SHANGHAI - Burson-Marstellar China is set to benefit from the network's decision to acquire Arcay Communications, a leading South African consultancy with an extensive affiliate network across Africa, spanning over 50 countries in the continent.
GLOBAL - On Sunday, technology website Android Police released a report announcing a severe security breach in selected HTC Android phones running Sense firmware to which HTC has yet to issue a response beyond an acknowledgment of the issue.
KUALA LUMPUR - The University of Melbourne has handed its corporate and media public relations duties to GO Communications.
KUALA LUMPUR - Fox International Channels (FIC) and Text 100 Malaysia have mutually agreed to end their account. Text 100 was appointed FIC's public relations agency in June last year.
KUALA LUMPUR - BMW Group Malaysia has appointed The PR Element, a division of the XPR Group as its public relations agency for the fifth-round of the BMW Shorties 2011, Malaysia's longest-running and respected Short Film Competition.
SINGAPORE: Mark Lee has stepped down from his role as general manager at Fleishman Hillard Singapore yesterday after a little over a year.
ASIA-PACIFIC – Last year, HSBC global chief economist Stephen D King wrote that the sun was setting on the age of Western prosperity, and rising in the East. As investors put their money where his mouth is, demand for financially-literate PR and communications skills has skyrocketed.
KUALA LUMPUR - Still trying to distance itself from the controversies of almost a decade ago, Unilever Malaysia's latest campaign for Fair & Lovely is more about empowerment than skin-whitening.
GUANGZHOU - Vanke, China’s largest residential real estate developer, has teamed up with Burson-Marsteller Guangzhou to launch an ocean-themed promotion for its new residential project “Lunas del Mar”.
KUALA LUMPUR - Karen Yap, who left her position as group account director at Weber Shandwick in January, has joined Ogilvy PR Malaysia as director of corporate and finance.
SYDNEY- After years of questioning the accuracy of measuring public relations returns via advertising valuation equivalency (AVE), Ogilvy PR Australia has decided to drop it in favour of its own set of ‘value metrics’.
KUALA LUMPUR - On Saturday (11 June) Nokia and Malaysian fans of the Angry Birds game by Rovio, set the Guinness World Record for 'most people in a mobile phone game relay' with 2,030 players.
KUALA LUMPUR - As an out-of-court settlement to a defamation suit, Malaysian social activist Fahmi Fadzil was to post 100 apologetic tweets over a period of three days. But the settlement may be more trouble than it's worth for plaintiff Blu Inc Media.