ASIA-PACIFIC - Dentsu Asia has hired Dick van Motman, former CEO of DDB Greater China, as chairman and CEO to lead its operations in Southeast Asia and Oceania, effective today.
KUALA LUMPUR - Pixel Media has signed an exclusive advertising sales agreement with Rotikaya.com, a leading Malay-language entertainment and social media blog site, offering the site's vertical target audience to advertisers in Malaysia and Singapore.
HONG KONG - There are still too few women in the media industry's upper echelons.
BEIJING - DMG Entertainment is rolling out romantic-comedy Wo Zhi Nu Ren Xin, a remake of the 2000 Hollywood romantic comedy blockbuster 'What women want'.
TAIPEI - Kelly Huang has returned to MEC Taiwan as GM to succeed Barry Chang, who has departed for family reasons.
CHINA - Volkswagen Group China has undergone a major change in its top management structure, with Ricky Tay and Helen Wu taking up new marketing leadership roles at Volkswagen Group Import Company China (VGIC) and Volkswagen Group (VWG), respectively.
TAIPEI - Sean Chang, who joined Dentsu-Kuohua Taiwan as its first local president in March 2011, has resigned and will be leaving on 31 July.
SINGAPORE - Ren Partnership, a 2-year-old independent agency founded by Chris Chiu, has taken home KFC Singapore’s creative business effective this month.
BEIJING - Local Chinese brands by far outperform multinational companies in terms of CSR perception, according to a recent study by consultancy R3.
HONG KONG - Telecoms company Peoples, previously owned by China Resources Group and which has been a subsidiary of China Mobile since 2006, has changed its corporate brand name to China Mobile Hong Kong, though its service brand will remain as Peoples.
TAIPEI - Dentsu-Kuohua Taiwan has appointed 20-year advertising veteran Sean Chang as president, effective 7 March.
ASIA-PACIFIC - ZenithOptimedia has promoted Malcolm Hanlon (pictured right), currently CEO of Zenith China, to managing partner of ZenithOptimedia Asia-Pacific, and Steven Chang (left), currently CEO of Optimedia China, to the new role of CEO of ZenithOptimedia Greater China.
BEIJING - Lintas Beijing has announced its first C2C creative account win for Taobao women’s apparel after a three-way pitch in early April.
SHANGHAI - Mindshare China has named Amrita Randhawa, currently regional client leader, as president of Mindshare China, while also promoting Linda Lin and Karl Cluck.
GLOBAL - Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury car brand, has appointed Volkswagen’s regional marketing director for ASEAN, Melissa Bell, to lead its global brand marketing.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Kinetic Worldwide has appointed King Lai as CEO of Kinetic Asia-Pacific, effective 1 January.
HONG KONG - DDB has promoted Milo Chao as co-head of strategic planning for DDB Greater China and DDB Guoan and Andrew Ho as its director of strategic planning for DDB Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
HONG KONG - Sylvia Lee, most recently GM of marketing at K. Wah Group, will take up a senior marketing role at Hong Kong-listed Hang Lung Properties.
GREATER CHINA - Aprais, a global independent consultancy that specialises in relationships between clients and agencies, has appointed Royce Yuen, a seasoned ad man and former group chairman of Ogilvy Hong Kong and Southern China, to be its first chairman for Greater China.
SHANGHAI - Ranjit Jathanna, a 12-year Lowe veteran on the Unilever account, has relocated from Singapore to the network's Shanghai office to take up the newly created role of chief client officer for the Unilever account in China.