GLOBAL – The Unilever global media pitch is believed to be under way, the brief having been divided between strategy and buying.
SINGAPORE - Professional golfing franchise The Asian Tour has appointed ESPN Star Sports’ Mike Kerr as its CEO, based at the Tour’s Singapore headquarters. He assumes the role from 16 March this year.
MANILA – Carat Philippines has been awarded the Tanduay Distillers account without an agency review.
SINGAPORE - Aegis has acquired a minority share in award-winning digital agency The Upper Storey (TUS) which becomes part of Isobar Asia Pacific and rebrands as TUS Isobar.
JAKARTA - Mindshare has announced that Himanshu Shekhar has been appointed as CEO Indonesia, with immediate effect.
SINGAPORE – Omnicom Group leads the Southeast Asia shortlist for Campaign’s Agency of the Year 2011, with WPP Group a strong second.
GLOBAL – IPG’s UM and Omnicom Group’s BBDO have been awarded ExxonMobil’s media and advertising respectively, following a year-long review.
SINGAPORE – Aegis Media has restructured its Singapore office, appointing Audrey Kuah to help grow its regional capabilities.
SINGAPORE - The Times of India Group has opened an operation in Singapore for business development across Asia-Pacific.
SINGAPORE - Mediabrands has announced the appointment of Pat Lim as managing director of both UM and Initiative Singapore.
SINGAPORE – After months of trepidation and pitches for the agencies involved, it was confirmed last week that P&G’s media for Southeast Asia had been shifted from Starcom to MediaCom.
SINGAPORE – Marina Bay Sands is understood to have awarded its media business to Dentsu.
SINGAPORE - Media agencies and advertisers seem confident that Cosmopolitan Singapore will thrive when it relaunches tonight after a 29-year absence.
SINGAPORE – Integrated resort Marina Bay Sands is believed to have called a pitch for its media planning and buying.
SINGAPORE – ZenithOptimedia has promoted Vikram Bansal to CEO Singapore and Malcolm Hanlon to COO Asia Pacific effective immediately.
SINGAPORE – GroupM has appointed Florence Oong as director of learning and development, overseeing the network’s successful Media Masters programmes.
SINGAPORE – P&G has launched a review of its media in Southeast Asia to which three agencies, including Starcom and Carat, have been linked.
SINGAPORE – The inaugural two-day Digital Matters conference kicked off at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Singapore yesterday.
JAKARTA – IPG’s Initiative has been awarded Heinz ABC Indonesia’s media planning and buying following a review.
JAKARTA - Indonesia's largest media agency network GroupM has unveiled plans for further investment in the market this year with a series of senior appointments.