Matthew Miller
Dec 20, 2013

Top content of 2013 (We'll see you in 2014)

ASIA-PACIFIC - We're off for the holidays after this afternoon (daily coverage resumes on 6 January). But before we go, here are the most popular features, news stories, photo galleries, opinions and videos from in 2013.

Top content of 2013 (We'll see you in 2014)

Dear friends: After this afternoon, we won't be publishing online until we resume daily bulletins on 6 January. In fact, other than 3 and 4 January, when we'll have a skeleton crew on duty, our offices are closed for the holidays.

We just finished up the massive December-January issue, which should arrive in emagazine form and in subscriber mailboxes as 2014 begins.

So we're looking forward to the break, and we hope you get a similar respite in order to have yourself a merry little Christmas—or enjoy whatever observances you observe. 

As a parting gift, here's a compilation of the most-read content from this past year. Thanks for reading, and we'll see you in 2014.

News and analysis

  1. How do you fix calling your customer a 'b*tch' on Facebook?
  2. Rapp KL reputedly behind controversial Malaysian political ads
  3. Jollibee Singapore: When your brand is falsely accused
  4. 2013 Agency of the Year / Network of the Year winners
  5. Draftfcb closes Hong Kong office
  6. Industry reacts to 'death by overwork' claims after passing of 24-year-old Ogilvy employee
  7. Publicis Worldwide names Singapore CEO
  8. Industry reacts to Publicis-Omnicom merger
  9. Scoot's virtual flight a crashing failure
  10. Spikes Asia 2013 winners revealed
  11. The winners: 2013 Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards
  12. M&C Saatchi ceases creative operations in Hong Kong
  13. Stunt 'resignation' of Singa sparks courtesy conversation
  14. Turner International Asia-Pacific cuts an estimated 240 jobs
  15. Samsung apologises over 'fake' online forum comments against rival HTC
  16. Coca-Cola's first herbal drink should appeal to younger generation: industry experts
  17. Bates and JWT to form joint venture in Hong Kong to handle HSBC
  18. Q&A: How TWG built a luxury tea brand through word of mouth
  19. Samsung Asia sees restructuring in marketing team, "small number" of layoffs
  20. F5Digital founder claims to be victim of fraud; revises company structure

Special features

  1. 40 Under 40: Unsung heroes pushing the boundaries of advertising and media
  2. Election ads from Malaysia
  3. Asia's Top 1000 Brands
  4. Faces to watch: The future looks bright with these talented individuals
  5. Hall of Fame: A tribute to the people who have helped build Asian media and marketing
  6. DATA POINTS: Asia-Pacific online adspend closing the gap on TV
  7. Ad industry salaries drop, gender and country disparities persist: Font Talent
  8. Nike struggles in China: Temporary shift in brand loyalty, or long-term loss of faith?
  9. The online medium Hong Kong marketers can't ignore
  10. Cultural blunders: Brands gone wrong


  1. Durex shows Australia, and the world, the future of foreplay
  2. Johnnie Walker brings back Bruce Lee in Greater China campaign
  3. Critics pan Subway’s satirical campaign
  4. McCann staff members pay tribute to old office, gangster style
  5. Singapore Airlines campaign moves emphasis away from 'Singapore Girl'
  6. SingTel celebrates hawker heritage by challenging TV chef Gordon Ramsay
  7. Eva Air begins global branding campaign featuring Takeshi Kaneshiro
  8. What if ad concepts could talk smack?
  9. CASE STUDY: How messages in chocolate boosted sales for Cadbury Malaysia
  10. Dove's 'Real sketches' film provokes jealousy, controversy


  1. Agency of the Year Awards
  2. Media360Asia Charity Dinner raises more than US$40,000
  3. McCann Hong Kong's office-warming bash
  4. Mastermind Quiz: Hong Kong competition
  5. Eye candy: Cannes 2013 Press Gold Lions
  6. Edelman hosts east-meets-west party to debut renovated HK offices
  7. The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards
  8. Bates CHI & Partners hosts official launch party in Singapore
  9. Edelman Hong Kong's Halloween gathering
  10. Spikes Asia 2013 Awards


  1. McDonalds turns Hello Kitty promotion into a social media meltdown
  2. Being banned in Singapore is better than sex for
  3. Is Visa's Singapore taxi ban just a PR stunt?
  4. How Linkedin has changed Singapore networking
  5. Ad agencies: Do they really need a 'Head of Innovation'?
  6. Creativity: Agencies still don't get it
  7. Creative people: The most important resource of all
  8. Growing an ad agency is not as easy as it used to be
  9. When planners go bad (or sad)
  10. What Don Draper can teach us about briefing

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