MD @ The Media Shop | Local Planet
Shortlisting and Final Jury
Gary started his media agency career more than 30 years ago with a local set-up called Fong Haque & Soh, followed by other reputable network agencies like Universal McCann, Initiative, Dentsu, just to name a few. He worked on many well-known brands like HP, Canon, UOB, Star Alliance, Tiffany & Co, covering the region across Asia Pacific.
In 2009, he co-founded The Media Shop and helped grow the independent media agency from scratch to winning the Marketing Magazine Media Agency of the Year – Local Hero Award for 4 years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and the Singapore Media Awards – Best Local Media Agency in 2018.
Gary recently took on additional role as the Regional Director for APAC with Local Planet – the only privately-held global media agency network in the world. His role is to launch the Local Planet brand and grow the regional revenue via wins of international clients in Asia Pacific.