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BEIJING - Weber Shandwick China has won a 12-month PR retainer for Cofco Wines and Spirits, whose brands include Great Wall Wine, after a five-way pitch.
SINGAPORE - Euro RSCG Singapore has been named agency-of-record on Orange Business Services' integrated account for Asia-Pacific after a pitch.
ASIA-PACIFIC - TBWA has announced a management reshuffle in its senior Asia-Pacific team.
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MACAU - City of Dreams has unveiled a major regional campaign as Macau's newest attraction gears up for its launch on 1 June.
SEOUL - LG has handed its global PR account to WPP, which is forming a specialised team, LG-One, to handle the US$2 million account.
SHANGHAI - Weber Shandwick has won leading diamond brand Forevermark in China after a three-way pitch against Ruder Finn and local shop Butterfly PR.
JAKARTA - Euro RSCG Adwork in Indonesia has reportedly won Entrostop, a drug to alleviate diarrhoea and one of Kalbe Farma's major brands, after a three-way pitch involving Hotline and JCK.
SEOUL - McCann Healthcare has been handed a brief by the Korean Ministry of Health to help with messaging and communications regarding swine flu and other forms of influenza.
ASIA-PACIFIC - M&C Saatchi is to launch a digital communications company in China and India this month.
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SINGAPORE - Vishal Mehta, vice-president of DDB Singapore, has left the company.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Brands in the travel and pharmaceutical industries should be stepping up their marketing response to the swine flu crisis.
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TOKYO - M&C Saatchi is to launch an independent operation in Tokyo in June where it intends to offer creative solutions focusing on above-the-line advertising, digital and mobile.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Universal McCann, a division of Mediabrands, has named Henry Tajer (pictured) as regional president for Asia-Pacific.
HONG KONG - Waggener Edstrom has retained Samsung Hong Kong's public relations business after a three-way pitch involving Edelman, which won Samsung's global PR account last January, and local agency Ascensus.
HONG KONG - BBDO Proximity will launch an interactive competition for Rugby Sevens spectators in the stadium this weekend.