ranganathan somanathan

Sep 10, 2014

Nick Drew leaves Starcom Malaysia for Google, Wong steps up

KUALA LUMPUR - Nick Drew has left his post as managing director of Starcom Malaysia after nine years with the agency to join Google Malaysia in an undisclosed role.

Sep 5, 2013

When global sensibilities trump local marketing: Thailand's Dunkin' Donuts ad

BANGKOK - A controversy over a recent Dunkin' Donuts ad in Thailand, which was first defended by the local CEO and then pulled after it created negative publicity in the West, highlights a complication of marketing in the hyper-connected age.

Jan 25, 2013

SMG appoints COO for Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE - Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has promoted Ranganathan Somanathan to the newly created regional role of chief operating officer for Southeast Asia.

Jul 18, 2012

UM Malaysia celebrates big wins at MMA 2012

KUALA LUMPUR - Universal McCann (UM) Malaysia was the biggest winner at the Malaysian Media Awards 2012 (MMA 2012), winning Agency of the Year and the Grand Prix for its 'Malaysia dances with largest AR dance mob' campaign for F&N Fun Flavour.

May 16, 2012

MSA reappoints Ranganathan Somanathan as president

KUALA LUMPUR - The Media Specialists Association (MSA) has re-elected Ranganathan Somanathan, Group CEO at Starcom, as its president for another term of two years.

May 20, 2010

Media agency heads on how they are nurturing their children's media habits

Kids grow up very fast these days, so we asked two media agency leaders about their young ones' media habits. Here is what Ranganathan Somanathan (pictured left), CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group in Malaysia, and Anupriya Acharya (pictured right), CEO of Aegis Media in Singapore, had to say.