Indonesian eCommerce unicorn Bukalapak has picked UM Indonesia as its media agency, the company has confirmed to Marketing Interactive. The pitch, which concluded early this year, saw 10 local and multinational agencies participating. The current appointment is for a period of one year. In a statement to Marketing Interactive, a Bukalapak spokesperson said UM Indonesia

UM appointed to $25m David Jones account

October 15, 2019 | Share this article

Australian retailer David Jones, has appointed UM Thrive as its lead media agency after a series of competitive presentations. UM Thrive is a bespoke division of UM in Melbourne. This appointment comes as David Jones moves to implement its future-growth strategies, attracting new customers and elevating customer experiences both in-store and online. View the Full

Lodestar UM (An IPG Mediabrands Company) one of the leading media agencies in India, has brought together India’s largest dairy brand, Amul and Cricket South Africa in a unique and innovative partnership. The agency has facilitated a two-pronged media deal for Amul for the on-going Proteas Tour of India. View the Full Article

UM Names Anthony Plant EVP, Global President, J3

September 16, 2019 | Share this article

UM, the full-service marketing and media agency network of IPG Mediabrands, today announced the appointment of Anthony Plant to EVP, Global President of J3, UM’s full-service dedicated media unit for Johnson & Johnson. Effective immediately, Plant will oversee the agency’s largest global client, with a focus on advancing Johnson & Johnson’s goals, plans and ambitions

Mediabrands boss Philippe Krakowsky promoted to IPG COO

September 9, 2019 | Share this article

IPG Mediabrands boss Philippe Krakowsky has been promoted to the holding group’s chief operating role in recognition of his decade of service so far. Krakowsky will work directly with Michael Roth, the 73-year-old chairman and chief executive of IPG. Both will oversee the entire business but Krakowsky will especially focus on Mediabrands including Acxiom, Carmichael

OMD Singapore takes top honours with McDonald’s licensee HanBaoBao, while PHD Singapore leads award count. Omnicom Media Group stole the show at the Singapore 4As’ Singapore Media Awards (SMA) Friday night, walking away with 14 awards, vastly outpacing competing holding groups. OMD Singapore was named Media Agency of the Year and was also the Grand

Angela Swayn has joined UM as group director this week after a six-month stint at boutique agency Max Media Lab, where she was group media director, Mumbrella can reveal. Before starting at Max Media Lab in March, Swayn was general manager of Zenith Sydney, a role she held for nine months after being promoted from

20 Questions With UM’s Charlotte Berry

September 6, 2019 | Share this article

Sad all the coverage from B&T Women in Media Awards is done and dusted? Ha! Gotcha. Think again – we’re not nearly done celebrating all the incredible women across the media industry – especially our winners. We decided to play a quick game of ’20 Questions With’ each of our award recipients. Today we asked

Universal McCann shares winning strategy

September 2, 2019 | Share this article

KUALA LUMPUR: Universal McCann (UM) head honcho does not single out one specific approach for the agency’s success in bagging the coveted Agency of the Year (AOTY) title for the eighth time at this year’s Malaysian Media Awards (MMA). Judging by the victory, which is a marvelous feat by industry standard if one were to