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Reading Room’s Margaret Manning awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Margaret Manning, CEO of global digital marketing consultancy Reading Room has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, announced on 12 June, for services to British exports to Singapore and wider Asia-Pacific region. Read more here.

Outbrain brings on more publishers in India
Content discovery platform Outbrain has brought on several new publishing partners in India.Read more here

Grey India hires Louella Rebello
Grey group India has appointed Louella Rebello (pictured) as senior executive creative director, Mumbai.Read more here

BBDO Indonesia wins Nippon Paint business
BBDO Indonesia announced today that it has acquired the creative responsibilities for Nippon Paint Indonesia. BBDO will commence its work with Nippon Paint immediately.Read more here

Clear Channel hires commercial director
Clear Channel Singapore has appointed Linda Tay as commercial director. She will assume overall responsibility of the sales team, as well as commercial and revenue strategies for company.  Read more here.

MediaCorp’s OOH Media expands to additional 20 locations
MediaCorp’s OOH Media has rolled out additional 20 Opti-Prime locations in city fringe and suburban areas, owning a total of 40 Opti-Prime locations including the Orchard and city areas. Read more here.

Bloomberg Media unveils new look for its luxury quarterly
Bloomberg Media has introduced a redesigned Bloomberg Pursuits magazine, a quarterly guide to intelligent luxury. Read more here.

Outbrain launches native in-feed offering
Content discovery platform Outbrain, has launched Native In-Feed, a product that allows publishers to use the Outbrain platform to serve native (in-stream) advertising. Read more here.

TNS appoints new global head of innovation and product  
Global research consultancy TNS has appointed David Lansanah as global head of innovation & product development (IPD), replacing Steve Landis who is retiring at the end of 2015 after seven years with TNS. Read more here.

Location-targeting ad tech firm Adnear appoints GM
Location-targeting ad tech firm Adnear has appointed Nandita Pal as its general manager for the region.Read more here.

Havas Media Group has launched a Meta Quality Barometer to tackle ad fraud.
The barometer is based on a comprehensive, inclusive approach to data. Read more here.

CNBC partners with Hitachi for new series
CNBC has announced its second regional, multi-platform sponsorship deal with Hitachi for the network’s Managing Asia: Asia Builders series. Read more here.

Golin Singapore hires executive director to lead its government practice
Golin has hired Lim Le-Anne as executive director at the agency’s Singapore. Read more here.

LOOK: Fancy a ride on a Hello Kitty bus anyone?
Eva Air’s campaign has it creating a full-on Hello Kitty bus. Read more here.

Y&R Vietnam appoints Malaysia-born Kit Ong as CCO
Ex-EuroRSCG Malaysia ECD Kit Ong has been promoted to CCO in Y&R Vietnam. Read more here.

Dentsu Aegis Network acquires Flexmedia
Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Flexmedia, a leading digital advertising agency in Thailand. Read more here.

Grey expands its digital expertise with 3 new hires
Grey has made three key appointments in the creative and planning departments to further extend its digital expertise. Read more here.

Magnum creates virtual swing for OOH campaign
To promote the Magnum Infinity ice cream, Magnum has worked with OOH Media to come up with an interactive bus panel to attract and engage its target audience. Read more here.

SMRT Media launches campaign in support of 28th SEA Games athletes
SMRT Media is getting into the sporting spirit. More here. Read more here.

Adidas Bodycare gets cool with new OOH campaign
Adidas Bodycare has launched its newest Climacool Anti-Perspirant on Clear Channel’s OOH medium. More here.

Mindshare realigns South Asia leadership
According to the agency this is as part of the ongoing commitment to delivering adaptive planning and thinking. Read more here.

NUS School of Computing appoints Happy Marketer

The appointment comes following a pitch. Read more here.

ComfortDelGro sells red dots for charity
ComfortDelGro Corporation has launched the sale of 50,000 “red dots” to raise funds for charity. Read more here.

Helpling Singapore launches mobile app
With the launch of the Helpling app, this markets the company’s transition from web-based to m-commerce. Read more here.

A+E and Brand New Media partner for HISTORY Plus
A+E Networks Asia aims to expand its digital offering to audiences with HISTORY Plus. Read more here.

Samsung’s larger-than-life phone to comes to Orchard
Have you seen the giant-sized Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ around town? Read more here.

Winners of MPAS Awards 2015 announced
Mongoose Publishing awarded Media Company of the Year, with SPH Magazines a close second. Read more here.

Performics opens Indonesia office
The agency said the market represents a real growth opportunity as digital spend is predicted to more than double in the market over the next three years. Read more here.

Dentsu Aegis Network merges Vivid Group with Isobar
The merger will establish the Isobar brand in Perth and grow the Isobar Group to a team of over 300 across Australia and New Zealand. Read more here.

Maxus launches marketing command centre MESH
Maxus MESH is a dialogue engine which runs on the VSocial platform that reads environmental signals in real-time. Read more here.

Isobar appoints CEO Australia & NZ 
Isobar has promoted Konrad Spilva to the role of CEO of the Isobar Group, Australia and New Zealand. Read more here.

Huawei launches first ad campaign in India
The TVC was conceptualised by L&K Saatchi & Saatchi and features players from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Read more here.

Font hires Singapore country manager
Specialist recruiter font has hired industry expert Sandra Christie David as Singapore country manager. Read more here.

Share a Coke campaign makes out-of-home debut
The ‘Share a Coke’ campaign has arrived in Singapore and it includes an interactive showcase on Clear Channel’s out-of-home medium. Read more here.

The Lumenere Group and BlinkAsia merge to form new agency
CATLYST/TV has been formed from the merger between two prominent content and media companies, The Lumenere Group and BlinkAsia. Read more here.

The Hoffman Agency bags ACCA account
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Singapore has appointed The Hoffman Agency Singapore as its PR and social media agency-of-record. Read more here.


Daikin inks deal to sponsor 28th SEA Games

Daikin will provide cash sponsorship of SG$1 million. Read more here.

Y&R appoints new CEO Philippines
Testa joins from Leo Burnett Singapore where she was global brand agency director SK-II.Read more here.

Jetstar Pacific picks brand and creative partner
Jetstar Pacific is looking to consolidate its position as the low-cost carrier of preference. Read more here.

BBDO and Proximity Thailand make senior promotions
BBDO and Proximity Thailand has made senior promotions in its creative team.Read more here.

psLIVE opens up in Indonesia
psLIVE, a brand experience agency, under the Dentsu Aegis Network, is opening of its representative office in Jakarta. Currently psLIVE has Asia offices in Malaysia and India. Read more here.

Viber Media takes over train rides
Mobile messaging company Viber Media has launched a campaign called, “Viber Instant Messaging App.” Read more here.

Maxus hires APAC head of effectiveness
This is a new position for Maxus in APAC and is in line with the increased focus of Maxus in the data services and analytics space. Read more here.

OMD Sydney hires head of strategy for McDonald’s
OMD Sydney has appointed Gideon Hornung to the position of head of strategy on McDonald’s. Read more here.

BCA launches a competition to push design creativity
This is a competition aimed at enhancing the appreciation for Universal Design in the built environment. Read more here.

MSLGROUP hires director of corporate practice
Communications and engagement consultancy MSLGROUP has appointed Wendy Loh as director of the corporate practice in Singapore. Read more here.

Clear Channel Singapore introduces The Wrap to advertisers
Out-of-home media Clear Channel Singapore introduces a new format for advertisers called The Wrap. Read more here.

FIC launches OTT services for its key channels
Key brands FOX, FOX Sports and National Geographic Channel will be made available over the top in partnership with leading platforms in Asia.Read more here.

Sony Pictures Television names content & marketing VP
Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, has appointed Virginia Lim as its vice president, content & marketing. Read more here.

F&N takes over SMRT Media spaces at City Hall station
Beverage company F&N  has launched a new drink, OISHI Green Tea and this is in line with its marketing efforts. Read more here.

Imagine Group hires new director business director
TV production company Imagine Group Entertainment has appointed Patrick Schult as its director, business development. Read more here.

EZ-Link ties up with Perx to reward commuters
EZ-Link has picked Maiplay, publisher of Perx, mobile marketing and loyalty platform, for its first transit rewards program – the EZ-Link Rewards Scheme with Perx. Read more here.

Ex-global CEO of Maxus lands new role
Vikram Sakhuja, group strategy officer of GroupM Worldwide and previously global CEO of Maxus, will join the Madison Media Group as equity partner and group CEO. Read more here.

Banyan Tree Hotels markets to couples on Instagram
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is banking on Instagram to market itself as the ideal spot for wedding proposals. Read more here.

Isentia appoints David Liu as chief executive of Asia
Media intelligence company Isentia has appointed David Liu as chief executive of Asia to drive growth across the region. Read more here.

GP Batteries lights up SEA Games 2015
The sponsorship involves about half a million dollars worth in goods. Read more here.

FairPrice launches campaign for unsung heroes
FairPrice launched a movement called ‘For the Heroes in our Lives’ to celebrate the nation’s 50th birthday. Read more here.

SPH iink Awards 2015 launches
The eleventh edition of Singapore’s advertising awards, the SPH iink Awards, is back. Read more here.

GEMS World Academy appoints creative agency
International school GEMS World Academy has appointed Leo Burnett Singapore as its creative agency of record. Read more here.

Etiqa and Maybank sponsor insurance for low-income families
Etiqa Insurance has tied up with Maybank to sponsor the personal accident insurance for 3,000 low-income families in Singapore. Read more here.

Ooredoo launches new campaign to gain brand awareness in SEA
Ooredoo is launching a new global communication campaign with football club Paris Saint-Germain to grow its brand awareness in SEA and MENA. Read more here.

Grant Thornton picks PR agency
The scope of services for Grant Thornton will include corporate communications, profiling, strategic counseling and planning of media strategies across the region. Read more here.

Brightcove ties with Marketo
Brightcove has partnered up with Marketo to help marketers increase video marketing effectiveness. Read more here.

Magzter comes on board as MPAS awards sponsor

The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) has confirmed that global digital magazine newsstand and book store Magzter as a sponsor of its media publishing awards event taking place in Singapore on 11 May 2015 at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Read more here. 

FIC expands Michael Dick’s role
International multi-media business FOX International Channels (FIC) has expanded Michael Dick’s role as vice president of acquisitions. Read more here.

How brands can best communicate with Singaporean women 
NBCUniversal International Television’s High Heeled Warriors research presentation on women’s content consumption habits has revealed that 75% of Singaporean women use their smartphones while watching TV – a leading number in South East Asia. Read more here. 

Essence charts APAC growth
Essence has promoted Kyoko Matsushita to managing director of APAC, overseeing both the Tokyo and Singapore operations.  Read more here.

History Asia teams with Canon for reality series on photography
HISTORY Asia and Canon are on a search for the next amateur photographer in the new season of, Photo Face-Off. Read more here.

Brand New Media adds outdoor channel to its portfolio
Channel provider Multi Channels Asia (MCA) and content company Brand New Media (BNM) have partnered up to bring Outdoor Channel (Asia) to BNM’s Multi-Channel Internet TV Network (MCN) across selected Asia Pacific territories. Read more here.

GroupM Singapore names head of trading
GroupM Singapore has promoted its trading director Linda Lim to head of trading. Read more here.

Mizuno brands with long-distance relay race Ekiden
Mizuno will introduce a first full-fledged Ekiden race in Singapore. Read more here.

Harry’s gets PR help to market its latest hospitality destination
The 12-month contract will see the agency managing overall media communications strategies. Read more here.

Innity appoints Kenneth Sim as new Thailand GM
Innity has appointed Kenneth Sim as its new general manager for Innity Thailand. Read more here.

Word of Mouth clinches VivoCity, Scotts Square accounts
Boutique PR consultancy Word of Mouth bags two wins. Read more here.

iris names new regional planning director
Creative network iris has appointed Mark Hadfield as regional planning director. Read more here.

Omnicom Media Group India hires head of investment
Omnicom Media Group has appointed Amol Dighe as head of investment. Read more here.

Mutant Communications eyes expansion with new investor on board
The funding is set to propel the Singapore-based PR and content marketing agency’s expansion in 2015. Read more here.

Grey Group APAC appoints Mimi Nicklin for GSK business
Mimi Nicklin recently joined Grey Group Asia Pacific as vice president, GSK, spearheading the nutrition and oral health businesses for the brand. Read more here.

Saatchis Singapore makes creative hires
Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed two new creative directors Jeremy Chia and Fajar Kurnia. Read more here.

Tourism Western Australia’s transformational campaign promoting Perth
The campaign shows a transformational day and night image of two destinations beyond Perth. Read more here.

Anchor Beer pushes out new brand image
Communications agency Alchemy has launched a new brand image campaign for Anchor Beer. Read more here.

Singapore Kindness Movement creates the Mud Doll
The Singapore Kindness Movement has released a short film about kindness and inter-generational bonding. Read more here.

Havas Sports & Entertainment makes senior promotions
Havas Sports & Entertainment makes senior appointments. Read more here.

MEATliquor appoints local PR agency ahead of Singapore launch
HEAT Branding will help lead MEATliquor’s marketing and PR efforts. Read more here.

theAsianparent announces a multi-million dollar investment
Singapore parenting magazine theAsianparent has announced a multi-million dollar investment from Vertex Venture Holdings. Read more here.

Cheil India names new senior brand manager
Cheil India has appointed Vaarunya Bhalla as senior brand manager. Read more here.

STRIP reveals sexy hygiene tips in new campaign
Hair removal spa, STRIP has launched a new campaign – Dirty Little Secrets Exposed – to encourage hygienic habits for its consumers. Read more here.

Brand’s joins sponsorships for Cycle Asia
Brand’s will be launching the new Gen U Ginseng Nutritive Drink at the Brand’s Prologue event. Read more here.

Singtel brings Chromecast to Singapore
Singtel has introduced media streaming device Chromecast to its users. Read more here.

ASICS launches night marathon
ASICS is launching its inaugural ASICS City Relay, a full marathon event in relay format. Read more here.

Meltwater launches analytics tool for PR
Meltwater has launched a new product for corporate communications and for business to keep on top of billions of real-time editorial, blog and social media conversations. Read more here.

TripAdvisor names new head of client development
This is a newly created role. Read more here.

Guinness throws St. Patrick’s Day bash
Partnering up with Singtel, the Guinness pints can be redeemed using Singtel’s mWallet app. Read more here.

We Are Social, IAB SG publish study on ‘The State Of Digital’
The IAB and We Are Social launch a report on Southeast Asia’s state of digital. Read more here.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies India hires new VP
The role was last held by Devasis Chattopadhyay. Read more here.

Bata launches campaign for shoe-lovers
Aiming to reconnect with younger consumers, digital agency Section has tied up with Bata to launch an integrated digital campaign titled ‘Have We Met’. Read more here.

Mediacorp’s The Laurels 2015 unveils finalists
Mediacorp’s annual awards The Laurels unveils 20 finalists. Read more here.

BBDO Asia boss Chris Thomas named CEO for the Americas
Chris Thomas, Asia CEO of Omnicom’s creative network BBDO, takes on a wider role to oversee the US, Canada and Latin America. Read more here.

Dentsu acquires digital agency in Vietnam
Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired a stake in Emerald, a leading full service digital marketing agency in Vietnam. Read more here.

Mindshare launches in New Zealand
Mindshare, the global media agency, will launch in New Zealand, with Samantha Osborne its managing director. Read more here.

HEAT branding bags PR duties for World Gourmet Summit
À La Carte Productions, a division of Peter Knipp Holdings, has appointed HEAT branding as the official Public Relations agency of the World Gourmet Summit 2015. Read more here.

LEGO helps break Singapore Book of Record for the largest wall mural
The mural will be on display at Westgate until 13 March 2015. Thereafter, it will be taken apart and the LEGO bricks donated to charity. Read more here.

MediaCorp OOH Media platform diversifies its offerings
MediaCorp’s OOH Media platform has converted all its 12 sheet screen wrap formats inside the bus shelters in the city to “Opti-Prime” format. Read more here.

BBDO and Proximity Indonesia hires ECD
BBDO and Proximity Indonesia has appointed Randy Rinaldi as executive creative director. He joins to strengthen the senior management team of BBDO and Proximity Indonesia. Read more here.

Kallang Wave Mall celebrates SG50 with official opening
In partnership with The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia), Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and Citibank Singapore, Kallang Wave Mall celebrated its official opening with a line-up of events in 2015. Read more here.

Ranbaxy selects Havas Media Group for its digital account
Ranbaxy has appointed Havas Media Group India as its digital agency of record for its consumer healthcare brands.Read more here.

BBDO and Proximity Thailand appoints chief client officer
BBDO and Proximity Thailand has appointed a new chief client officer to generate stronger partnerships and push for new business development. Read more here.

Waggener Edstrom Communications makes a push into Africa
Waggener Edstrom Communications has partnered six new strategic firms in Africa to meet increasing client demand. Read more here.

MediaCorp OOH Media creates large zodiac fortune wheels
MediaCorp OOH Media launches interactive zodiac fortune wheel to usher in the Year of the Goat. Read more here.

Vikings inspired village hits Singapore
StarHub and History channel has come together to create a first-ever interactive Vikings Village. Read more here.

Dentsu Aegis Network acquires Soap Creative in Australia
Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Soap Creative, a digital creative agency in Australia. Read more here.

MEC Thailand beefs up its digital team
MEC Thailand has made two senior management promotions in its digital department. Read more here.

Matt Harty joins The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk has hired adtech industry veteran Matt Harty as its senior vice president of Asia Pacific. Read more here.

CNBC to screen on StarHub TV
CNBC will now be available to subscribers on StarHub’s multiscreen service, TV Anywhere, beginning 18 February 2015. Read more here.

MasterChef launches Asia edition
MasterChef Asia will be presented by the Singapore Tourism Board and Knorr, in association with Panasonic and Changi Airport Group. Read more here.

Wall’s wants consumers to start smiling
Unilever’s ice cream brand Wall’s has launched a social media campaign equipped with smile detection technology. More here.

Right Hook Communications bags new clients
Right Hook Communications has added new clients to its portfolio. Read more here.

Spotify partners Circus Social
Spotify has partnered Circus Social, with the latter to create apps with Spotify functionality for brands. Read more here.

FAS partners MP & Silva to boost Singapore football
The six year deal covers global media rights, sponsorship rights and international events for the Singapore Lions and National age group teams. Read more here.

Mutant Communications builds up HR practice team
Mutant Communications has appointed former Human Resources magazine editor Rebecca Lewis as account director. Read more here.

Honda Australia launches new action-packed campaign
Honda Australia has launched a new campaign as it enters the competitive compact SUV category with its new range of HR-V. Read more here.

Spark Architects retains Epic PR
Spark Architects has re-appointed Epic PR for another term, based on successful delivery of key PR campaigns in 2014. Read more here.

BBH Asia Pacific hires senior creative team
BBH Asia Pacific has appointed senior copy writer Nikhil Panjwani and senior art director Gary Lim as the newest addition to its creative team. Read more here.

BBDO Indonesia wins PepsiCo business
Creative responsibilities for PepsiCo’s CSD and food segments have been handed to BBDO Indonesia. Read more here.

Nielsen partners ResponseTek for new customer experience solution
The new solution merges the world’s authority in market research and consumer insight with the top global CEM platform. Read more here.

Newly rebranded Singtel TV adds six new channels
Singtel TV is amping up its offerings to target Japanese culture enthusiasts. Read more here.

Havas Media Group announces global partnership with Facebook’s Atlas
The global deal will have a heavy focus on US and Western Europe and will see the communications network offering the ad server to its clients during 2015. Read more here.

SPH Radio launches a station just for men

SPH Radio has launched a designated radio station for Singaporean men called ONE FM 91.3. Read more here.

The Alchemy Partnership bags beauty brand
GLOW, a health and beauty brand of The Good Natured Company, has appointed The Alchemy Partnership as its creative agency on record. Read more here.

Tourism New Zealand appoints Dog as creative lead to extend reach in Indonesia
Tourism New Zealand has appointed creative agency Dog as its creative marketing and communications agency, targeting the Indonesian market with fully integrated offline and digital marketing paid activities. Read more here.

BlisMedia bolsters Asia team
Advertising technology company BlisMedia has appointed Regina Goh as managing director of Asia. Read more here.

Viber and Buzzfeed launch new chat feature
The venture gives users an exclusive inside view into the most shareable stories and videos on the web. Read more here.

iSentia launches media portal specifically for Asia
The new media portal has been designed specifically for Asian markets. Read more here.

Neil Shewan joins Reading Room Melbourne as MD
Neil Shewan will be leading the Melbourne office. Read more here.

MediaCorp launches print and outdoor categories for The Laurels 2015
MediaCorp is now calling for entries for its annual awards show recognising Singapore’s favourite ads. Read more here.

SPH appoints new head for its Chinese Media group
SPH has appointed Anthony Tan as executive vice president of Chinese Media group, from 1 February 2015. Read more here.

MediaMath appoints APAC MD
MediaMath bolsters its APAC presence with the appointment of former MediaCom executive. Read more here.

AmEx launches heritage campaign for its 90th anniversary
The app allows card members to key in the year they had their AmEx card and in return get a fun fact about Singapore or American Express. Read more here.

UM Singapore bags Singapore Institute of Technology
The appointment covers both traditional and digital media buying and planning duties.Read more here.

Blak Labs brings on new talent
The agency has hired three new creatives to its team.Read more here.

TBWASantiago Mangada Puno makes key creative promotions
TBWASantiago Mangada Puno announces a slew of creative team promotions.Read more here.

Fulford PR clinches Future Music Festival Asia’s Singapore debut
One of the region’s largest music festival, Future Music Festival Asia 2015, has chosen Fulford Public Relations to manage its communications campaign.Read more here.

Spotify appoints digital marketing agency
Spotify, has appointed Australian digital marketing agency Switched on Media (SoM) to handle its paid social and digital summer 2014-15 campaign. Read more here.

UPS inks exclusive partnership with 7-Eleven
This enhanced service was driven by the growth in e-commerce and online, said UPS in a press statement. Read more here.

Citibank Singapore launches interactive ad campaign
The campaign is aimed to raise greater brand awareness among the professionals, managers, executives and businessmen. Read more here.

The Economist launches healthy subscription campaign
The Economist newspaper has placed its subscription plans in the most unexpected of places. Read more here.

Omnicom Media Group brings Atlas to APAC
Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific has activated its in-market partnership with Atlas, in bringing audience-first programmatic capabilities to Asia Pacific. Read more here.

Asia Square pushes regional ad campaign
Asia Square has launched a regional ad campaign in time for Christmas. Read more here.

Canon launches OOH campaign
Canon has launched its latest campaign for its Canon EOS 7D Mark II at Raffles Place. Read more here.

MediaCorp and TODAY launch Christmas campaign
MediaCorp OOH Media has dressed up its bus shelters’ ad panels as part of its Christmas campaign along Orchard Road.

New consumer personalisation platform launches
Technology integrator EngageClick announced a new consumer personalisation platform that improves the effectiveness of advertising engagement across multiple screens by learning engagement behaviour patterns of consumers and by delivering predictive and personalised ads.

JWT New Zealand acquires Heyday
Marketing communications agency JWT acquires majority stake independent New Zealand digital agency Heyday.

Lion welcomes Ogilvy to its agency village
Beverage and food company Lion announced that Ogilvy will join its agency village roster as the media partner following a competitive pitch process.

Geometry Global Sri Lanka appoints new COO
Sancharitha Jayathilake will be responsible for promoting the concept of precision activation to brands in the local market.Read more here.

JWT helps educate RMIT Vietnam students
JWT has partnered with RMIT Vietnam to develop the country’s first set of local market case studies for the university.Read more here.

Scripps Networks Interactive and Starhub TV to launch HGTV
The US home lifestyle channel will make its debut in high definition on 4 December. Read more here.

Vserv launches Vserv Smart RT
The new product will enable companies to re-target consumers better. Read more here.

Yamaha Motorcycles picks creative agency
The advertising agency will help Yamaha Motorcycles build its brand profile. Read more here.

Y&R Group Indonesia bags new accounts
The agency will now be working with Land Rover Indonesia and Coffee ABC Susu. Read more here.

Harper’s Bazaar appoints new editor-in-chief
Kenneth Goh will take over from current editor Lauren Clarke Jensen. Read more here.

MP & Silva executes new management structure
Robert Dalmiglio will now serve as the new CCO whilst Marco Auletta will be the CEO. Read more here.

Spark wins part of Petra Foods business
Spark, the agency-of-record, will handle media planning and buying. Read more here.

MSLGROUP India appoints co-managing directors
They will report directly to Glenn Osaki, president, MSLGROUP Asia. Read more here.

Havas Media Group India bags OCM India account

This account win includes traditional and digital media duties. Read more here.

HSBC makes a push into digital
The marketing approach for this challenge is focused on multi-digital channels. Read more here

Audi launches microsite for latest ad campaign
The campaign now includes a microsite and a Facebook contest. Read more here.

KRDS Singapore bags new client
It will now work with NTUC Women’s Development Secretariat, handling its social media mandate. Read more here.

Seven46 establishes new office in Japan
Based in Tokyo, Emiri Tokunaga is set to lead the new office. Read more here.

Lorenzo stages flashmobs at WTA Finals
Jason Teoh, executive director of Lorenzo, said the brand’s activation has generated positive visibility for the main board listed company. Read more here.

Havas Media Melbourne wins Local Fitness account

The agency will be overlooking planning and real time buying of display advertising for its new local client. Read more here.

Amobee appoints business director
Wade will be responsible for accelerating company growth and capturing digital marketing expansion. Read more here.

Sampoerna appoints media agency in Indonesia
Sampoerna, one of the largest Indonesian tobacco companies and a subsidiary of PT Philip Morris Indonesia, has awarded its digital business to Mindshare. Read more here.

Sri Lankan newspapers create special editions for elderly
TBWA and PHD join forces for Sri Lankan campaign for the elderly. Read more here.

MP & Silva renews Italian Serie A until 2017-2018
MP & Silva acquired the Italian league’s international rights for the next three football seasons, and will continue to manage the worldwide distribution from season 2015-2016 to 2017- 2018, after successfully winning the tender launched by the Lega Serie A. Read more here.

Castlewood Group partners with TV show The Apartment
Castlewood Group is the exclusive property partner of the show’s latest installment: The Apartment Celebrity Edition.  Read more here.

R/GA Sydney appoints senior technical director
R/GA Sydney has appointed Jeff Donios as senior technology director. Read more here.

Razorfish appoints new CEO for India office
Razorfish has appointed Charulata Ravi Kumar as chief executive officer India. She will be replacing Kanika Mathur. Read more here. 

Vaseline Women hires digital agency
Vaseline Women has appointed Ogilvy & Mather Indonesia to handle its digital marketing business. Read more here.

Arcade bags digital duties for Vaseline Men
The win comes following a three-way pitch. Read more.

BlisMedia appoints Australia and New Zealand ops lead
Global adtech firm BlisMedia has appointed Nick Ballard as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. Read more here.

Turner pushes for more Korean content
Turner is set to launch Oh!K, a new general entertainment channel, with select content from MBC. Read more here.

Scripps Networks beefs up APAC distribution and ad sales team
Scripps Networks Asia Pacific has appointed Leena Singarajah as the head of distribution and ad sales. Read more here.

DWA hires global CMO
DWA has appointed Matthew Yorke as president, global business innovation and CMO of the company. Read more here.

Coca-Cola makes marketing push in Myanmar
Coca-Cola’s Thadingyut packaging will be available at all major supermarkets, consumer goods outlets and provision stores across Myanmar from the first week of October. Read more here.

STW’s Edge Asia Network acquires Vietnam agency
Managing director of Red Brand Builders, Chris Elkin, will lead Edge Asia’s Vietnam business. Read more here.

Wego appoints new general manager
Mamoun Hmedan will head the launch of Wego’s first TV campaign for the GCC and Pan-Arab markets. Read more here.

Tata Sky enhances its service delivery
It has now deployed the Genesys solution to enhance the efficiency of its workforce and the overall customer experience. Read more here.

JCDecaux offers customisable new platforms
Bulgari will be the maiden advertiser for this new iconic platform. Read more here.

UOB tests Singaporeans on travel knowledge
The campaign has attracted close to 18,000 Singaporeans. Read more here.

Tesco Lotus picks media partner
Mindshare will handle Tesco Lotus’ overall media business across offline and online in Thailand. Read more here.

OMD appoints new managing director
Marge Reid has been promoted from her designation as general manager and head of trading for OMB Melbourne. Read more here.

OpenHouse picks creative and PR agency
The partnership is set to boost OpenHouse’s position in the property portal market. Read more here.

Singapore Kindness Movement aims to spread smiles
It has launched a new campaign on MediaCorp OOH Media platform. Read more here.

TNT gets a brand refresh
Delivery company TNT has teamed up with international brand design agency, Design Bridge, to redesign its brand identity. Read more here.

Sentosa pushes for more mobile engagement
Sentosa guests connected to Wireless@SG can tap on the free Wi-Fi to make use of SDC’s mobile solutions.Read more here.

Tens Sunglasses expands into SEA
It has appointed a PR agency to help its expansion initiatives. Read more here.

King Content partners with Newscred
Content marketing agency King Content has partnered content marketing platform NewsCred in Asia Pacific. Read more here.

Singapore Zoo launches rhinoceros conservation awareness campaign
Singapore Zoo will launch a rhinoceros conservation awareness campaign, titled Rhinos in Trouble: The Hornest Truth, from 20 September to 19 October 2014 to raise awareness about the plight of rhinoceroses in the wild.Read more here.

Bell Pottinger makes senior regional hire
Bell Pottinger announced the appointment of Mark Canning, a former senior British diplomat. Read more here.

Hertz Asia targets younger drivers
Hertz Asia has set its sights on tertiary students in Singapore for its latest campaign to raise its profile. Read more here.

Touch PR adds on lifestyle clients
Aside from its expanded portfolio, Touch has also recently launched its new web portal.Read more here.

Fonterra launches new products in Vietnam
Fonterra Brands Vietnam has launched its prenatal milk, AnmumMaterna Concentrate, in the market with the help of BBDO.Read more here.

WPP makes a move into Mongolia
Y&R Advertising has agreed to acquire the creative and research agency of MCS Holding in Mongolia. Read more here.

Wego targets a broader audience with new campaign
The series of ads communicate benefits of the travel metasearch model on Wego. Read more here.

Y&R Indonesia appoints new CEO
Y&R has appointed Matthew Collier (pictured) as chief executive officer, Y&R Group Indonesia, comprising Y&R, The Campaign Palace and VML Qais. Read more here.

ESPN launches SEA edition of ESPN FC
ESPN FC is unveiling a brand new Southeast Asian edition of ESPNFC.com on 1 October 2014. Read more here.

Publicis Groupe and Adobe enter strategic partnership
The collaboration is expected to accelerate Publicis Groupe’s goal to make combined digital and emerging market revenue 75% of its multi-billion dollar business by 2018. Read more here.

4 different affluent consumers brands should identify
Based on extensive research and knowledge on the affluent consumer, Agility Research has identified four different affluent consumer profiles. Read more here.

Tigerspike appoints group communications director
Tigerspike has appointed Aisha Hillary as its group communications director. Read more here.

Waggener Edstrom brings on board industry veteran
Waggener Edstrom Communications (WE) has appointed Michael Murphy as a senior global advisor to the executive team.Read more here.

Hakuhodo’s push to better merge online and offline
Japanese creative firm Hakuhodo has started offering its new tool called Activation-Ad. Read more here.

Y&R Group Indonesia gets new ECD
Y&R Group Indonesia has appointed Yerry Indrajaya as executive creative director. He will be replacing Kevin Le who has been with the agency a little over three years. Read more here.

Wunderman ANZ strengthens its executive team
Wunderman Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) has appointed Anna Karena as executive creative director. Read more here.

Lazada picks PR agency

JP Morgan and Tesco funded e-commerce site Lazada has appointed DFW Creative as its public relations agency after a pitch. Read more here.

The Premier League sticks with radio station talkSPORT

UTV Media’s sports radio station talkSPORT has extended its international partnership with the Premier League for an additional three years until 2019.Read more here.

Bonds gets a packaging makeover

Led by JKR’s Singapore office, the new design is said to take Bonds back to its roots.Read more here.

Deloitte signs on as partner for SEA Games

Deloitte has come on board as the official professional services partner for the 28th SEA Games with the Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee. Read more here.

Wunderman Korea hires new MD

Wunderman Korea has appointed Steven Koh as its new managing director. He will be reporting to Martin Conneen, president, Wunderman Asia Pacific. Read more here.

FIC makes breakthrough in Chinese market

FOX International Channels (FIC) Asia has partnered with New Classics Media (NCM), a China-based film and television company, which grants FIC the exclusive broadcast and distribution rights in all markets outside of mainland China for NCM’s new modern-family comedy/drama series, Tiger Mom. Read more here.

Electrolux ignites local passion for food

In celebration of National Day, Electrolux is giving Singaporeans the chance to find out what popular local dish truly represents their personality. Read more here.

Wunderman Indonesia hires digital strategist

Satrio’s primary focus will be on devising strategies for key clients such as Nokia, Microsoft and Ford. Read more here.

Katy Perry’s new fragrance ad premiers with a fun twist

The campaign was shot by the Animated Storyboards team. Read more here.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand breaks into Japan

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be making its entry in the Japanese market by the end of this year. Read more here.

MP & Silva bags Japan rights for European Qualifiers matches

UEFA has announced an exclusive agreement with MP & Silva for the media rights in Japan for the European Qualifiers to UEFA EURO 2016™ and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Read more here.

E-commerce on the rise in Singapore

Singapore and Malaysia are leading in Southeast Asia in terms of online and retail sales, with 50% of the population making e-commerce transactions. Read more here.

A new creative tool to help your Facebook ads

Allied APAC, a consolidated subsidiary of Allied Architect which offers social media marketing support for businesses, has developed a crowdsourcing service ReFUEL4 which specialises in Facebook advertising creation. Read more here.

Dailymotion and Pixel Media partner up

Video platform Dailymotion and digital ad sales network Pixel Media have inked a deal where Pixel Media will represent the direct campaigns on Dailymotion.com. Read more here.

BlackBerry collaborates with Smaato

Smaato, a mobile Real-Time Bidding (RTB) ad exchange (SMX) and Supply Side Platform (SSP), is collaborating with BlackBerry. Read more here.

Exponential Interactive introduces flexible new video formats

Exponential Interactive, a digital media solution agency has launched a range of video-enabled engagement ad formats through its display, video and mobile audience engagement divisions Firefly Video, Adotube and Appsnack. Read more here.

FIC releases The Walking Dead Season 5

Fox International Channels has announced that Season 5 of The Walking Dead will debut in all its 125+ markets on 13 October. Read more here.

Havas Media Group India appointed digital AOR for Businessworld

Havas Media Group India has won the integrated digital duties of Businessworld in a multi-agency pitch. Read more here.

Dentsu Media hires creative agency veteran

Dentsu Media has hired Nutchanun Chiaphanumas as its first ever executive creative director. Read more here.

Manchester United Football Club signs another sponsor

Nissin Foods Holdings has entered into a three-year global partnership deal with English professional football club, Manchester United. Read more here.

To The New launches global entrepreneurship program

Spencer Stuart, one of the world’s leading executive search firms to design the entrepreneurship program and the selection process. Read more here.

Korea Tourism Organisation reaches out to planners

The Korea Tourism Organisation’s M.I.C.E. team has launched its second “Master Planner Challenge” contest. Read more here.

AdNear and Mindshare join forces

Big data company AdNear and Mindshare have partnered up to push location-based mobile advertising services to brands across Asia Pacific. Read more here.

Grey Group Singapore launches production arm

Grey Group Singapore has launched its own in-house production facility called GreyWorks Singapore. Read more here.

Mediatropy beefs up creative team

Boutique digital media agency Mediatropy has appointed Philipp Kristian Diekhöner (pictured) as creative director to help expand the agency’s service portfolio in the fields of brand strategy, experience and innovation. Read more here.

Vserv.mobi inks new deal with Microsoft Devices

Vserv.mobi has inked a joint partnership with Microsoft Devices in Vietnam. Read more here.

Mindshare introduces wearable technology to its mix

WPP media agency Mindshare has set up a global wearable technology group called Life+ to help brands take advantage of the new technology. Read more here.

MediaCorp grabs another prime OOH media spot

MediaCorp OOH Media has been appointed as the exclusive media partner to market and manage the new digital screen at Orchardgateway, a new mall located in the heart of Orchard Road. Read more here.

Genesys grows its marketing team

Erwann Thomassain has been appointed head of marketing for APAC, based out of Singapore. Read more here.

Here’s what SPH is planning for its 30th year anniversary

Singapore Press Holdings is flying in British artist Stephen Wiltshire to draw the Singapore skyline as a highlight of its 30th anniversary celebrations this year. Read more here.

Dentsu Aegis Network gives back

Dentsu Aegis Network Singapore has partnered with President’s Challenge to present the ‘Gift of Art’ to over 600 beneficiaries for its “One Day for Change Committed” initiative. Read more here.

 

Komli boosts its Remarketing Demand Side Platform

Media technology company Komli Media has launched an Android app for its Remarketing Demand Side Platform customers. Read more here.

Ogilvy & Mather Melbourne grows team

Ogilvy & Mather Melbourne has appointed Belinda Danks-Woodley as group account director and Joe Heath as strategy director. Read more here.

SMRT pushes promotions on iMOB

SMRT has launched the iMOB, or I’m On Board- a single platform that integrates advertising, digital and retail businesses. Read more here.

SPHMBO relaunches Chevron House screen

Advertisers now have the option of a screen-wrap placement, expanding total display size by another 60% to further amplify their campaign creative. Read more here.

JCDecaux unleashes new OOH offering

Lipton has come on board as its first advertiser. Read more here.

Warner Bros picks Vizeum

Warner Bros Home Entertainment has appointed Vizeum as its media agency. Vizeum will be tasked to handle all media strategy, planning and buying duties for the brand in the Australian market. Read more here.

KRDS Singapore bags several new accounts

Social media and mobile agency KRDS Singapore has won two new accounts with Converse Singapore and Great Eastern Women’s Run Singapore. Read more here.

CIMB Bank sponsors the colour run

CIMB Bank is once again sponsoring The Color Run event happening over the weekend of 30 and 31 August 2014. Read more here.

Leo Burnett India makes more creative hires

Leo Burnett India has hired Prajato Guha Thakurta and Sachin Kamble as associate executive creative directors. Read more here.

JCDecaux revamps its billboard

OOH media company JCDecaux has revamped its billboard in Chinatown. Read more here.

Havas Media Group strengthens Indonesia team

Havas Media Group has appointed Pranay Shah Singh as head of strategy for Indonesia. Read more here.

Publicis Singapore makes another new hire

Publicis Singapore has appointed Joanne Theseira as new business director, a newly created role. Read more here.

Advocacy opens its doors in India

Word of mouth agency Advocacy has launched its India operation with Srikanth Sarathy as COO. Read more here.

The Event Company hires Geoffrey Fry

The Event Company has appointed Geoffrey Fry as creative director. Read more here.

Komli Media launches new social ads platform

Komli Media has announced an exclusive partnership with Adquant and Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer. Read more here.

Lucasfilm Singapore appoints new GM

Lucasfilm has appointed Teresa Cheng to the post of general manager for Lucasfilm Singapore. Read more here.

ThoughtBuzz and DataSift offer Twitter analytics

ThoughtBuzz, the analytics arm of TO THE NEW, will be integrating with DataSift to provide advanced Twitter analytics for marketers and analysts. Read more here.

Techsailor launches social CRM offering

Techsailor, a TO THE NEW group company, has announced the launch of Social IQ, an integrated Social CRM offering. Read more here.

King Content ventures into London

Australian content marketing agency King Content has opened the doors to a new office in London, hot on the heels of launching in Singapore and Melbourne. Read more here.

Why remarketing is crucial for businesses

Mobile is driving 30% of the traffic in India and Southeast Asia but contributing to only 20% of the total transactions. Read more here.

TNS appoints regional political and social director

TNS has promoted Chaitanya Reddy to the newly created role of political & social director, Mekong Region. Read more here.

iris Singapore gets new creative lead

iris Worldwide Singapore has appointed Ed Cheong as its new creative director, reporting into Grant Hunter, regional creative director and Craig Mapleston, managing director, iris Worldwide Singapore. Read more here.

Maxus Singapore gets new MD as Goh exits for IDA

Maxus Singapore’s managing director Lena Goh will leave the agency at the beginning of June to head marketing for the Infocomm Development Authority. Read more here.

PRecious Communications grows client roster [GALLERY]

Independent boutique public relations and social media consultancy PRecious Communications has added three new clients to its roster in its second year. Read more here.

Havas Worldwide appoints regional healthcare MD

Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia (SEA) has promoted Victor Joseph ‘VJ’ Yamat to the role of managing director of healthcare operations SEA in a move that enhances the agency’s effort in strengthening its growing health portfolio and business across the region. Read more here.

OMG hires new lead to head Fuse

Omnicom Media Group (OMG), Asia Pacific has appointed Anathea Ruys to lead Fuse, its branded content, sponsorship and ideation unit that services clients within the network and its brands, OMD, PHD and M2M. Read more here.

Arcade launches Unilever campaign in Japan

Arcade has created an integrated campaign for the launch of Unilever’s Clear Hair & Scalp Care range in Japan across broadcast and print. Read more here.

Dentsu bolsters Indonesian leadership

In preparation for the next phase of growth in 2014, Dentsu Indonesia has announced the appointment of three key management leaders. Read more here.

Starcom drives social education initiative

In an effort to build and nurture local talent, SMG Social, Starcom’s social and content division, has spearheaded an initiative called ‘SMG Social Connect’ to train Singaporean students to be certified community managers. Read more here.

Leo Burnett India appoints new CCO

RajDeepak Das has been appointed as the chief creative officer, Leo Burnett Group India. Read more here.

Evian jumps in on Spider-Man 2 premiere

Evian has launched the second stage of its global Amazing Baby & Me 2 campaign, tying it into the Spider-Man 2 movie. Read more here.

Emirates Airline partners Microsoft Advertising

Emirates Airline and its media agency Havas Media Group have partnered with Microsoft Advertising as one of the key partners for its global brand campaign. Read more here.

OCBC to sponsor BNP Paribas WTA Championships

OCBC Bank will be the Official Card Partner for the BNP Paribas WTA Championships Singapore. Read more here.

Havas Media’s Arena Indonesia gets new lead

Havas Media Group has appointed Anwesh Bose to the newly created role of managing director of Arena Indonesia. Read more here.

OMD Tasmania gets new MD

OMD Tasmania has appointed Matt Fishburn to the dual role of Clemenger Tasmania’s new managing director and media director. Read more here.

Nissan creates 3D replicas of car lovers

As a part of their 80th Anniversary celebration, Nissan has launched a new program that embodies the ‘love stories’ between Nissan drivers and their cars. Read more here.

 

ZooMoo makes debut on StarHub

Beach House Pictures and StarHub has launched Singapore debut of ZooMoo on StarHub TV, Asia’s first kids channel fully dedicated to wildlife. Read more here.

Game Of Thrones gets more fans

The season four US premiere of Game Of Thrones on Sunday, 6 April was watched by an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it HBO’s most-watched program since the finale of The Sopranos in 2007 (11.9 million viewers). Read more here.

LOOK Out for the Philips food truck

In a bid to showcase its Airfryer, a Philips Airfryer birthday food truck – laden with crisp, guilt-free, air-fried food – which was running around the streets of Singapore. Read more here.

adidas picks digital agency

adidas Indonesia has appointed VML Qais as its digital agency of record. Read more here.

Twitter appoints head of ad sales

Twitter has appointed Delilah Chan as the head of advertising sales for Singapore and Malaysia, Twitter. Read more here.

OMG Thailand makes new hires

Omnicom Media Group Thailand has appointed Suphanee Dechaburananon as senior consultant. Read more here.

Virgin Active appoints Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand

Virgin Active has appointed Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand as its creative agency. Read more here.

Kantar and Twitter collaborate further

Kantar and Twitter have entered a global partnership with agreement for over five years. Read more here.

LinkedIn introduces new analytics tool

LinkedIn has introduced its Content Marketing Score, a data-driven analytics tool that quantifies and benchmarks a brands’ content marketing effort on LinkedIn. Read more here.

Millward Brown appoints new CCO

In his new role, Narayanan will report to Nichola Rastrick, managing director of SEA, and joins the SEA management team. Read more here.

Pudu launches in Singapore

A travel-inspired fashion brand for men Pudu has launched in Singapore. Read more here.

Singaporeans’ preference for local news

According to SingTel’s news app Newsloop, consumption of national news ranks the highest. Read more here.

Clear Channel launches new capabilities

Out-of-home ad provider Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) is rolling out an interactive mobile advertising platform globally called Connect. Read more here.

OMD wins Australian brands

OMD has announced their appointment as the media agency for two Australian brand clients: RACV, a $14m account and the $16m Pacific Brands account. Both were awarded to OMD following a competitive pitch. Read more here.

How BIG Hotel boosted its unique visitors

How boutique hotel BIG Hotel pushed its unique visitors with a new site and creative digital campaign.Read more here.

BBH and EDB host joint scholarship

Creative agency BBH Asia Pacific and the Economic Development Board of Singapore have launched the application.Read more here.

Moove Media implements new advertising platform

Moove Media, ComfortDelGro’s outdoor advertising arm, has launched Moove IT Digital Kiosk. Read more here.

Daikin launches Super hero themed ad campaign

Daikin Airconditioning has launched a campaign for its new Super Multi Series. Read more here.

The Media Shop hires digital director

The Media Shop has appointed Lee Chee Wee (pictured) as digital director. Read more here.

WFA names new leadership

The World Federation of Advertisers has appointed 12 new leaders to its executive committee and other senior positions. The executive committee is the senior decision-making body in the organisation and is charged with devising and steering WFA strategy. Read more here.

Omnicom appoints trading hires

Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific has expanded its accountability team and appointed Sofia Savvidou as the head of trading and accountability APAC. Read more here.

Mountain Dew partners with X-Men

Mountain Dew has announced an official international partnership with 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Read more here.

Fortis appoints Section

Singapore-based independent digital agency Section is working with India-based Fortis Surgical Hospital to launch an integrated campaign. Read more here.

Carat extends into Brisbane

Carat has extended its Australian presence with its recent launch in the Queensland market. Read more here.

“Flower ka Power” in India

Tata and Lowe are creating awareness amongst women about their powers and responsibilities as citizens of India. Here’s how. Read more here.

Guinness Singapore prepares for St. Patrick’s Day

Guinness has invited Singaporeans to get into the Irish spirit from 14 to 17 March with a new digital campaign to promote the festivities. Read more here.

Clear Shampoo aims to wow

Unilever Clear shampoo’s Ice Cool Menthol range has launched a new ad with the help of Lowe Singapore. The TVC will run across Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. Read more here.

Wunderman hires head of planning

Wunderman Australia announces the appointment of Dom Hickey as head of planning. Read more here.

Guardian News & Media partners with PHD

Guardian News & Media (GNM) has extended its partnership with media and communications agency PHD to cover Guardian Australia’s digital properties. Read more here.

Carrefour picks BBDO Indonesia

Carrefour has appointed BBDO Indonesia as its creative duties in the Indonesian market. Read more here.

Havas Media makes a move in New Zealand

Havas Media Group, the global media network of Havas, has formed a strategic alliance with Kiwi agency Lassoo Media. Read more here.

M&C Saatchi appoints Cooper

M&C Saatchi Sydney has appointed Ben Cooper as group innovation director. Read more here.

Groupon launches e-commerce affiliate

Groupon has launched Groupon Partner Network (GPN), a proprietary local e-commerce affiliate marketing platform designed to help online publishers monetise their online presence through the promotion of Groupon deals. Read more here.

OMD extends contract with Tourism Australia

OMD has extended its contract with Tourism Australia. Having landed the global account back in 2012, the contract with OMD Sydney includes coverage across 16 markets, incorporating offline, online, SEO, SEM and social. Read more here.

Motive Media enters Singapore market

Motive Media, a nightlife media network for venues and events, has launched in Singapore. Read more here.

Microsoft Malaysia appoints CMO

Microsoft announced the appointment of Rukmani Subramaniam as its new chief marketing & operations officer for Malaysia. Read more here.

Clozette opens doors for marketing partnerships in PH

Singapore’s Clozette.co is now open for marketing partnerships in the Philippines in response to overwhelming traffic it has been getting from the island nation. Read more here.

Tickled Media hires APAC comms lead

Tickled Media has hired Neetu Mirchandani as the vice president of strategic alliances and communications for Asia Pacific. Read more here.

Bates CHI&Partners Singapore appoints MD

Bates CHI&Partners Singapore has appointed Christina Chong as managing director, reporting to CEO David Mayo. Read more here.

Weber Shandwick appoints Bangkok lead

Weber Shandwick has announced the appointment of Stuart Kelly to lead the firm’s operations in Bangkok, effective immediately. Read more here.

Go Communications sets up in Laos

Go Communications has formed a partnership with Sengdara Communications in Laos, headquartered in Vientiane. Read more here.

M&C Saatchi appoints Optus lead

M&C Saatchi has hired Chiquita King (pictured) to group head of the Optus team. King joined M&C Saatchi from Leo Burnett where, as group business director, she led the Canon, Colonial First State and eBay accounts. Read more here.

Indomie makes agency appointment

Lowe Indonesia has retained duties as AOR for Indonesian instant noodle brand Indomie.

 

CA Technologies promotes APAC president and GM

CA Technologies announced the appointment of Kenneth Arredondo as the president & general manager of Asia Pacific & Japan with effect from 1 April 2014. Read more here.

FIC announces new hire

FOX International Channels Asia has announced that Jacqui Feeney will join FIC as managing director, Australia and New Zealand, from 1 May, 2014. Read more here.

Mediabrands makes regional appointment

Mediabrands has promoted UM Spain’s strategy, insights and analytics partner, Pablo Gomez (pictured), to the role of regional communications planning director, IPG Mediabrands, APAC. Read more here.

Project: WorldWide appoints Tan

Project: WorldWide has appointed industry veteran Michael Tan as managing director shopper marketing, Asia Pacific. Read more here.

FutureBrand appoints Oz leadership

FutureBrand has demonstrated its continued strategic investment in the Australian market with the additions of Richard Curtis as chief executive officer and Graham Purnell as executive director, creative. Read more here.

oOh! Media launches content platform

Australia’s first integrated online and digital out-of-home content platform oOH! Media has launched a content platform across more than 50 universities throughout the country. Read more here.

WhybinTBWA appoints regional CEO

Paul Bradbury has been appointed as the regional chief executive officer of the WhybinTBWA Group Australia and New Zealand, overseeing WhybinTBWA, Digital Arts Network (DAN), The Integer Group, Eleven PR and Fleishman Hillard. Read more here.

“The Voice” grabs new sponsor

Clear Scalp & Hair has partnered with NBC’s “The Voice” for season six of the Emmy award winning singing competition show as the official hair care sponsor of the show. Read more here.

MP & Silva partners Badminton Asia Confederation

MP& Silva announced its three year partnership with the Badminton Asia Confederation for the exclusive worldwide media rights for its calendar of events, including the region’s premium international tournament in the Badminton Asia Championships. Read more here.

Agency launches enterprise social network

Branding consultancy Consulus has launched an enterprise social network, offering companies the ability quickly share ideas and updates, and retrieve them with ease later on. To date, CastleUp is used in Singapore, Vietnam and Brunei. Read more

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