ASIA-PACIFIC - Microsoft Advertising has looked to the wider group to fill its regional sales director role for the Southeast Asia region with the appointment of Ken Chang.
ASIA-PACIFIC - In the first of a four-part series exploring Asia's media industry at the close of 2011, Barney Loehnis, head of digital for Ogilvy & Mather in Asia-Pacific, says the year has been one of important, but largely invisible technological change.
SYDNEY - Rob Atkinson, the chief operating officer of Clear Channel UK, has been appointed interim chief executive of Clear Channel's Adshel joint venture in Australia and New Zealand.
GREATER CHINA - Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese shoppers are among the world's biggest users of coupons and discount deals, a new global research report has found.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Havas' Rémi Babinet and Wunderman's Daniel Morel have been announced as the first two jury presidents for this year’s Spikes Asia Advertising Festival.
SINGAPORE - Former social media manager at Omnicom Media Group Jessica Sukhita has joined PR network Fleishman-Hillard as the new social media lead for its Singapore operations.
ASIA-PACIFIC – Spikes Asia has announced Crispin Porter + Bogusky's Jeff Benjamin and GroupM's Mark Patterson as jury heads in the digital and media categories respectively.
SINGAPORE - Tim Love, CEO of Omnicom Group Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa, says there are concerns that overregulation of media industries around the world could prove counter-productive.
GLOBAL - German cosmetics giant Beiersdorf is realigning its well-known Nivea brand of products as part of its 100th anniversary. The skincare brand is set to spend over US$1.4 billion in getting the message out.
TOKYO - Dentsu has unveiled its annual look at trends and the products making people talk across the Japan market, with smartphones once again leading conversations throughout the market.
TOKYO - Japanese agency Asatsu-DK (ADK) has signed an exclusive strategic partnership in Japan with consumer co-creation nertwork eYeka.
SINGAPORE - International PR firm Mulberry Marketing Communications has made a full acquisition of Singapore agency Red Dawn Communications.
SEOUL - Kenneth Hong, director of LG's global communications group, reflects on the company and working in the unique Korean market.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Craig Smith, chief operating officer across Asia-Pacific for Marriott International, says the hotel group puts a lot of resources into ensuring its campaigns are targeted and effective.
SINGAPORE - Carol Campbell has joined Lowe and Partners' Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore, as global planner for the agencies' Clear and Close-Up accounts with Unilever.
Aegis Media has promoted Luke Littlefield to be CEO of Aegis Media Pacific. He'll lead the 950 staff working across the group's Australia and New Zealand offices.
SINGAPORE - OMD International, the arm that manages the media agency's multinational client accounts, has appointed Jonathan Mackenzie as director of platform strategy.
SYDNEY - M&C Saatchi has been named lead advertising agency for Australia's Commonwealth Bank, one of the world's 50 biggest financial institutions.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Singaporean Yean Cheong is returning to her home country to take up the key regional digital role for Mediabrands.
GLOBAL - Marketing research network Warc is seeking out the world's best example of innovation in communications work.