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SPH Magazines appoints commercial director

Singapore, 25 October 2016 – SPH Magazines announces the appointment of Mr Ivan Wong as Commercial Director, SPHM. In this role, he will be driving the strategic commercial directions for the SPH Magazines Women’s Network, including titles such as Cleo, Harper’s Bazaar, The Singapore Women’s Weekly and The Finder. 

Ivan is a marketing services professional with 12 years of experience in integrated communications planning, media investment management and business development. He has worked across multiple industries in various capacities, including advertising. 

Starting his career as an Executive with Mindshare Singapore, Ivan was there for four years before moving to Starcom Media Singapore as a Manager in 2007. He then spent a year with MPG Asia Pacific Pte Ltd as International Director, before he joined IPG Mediabrands in 2011 as Business Director. 

In 2014, he returned to Mindshare Singapore, where he held the position of Managing Partner until he left in September 2016. In addition to running both the top and bottom lines of the business unit, he was instrumental in new business development, including digital product excellence. 

Ivan’s extensive media agency background will stand him in good stead as he guides the team in developing transformational client solutions. He reports to Managing Director Maureen Wee. 

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For more information, please contact:

Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR  
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
Tel: 6319 1553

About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as, and have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. 

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

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