BANGKOK - Asia Congress Events, one of Asia's leading exhibition and conference organisations, has hired Vero Public Relations for its ongoing PR activity focusing on events in Southeast Asia.
SINGAPORE - Singaporean public relations agency Fulford PR has been acquired by international marketing services group Qobliq.
MUMBAI - Aegis Media has partnered with Fresh IMCS to launch Carat Fresh Integrated to focus on activation and below-the-line business in India.
SHANGHAI - Former British American Tobacco (BAT) marketer Asit Gupta (pictured) has joined DDB China as head of planning.
Rural consumers in Indonesia offer sizeable rewards to brands in the market, but converting them requires a deft touch. Besides FMCG companies like Unilever and Kraft, very few multinational brands have found a footing in Indonesia's rural areas.
After 15 years in Asia, the senior vice-president of Marketing at Nokia departs for Finland to take on a global marketing remit.
SINGAPORE - Saxo Capital Markets has hired Profero as its digital agency-of-record.
SYDNEY- PHD Australia has created a new department called performance marketing group which will be led by online strategist Ali Parsyar (pictured).
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SINGAPORE - Aviva has named Shaun Meadows, the CEO of its Singapore and Hong Kong operations, as the marketing head for Asia-Pacific, while Simon Newman, Aviva's managing director for Singapore, has been promoted to the role of CEO Singapore.
New entrants into the fast-growing telecoms industry are marketing to low-spending users to gain share.
SINGAPORE - Enrique Ruiz de Lera (pictured), Spain Tourism Board's regional director for India, Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific has been promoted to worldwide head of marketing at Turespanas.
While mobile spend in Asia remains dismally low, the head of Nokia Interactive is convinced of its potential.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Leo Burnett has won the creative brief for French supermarket chain Carrefour in four Asia-Pacific markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Singapore.
GLOBAL - ZenithOptimedia has forecast that this year China will overtake the UK to become the fourth largest ad market in the world.
SINGAPORE - Procter & Gamble has promoted Maile Carnegie, head of marketing for Australia, as head of marketing for Asia.
SINGAPORE - Seven regional marketers at Motorola based out of Singapore have been retrenched following global job cuts at the cell phone brand.
SINGAPORE - DBS has appointed Melvin Lim to the newly created role of marketing director. Lim was previously deputy director for segment marketing at SingTel.
SINGAPORE - CNBC Asia Pacific has announced the promotion of Jacqueline Lam (pictured) to vice president of marketing and distribution effective immediately.
Less than one year into the job and Dee Dutta, Visa's head of marketing for Asia-Pacific, says he is already feeling the benefits of switching from a global to a regional role.