Monday, January 23, 2017

McDonald’s Releases Imperial Themed Spots for Chinese New Year via Leo Burnett

McDonald's China has released a series of amusing videos making the pitch that, in terms of conveniently available food, people today are leading more comfortable lives than the emperors of ancient China.

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Publicis One Asia Makes Floriane Tripolino Managing Director for Japan

Publicis One Asia has appointed Floriane Tripolino as Managing Director of Publicis One Japan, which is the integration of 3 different entities: beacon communications, Saatchi and Saatchi, and MSLGROUP

Iris Expands Senior Management in Singapore

Iris Singapore is expanding its management team to ensure it can be the best partner for clients and employer for staff in the region.

J. Walter Thompson Kicks off 3rd Annual Scholarship for Female Creative Leadership

J. Walter Thompson has opened up applications for its third annual Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship --an international opportunity that addresses the lack of female creative leadership in the ad industry.

Hill+Knowlton Singapore Extends Michelle Tham’s MD Role to Malaysia

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has announced that Michelle Tham will take on a dual Managing Director role, adding Malaysia to her Singapore duties, effective immediately.

Scotch Industrial Appoints PHD Thailand to Handle Media Brief

Scotch Industrial has appointed PHD Thailand to handle the media brief for its portfolio of health drinks. The win concludes a five-way pitch that saw Dentsu, GroupM, Starcom and Carat go head to head.

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Donald Trump Chocolate – Make Christmas Great Again

Love him, hate him or whatever, soon to be American president, Donald Trump, is hot, hot, hot. So, it's no surprise that companies are latching on to the orange one's brand power.

12 Creepy Days of Christmas with Phoebe Waller-Bridge – A Classic Will Never Be the Same

For 12 Days of Christmas, Anomaly tapped the talented standup/actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who many view as this 2016's breakthrough performer for her one-woman show, now TV sitcom, Fleabag.

David Beckham’s Tattoos Come to Life to Battle Violence Against Children

David Beckham is fronting another campaign as the Unicef ambassador. This time is unique: He is donating his body as a canvas and his tattoos as the medium with which to tell the story of violence against child.
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