Marketing, Advertising & Digital Transformation

In the span of a single generation, marketing and advertising have gone through a seismic wave of changes, from relying on traditional channels such as broadcast, print and radio to online content driven marketing, leveraging a host of new technologies and platforms to foster customer loyalty and acquisition. The digital age has opened-up vast opportunities for personalized, customer-centric marketing communications and experiences.

As this evolutionary shift continues, marketers and advertisers will have to respond to changes in customer behavior while enabling the transition to digital excellence. This will be achieved through brands advancing customer strategies and the optimization of digital platforms and emerging technologies, together these factors will improve the customer experience. With innovation rapidly driving digital evolution and transformation, it will be interesting to see how these industries continue to adapt and reinvent themselves

What we do

Marketing is and will continue to be a strategic endeavor. Talented marketing leaders with an affinity for metrics and data are in high demand. Anyone in a senior marketing position will need to understand how to best extract insights from ever-increasing data sources and leverage all available and emerging digital distribution and communication channels. These challenges, opportunities, and complexities in marketing will only increase, creating opportunities for strong leaders to have a significant impact on their organizations. At August Leadership, we help our clients find and develop those strong leaders.

Our Expertise

  • Digital Marketing
  • Consumer Insights
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Social Media
  • Brand Management
  • B2B Marketing

Practice Team

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

Michael Maeder

Managing Partner - Asia
Michael is Cofounder & Managing Partner of August Leadership in China and IOT ONE, a global IoT consulting practice.

Linda Schaler

Linda has over 20 years of executive search experience in Advertising, Marketing, Media & Mobility, Digital Transformation, and Life Sciences.

Andrew Gardner

Andy has extensive experience recruiting for digital and integrated marketing and media, consumer, technology, financial services, and life science companies and divisions.

Francis “Fran” Luisi

Partner - Human Capital Practice
Fran Luisi is a leader in executive search across industry sectors and multiple geographies, helping organizations build their depth and quality of their Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource (HR) talent and functions globally, as a Partner within the Human Capital and Human Resource Practice within August Leadership.

Eva Shaw

Eva has over 22 years of global executive search experience in a variety of industry sectors particularly in the CEE region.

Peter Bowstead

Peter has earned a reputation for executing particularly ‘difficult’ searches in both mature and frontier markets.

Shahed Quazi

Experienced with multi-country leadership role, leading one of the largest conglomerates in the country and in leading HR function of largest telco in Bangladesh.

Matiul I. Nowshad

Matiul Islam Nowshad is a seasoned management professional with over three decades of experience spanning three industrial segments- tea, textile and telecommunication.

Chun Liew

Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

David Florence

David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions.

Henry J. Flores

Hank concentrates on assignments for senior leaders who drive growth, typically for companies seeking to improve strategic focus on their customers and consumers. 

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner
Andrea B. Thomas is an advisory partner at August Leadership.

Jane Feng

Jane Feng is an Advisory Partner of August Leadership, based in Shanghai.

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