ASIA-PACIFIC - Diageo has awarded regional advertising duties for its Windsor premium whisky brand to McCann Worldgroup as the drinks giant looks to expand the beverage beyond its core market in Korea.
BEIJING - In the same week that Greenpeace issued a critique of the environmental footprint of Olympic sponsors, Coca-Cola has released a report trumpeting its sustainability commitments in China.
SINGAPORE - MobileOne has recruited Nokia marketer Ramalingam Shanmugam following the exit of director of marketing services Sharon Tan (Media 17 July).
BEIJING - HSBC is reviewing its US$70 million marketing activities in China as the world's second largest bank pursues an aggressive expansion strategy in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR - Affin Bank has invited agencies to present credentials ahead of a marketing offensive to boost the company's lowly standing in Malaysia's financial services market.
MUMBAI - Publicis Groupe India has appointed marketing journalist Ravi Balakrishnan (pictured) to the management team of its small town and rural marketing division Xpanse.
SINGAPORE - ZenithOptimedia is rolling out a new search tool across the region which the agency claims gives its clients a competitive edge in search marketing on Chinese-language websites.
SINGAPORE - BBDO Singapore has hired L'Oréal marketer Jason King (pictured) as planning director.
MANILA - Yahoo has appointed three online resellers to handle its advertising sales in the Philippines, a country it has earmarked for its long-term market potential.
SINGAPORE - Sharon Tan (pictured), the director of marketing services for Singaporean telco MobileOne, is leaving after 12 years with the company.
Asia's emerging markets have become a new focus for marketers over recent years.
Mio TV chief Low Ka Hoe intends to turn SingTel into a world-class integrated multimedia firm.
JAKARTA - Diageo has appointed Momentum Worldwide Indonesia to handle its activation business for the final stage of the Guinness 9-Ball Tour, to be held in Jakarta in late October.
SINGAPORE - Marketing activity around the inaugural Singapore Formula One Grand Prix has finally sprung to life just a few weeks before the chequered flag is waved on 28 September.
SINGAPORE - Media industry veteran Joanne Buxton-Leow (pictured), VP of marketing for MediaCorp Publishing, has left the company after a five-year tenure.
SINGAPORE - Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC), the Government-linked company which manages and promotes Singapore's most popular tourist destination, has initiated a review of its media agency arrangements.
SINGAPORE - Standard Chartered Private Bank is looking for an agency to help it revamp its global web presence.
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airshow and Events has appointed Tribal DDB to handle its communications for the next Singapore Airshow.
SINGAPORE - Yellow Pages has appointed independent agency Religion to handle its advertising in Singapore as the directory attempts to communicate its relevance in the face of increasing competition online.
SINGAPORE - Sharon Tan (pictured), the head of marketing of Singaporean telco MobileOne, is leaving after 12 years with the company.