Andreas Krasser

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ABOUT ME

I'm half Korean, half Austrian, and a creative strategist turned CEO.

My work has regularly been recognised at local, regional, and international awards including Cannes Lions, Effies, the AMEs (Tangrams), and the WARC Prize for Asian Strategy. I was named Campaign Asia’s Planner of the Year in 2013 for North Asia and in 2017 for Greater China. In 2019, I was listed among Campaign Asia’s 40 under 40, which recognizes the top rising talent from the Asia-Pacific region and their efforts to positively influence the industry.


I am a published author in the field of cross-cultural consumer research, an avid writer for industry publications, and I also frequently lend my views on stage at international marketing conventions.

I am fluent in German, English, Korean, and also know how to get myself into trouble in Russian.

In my free time, I like to illustrate comics, pretend to lift heavy weights, and film Arts & Crafts YouTube tutorials with my little daughter.

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PORTFOLIO

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"Strategy is all about making sense out of chaos, defining the problem, and creating a blueprint from A to B. It's as simple as that - which is what makes it so hard to be a great strategic planner."

"Innovation means to accept failure, because only via trial and error, can we break through conventions and shake things up a little."

 

BRAIN BITES

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Meet the CEOs: DDB Group HK's Andreas Krasser

Marketing Interactive, August 2022

A special ​feature on my journey into advertising, what and who influenced me, my hopes for the industry, as well as some advice for those new to it. 

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5 reasons why working in advertising still kicks ass

The Drum, June 2022

Despite what many disgruntled nay-sayers might claim, working in advertising is still one of the most exciting career paths one can choose. This is a thought piece on my 5 reasons why I think this is the case.

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Five ways marketers and agencies can work better together

 

Campaign Asia, December 2021

A roundtable discussion with five other industry leaders and Campaign Asia’s MD, Atifa Silk on how to strengthen collaboration and partnership between marketers and agencies.

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Bossing it: prioritising the important over the urgent with Andreas Krasser

Little Black Book, May 2021

An interview about my leadership journey - from leading through a period of national unrest and a global pandemic, to what I still have to figure out.

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CONTACT

ANDREAS KRASSER

Strategy & Innovation | Hong Kong

andreas.krasser@me.com

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