TOKYO - Edelman has appointed Ross Rowbury (pictured), one of the longest-serving foreign PR executives in Japan, to head its operations in the country.
GLOBAL - Edelman has beefed up its worldwide digital capabilities, adding David Armano (pictured) as an SVP in New York, and naming a new head of digital strategy in India.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Huntsworth plc, which owns Grayling, Citigate, Red and Huntsworth Health, has named Michael Birkin (pictured) to its board as a non-executive director.
Global - Publicis Groupe PR chief Olivier Fleurot (pictured) has revealed he will effectively integrate its two global agency networks - MS&L and Publicis Consultants - under his leadership.
GLOBAL - Ogilvy is expanding its Australian OgilvyEarth unit into a worldwide sustainability practice, with its first project a major global awareness campaign for the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Marketers should drop their safety-first approach and engage at a much deeper level with the region's growing Islamic community
Korea's electronics giants are seeking to upgrade their PR capabilities as they look to overseas markets.
Market research companies in the region are being put under increased scrutiny as key clients start to pull back spend and demand even greater value for money.
The global economic downturn could be an unexpected opportunity for those Chinese brands looking to act on their growing international ambitions.
After a storming 2008, will creative standards suffer as the downturn hits agencies and clients?
The music TV giant's global chairman insists troubles in Asia do not mean its strategy is failing.
Starcom spent much of 2008 in the news - though not always for the reasons it would like.
GLOBAL - Samsung Electronics is believed to have selected Edelman to handle its global corporate business following a battle between some of the biggest-hitters in the agency world.
The only certainty about it is that things will change.
Revenue-hungry agencies consider turning ad production into a moneyspinner.
SHANGHAI - Nike has begun a review of its corporate communications account in China, putting five-year incumbent Apco on alert.
Peter Iacono sees Asia as pivotal to the British TV station's plan to double its revenue by 2012.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Burson-Marsteller Asia-Pacific chairman Bill Rylance (pictured) has resigned from the agency for the second time in less than two years, bringing a 26-year relationship with the WPP firm to a close.
Mandarin Oriental's marketing chief, Michael Hobson, combines stability with an element of surprise.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Sara Lee has concluded its regional media planning and buying review by consolidating the US$25 million business with Maxus and MediaCom across five Asia-Pacific markets.