Grupo Agatep managing director Norman Agatep has been reelected as chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of the Philippines (4As) for 2017. Elections were held during the association’s recent general membership meeting at Hard Rock Cafe in Makati.
Other officers and directors elected to the board are Portia Catuira (TBWA), President; Sue Ann Nolido (Leo Burnett), Vice President; Edg Samson (Ace Saatchi & Saatchi), Board Secretary; Tats Caluag-Cruz (Publicis Jimenez-Basic), Treasurer; Teeny Gonzales (7AD), Corporate Comptroller; Bong Pacia (McCann Worldgroup), Director; Miguel Mercado (Ogilvy and Mather), Director; and Eres Aspi (Campaigs & Grey), Director.
The 4As is a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of various advertising agencies in the country, whose common objective is the promotion and development of the advertising agency business in conjunction with the advertising industry’s goals. Among the associations objectives are: 1) to upgrade the practice of advertising in this country; 2) to promote the welfare of the organization as a whole and its members, individually; 3) to enhance relations between the member agencies and other sectors of the advertising industry; and 4) to foster social responsibility among advertising practitioners and help protect the welfare of the general public.
Agatep was also the 2016 chairman of the 4As, a position he held concurrently with his chairmanship of the Ad Standards Council (ASC).