Account Representative

Anna Mah

Account Representative
Anna Mah

My journey into marketing was circuitous but one that seems to have converged nicely into my role at Hamazaki Wong. From my previous engagement in telecommunications where I served as a people manager juggling responsibilities in customer relations, HR disciplines, mentoring, sales, and change management, life at Hamazaki Wong allows me to use my skills and more, in projects I never imagined I’d be managing! Producing Western Canada’s largest Red Carpet. Check. Stage managing BC’s largest film and television awards program. Check. Producing Canada’s first Asian Dining Festival. Check. What’s the next adventure? Despite my enthusiasm for my job, it’s only my second favourite role. The more important and rewarding one is as a mom to my young son. Outside of work, you can find me happily roaming the city with my son, husband, and dog (a cute Shiba Inu). I enjoy travel (Hong Kong and Korea are favourites), food, coffee, strength training, K-Pop, and flooding my Instagram followers with random stories. I have a BA in Political Science and Economics from Simon Fraser University which accounts for my enquiring mind and never-ending quest to find the answer to ‘why?’. Hmmm...

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Vicious Guard Dog

Einstein

Vicious Guard Dog
Einstein

I’m constantly told I’m a good boy. But I’m not sure what that means because it doesn’t score me any extra treats. My dad says my job is office security but I’ve never met anyone I didn’t like, which may be why I’m a good boy? Every day, I look forward to lunch and my afternoon walk. I love hanging at the office because there’s always lots to do and I get pets all the time. Plus, all the toys — yes toys! And balls, lots of them! I have an instagram page: where I have lots of fans downtown and around the world.

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Junior Graphic Designer

Irene Ou

Junior Graphic Designer
Irene Ou

Design is life and that’s why my life is design. I love my job, I love the creative process. It never feels like a work to me but rather, like play where I get to indulge in a plethora of ideas and styles all cascading into the final creative product. Outside the office, I continue to explore the world of design only it’s presented on a larger canvas, inspiring me every day in ways untold. I especially enjoy the process of experimentation and making ideas come to life. These sparks of creativity are channeled to support my work, clients and co-workers at Hamazaki Wong. I’m also passionate about researching the work of recognized designers whose work I admire. This fuels my own aspirations to one day see my own designs throughout the world influencing others the way I was originally inspired.

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Director of Sales

Jenny Tan

Director of Sales
Jenny Tan

Call me an idealist, but I believe cross-cultural understanding is a pillar of social harmony. With years of holding communications roles in North America combined with my understanding of Asian culture (worth the years I spent suffering in the humid Asian heat), I help bridge the gap between our clients’ goals and Asian culture. I’ve helped brands grow their web communities with punchy copywriting; won an award for my journalism work while working in rural Saskatchewan among the fields of gold; implemented public engagement projects for audiences of over 10,000 members for political and non-profit clients; and managed an Asian outreach program for a conservation organisation.

Born in Asia and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and with previous stints in Francophone Canada, I can order myself a Mai Tai in three languages. I hold a B.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Outside of the office, you’ll find me hiking up a mountain while belting out 80’s Mandopop songs, slightly off-key.

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Account Associate Intern

Jonathan Yu

Account Associate Intern
Jonathan Yu

I’m a true believer that what you learn is more important than what you earn. It’s a luxury I can enjoy in my role as a Hamazaki Wong intern and a third year Communications student at Simon Fraser University. My first job — at the age of 15 — was at the one and only, McDonalds. But what an experience! I learned to manage and control my team during times of chaos by organizing work flows and emphasizing the importance of communications, skills that I applied to and built upon at my other jobs. From there, I jumped to stints at Shoppers Drug Mart (cashier), Jinya Ramen, and YVR Duty Free (brand ambassador). I have also participated in leadership programs such as Air Cadets and Toastmasters International. When I think back to my varied experiences it occurs to me the thread that connects everything is my enthusiasm, willingness to try new things, and desire to learn. I’ve been described as friendly and approachable with lots of positive energy (I agree!). I also have a passion for corgis, a dog breed that I love! As for the pomeranian in the office, he’s OK too!

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Senior Content Producer

Kate Zhao

Senior Content Producer
Kate Zhao

I have a lifelong issue with procrastination and punctuality but I like to think that just makes me more creative. Luckily, I have awards to prove it! But seriously, my writing career has spanned journalism, social media, copywriting, content development, and more. Following my graduation in journalism from Ji Nan University in China, I continued my studies in Canada, earning a Master’s in Communication Studies from University of Windsor. From there, my travels took me to Vancouver where the city captured my heart and has become my home. This led me to a career stop as a journalist for a major daily news publication. During this time, I also freelanced in multicultural marketing working on major tourism assignments and touring the Province for a regional marketing board developing content and promotions on Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, WeChat and other social media platforms.

As luck would have it, this led me to Hamazaki Wong, where I lead copywriting and campaign development for major brands in business sectors including airline, automotive, consumer packaged goods, charitable, culinary, financial services, and tourism. I’ve also successfully managed creative projects from beginning to end. I derive particular enjoyment from using my excellent Chinese language skills and creativity, manipulating language in a way that results in a resonant whole, something that was hidden in my journalistic years. I’m also a passionate Mad Men fan and am fortunate to be able to live out my aspirations in real life. Who knows, I may become the next Peggy Olsen!

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Media Executive

Kelvin Yeung

Media Executive
Kelvin Yeung

I’m a Vancouverite who moved away and am happy to again reclaim this city as my home. My time away — three years in China working at major agencies and international brands — has instilled in me a global orientation with a local focus, all of which contributes to my role at Hamazaki Wong. In China, I worked at leading media and communications agencies as account manager where my primary responsibilities included the development of brand and media strategies (digital, social, eCommerce, CRM and traditional media) as well as overall project management, execution and business development. I’ve worked with global marketers and brands in sectors including baby care, skin care, personal and hair care, automotive, consumer packaged goods, technology products, and pharmaceutical.

While abroad, I also completed my eBusiness concentration from Shanghai AnTai Business Management School. My fluency in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, along with my meticulous and detail-oriented personality are assets I bring to every assignment. My other passions include the Vancouver Canucks (bah to bandwagoners!) and taking advantage of everything the West Coast lifestyle has to offer whether it’s the Grouse Grind, volleyball, fencing, golf, hockey, or dragon boating. I love to tweet about #marketing and sometimes about beer — depending on how much of the latter Ive imbibed! I graduated from the Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Marketing and International Business.

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Director of Strategy

Lilian Chen

Director of Strategy
Lilian Chen

My view on the world is through a multidimensional lens in which I can peer in both directions. My 10+ years of agency account management experience in China has imbued me with discipline, consumer savvy, and a rigor for communications planning. Simultaneously, my decade-long life in Canada has provided me with context when it comes to connecting with Canada’s diverse and changing population. I have played senior roles and managed client service teams for different industries including airline, casino, consumer packaged goods, cosmetics, fashion, healthcare, fast food, finance and many other sectors, and I continue to explore the frontiers of consumer migrations and their changing sensibilities and behaviours, bringing these insights to our clients. I enjoy the simple acts of observation and thinking, which inevitably lead me to try and figure out what transforms an insight into a solution and how this can help clients run successful marketing campaigns. So in this way, I might be a bit of a nerd! When not working, I enjoy cooking, jogging, playing with my daughter, or just being a flâneur. I also dabble in painting, Chinese calligraphy, photography and craft when I have a moment of freedom. I graduated from Shanghai University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Chinese Language & Literature.      

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Art Director

Michael Wong

Art Director
Michael Wong

I have many passions — among them creativity, design, and coffee in varying orders of importance depending on the time of day. I am a seeker of knowledge and creativity in all its forms, looking to see how these elements fit into and contribute to the fabric of the world around me — and sharing these discoveries with others. But it’s in the area of art and design that I find my expression in practice. My incessant doodling, tattoo drawing and visual curiosity while growing up would inevitably lead me to my career based in art.

At Hamazaki Wong, I am a veteran creative, having worked on virtually all our client assignments over the past decade and a half. You name a client category, I’ve likely worked on it and won awards and accolades in the process. Naturally, I keep abreast of design, branding, advertising trends and solutions to keep me nimble and ahead of the young people around me! I originally hail from Hong Kong where I worked on some of the largest global brands in airlines, financial services, and retail. Now, about that other passion: coffee. I often muse, ‘What makes coffee so good, and why does it often smell better than it tastes? How do I make my coffee better?’ The creative exploration continues…

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President & Creative Director

Sonny Wong

President & Creative Director
Sonny Wong

I’m a marketing practitioner with a sense that marketing can do good in the world. By day as creative director, with an equally strong strategic streak, I have been fortunate enough to work on major brands — globally and locally — in sectors including airline, automotive, financial, packaged goods, resources, retail, telecom, service industries, and more. But, by night, I have an affliction that I call the ‘caring gene’, and it’s this greater sense that manifests itself as an engaged, community-minded individual who has helped establish some of Canada’s most prominent institutions including Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival, Leo Awards, Board of Change and others. I’ve served on multiple community and not-for-profit boards and continue to do so.

I follow my passions — marketing, creativity, sustainability, arts and culture, social change — and these pursuits typically lead to some entrepreneurial marketing machinations. I’ve always got something(s) on the go and am an always-on personality! Oh, and I’ve also won awards for my work, including an achievement award, 40 Under 40 by Business in Vancouver, given to top business leaders under the age of 40. I also taught marketing in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia and think, whenever I decide to retire, that teaching might be a worthwhile endeavour. I enjoy cycling and keeping active. I think of myself as a work in progress.

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Art Director

Steve Feng

Art Director
Steve Feng

You will likely hear me before you see me. I have one of those tenor voices that seems to cut through a lot of cacophony, like the melody in a symphony, the signal in the noise, or the big idea in a creative campaign. OK, seriously (but not really), my background in technology is the perfect complement to my creative role at Hamazaki Wong, allowing an innovative approach to our work. I have successfully leveraged my training in computer science and programming to senior roles in the videogame industry, and web design and production.

The UI/UX skills gained here are routinely integrated into the work I do for clients in sectors including airline, automotive, casino, consumer packaged goods, experiential, financial services, real estate, and more. Outside of work, I’m a new father who loves spending time exploring the city with my toddler son. I’m also a ramen addict, having tried all the ramen restaurants in the city and rated them on my ramen review blog. Proudly, I’ve conquered all the food challenges that ramen restaurants have offered, and my weight is none the wiser, at least this week.

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Account Manager

Stewart Wong

Account Manager
Stewart Wong

I have more than two decades of experience in the marketing and advertising industry. I might be, what you can call, a jack-of-all-trades. During my tenure at Hamazaki Wong, I’ve been involved with many facets of agency life including production management, account management, media strategy, planning and buying, new business development, and most recently, office janitorial and dishwashing services. I’ve also been known to do some creative photoshopping but the creative department has yet to take me up on my skills. I am a daily bike commuter rain or shine and believe I’m helping to save the planet one pedal stroke at a time while obviating oil dependency. In my free time, you might see me riding up Cypress or Seymour Mountain as I’m secretly training for the Tour de France .. for seniors. I would like to complete a marathon one day soon despite my knees telling me not to. I also plan to record a multi-platinum music album one day and tour the world like one of those aging rock stars. I just have to learn how to play the guitar.

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Content Producer

Ting Jin

Content Producer
Ting Jin

I believe we all have superpowers. Mine, when facing adversity, is to imagine myself as a hero in a movie or game, who uses her superpowers to change life’s circumstances for the better. Another superpower is one I was born with: being Chinese and endowed with an understanding of the beauty of the Chinese language. That, along with my bilingual abilities in English provide a dexterity of expression that I bring to life and my work. I’m a huge fan of Mad Men and admirer of that dastardly character, Don Draper. I sometimes invoke his spirit in my work where I’ve created copy and content for clients in sectors including airline, automotive, casino, culinary, consumer packaged goods, experiential, real estate, and sports.

Before Hamazaki Wong, I worked in journalism, web content, web product development, and marketing. I graduated with a BA in International Studies from Zhejiang University in China and continued my studies to acquire my MA in Communications & New Media at National University of Singapore. I am fortunate to have enjoyed many wonderful things on this planet. The night safaris in Africa and the twilight sunsets on the Scandinavian Peninsula are two things I hold dear to my heart.

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General Manager

Will Wong

General Manager
Will Wong

My professional designations of CPA and CGA may stem from the world of accounting but my experience is more versatile and expansive than that. My role at Hamazaki Wong is preceded by a 20-year career in the corporate and high technology start-up world of Silicon Valley. Over that time, my body had become accustomed to the California sunshine where I enjoyed the great outdoors filled with days of tennis, volleyball, and cycling. While I don’t think I can ever get used to the Vancouver clouds, my days of grey are compensated by my recent marriage and the precious time catching up with friends and family. My other passions include experimenting in the kitchen and travel, where I’m always trying to cross another country off my bucket list. My varied role at Hamazaki Wong is a perfect complement to my intellectual musings such as:

  • Why does the belt colour have to match the shoe colour?
  • If a man and a guy is the same, why is a ‘wise man’ and a ‘wise guy’ opposite? And how can a ‘slim chance’ and a ‘fat chance’ mean the same thing?

One of my favourite rules to live by: Always be compassionate and considerate of others because no matter how bad my day is, there’s someone out there having a worse day.

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