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).
While mobile spend in Asia remains dismally low, the head of Nokia Interactive is convinced of its potential.
KUALA LUMPUR - UM Malaysia hired Neeraj Gulati (pictured) as the leader of its social marketing services.
SINGAPORE - A statistic quoted at the recently concluded Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Forum in Singapore stated there are more mobile phones than there are toothbrushes globally and more mobile phone than toilets in India. Media spoke to four experts at the event for their opinion on the matter.
SINGAPORE - SingTel is Singapore's more searched telco when compared to StarHub and M1, while KFC is the country's most searched fast food brand when compared to McDonald's and Pizza Hut.
SINGAPORE - Emmanule Allix (pictured), the former MD of Pudding Media, has joined mobile ad network InMobi, as vice-president and managing director for Asia-Pacific.
BEIJING - Nickelodeon has launched a Chinese-language website for its popular animation character SpongeBob Squarepants.
SINGAPORE - Interakt, a full service communications company headquartered in Singapore, has been appointed by Mount Faber Leisure Group to revamp its web presence.
MUMBAI - Last Minute Media, the owner of www.lastminuteinventory.com, which claims to be the world's first online media trading exchange, have announced that the portal hosted media transactions worth over US$2 million in September alone.
JAKARTA - French food and drink giant Danone has called a digital pitch for its mineral water brand Aqua in Indonesia, and three agencies - OgilvyOne, Initiative and MPG - are believed to vying for the business.
SINGAPORE- Tequila Singapore has been awarded the regional database marketing brief for BP Castrol after a five-way pitch.
Prior to its recent release, IAB's report on Singapore's online advertising revenue was being touted as a landmark development for the advertising industry, in that it would be the first attempt to quantify the country's digital spend. The eventual results made for interesting reading.
SINGAPORE - BBDO/Proximity and MobileBehavior have entered into an alliance that will offer clients of both Omnicom-owned agencies an integrated mobile marketing arm.
NEW DELHI - Rapp India has appointed Venkat Mallik (pictured) as the president of its India operations.
LONDON - Sony Ericsson is launching a global digital campaign to promote its association with the upcoming James Bond film Quantum of Solace to be released worldwide in November.
JAKARTA - Leo Burnett Kreasindo has strengthened its online brand-building capabilities with senior-level hires at its marketing services arm Arc Worldwide Indonesia.
KUALA LUMPUR - National Broadband Plan, a body developed by Malaysia's Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), has invited 22 agencies to pitch for a project.
The grocer is planning to expand its online retail service in Asia.
KUALA LUMPUR - Tribal DDB Worldwide's Foetus Group, has appointed Nik Lim (pictured) as its general manager in Malaysia.