John Koay
Executive Creative Director
Ogilvy Hong Kong
Hong Kong

John Koay is an Executive Creative Director known for hot fiery explosions made from fried chicken, a designer pizza table, edible nail polishes that tasted like fried chicken, set buildings on fire with explosives, foosball pizza boxes and a series of limited edition trading cards that got sneaker fans literally fighting for them and much more…

With international experience that has taken him from New Zealand, Australia to Hong Kong, he has worked at some of the world’s most famous agencies: ColensoBBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland, The Campaign Palace, JWT Sydney and currently based in Ogilvy Hong Kong.

He has experience across a wide range of clients with effective business growth and some of these are KFC, Pizza Hut, Nike, Toyota, Panasonic, Telecom New Zealand, Qantas, Westpac Bank, Nestle, New South Wales Government to name a few...

His work has won at every award show including Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, Clio Awards, ADC, Spikes Asia, ADFEST, AWARD, Effie, New York Festivals, London International Award, Axis Awards, The Webby Awards and Kam Fan and AMES. He’s also awarded others having served as a judge on several award shows, the most recent one in Cannes Lions in 2019 and AWARD 2020.

In 2018 he was the 4th most awarded Creative Director in the world, and propelled Ogilvy Hong Kong to 8th most awarded agency globally in The Big Won rankings. His KFC Hot & Spicy work was awarded the most gold Cannes Lions in the world for any single campaign that year and was it was ranked 3rd most globally awarded campaign. In 2017, he was also awarded as a Top 100 Global Influencer by Creativepool.
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