Ogilvy PR taps James Baldwin as Head of Influencer Marketing for Asia-Pacific

Adgully Bureau |

Ogilvy PR has appointed James Baldwin to lead its influencer marketing efforts across the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Singapore, Baldwin will oversee the agency's influencer offerings, including developing go-to-market strategies, strengthening their capabilities, driving business growth and innovation, and delivering top-notch influencer campaigns.

Baldwin brings a wealth of experience to the role, having joined Ogilvy in 2019 and playing a key role in building the agency's influencer proposition. Most recently, he served as Business Director and B2B Influence Lead for Ogilvy UK, where he spearheaded the launch and global expansion of their B2B influencer services.

Under Baldwin's leadership, Ogilvy's influencer team garnered recognition across multiple markets, crafting award-winning campaigns for industry giants like Coca-Cola, Unilever, British Airways, Samsung, and the Olympic Games. He also significantly contributed to Ogilvy's annual Influencer Trends report, a valuable resource within the industry.

With over a decade of experience in B2B and influencer marketing, Baldwin previously held the position of Client Director at Euromoney Institutional Investor. In his new role, he will report to both Rahul Titus, Ogilvy's Global Head of Influence, and Emily Poon, President of Ogilvy PR in Asia-Pacific.

"James' strategic leadership in influencer marketing reinforces our commitment to the creator economy and its growing importance," said Titus.

Excited about the opportunities in Asia-Pacific, Baldwin acknowledges the region's thriving social media landscape, diverse cultures, and strong sense of community as a breeding ground for innovative influencer marketing strategies. "The chance to build world-class influencer marketing in this region is unmatched," he remarked.

This announcement follows Ogilvy PR's Asia-Pacific operations being named Global Digital Agency of the Year and APAC Regional Consultancy of the Year at the prestigious 2023 SABRE Awards.