Thursday, February 25th, 15:30 - 19:30
VILLA KENNEDY
Kennedyallee 70
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt, Germany
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Thursday, March 10th, 09:30 - 13:30
SALA BUZZATI
Via Balzan 3 (angolo via San Marco)
Milano, Italy
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Chris started life as a copywriter with FCB London in the early 1980s (true to popular advertising legend, his career actually began in the mailroom). His early years were spent cutting his teeth on TV commercials, and poster and press advertising for clients like The Daily Mail, Cadbury’s, Dulux Paints, London Transport, British Airways and Heinz Foods.

In 1987, he accepted an offer to come and work in Hong Kong with Leo Burnett, where during his first year he created an acclaimed TV campaign for property developer Hong Kong Land which won ‘Best TV Campaign for Asia’ at the Media and Marketing Awards. Thus marking his arrival on the scene.

He then joined Grey Hong Kong where he became Executive Creative Director, creating some of Hong Kong’s best known TV campaigns during the first half of the 1990s, helping build Grey’s creative reputation locally, as well as serving as Chairman of the Hong Kong 4As Awards several times. In 1997 he joined FCB Asia, and was soon posted to Singapore to help drive the newly formed office for FCB there. As FCB began to make its mark in award shows, Chris was appointed regional creative director for Asia, and was made a member of the worldwide creative board. He was also voted Singapore Ad Man of the Year in 2001, thanks to his efforts helping set up creative workshops for young people. In 2002 he returned to Hong Kong for personal reasons, and after a brief spell twiddling his thumbs, joined Eight Partnership as a managing partner and Creative Director.

During a 5 year spell, he helped develop Eight from being a relatively unknown small company into an award-winning brand communications agency with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. Eight’s ‘MC Farmer’ viral film for Nokia was one of the most talked-about pieces of work to emerge from China in recent years. In 2010, Chris set up Kymechow, his own creative services agency in Hong Kong. With life in the old dog yet, Kymechow picked up a Gold and 4 Silvers for one of its regional Sun Life Financial short films at the 2012 Hong Kong 4As Creative Awards.

Chris is an active speaker and presenter at industry events in Asia, and a part-time Associate Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he helps train students looking to get into the industry. He has also has published a book on Hong Kong advertising entitled Made in Hong Kong, which charts the creative history of Hong Kong advertising.

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CHRIS KYME

Chief Executive Officer
Kymechow Communications

Hong Kong