JAKARTA - Thomas Sutton (pictured), the group account director of Citibank at Publicis Singapore, has left the agency to join Leo Burnett Kreasindo in Jakarta as country advisor.
Lito German, the new marketing director at BMW Group Asia, is German by name if not by nationality, and is eager to prove his other credentials.
Less than one year into the job and Dee Dutta, Visa's head of marketing for Asia-Pacific, says he is already feeling the benefits of switching from a global to a regional role.
New Google managing director for Southeast Asia Julian Persaud believes the potential for the search engine's regional business growth is huge.
Singapore - Pay-TV operators in Singapore have responded to Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia's (CASBAA) viewpoint on how the new regulations launched by the Media Development Authority (MDA) are likely to impact Singapore's status as a regional media hub.
SINGAPORE - G2/Bacon, Campaigns & Grey Philippines' brand activation arm, has been awarded SM Investments Corporation's 2010 Shanghai World Expo account.
Although much has been written on the challenges of understanding and engaging China's multi-tiered consumers from a brand and product perspective, what has attracted less attention is the importance of adapting media strategies to the variety of economic and geographic markets in the country.
SINGAPORE - Singaporean public relations agency Fulford PR has been acquired by international marketing services group Qobliq.
JAKARTA - McCann Worldgroup has appointed Michelle Ong (pictured) as MD for McCann Indonesia, following the departure of Indonesia managing director Somyot Chairat.
SINGAPORE - In separate announcements made on Friday, Singapore's pay-TV operators SingTel and StarHub announced they have secured the broadcast rights of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa.
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 - Rod Strother, the former regional business director at BBDO Proximity Singapore, has joined sports management consultancy and content provider Catalyst as its general manager for Asia Pacific.
SEOUL - JWT Adventure, South Korea has been awarded the creative and media duties for the launch of the Korean Pork Board's newly created Handon brand.
DHAKA - Grey Group Bangladesh has won a host of new business for some of the country's leading home-grown brands including Abul Khair Steel, GMG Airlines, Beximco Media and Doreen Developments.
REGIONAL - Prima Food, a Singapore based food products company, is believed to have called three agencies including DDB, Leo Burnett and Saatchi and Saatchi for a regional creative pitch for its ready-to-cook pastes and premixes brand Prima Taste.
Thanks to Facebook and other social media channels, Nestle has in recent weeks had to deal with an enormous public relations mess, the source of which lay deep in the Indonesian rainforest. But as international condemnation grows, why has the region stayed silent?
MANILA - McCann Worldgroup Philippines has appointed Victor Joseph "VJ" Yamat as managing director of its healthcare communications discipline McCann Healthcare.