KUALA LUMPUR - Universal McCann Malaysia has appointed Ramakrishnan CN as director of the agency's specialist division, UM Consulting.
BANGKOK - Thai Beverages (ThaiBev) has appointed Jeh United to its Chang Soda business after a three-way pitch that also included BBDO and Think Factory.
TAIWAN - Rebecca Yen (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created position of managing director of Mediabrands Taiwan.
When terrorists struck Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel in December, Rahul Welde was on the sixth floor.
GLOBAL - The world is emerging from the economic crisis, and with it, global consumer confidence is rebounding, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.
At Spikes Asia this year, The Times of India (TOI) was named Advertiser of the Year, a new category introduced at the event, for its 'Lead India' campaign.
KUALA LUMPUR - Universal McCann Malaysia has appointed David Fu as the head of digital.
The Korean marketer has a massive challenge ahead of him, but he'd prefer to view it as a massive opportunity.
SINGAPORE - Universal McCann has appointed Simon Kemp (pictured) as communications planning director for Asia-Pacific.
SOUTHEAST ASIA - Lowe Worldwide will strengthen its Southeast Asia operations with the launch of a management board comprising six senior agency executives, including the newly appointed CEO of Lowe Singapore Marco Milesi.
Dr Bhupendra Kumar Modi has global ambitions for his Indian mobile handset brand.
JAKARTA - Telkomsel, Indonesia's largest mobile operator, has surprised many in the Indonesian industry by calling a creative pitch less than a year after it appointed Leo Burnett as its creative AOR.
KUALA LUMPUR - TMI International, one of Southeast Asia's largest telecommunication companies, has launched an M&C Saatchi-developed campaign to announce its new name, Axiata Group.
SINGAPORE - BBDO/Proximity Asia has strengthened its management line up with internal restructuring.
SINGAPORE - Soo Kee Jewellery has launched a TBWA Singapore developed campaign that seeks to highlight the relationship that exists between the modern woman and her jewellery. The first execution broke on Valentines' Day and the campaign will continue to run for the rest of the year across all media platforms.
After the closure of Maxim in Singapore, is the 'lad mag' sector in decline?
SINGAPORE - The Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore (4As) has named Valerie Cheng, executive creative director of Publicis Modem as the chairman of the Creative Circle Awards (CCA) 2010.
SINGAPORE - Former Intel brand manager and strategist Claudia P Foo has joined STC Associates, an independent global brand management consultancy, as senior director of brand and market strategy.
SINGAPORE - Grey Group has restructured its Asia-Pacific team to reflect its client Procter & Gamble's (P&G) overhaul of its Asia-Pacific structure (Media, 30 October).
SINGAPORE - Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore's acting minister of information, communication and arts, made the first official Government comment on the changes in the pay-TV sector in Singapore at the MIPTV trade show yesterday.