JAKARTA - Thomas Sutton (pictured), the group account director of Citibank at Publicis Singapore, has left the agency to join Leo Burnett Kreasindo in Jakarta as country advisor.
Lito German, the new marketing director at BMW Group Asia, is German by name if not by nationality, and is eager to prove his other credentials.
Less than one year into the job and Dee Dutta, Visa's head of marketing for Asia-Pacific, says he is already feeling the benefits of switching from a global to a regional role.
BANGKOK - The Adfest festival in Pattaya has been cancelled due to ongoing political instability in the capital of Bangkok.
New Google managing director for Southeast Asia Julian Persaud believes the potential for the search engine's regional business growth is huge.
Prior to its recent release, IAB's report on Singapore's online advertising revenue was being touted as a landmark development for the advertising industry, in that it would be the first attempt to quantify the country's digital spend. The eventual results made for interesting reading.
REGIONAL - Ogilvy & Mather has launched Ogilvy Noor, a new multidisciplinary practice focused on Islamic branding in partnership with TNS.
SINGAPORE - Consumers across the Asia-Pacific region are approaching the next six months with a steady sense of optimism, according to the latest MasterCard Worldwide Index of Consumer Confidence survey, released yesterday.
GLOBAL - RECMA, which has announced the release of the Compitches 2009-2007 rankings, has ranked Zenith Optimedia, OMD and Mediacom as the top three agencies for competitiveness in pitches in Asia-Pacific over three years from 2007 to 2009.
JAKARTA - Bates 141 Indonesia has won the creative account for Malaysian car brand Proton in an eight-way pitch.
SINGAPORE - Singapore's third largest telco M1 is believed to have invited four agencies including Zenith Optimedia, Starcom, MPG and incumbent OMD to pitch for its media business.
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SYDNEY - Australian brand design firm, Hulsbosch Strategy & Design, has won a major contract to create a new visual identity for Caltex's Star Mart convenience stores, now being rolled out across Australia.
SINGAPORE - Burger King is believed to have shortlisted three agencies including Publicis, Euro RSCG and Saatchi & Saatchi for its creative business in Singapore.
Singapore - Pay-TV operators in Singapore have responded to Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia's (CASBAA) viewpoint on how the new regulations launched by the Media Development Authority (MDA) are likely to impact Singapore's status as a regional media hub.
SINGAPORE - G2/Bacon, Campaigns & Grey Philippines' brand activation arm, has been awarded SM Investments Corporation's 2010 Shanghai World Expo account.
SINGAPORE - Dentsu Singapore has successfully retained the Speak Mandarin Campaign media business after a three-way pitch in April.