China’s Mobile Ad Spend grew 931% Last Year, Overall Global Growth Saw 103% Rise

China is, by a sizable margin, the world’s fastest growing mobile advertising market. The east Asian giant saw mobile ad spend rise 931% in Q2 2016 over 2015, according to data from mobile ad platform Smaato.

Obama Makes Wisecrack about Samsung Galaxy Note 7

While not mentioning the Galaxy Note 7 by name, it was clear what he was referring to when likening the failure of the phone, and the company not giving up on it, to his signature Obamacare program.

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Criteo Appoints Elie Kanaan as EVP

Criteo, the performance marketing technology company, today announced the appointment of Elie Kanaan as Executive Vice President of Marketing. Kanaan will lead Criteo’s product marketing,...

AdAsia Expands SE Asia Presence with New Offices in Indonesia, Vietnam

AdAsia Holdings has launched new offices in Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City, to further expand the company's Southeast Asian presence.

HSBC, Grey Group Hong Kong partner for ‘See Beyond, Grow Beyond’ Series

According to the recently-concluded 'Digital for Business Market Study',74 percent of businesses in Hong Kong have "no framework in place to invest in a sound digital strategy."

Disney on Ice names Vizeum as Media Agency of Record

Feld Entertainment Disney On Ice has named Vizeum as the media agency on record. Vizeum, which is part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, will be responsible for driving media planning and buying strategies across multiple mediums and platforms in Singapore.

Natalie Cooke to lead ‘Work.Life’ for Iris in APAC

Iris has created a global team - WORK.LIFE - focused on helping its business clients drive commercial advantage in the 'era of Participation', and working together to bring new B2B clients into the global network.

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The One Club Hosts ‘Here Are All The Black People’ Career fair in New York

'Here Are All The Black People' was created following a panel discussion between Jimmy Smith and Jeff Goodby.

Donald Trump Lampooned as an ‘Arse’, ‘Cheesy’ and Brainless by UK Burger Chain

A new ad campaign giving US Presidential Donald Trump a grilling, so to speak, by comparing him to a hamburger and "a bit of an arse".

Hillary Clinton Won Debate with Trump – So Says South Korean Stock Market

South Korean investors saw the gloves off battle as a Hillary Clinton victory over Donald Trump and, as a result, it pushed the Korean stocks higher on Tuesday.
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