ASIA-PACIFIC - Global research provider Forrester has released a new study on social media adaptation around the world. The results show some of the world's keenest users are in China and India.
UNITED STATES - Microsoft, Yahoo, and America Online (AOL) have formed a strategic alliance in the premium display ad market in the US, facing off against the growing power of both Google and Facebook. Analysts say the model could also take hold in Asia.
INDIA - Creativeland has helped to make Audi's win in the 24-hour Le Mans race doubly sweet, creating an online version of the event that attracted over 400,000 participants.
MELBOURNE - McCann has brought its technology-driven marketing services arm MRM to Australia.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Social network marketing software provider Buddy Media is set to open an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, bringing in Ken Mandel as its managing director.
LONDON - Fit Digital, a bilingual Japanese-English digital agency based in the UK, has launched a Japanese-language social media marketing service for western brands looking to make an impact in Japan.
ASIA-PACIFIC - 134 entries have been shortlisted for this year's Digital Media Awards Asia. The winners will be announced on 9 November.
TOKYO - Aegis Media Group has agreed to acquire full-service Japanese digital agency Filefix.
HONG KONG - Ogilvy & Mather has announced the launch of "Social@Ogilvy", a new worldwide practice connecting the agency's social-media experts.
GLOBAL - In line with its new brand positioning of 'new thinking, new possibilities', Hyundai has embarked on a unique digital content campaign featuring the inner-most thoughts of a range of international celebrities.
BEIJING - Microsoft Corporation plans to rapidly increase its research and development investment in Asia, mostly via a planned research hub in Beijing.
GLOBAL – Iris has launched a new social media content division to produce fast and effective online content to topical issues and trends.
SINGAPORE - The Singapore Media Development Authority, together with Nanyang Polytechnic, has launched an assistance service for the city-state's game developers.
ASIA-PACIFIC – Spikes Asia has announced Crispin Porter + Bogusky's Jeff Benjamin and GroupM's Mark Patterson as jury heads in the digital and media categories respectively.