Agency Haps

India, Japan, South Korea and Thailand Among Finalists for 2018 Global Awards

The Global Awards  now in its 24th year of honoring the world’s best wellness and healthcare advertising announced the 2018 Finalists.

Ruder Finn Taps Atul Sharma as Managing Director, Vice President India

Ruder Finn Asia has appointed Atul Sharma as Managing Director, Vice President of Ruder Finn India, responsible for overall management and operations, and further establishing Ruder Finn in the India market.

FCB Group Malaysia Announces Senior Leadership Promotions

FCB has made a number of key promotions to its senior leadership team including the ascension of Natasha Aziz to General Manager of the FCB Group Malaysia from her previous designation as head of account management.

United Airlines Appoints Dentsu to Global Media Duties in Another Blow to WPP

After announcing winning the Intel account earlier this week, Dentsu continues its role with United Airlines awarding the bulk of its global media assignment to the Japan-based Dentsu following a review that began earlier this year.

AWARD Awards Launches Funny Call to Entries Film via Host/Havas

The 40th Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) Awards has opened for entries with a funny call to entries film called "Ode to Hate".

After More than 8 Years PepsiCo to End its Relationship with WPP-Owned VMLY&R

After eight years working together, PepsiCo has announced it will end its relationship with WPP-owned VMLY&R which ran digital and social for Gatorade and Tropicana.

72andSunny and HipVan Partner to ‘Disrupt the Furniture Shopping Industry’

HipVan has partnered with 72andSunny Singapore to "disrupt the furniture shopping industry in Singapore and beyond," the brand said in a release today.

Havas’ Award-Winning Gustavo Vampre Joins Deloitte Digital Australia

The top-ranking art director and second-ranking creative director in the 2018 Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report, Gustavo Vampre, has joined Deloitte Digital Australia from Host/Havas.

Taboola and Knorex Announce Strategic Partnership to Service APAC Brands

Global discovery platform, Taboola has announced a strategic partnership with Knorex, a precision performance marketing agency servicing the Australian, Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai and Vietnamese markets.

Zenith Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

From its original UK base, Zenith became the first media agency to launch in many of the key markets around the world, most notably in China in 1994 and the US in 1995. In 2000, Zenith merged with Optimedia following Publicis Groupe’s acquisition of Saatchi & Saatchi.

Intel Appoints Dentsu as its Global Media Agency of Record

Intel has appointed Dentsu Aegis Network as its global media agency of record following a formal review.

Dentsu Acquires B2B International – Will Fold into Gyro

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired market research company, B2B International with plans to fold it into Dentsu-owned agency Gyro.

News

TCS Holdings Replaces its CEO

A spokesperson for the company cited “personal commitments and TCS’ expanding business opportunities ahead,” as the need for “fresh impetus.”

Facebook Draws Privacy Skepticism After Launching Multi-Purpose Smart Screens

Facebook has finally launched its own hardware product - and not everyone is thrilled about it as the social media giant might have hoped. The...

Google Will Move Forward with Censored Search in China says Leaked Transcript

According to a leaked transcript from an employee meeting last month, Google intends to move forward with the launch of a censored version of its Search app for China sometime in the next six to nine months.

Hotel Apologizes for ‘Sexist’ Ad Called ‘Insidious’ Gender Stereotyping of Women

The criticism of the Sofitel advertisement, which appeared in Australian newspapers and magazines over the weekend, centers around what people say is a clichéd portrayal of women.

The One Centre launches ‘Edition’ Brand for Living Edge

As well as developing Edition's brand positioning and identity, The One Centre is helping launch the Edition collection globally with a virtual online gallery and a Dada-esque art film, which introduces its manifesto: “Furniture that’s art. Art that’s furniture”.

ONE Championship Closes $166 Million Series D Financing Led by Sequoia Capital

Asia's largest global sports media property, ONE Championship (ONE), announced today that it has closed a US$166 million Series D financing round led by Sequoia Capital.

Ronaldo’s Rape Allegations: Brands Such as Nike Have Big Decisions to Make

Ronaldo's relationship with brands such as Nike, which is rumored to as much as $1 billion, is under review following the announcement by Las Vegas police this week that they were reopening an investigation into allegations made by a former model, Kathryn Mayorga, relating to an incident in 2009.

Lotte Chairman Shin Dong-bin Released from Jail on Appeal

otte, the nations fifth-largest conglomerate, gave the money to secure the government's duty-free business, it said that Shin made the decision "passively" for fear that refusing Choi's request would hurt Lotte's "business interests".




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