ASIA-PACIFIC - GroupM agency Mindshare has promoted R. Gowthaman, leader for South Asia, to the newly-created role of chief client officer for the Asia-Pacific region, effective January 1, 2012.
SPIKES ASIA - Mark Holden, global planning and strategy director at PHD, took a look into the future in his session '2016 - Beyond the horizon'.
SPIKES ASIA - Alvin Chiang, chief marketing officer at Chinese social networking site Renren, spoke to delegates at Spikes Asia 2011 about building creativity into social media.
SPIKES ASIA - Todd Sampson, CEO of Leo Burnett Australia, began his session with a bold and provocative statement, arguing that creativity is the last remaining competitive advantage that companies have at their disposal today.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Tribal DDB Singapore has been appointed to handle digital duties across the region in 2012 for Unilever's Cornetto brand, following a competitive pitch.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Tribal DDB is understood to have named Patrick Rona, currently president of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Tribal DDB Worldwide, as the new president of Asia. He will replace Amanda King, who will step down from her role as president of Tribal DDB Asia-Pacific in March 2012.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Omnicom Media Group (OMG) agency OMD has won Sony Electronic's Asia-Pacific media business following a final three-way pitch involving Carat and the incumbent agency MEC.
TOKYO - Y&R global CEO David Sable spoke with Campaign Asia-Pacific during his recent visit to the region, sharing his thoughts on his priorities for the network in the region, including the prospect of growth in China.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Amanda King, president of Tribal DDB Asia-Pacific, is to leave the agency to spend more time with her family in Australia.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Former Bates 141 Asia chairman Jeffrey Yu has been named CEO for Asia at Paris-based data analytics consultancy Numsight.
SHANGHAI - UM China has confirmed that CEO Simon Woodward has resigned his position and is expected to formally leave the agency within the next few months.
CHINA - Chinese online giant Tencent has formally launched its video portal, signalling the company's move into the high-potential online video space in China.
SHANGHAI - Doug Pearce, formerly media management lead for Asia-Pacific at Accenture, has been named CEO for Omnicom Media Group (OMG) China.
Creative advertising has been shown to have a positive impact on marketing effectiveness, but brands and agencies are still struggling to define the creative contribution.
ASIA-PACIFIC - OMD has appointed Mediabrands' Steve Blakeman as Asia-Pacific CEO.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Kraft Foods is planning to consolidate its creative agency roster across the region in a move that will further integrate its Kraft and Cadbury agency relationships.
BEIJING - DDB Guoan Group in Beijing has landed five new accounts in the space of one week, included being appointed lead creative agency for local brands Lafaso, 360buy Jingdong Mall, Kama Classics and the China Life Insurance Company, as well as being awarded a new project for the Volkswagen Group China's E-fleet Museum project.
ASIA-PACIFIC - MediaVest has been named the media agency-of-record in Asia for online player Yahoo.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Ken Mandel, regional vice-president sales and marketplaces at Yahoo Asia-Pacific, has announced his resignation from the company.
GLOBAL – WPP is set to launch a marketing services company under the name of Tenth Avenue, headed by the current COO of GroupM Worldwide Rupert Day.