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Alvin Lim is a multi-award winning creative generalist hailing from Singapore - a results-oriented writer/art director with a distinctive track record of pitch success, and performance in high-paced agencies and changing markets.

At 26, Alvin became a Creative Director in Singapore. And 29, Alvin was promoted to… Read More
Alvin Lim is a multi-award winning creative generalist hailing from Singapore - a results-oriented writer/art director with a distinctive track record of pitch success, and performance in high-paced agencies and changing markets.

At 26, Alvin became a Creative Director in Singapore. And 29, Alvin was promoted to the Regional Creative Director at a WPP agency - overseeing the advertising interest of Japanese clients across Asia.

In 2007, his writing partner Greg Sutcliffe and him led JWT teamHSBC Hong Kong to win 2 global briefs for HSBC. Together, they assisted JWT London to launch the campaign “Different Points of Values” followed by the global campaign for commercial banking. Alvin’s team also pioneered the launch for HSBC Premier Banking, Women’s Golf Champion, Asian 5 Nations Rugby and their Green Card.

In 2009 - 2013, Alvin was appointed the leading creative for Global Shangri-La at Ogilvy & Mather. During this period at Ogilvy, his body of work has been highly decorated with over a hundred top international statuettes and merits in multiple categories across every notable advertising award show there is, including Gold at Cannes Lions, CLIO, Spikes Asia, London International and One Show. His work for "Old Parts for New" was even named WARC World's Top 10 Smartest Marketing Campaigns of the Year. All these results led Ogilvy Hong Kong to become the undefeated Campaign’s Agency of the Year in Hong Kong for another year.

In 2013 - 2014, Alvin led FCB Shanghai in securing the business for Oreo - Mondelez, Levi’s, and Mattel. In late 2013, he also pitched against a list of multinational agencies and won the brief for Samsung’s Nanjing Youth Olympic Game 2013 - gaining the agency 1st official Olympic game experience.

In 2016, Alvin joined Cheil Greater China after securing the business for Nissan Infiniti, followed by winning the multi-million dollar business Volkswagen in less than 6 months.

Alvin’s creative leadership and work have often been recognized and reflected on the Directory Big Won Ranking, the Gunn Report and Campaign Brief.

Alvin has also represented China and Hong Kong as a jury at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Young Cannes Lions, the Spikes Asia, London International and the New York Festival. The China Advertising Association also enlisted his expertise to help China place the best Chinese talents forward to compete at the Young Cannes Lions for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Alvin was honored by the Association when teamChina consistently won 2 Gold, a Silver and Bronze in the span of 3 years.

Alvin lives in Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong with his wife and 2 children. Read Less
HONORS
Placed China’s Young Lions for
Global Young Cannes Lions Competition
Gold(Media) 2016 (Team JWT)
Silver(Print) 2016 (Team BBDO)
Gold(Media) 2015 (Team Cheil)
Bronze(Public Relations) 2014 (Team JWT)

APAC Cristal Awards 2016
Diploma for Top Outdoor, Ambient Campaign

WARC World's Top 10 Smartest
Marketing… Read More
HONORS
Placed China’s Young Lions for
Global Young Cannes Lions Competition
Gold(Media) 2016 (Team JWT)
Silver(Print) 2016 (Team BBDO)
Gold(Media) 2015 (Team Cheil)
Bronze(Public Relations) 2014 (Team JWT)

APAC Cristal Awards 2016
Diploma for Top Outdoor, Ambient Campaign

WARC World's Top 10 Smartest
Marketing Campaigns of the Year 2014
Ranked 8th, Orbis' Old Parts For New

The Gunn Report - Asia’s Most Awarded
Print/OOH Ads and Campaign in 2015
Beijing Subway “Get There Faster” Campaign
Agency Grey Beijing

The Gunn Report - Top Ranked Agency
Led Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong
Ranked 1st 2014
Ranked 2nd 2013
Ranked 2nd 2012

Directory Big Won Rankings
2015 World’s Top Awarded Agency 4th in China, Grey Beijing
2015 World’s 3rd Best Outdoor, Ambient Campaign
2013 Top 50 Agency for Press, Ogilvy Hong Kong
2013 Top 50 Press Campaign
2013 Top 50 Posters & Outdoor Campaign

Campaign Creative Agency of the Year 2013
Gold for Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong

Kam Fan Creative Agency of the Year 2013
2nd Runner-up Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong

Comfort Delgro Advertising Award 2004
Client NTUC FairPrice
Agency Asatsu-DK Singapore
• Awarded Winning Creative Agency
• Awarded Winning Media Agency
• Awarded Client of the Year

AWARDS & MERITS
1 Gold Cannes Lions
2 Silver Cannes Lions + 13 Shortlists
1 Gold Spike Asia
3 Silver Spike Asia
3 Bronze Spike Asia + 13 Shortlists
67 x Busan Ad Stars + 2 Gold
13 x Kam Fan Hong Kong
11 x Effie Awards + 1 Gold
6 x New York Festivals
6 x Marketing Mag Markie Awards
5 x HSBC Fame Awards
5 x CLIO Award
5 x Festival of AME
4 x London International Awards
4 x Adfest
4 x The One Show, One Show Design
4 x China 4As Award/ROI + 1 Gold
3 x The Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame 2003
2 x Asia Pacific ComGraph Award
2 x Marketing Excellence Awards
2 x JCDecaux MTR Advertising
1 x Premios Lusofonos da Criatividade
1 x World Independent Advertising Awards
1 x Asia Travel & Tourism Creative Award
1 x IBM Worldwide DP Award
1 x Hakuhodo GM Summit
1 x Adsoftheworld
And More Read Less
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