GLOBAL - Acer, the world's second largest maker of personal computers, has added AKQA to its global digital roster following a competitive pitch.
GLOBAL - Intel is reviewing its global creative digital account, believed to be split between US-based agency Venables Bell & Partners and MRM Worldwide.
GLOBAL - Reckitt Benckiser has moved global ad duties for its newest brands, Durex and Scholl, into its lead agency Euro RSCG Worldwide following the acquisition of SSL.
GLOBAL - Beiersdorf, the German healthcare company that owns the Nivea brand, has appointed Draft FCB as the global lead agency on its estimated US$700 million ad account.
GLOBAL - Young & Rubicam (Y&R) has promoted Jaime Prieto to president of its EMEA region, replacing Massimo Costa who stepped down in May.
GLOBAL - Dentsu USA has ditched its audacious US$600 million bid for digital specialist AKQA, sources at the network have confirmed.
GLOBAL - Procter & Gamble has appointed its roster network Leo Burnett to handle the estimated US$79 million (£50 million) global advertising account for its Flash cleaning brand.
GLOBAL - Motorola is reviewing its global creative agency arrangements for its mobile phone division.
GLOBAL - M&C Saatchi will join Saatchi and Saatchi in celebrating its 40th anniversary in the UK on Thursday despite years as bitter rivals.
GLOBAL - Airline Emirates has appointed independent agency StrawberryFrog Amsterdam to handle its US$300 million global advertising account.
GLOBAL - Apple sold more than 1.7 million iPhone 4s on Saturday, just three days its launch, making it Apple's most successful product, despite pre-order and manufacturing malfunctions.
GLOBAL - Apple sold more than 1.7 million iPhone 4s on Saturday, just three days after its launch, making it Apple's most successful product, despite pre-order and manufacturing malfunctions.
GLOBAL - Profero's founder Daryl Arnold is leaving the agency to start up a business in Singapore, leaving his role as global chief executive to his brother and co-founder, Wayne Arnold.
GLOBAL - Yahoo has signed David Beckham as its first global sports ambassador, as it looks to gain momentum in its marketing tussle with Google.
GLOBAL - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) has responded to mounting calls from the public to make its privacy measures more transparent.
GLOBAL - YouTube is celebrating exceeding two billion hits a day, five years after it launched in beta.
GLOBAL - Software company Adobe has taken out press and digital ads to hit back at Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who has refused to allow Adobe's Flash technology on iPads and iPhones.
GLOBAL - Facebook is to introduce location-based status updates that would allow brands to target consumers with geographically relevant marketing.
GLOBAL - Social networks will need to start charging brands a premium for ad slots if they are to survive, according to a report released Wednesday.
LONDON - Twitter has acquired mobile messaging business Cloudhopper for an undisclosed sum, as part of ambitious plans to boost its SMS service across the world.