Jason Oke is a global marketing agency leader who has led agency teams on five continents.
He is the Regional Managing Director for WPP’s Team Colgate-Palmolive, based in Paris. He oversees a region including Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and Africa.
He leads Red Fuse Communications, WPP’s global, integrated communications network serving Colgate-Palmolive worldwide, including advertising, media, digital, shopper marketing and medical communications. It was founded with staff from Y&R, MEC, VML, and Wunderman. He also oversees the work of dozens of different WPP agencies working on Colgate-Palmolive’s business across 120 countries.
Previously based in Hong Kong, Jason led WPP’s Team Colgate in Asia-Pacific, and Y&R’s Hong Kong office. He led the launch of Red Fuse into Asia in 2012, and in its first three years he led it to be Hong Kong’s “Agency of the Year” (Campaign Brief Magazine) and Greater China’s “Specialist Agency of the Year” (Mumbrella Magazine), while taking home Golds at Cannes, Clios, LIAs, One Show, D&AD, Spikes, and AdFest.
Jason is one of the only non-creative directors to ever judge the Clio Awards, and has also served on the juries of the North American Effies, and Campaign Magazine’s Digital Media Awards. He has taught at Miami Ad School, Ontario College of Art & Design, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Prior to joining WPP, Jason spent many years at agency networks TBWA/Chiat/Day and Leo Burnett, as well as helping to launch and grow Omnicom’s startup agency Juniper Park. He has worked globally with many of the world’s best companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, Frito-Lay, Wrigley’s, Nintendo, Starbucks, P&G, and Unilever.
Jason was born in Toronto, Canada, and is married with three children. He holds degrees in psychology and moral philosophy from the University of Toronto.
He moved with his family to Paris in 2015, and is trying to remember how to speak French.