Starting with advertising sales in London in 1998, Tak worked for Progressive Media Group, heading up sales teams across print, digital and events. In 2006 he founded Analysts in Media in New York, which he sold to a venture capitalist in 2009. Since then, he has been based in Hong Kong, working as publisher of Elite Traveler Asia and subsequently General Manager of Edipresse HK, responsible for regional and international sales teams across print, digital and events divisions. He has delivered revenue on titles such as Conde Nast Traveler China, Robb Report, Elite Traveler, Tatler Asia and Ritz Carlton Magazine, among others. Tak is the founder of Nexus Media, based in Asia Pacific with offices in Hong Kong and an international network of offices.
An Asian media veteran, Barrie has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila and Shanghai since 1982. Barrie led Edipresse Asia as Chairman and CEO from 2004 until 2015. During that time, he drove the acquisition of Tatler magazine and subsequently oversaw Edipresse’s successful expansion into digital, events and contract publishing. Prior to Edipresse, Barrie was CEO of Publicitas Asia. While there he led the acquisition of Emphasis, at that time Asia’s largest contract publisher specialising in in-flight media, in particular the inflight magazines and entertainment for Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air, Thai Airways, China Airlines, Air India and more.
Ivy joins Nexus with years of financial experience in media representative and publishing industry. Her past scope of responsibilities included managing accounting, HR support and overall reporting for Asia Pacific Region. Before joining Nexus, she worked with Newbase (formerly Publicitas).
General Manager, Sales
Gloria has 25 years of experience in the sales industry, having held senior roles at a host of international firms. As advertising sales controller at JCDecaux Transport, she lead the MTR Poster Ads Team. As advertising director for Publicitas and Emphasis Media she joined the inflight division and was responsible for the Thailand market including Sawasdee of Thai Airways, Discovery of Cathay Pacific, etc. And as associate publisher for SCMP Hearst HK, she headed up the sales and marketing team for Elle HK.
Sales Director, Nexus Media
Formerly the Advertising Director of Publicitas Hong Kong, Yvonne possesses over nine years of advertising sales experience across all media platforms – print, digital, new media, OOH and TV, within both the domestic and international markets. Yvonne has top-notch publisher management experience in business, luxury fashion and in-flight titles.
Business Director, Nexus Media
Cynthia has been working in the publication industry for more than 25 years. She started her first job at SCMP Magazines 25 years ago and was subsequently promoted to a senior sales managerial role.
As associate publisher, she headed up the sales team of Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar HK. Her last role in SCMP was Business Development Director, taking care of cross-titles projects and new business for all magazine brands (Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, and Elle Men HK).
Editor in Chief, Localiiz.com
Sophie began her career in public relations in the south west of England, representing F&B and hospitality clients and later managing the PR for Europe’s largest hot air balloon festival. Following her passion for writing, she transferred into the world of journalism, working as editor for B2B magazines and websites in Hong Kong before joining Localiiz as managing editor.
Born and raised in Hong Kong to expat parents, Sarah grew up with a unique insight into Hong Kong. She began her career in lifestyle journalism with Time Out Hong Kong before joining the Localiiz team. As a staff writer at Localiiz, she works on creating engaging content for both print and digital.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in the UK, Jenny grew up with the best of both worlds. With previous experience in digital media agencies and start-up businesses, Jenny has huge flexibility in writing styles for both online and offline platforms. As an editor at Localiiz, she works on developing creative content for the site.
Marketing Manager, Localiiz.com
Stephanie began her career in marketing when she decided to launch a start up in 2014 for the Film and Entertainment industry. With this experience in writing and marketing, conducting interviews of local artists and promoting them on her platform, she joined Localiiz, assisting with the redesign of the directory and growing the site’s Twitter following. As Marketing Manager, Stephanie looks after client relations and marketing opportunities with the brand.
Business Development Manager, Localiiz.com
As a psychology major, Scarlet developed an interest in business development after working for a summer business internship overseas. After graduation, Scarlet joined Localiiz as Business Development Manager. She aims at increasing business opportunities for the firm and maximising returns for its clients.
Business Development Manager, Localiiz.com
Agnes graduated as an English major before spending a year working for a well-known airline to explore the world. She joined the Localiiz team to contribute her local insight of Hong Kong, the city where she was born and raised. Her role with Localiiz is to develop the business by implementing growth opportunities and seeking new partnerships.