HH Global and Blueberry Wave appoint Huw Davis as Data and Analytics Director for APAC
As part of our investment in the global expansion of Blueberry Wave’s services, we have hired Huw Davis to further strengthen our APAC team. The data and analytics expert has taken up the newly created role of Data and Analytics Director - APAC, which forms part of our strategy to create a data powered customer experience business in APAC, the Americas and EMEA.
Huw’s focus will be to grow and develop our data and analytics resources and capabilities in APAC. This will support existing regional and global clients, as well as enhancing Blueberry Wave’s global delivery capabilities.
Huw has been in the marketing data and analytics industry for over 35 years, and has spent 15 years in the Asian markets working with major brands. Previously he was at Wunderman Thompson, Havas and Ogilvy. In the last few years he has run his own data strategy and analytics business, both in the UK and Singapore. He has been awarded several industry accolades, including Data Person of the Year (SMART Awards) and Educator of the Year (awarded by the Institute of Data and Marketing).
Nick Dixon, CEO of Blueberry Wave and Board Director of HH Global commented: “Huw has both the entrepreneurial spirit and expertise in data strategy that will help us accelerate the growth of Blueberry Wave in APAC. He will also provide significant strategic support for HH Global’s existing, market-leading client base in the region. Following our strategic investment by Blackstone a few weeks ago, Huw will also support the acquisition of businesses in the region that fit our growth strategy.”
Craig Bingon, HH Global CEO APAC commented: “Huw’s experience in Asian markets will allow us to provide our clients with informed, strategic advice on how to maximise data and analytics within their organisation, and in particular the Asian markets. Our strength is our ability to provide an independent view of customer segmentation, media mix and effectiveness of clients’ marketing campaigns.”
Huw Davis said of his new role: “When Nick approached me with details of the role, I didn’t hesitate to take it. This is a great opportunity to bring all my years of knowledge to HH Global’s extensive blue chip client base. I’m hugely excited about building a market-leading proposition by developing and augmenting the fantastic existing talent and capabilities within Blueberry Wave. I believe that the development of our APAC offering will make a significant contribution to our growth strategy, and allow us to continue the recent success of Blueberry Wave and HH Global - watch this space in 2020!”