The start of the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns brought Malaysians lives to a hold. Contained at home, Malaysians were cooking more at home and ordering less delivery. This posed a challenge to quick-service restaurants like KFC who had difficulty sustaining growth as a delivery brand. However, a new pandemic trend was fast on the rise,

Interpublic Group’s Magna forecasts a 14% increase in 2021 global media ad revenue, now expected to reach a record USD657 billion which according to Magna, represents the strongest ad revenue acceleration in 40 years. Shifting the lens to a more local view, in terms of advertising activity in Malaysia, the disruptions in 2020 led to a contraction

CAMPAIGN LEADING CHANGE: When creating inclusion initiatives based on data, we have to consider the human experiences of those who we hope will benefit, according to Mediabrands’ global chief cultural officer Hermon Ghermay. For a good portion of her 21-year career in the advertising industry, Hermon Ghermay says she shrunk herself to fit into a

After having a right size structure, Mediabrands Malaysia is actively scouting for talents, including those with disabilities, to have a holistic and diverse talent pool. Besides looking for new talents as replacements, the agency’s CEO Bala Pomaleh (pic) said another crucial aspect is for talents to step into newly created roles to meet the expanding

Brands and media agencies are not aligned when it comes to the expected impact of tighter privacy rules and regulations on ad targeting, according to the findings of a comprehensive survey into privacy readiness in Asia-Pacific, conducted by Campaign Asia-Pacific, Forrester and the World Federation of Advertisers. The survey, revealed on May 4 at the Campaign360 2021 conference, exposed

IPG Mediabrands Australia has appointed Maria Grivas as Reprise Australia CEO. Grivas has been the chief data and technology officer at UM Australia for the past three and a half years. She will now lead the full-service performance agency which has more than 150 staff across its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Grivas

Coronavirus prompted staggering declines and rapid rises in spend in 2020. How industry responds to the systemic changes – rises in SVOD, BVOD and growth in addressable media – will transform advertising for the better, says IPG Mediabrands CEO Mark Coad.’ The Covid shock There has been vast and significant Covid-led change to our industry:

Mediabrands have announced two key promotions within their APAC regional leadership team. Zarka Khan-Iltaf steps into the role of Chief Talent Officer and Naomi Michael to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. Zarka Khan-Iltaf (pictured left), mentor of the year and women’s leadership program winner in Campaign Asia’s 2019 Women Leading Change Awards, has been promoted from

With pent-up consumer demand for experience, content and connection, the upcoming years could see enormous growth. Initiative’s APAC chief strategy officer explains what brands need to do to capture it. Back in the 1920s, the Spanish Flu had significant ramifications to the economy. After a pronounced recession, there was enormous growth and a quick rebound.