Founder and CEO
Michael Denmark has been working on the commercial side of media and entertainment in Asia for nearly 20 years. When he’s not working on it – he’s enjoying it. An innovative and creative thinker, Michael tends to operate in the space that isn’t being filled. Michael loves being told no – and turning it into yes. Over the years, Michael has established himself as someone who understands the Hong Kong and regional Media and Entertainment worlds and enjoys building teams and businesses, while seeing young talent develop. Michael is always open to new ideas or building on existing structures and when faced with a new challenge Michael has one response – onwards!
Domina Lam has over 20 years of success in communications, sales, operations and major event management. She has an extraordinary depth of experience in leading teams in print media, outdoor advertising, and major events. She launched the first bus shelter panel advertising in Hong Kong and the city’s first free daily newspaper (Metro News). She has managed hundreds of onsite staff while delivering Asia’s most impressive large-scale events for multinational clients. Oriental Daily, Metro Daily, Texon Media, Engage Media, Branded Asia and the Hong Kong Rugby 7s HKFanzone have all benefited from her strong leadership.
International Business and Communications Director
Sarah comes to MDME with over 15 years experience in media and communications and a penchant for walking the fine line between organised chaos and professional delivery. Sarah is driven by communication and the strategic way it can be implemented across branding, sponsorship and events. A seasoned traveller who has experience working across international markets in a range of industries, Sarah is excited to see MDME grow across the Asia Pacific region and beyond. With three Masters degrees, an (unpublished) novel and an early career in radio under her belt, Sarah is working to prove that the old adage ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ is a myth.
Director of Corporate Affairs
Jonathan Ellis has been involved in the commercial side of media and marketing for more than 15 years and has worked for some of the world's most respected media owners in the UK, Europe and Asia. As an innovative business developer, Jonathan brings to MDME his vast experience in media, broadcasting, technology, sponsorship and revenue generation. Jonathan is both ambitious and driven and is an integral member of the team tasked with driving strategy and new business.
International Events and Partnerships Manager
Poppy is the newest member of MDME bringing PR and events experience with her. Fresh off the boat from London, Poppy's background is largely in sport and she has experience with a variety of clients including Heineken, Yahoo! London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) and Channel 4. Poppy prides herself on creating mutually beneficial relationships with clients and communicating briefs to exceed expected delivery every time. Poppy spent the summer of 2012 in the London Olympic Park and is no stranger to working under pressure and finding on the spot solutions!
Words & Concepts
Matthew Scott has been based in Hong Kong for the past 20 years, covering the spheres of entertainment, sport and cinema. In that time he has been lucky enough to meet some of the world’s truly great characters – something that has continued through his work with TGEC. Recent work has appeared in Slate.com, South China Morning Post, Agence France-Presse, Prestige Hong Kong and Roads and Kingdoms.
Having successfully taught himself how to hold a camera “ I discovered an alternative to spending all my time in an office. This made me cheerful, pleasant and very attractive to intelligent men and all women.”* Morgan takes portraits and snapshots using a rangefinder so as to avoid the Canon-Nikon debate. Mostly he does not use a flash, the ‘caught in the headlight’ look is not something he particularly fancies.
“I strive to one day accomplish some quiet and subtle thing that the elect would deem worthy and, passing on, would join the dimmer stars in a nebulous, indeterminate heaven, half way between death and immortality.”
In the meantime, you can find Morgan’s work in publications such as Monacle, Time, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel+Leisure and other local magazines.
*Quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Following a successful pan-Asian career in international brand and advertising research, Chris decided to set up on his own and follow his childhood dream of becoming a full-time photographer. While this typically involves shooting a very wide range of private, commercial and editorial projects, he has managed to nurture a specific reputation and is now kept busy in the niche of luxury lifestyle, interiors, high-end branded events, fashion and music shows.
Chris’s clients include Moet Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, Lane Crawford, Sunseeker, The Peninsula and Christie’s. His photos have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Tatler and regularly in the South China Morning Post and Crave. He’s also held several exhibitions, sells selected imagry as fine-art through Artemiss Singapore, and is a member of the DRKRMS photographer collective.
Alex Gibbs has built a solid reputation in the corporate, entertainment, and educational sectors in Asia. With an extensive background in corporate public relations, he has used his skills and experience to execute fund-raising, sponsorship and corporate communications programs for corporate events, educational institutions and charitable organisations. Many of these initiatives have won coveted awards and accolades, and have resulted in him raising significant funds for events, initiatives and charitable purposes over the past decade.
Alex has worked with MDME on a number of events. He has been responsible for the design and activation of community engagement projects with schools, youth groups and charities. In addition, he has provided assistance with mainstream publicity initiatives as a media specialist.
Steve Garton Consulting
Steve Garton has over 40 years of experience on the client, advertising agency, media owner and market research sides of the business. He has developed entirely new services for sectors such as the Internet and Pay TV, and built multi-regional syndicated media surveys.
Driven by a passion for understanding changing consumer behaviour, Steve is constantly exploring the relationships between the connected consumer, their media and choice of brands – and seeking the insights that add context to business solutions.
He is a high profile speaker at major international events and frequently quoted in the press. He holds an MA at Oxford University.
Digital Business Lab
Albin Lix has been working for 10 years in the Digital industry. He worked in a Digital consulting firm, several major international fashion brands and e-marketing agencies and gained a lot of successful experience before deciding to move to Hong Kong.
Albin collaborated with MDME on many events mixing several Digital ingredients to compose an end to end e-marketing strategy focused on performance and return on investment.
Albin has a strong experience in international and responsive website implementation, Social Media management: KOL activation and Social CRM, Offline Digital experience to engage customers and enhance Customer Experience, Actionable Analytics and Data Collection monitoring.
Albin and his team truly believe that Digital Customer Experience and Engagement are the key factors for business success nowadays, especially because reactivity and innovation are key in a fast paced economy that does not allow passivity.