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Fast Company includes JWT’s Elvis Chau in “Most Creative People in Business” list

ASIA-PACIFIC – SHANGHAI, MAY 15, 2012:  Fast Company included Elvis Chau, JWT Shanghai’s executive creative director, as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, alongside Bjork, Foursquare executive Alex Rainert, Hip Hop Public Health founder Olajide Williams, Starbucks Chief Digital Officer Alan Brotman and Steven Zietels, Director of Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at MGH.
 
“This is a truly noteworthy accolade.  Fast Company has selected Elvis as not just one of the most creative people in the world’s ad industry – but one of world’s most creative people, full stop,” said Michael Maedel, President, JWT Asia Pacific.  “I’m incredibly proud of Elvis.  He is both an inspiration and a key mentor to young creatives across JWT’s entire Asian network.”
 
Elvis helped bring home numerous awards in the last year for a range of projects, including JWT Shanghai’s highly-lauded "Heaven and Hell" ad for Samsonite, "Skate Wash Denim" for M Jeans, and Anta Shoebox Installation.   “Heaven and Hell”, which won China’s first- ever Cannes Grand Prix last year, went on to become the most awarded print ad in the world, according to the Gunn Report.
 
“This is a huge honour – and it’s an honour belong to the entire team in JWT Shanghai,” said Chau. “I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many talented people.”
 
The editors of Fast Company hand pick key individuals from a wide spectrum of industries for this prestigious, annual list.
 
“To be recognized by your own industry is already a big deal. To be among 100 Most Creative People from all different kinds of business is just a great recognition. I have to thank Elvis personally for putting advertising, as well as China, into the world map of creativity,” said Lo Sheung Yan,  North East Asia Executive Creative Director and Chairman of JWT China.
 
To see the complete list, follow this link: http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2012. Fast Company’s annual creative list, which went live May 15  will appear on the print edition of Fast Company on newsstands on May 22.

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