SYDNEY - The sexualisation of young people debate is making waves around the world, as Australian fashion clothing brand Supre has found after its ad featuring a topless teenager was banned.
Marketers can't ignore last week's pivotal Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - the biggest to date.
GLOBAL - Nokia is turning to a strategic alliance with Microsoft to compete against rival smartphone manufacturers and is splitting its operations into two divisions.
GLOBAL - A leaked memo, claimed to be from Nokia's chief executive Stephen Elop, has offered a blunt assessment of the company's performance and indicated the company could drop its Symbian operating system.
GLOBAL - Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez will star in a new campaign for Gillette Venus, the women's razor brand owned by Procter & Gamble, which will include TV, online, print and social media activity.
GLOBAL - Oliver Loomes, the marketing and innovation director for Diageo Ireland, has been promoted to the role of global brand director for Guinness.
GLOBAL - Hearst Corporation has made a "binding offer" of €651 million (US$893 million) for Lagardère's international magazine business, which includes a licensing agreement for fashion magazine Elle.
GLOBAL - HTC is reported to be on the verge of launching a Facebook-branded smartphone as part of the social media giant's push into mobile this year.
GLOBAL - Lagardère, the giant French conglomerate behind Hachette Filipacchi, has moved closer to finalising a deal with Hearst Corporation concerning the sale of its international magazine portfolio.
GLOBAL - Facebook has marked its sixth birthday by revealing it has more than doubled its number of users in the last year to 400 million.
GLOBAL - The Financial Times is to introduce day passes to give visitors 24-hour access to its website and says micropayments is something it has looked at.
LONDON - Twitter is looking to recruit a number of staff whose main focus will be to generate income for the microblogging site.
GLOBAL - Facebook is reported to be considering yet more tweaks to its design only months after its last set of changes sparked more than a million complaints from users.
GLOBAL - AOL has unveiled a new brand identity ahead of its spin-off from parent Time Warner into an independent company next month.
GLOBAL - Yahoo's third-quarter revenues dropped 12 per cent on last year to US$1.58 billion but cost-cutting has helped boost net income by 225 per cent to $188 million.