ASIA-PACIFIC - OMD is believed to have won the regional media duties of New Zealand-based dairy company Fonterra.
ASIA-PACIFIC - United Laboratories and Starcom's Skelan Nationwide Church Invasion campaign in the Philippines has won gold for best local campaign and silver for best use of creative in the inaugural Media Thinking Awards.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Is the media industry feeling more upbeat about the state of the economy?
GLOBAL - The Hyundai Kia Automotive Group has awarded its international media planning and buying duties to Havas Media's MPG after a final two-way shoot out against Omnicom Media Group
BEIJING - OMD Shanghai has beaten incumbent Mindshare to win Pepsi China's media business, reported to be worth as much as US$220 million.
SYDNEY - David Jones, Australia's second-largest department store chain, has included OMD, Universal McCann, Mitchell & Partners and incumbent MediaCom in a shortlist for its estimated US$38 million media planning and buying business.
GLOBAL - Havas' MPG and Omnicom Media Group are through to the final round of Hyundai Kia Automotive Group's estimated US$1 billion global media planning and buying review for its Hyundai and Kia brands.
SHANGHAI - McCann Erickson and ZenithOptimedia have been appointed by Shanghai General Motors (Shanghai GM) to handle a campaign promoting the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Separately, Weber Shandwick has picked up a PR brief from General Motors (GM) to handle PR around the brand's Pavilion at the event.
SINGAPORE - Daimler South East Asia has clarified that the company is not holding a media pitch for Mercedes-Benz in Singapore.
KUALA LUMPUR - Satellite platform Astro will tonight launch a 30-minute weekly football news and magazine programme based on magazine brand FourFourTwo.
GLOBAL - The Hyundai Kia Automotive Group has called a pitch for its estimated US$1 billion global media planning and buying business, the bulk of which is currently handled by OMD International, ZenithOptimedia and Initiative.
GLOBAL - WPP, Omnicom and Interpublic are vying to increase their share of Unilever's global media account after the FMCG giant launched a planning and buying review in its key global markets.
SINGAPORE - BMW Asia Group has handed the creative account for Mini to Kinetic after a final three-way pitch against Publicis and Tribal DDB.
Media has appointed Kate Nicholson as deputy editor.
NEW DELHI - TME Kolkata, Rediffusion Y&R's media arm, has won the Tata Steel business after a three-way pitch that involved Initiative, Media Direction and incumbent Mindshare.
The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival 2009 launches today, bringing together the region's top marketers, media owners and agency executives to discuss the state of marketing effectiveness in Asia.
SYDNEY - PHD in Australia has won the media planning and buying business for Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) as it looks to raise its profile in Australia.
GLOBAL - Hewlett Packard (HP) has handed its global media account to Omnicom Media Group (OMG), with PHD believed to be taking the lead role in Asia.
BEIJING - GroupM is tipped to have been awarded the Yili dairy media account in mainland China.