Lenovo, Moet Hennessy Asia Pacific and DHL as well as new business acquisitions. 

Celebrating the appointment, Vincent Digonnet, President Asia Pacific said, ‘The Digitas and Razorfish international hub in Hong Kong is growing robustly as our global client roster expands. Ian and Goz’s appointment as Regional Executive Creative Directors, based in Hong Kong, delivers our clients first hand exposure to two world-class brand stewards with a track record of delivering powerfully effective campaigns that have evolved global businesses. We are very proud to have this long-standing creative partnership lead our already established creative teams.’  

Ian and Goz joined forces as a creative team over 20 years ago and have since worked together to create world famous work for world famous brands, including Coca Cola, VW, Nestle, Unilever, Panasonic, Bacardi, Philips, Durex, Peugeot, and most recently Asus.  They have been awarded by The Cannes International Advertising Festival, Mobius, Effie Worldwide, and Marketing Magazine in APAC among others.  

“During 2011/12 we got a real taste for working in the region getting to know some forward thinking brands and extremely creative people. So when Erik asked us to join his team at Digitas/Razorfish in Hong Kong it was probably one the quickest and easiest decisions we ever had to make", said Ian and Goz.  

They will report to Erik Hermanson, Senior Vice President Global Accounts, and be based in the Hong Kong office of Digitas and Razorfish.

About Digitas

Digitas, a digitally-led, integrated global brand agency, builds brands for some of the foremost companies in the world. In 2012 Digitas was named OMMA Magazine's Agency of the Year and The Drum's London Integrated Agency of the Year. Digitas was also the winner of nine Cannes Lions in 2012. The agency also counts Agency of the Year honors from the Festival of Media, BtoB Magazine, and Les Agences de l’Année, France, and has been named to the Advertising Age Digital A-List among its many awards.  

Digitas also operates the brand content platform, The Third Act:, producers of first and most well renowned event on digital content, The NewFront and Prodigious Worldwide, the world’s only standalone, global digital productions company.  

With sister agencies Starcom MediaVest, ZenithOptimedia, Denuo and Razorfish, Digitas is a member of Publicis Groupe's VivaKi—a global digital knowledge and resource center that leverages the combined scale of the autonomous operations of its members to develop new services, new tools, and new partnerships.  

Publicis Groupe [listed on the Euronext Paris Exchange - FR0000130577 - and part of the CAC 40 index] is the world's third largest communications group. With activities spanning 104 countries on five continents, Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services.

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About Razorfish

Razorfish, the highest ranked digital agency in Advertising Age’s 2011 A-List, creates experiences that build businesses. As one of the largest interactive marketing and technology companies in the world, Razorfish helps its clients build better brands by delivering business results through customer experiences. Razorfish combines the best thought leadership of the consulting world with the leading capabilities of the marketing services industry to support our clients’ business needs, such as launching new products, repositioning a brand or participating in the social world. Razorfish has 2500 digital professionals, with offices in the UK, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan and the United States. Clients include Audi, DHL, McDonald’s, Mercedes, Samsung and Unilever. With sister agencies Starcom MediaVest, ZenithOptimedia, Denuo and Digitas, Razorfish is part of Publicis Groupe’s VivaKi, a global digital knowledge and resource centre. 

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