Nationalism and protectionism are a worry, he told Campaign, hinting at a repositioning of investment in the world's second-largest economy.
DDB global leader Wendy Clark speaks exclusively with us about clients' need for speed, the five traits she strives to achieve, driving for diversity and the Time's Up Advertising movement.
ASIA-PACIFIC - McCann Worldgoup global CEO Nick Brien is set to announce a major restructure of the IPG business, as part of which regional director Michael McLaren will relinquish his Asia-Pacific responsibilities after less than a year in the job to focus on the Japan market.
It is perhaps the most powerful, albeit peculiar, case yet to illustrate the influence of social media: angry consumers hijacked NestlÃ©'s Facebook page and posted attack messages that forced the brand to make an extraordinary about-turn.
Why is it that women in advertising continue to be under-represented at the top? While the overall mix between men and women working in Asian agencies seems to be largely equal, very few women actually climb up to senior roles - an issue that's magnified on a regional level.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Young & Rubicam has named Matthew Godfrey to lead its network in Asia following the abrupt departure of Ambar Brahmachary, who leaves the agency after three years in the role.
The veil was finally lifted on one of the most anticipated gadgets in recent years, as last month Apple showed off its new iPad - a tablet-shaped computer which the brand hopes will win it domination of the e-reader market.
One of the creative industry's most awaited and debated lists is out in this issue of Media - the Creative Rankings 2009.
The advertising industry is used to being in the firing line, whether it's for obesity, smoking or shock-tactic advertising.
We've just spent two weeks reviewing and scoring the Agency of the Year submissions - a gruelling task that ended with a final round of discussion involving senior regional marketers in Singapore.
Chinese sport wasn't designed to celebrate the individual.
It's been a rough year for the creative industry; keeping advertising fresh and innovative has been a struggle as clients consistently reduce or shift budgets, and agencies battle to keep costs under control and find ways to improve the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.
Japanese electioneering has just tiptoed into the digital age.
There have been more client reviews recently focusing on cost-cutting and marketing budget reductions.
Subdued. It's the word that most appropriately describes this year's meeting of the world's advertising leaders in Cannes.
TOKYO - Michael Birkin (pictured) has resigned his post as vice-chairman of Omnicom Group after four years in Asia, leaving the holding company to restructure its regional operations under the leadership of Tim Love as CEO of Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa (APIMA).
BEIJING - Omnicom Group's DDB is understood to be buying back equity from its Chinese joint venture partner, Citic Guoan, just three years after it inked the deal.
GLOBAL - Christopher Graves (pictured), Ogilvy Public Relations' president and regional CEO for Asia-Pacific, is to lead the network's global operations, based in the US.
Celebrity scandals don't get much better than this.
It's hard to tell whats captivated the industry more - the fact that the Enfatico experiment failed or that WPP swallowed its pride and admitted it.