As Alan Fairnington (pictured) points out, most articles about Batey these days end up being negative.
Beer marketing veteran Edmond Neo is charged with restoring the city's famous brew to its former glory.
Asia's emerging markets have become a new focus for marketers over recent years.
KUALA LUMPUR - Media Prima has been forced to rethink aggressive regional expansion plans due to growing global economic pressures.
Mio TV chief Low Ka Hoe intends to turn SingTel into a world-class integrated multimedia firm.
The head of Singapore's Health Promotion Board is unapologetic about employing some gruesome tactics.
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales may look like a professor, but he is bringing his knowledge crusade to Asia.
SINGAPORE - Marketing activity around the inaugural Singapore Formula One Grand Prix has finally sprung to life just a few weeks before the chequered flag is waved on 28 September.
The 39-year old CEO of Malaysia's largest media company sees growth potential at home and abroad.
The Englishman was not everyone's favourite to succeed Miles Young (pictured) as Ogilvy's chairman in the region.
As the global economy continues to slow, is Asia immune from the bust and, if not, can marketers adapt?
LONDON - Sportswear giant adidas has appointed integrated agency Iris to handle strategy, advertising, retail and experiential marketing for its running category globally.
SINGAPORE - The Singapore Police Force has renewed its S$1 million (US$700,000) advertising contract with Dentsu as the force looks to attract a higher calibre of recruits.
MUMBAI - Rediffusion DYR has replaced Diwan Arun Nanda with Mahesh Chauhan (pictured) as the agency's group CEO.
ASIA-PACIFIC -Diageo will introduce to Asia its global 'Rise together' positioning for Guinness as part of a plan to revive the fortunes of the iconic stout in the region.
KUALA LUMPUR - Troubled state-owned carmaker Proton is hoping that the imminent launch of an as-yet-unnamed MPV model will help revive its fortunes in Malaysia.
BANGKOK - River Orchid Group has hired four ex-members of the now defunct M&C Saatchi Thailand, including its erstwhile managing director David Howell (pictured).
SINGAPORE - BBH Asia-Pacific has restructured its creative department in Singapore in response to new business growth and the departure of executive creative director Todd Waldron (pictured).
SINGAPORE - Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest computer supplier, has initiated a search for an agency to handle its retail marketing business across Asia-Pacific, an account divided among a number of agencies.
SINGAPORE - BBH Singapore has appointed JWT planning director Ayesha Walawalkar (pictured) to oversee planning for Unilever's Vaseline brand across the region.