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Dentsu Names Toshihiro Yamamoto as new President & CEO

Dentsu Inc has named Toshihiro Yamamoto as the Japanese giant's new President & CEO. Mr Yamamoto replaces Tadashi Ishii, who resigned in December following a series of public scandals involving Dentsu.

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.

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Appoints RFI Studios for Digital and Social Duties

Ruder Finn Asia's digital arm, RFI Studios China, has been selected as the digital agency of record for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA), Asia’s premier sports car racing series.

J. Walter Thompson Taps Sylvia Leong as APAC Director of HR

J Walter Thompson Asia Pacific has appointed Sylvia Leong as Asia Pacific Director of Human Resources effective February 2. Leong originally started out at J. Walter Thompson Singapore in 2000, before moving on to a diverse HR and talent management career that spans the media, heavy industry and technology sectors.

Ogilvy & Mather Singapore Appoint Francis Wee Executive Creative Director

Ogilvy & Mather Singapore has tapped Francis Wee as executive creative director. Wee officially joins the Singapore office following a stint working on a project basis.

Only India and Japan Make Top 20 Most Awarded Countries – BBDO Tops List Again

BDO is again the world's most awarded network according to The Directory Big Won Rankings 2016.

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