The 4As Singapore has announced that David Haddad, CEO IPG Mediabrands Singapore, has been appointed to the role of Chairperson for the Singapore Media Awards (SMA) 2019. With 17 years industry experience Haddad (pictured) had led UM Sydney prior to relocating to Singapore in 2016 to head the IPG Mediabrands operation including agencies UM, Initiative
IPG Mediabrands scoops gold prizes one after another ONE after another. That seems to describe the awards that IPG Mediabrands Malaysia’s group agencies have been winning of late. The victory does not stop here. IPG Mediabrands’ full service global media agency Universal McCann (UM) this month bagged its latest accolade where it struck gold for
The upfront season may have wrapped up, however, media execs in adland are still wrapping their heads around the plethora of new content and programming. With each network promising jam-packed slates for 2019, B&T wanted to find out what media agency executives made of the upfronts, those who the networks are essentially pitching to. View
Latest forecast significantly upgrades adspend growth for next year, though certain Asian markets will stall. Asia-Pacific is set to see 7.1% growth in adspend in 2019, according to Magna’s latest report, up from the 6% predicted six months ago. That growth is slower than the 7.7% predicted by the end of 2018, which the Magna
They’re often seen by marketers and agencies as antagonistic and difficult, but relationships with procurement don’t have to be this way. Here’s how the function can work well within the value chain. A word cloud of the phrases most commonly associated with marketing procurement services might quite likely feature “doomed”, “off to the tower” and
The company has formed a regional pro bono alliance with Plano, a tech company aiming to change device usage in order to fend off a growing public-health crisis. If current trends continue, 5 billion people—half the world’s population—will have myopia by 2050. And while you may not think of near-sightedness as a serious public-health threat,
Creative agency Ensemble has created a VR-led test drive for Sime Darby Auto Connexion Ford in Malaysia which demonstrates how the safety features can save the lives of drivers and passengers. Called the Second Chance Test Drive, the activation promotes the Ford Ranger’s driver-assist technologies and takes audiences through an accident in slow motion. IPG-owned
Reprise Singapore has been appointed for the ASICS media business following a competitive pitch. ASICS, the innovative sportswear brand that uses scientific research and athlete collaboration to develop performance-enhancing footwear and apparel for athletes and active consumers, selected Reprise for their client centric data-driven approach.
Reprise is pegged as IPG Mediabrands next agency darling and has undergone radical transformation in the last two years, evolving from its heritage in search and social with various specialist agencies being folded into the network and new global leadership put in place.
Ben Tuff, a marketer with both client and agency-side experience, as its Asia-Pacific chief product officer – to be based in Singapore. He previously worked for eight years at WPP and before the completed 14 years with PepsiCo. View the Full Article