HONG KONG - Sponsorship for Hong Kong's Rugby Sevens has remained strong despite the downturn, though brands involved are running less high-profile marketing than in previous years.
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.
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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.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Aegis is hunting a chief executive for Asia Pacific but has denied that the move throws the position of current Aegis Media chairman/CEO Patrick Stahle (pictured) into question.
M&C Saatchi is focusing its Asia strategy on brand consultancy.
ASIA-PACIFIC - The latest statistics from ZenithOptimedia predict global adspend will decline 0.2 per cent next year, although Asia-Pacific is still expected to grow, but at a slower rate than previously forecast.
Zubin Gandevia has used an entrepreneurial background to drive the pay-TV group's expansion.
HONG KONG - Carat Hong Kong has been awarded Virgin Atlantic's digital and media business in Hong Kong, dislodging incumbent MEC.
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.
SHANGHAI - Aegis Greater China has denied that the media group's global layoffs will affect the country.
SINGAPORE - Euro RSCG Singapore has been named agency-of-record on Orange Business Services' integrated account for Asia-Pacific after a pitch.
SHANGHAI - Weber Shandwick has won leading diamond brand Forevermark in China after a three-way pitch against Ruder Finn and local shop Butterfly PR.
As demand for crisis communications rises, the region's PR agencies are building their public affairs units.
GLOBAL - French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Aventis is understood to have called a global pitch, with the creative business alone worth US$30 million. At least four agencies have been shortlisted in Asia-Pacific.
SEOUL - LG Electronics recently appointed former Weber Shandwick Thailand managing director, Kenneth Hong (pictured), to the newly created post of global communications director for the company.
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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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