Allianz Initiates Global Media Agency Pitch Amid Industry Speculation

Insurance powerhouse Allianz, a key player within the global Allianz Group, has recently opened a pitch for its media agency account, industry insiders have disclosed.The final round of this competitive selection process reportedly includes media agencies such as Wavemaker, Carat, and Hearts and Science, all vying for this prestigious partnership opportunity.Australia has been serviced by Publicis Groupe's Spark Foundry in the incumbent role.It is understood that this global pitch is exclusively available to agencies with established global master service agreements. This move by Allianz comes at a time when the insurance sector is undergoing significant transformation and competition is high.For further updates on this developing story, stay tuned.

Deveshi Chugh joins Wavemaker as Asia-Pacific Managing Partner

Wavemaker, a software platform, has named Deveshi Chugh as its managing partner for Wavemaker Asia-Pacific. Chugh will report to Rose Huskey, Wavemaker Asia-chief Pacific's client officer, in her new position.Based out of Singapore, Chugh will collaborate with Huskey to manage customer connections throughout the region.Chugh has previously worked with GroupM, Mediacom, and Maxus. She provides substantial regional experience working with some of the world's largest consumer brands, delivering adaptive marketing efforts across clients and portfolios. She has worked in a variety of capacities with teams across markets and will be responsible for the continuous growth of our integrated media planning capacity as well as day-to-day operational excellence. "I am thrilled to be a member of Wavemaker's dynamic, nimble, and energised team," Chugh stated. "I am looking forward to leverage my knowledge with the company's product offerings for our clients.""We are happy to welcome Deveshi. She provides a wealth of expertise and a deep grasp of the area that will benefit our customers' development and transformation goals in this highly competitive media market," Huskey remarked."Her track record of effectively guiding clients and teams in the region will add depth to our leadership team, and being a qualified professional coach is an added advantage for all of us at Wavemaker!" she said."Bringing Deveshi to Wavemaker, with all her acquired experience and skill in this area, illustrates our determined commitment on understanding and bringing tremendous value to our customers' businesses," said Gordon Domlija, chief executive officer, Wavemaker Asia-Pacific.