SINGAPORE - Singapore Tourism Board marketing head Winnie Pua is leaving to spearhead the regional marketing drive of Limitless Company, the real estate arm of Middle Eastern conglomerate Dubai World.
Shanghai continues to enhance its status as a big events hub with several international conferences and exhibitions
Proton's troubles since 2006 have been well documented, and the latest pullouts by Black Pencil and Ogilvy from its global advertising review merely serve as a reminder that Malaysia's national car often attracts unwanted publicity.
JAKARTA - The CIMB Group has selected Ogilvy & Mather Indonesia to handle launch advertising for its CIMB Niaga bank operations later in the year.
MANILA - Hyundai Motor Company has handed Black Pencil, Leo Burnett's sister agency, an assignment to launch a new model in the Philippines. The launch is slated for next month.
Times are tough for bespoke agency units.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Discovery Networks Asia has appointed Kevin Dickie (pictured) to the newly created role of general manager for Southeast Asia while announcing a slew of executive promotions across its Australia, China and Taiwan offices.
PHNOM PENH - Independent agency network River Orchid Group has signed veteran creative Roger Pe (pictured) to lead the creative department of Bassac Orchid, its Cambodian operation, as ECD.
GLOBAL - Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific chief executive Miles Young (pictured) will replace Shelly Lazarus as global CEO of Ogilvy Group in January, when Lazarus steps down as CEO after 11 years running the WPP agency.
BANGKOK - Thailand's most popular green tea beverage, Oishi, is looking to expand into the ready-to-drink coffee market with the launch of CoffiO, a premium coffee beverage in a can.
SINGAPORE Manning Selvage & Lee (MS&L) has appointed former Hill & Knowlton account director, Yvonne Koh (pictured), as regional account director and head of its Southeast Asia operations, replacing Karen Flynn who left for Blue Communications in May.
BEIJING - Founder Computer, a leading computer and IT maker in China, has picked WE Marketing Group Beijing to be its strategic and creative agency for consumer and business products.
BEC and WTC Mumbai are two venues offering good facilities for international events
The exhibition organiser seals its relationship with one of Hong Kong's leading events venues
As well as Mumbai's established hotels, the city is seeing new openings in developing districts
Beijing has dramatically increased its meeting and incentive offerings as it prepares to host the 2008 Olympics. Many of the new venues will be available for private use after the games
Nintendo, the Japanese video game console maker, is coming off a record-breaking year of profits and turnover.