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To­tal Sports Asia, the in­ter­na­tional sports agency, said that it had ap­pointed Sher­man Tan as vi­cepres­i­dent of part­ner­ships, based in Sin­ga­pore. Tan joined the com­pany from Fox Sports, pre­vi­ously ESPN Star Sports, where he was head of the events man­age­ment group. World Sport Group, the Sin­ga­pore-based sports agency, ap­pointed Sarah Cle­ments as di­rec­tor of op­er­a­tions, with re­spon­si­bil­ity for lead­ing the man­age­ment and de­liv­ery of women’s ten­nis’ sea­son-end­ing WTA Cham­pi­onships. The WTA Cham­pi­onships will be played at the Sin­ga­pore Sports Hub be­tween 2014 and 2018. Ig­ni­tion, the USA-based ex­pe­ri­en­tial mar­ket­ing agency owned by Havas Sports & En­ter­tain­ment, the sports com­mu­ni­ca­tion and brand en­gage­ment arm of the French ad­ver­tis­ing group Havas, an­nounced the ap­point­ment of

John Teter as global cre­ative di­rec­tor. Teter was for­merly vice-pres­i­dent, cre­ative di­rec­tor of brand ac­ti­va­tion com­pany OgilvyAc­tion.

Bastien Hi­bon left his role as mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor of the Mercedes AMG Petronas For­mula 1 motor rac­ing team to join Lime­light Sports, the sport ex­pe­ri­ence agency. Hi­bon was ap­pointed mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor at Lime­light Sports, where his role is “to de­velop the propo­si­tion of mass par­tic­i­pa­tion sport and ex­pand the op­por­tu­ni­ties for ma­jor brands to build as­so­ci­a­tions and part­ner­ships with one of the fastest grow­ing sports sec­tors,” the agency said. Oc­tagon, the USA-based in­ter­na­tional sports and en­ter­tain­ment mar­ket­ing agency, an­nounced the

pro­mo­tion of Aldo .afie to the post of group di­rec­tor of Oc­tagon Ac­cess, a unit of its North Amer­i­can Mar­ket­ing & Events divi­sion. In his new role, Kafie, who will re­main at Oc­tagon’s head­quar­ters in Nor­walk, Con­necti­cut, will con­tinue to pro­vide mul­ti­cul­tural mar­ket­ing in­sight for var­i­ous clients, in­clud­ing All­state and Cas­trol, bring­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of soc­cer as the sport grows in im­por­tance in North Amer­ica.

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