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“There is not one silver bullet when looking to reduce carbon emissions.” Energy networks owner, Jemena, has launched an educational campaign via Mediabrands Content Studio (MBCS), The Big Picture, aiming to raise awareness about the role renewable gas will play in the ongoing energy transition. It is the first campaign to market since MBCS was appointed as Jemena’s creative agency of

When creator content goes mainstream

May 6, 2024 | Share this article

There’s no denying that creators have completely changed the entertainment landscape, and now AI is only going to empower them further, suggests UM’s William Wun. Home to 60% of the world’s population, the APAC region is also the home of the most social media users worldwide. They make up 64% of global audiences, and in

Universal McCann, the media agency under the IPG Mediabrands network, has once again taken home a coveted ‘Gold’ award at the prestigious  Festival of Media Asia Pacific (FOMA) Awards 2024, the only Malaysian agency to be awarded the top award. OneVue, a global division of Universal McCann which acts as the global media agency of record for leading global consumer health company Kenvue, took home a Gold for ‘Best E-Commerce Campaign’ with Listerine Malaysia for the #SwishAwaySuay campaign, alongside a Bronze

Levi’s picks UM as global media agency

May 2, 2024 | Share this article

SCOOP: Jeans brand spent $142 million in global media spend last year. Levi’s Jeans has consolidated its global media account with UM after working with the agency in the Americas for more than four years, Campaign US has learned. Following a review, the IPG Mediabrands agency was named Levi’s media agency of record in the

Michael Chong, Initiative’s chief analytics officer, has done something quite remarkable — climbing Ama Dablam, one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas on a trek that takes the best part of a month. Here, he tells B&T about his marvellous mountaineering, and what we can learn from it. Ama Dablam, rising proudly at an elevation of 6,812

There are few in adland with such vast experience as IPG Mediabrands and Initiative’s chief operating officer Geoff Clarke. Starting in the industry more than 30 years ago, Clarke has held positions such as investment director, chief investment officer, client partner and managing director. Speaking on behalf of the Experience Advocacy Taskforce, Clarke explained why agencies

Cancer Chicks, a charity organisation, has unveiled a new brand platform and campaign, ‘FUCC It’, designed to support young women living with cancer. The campaign was developed in collaboration with Initiative IMPACT and MBCS, with the tagline ‘FUCC It’. It’s intended to inspire young women not to let cancer or severe chronic and terminal illness

Mediahub has tapped strategist Linda Fagerlund for the newly-created role of Chief Strategy Officer for Australia and New Zealand. Fagerlund is tasked with delivering Mediahub’s trans-Tasman strategic support for key clients, she also joins Mediahub’s senior leadership team. Fagerlund brings 15+ years of strategy experience to the new role working previously across media, creative agencies,

Keeping the Universal McCann name flying high

April 8, 2024 | Share this article

It’sma been 100 days since Sue-Anne Lim was appointed as CEO to steer media agency Universal McCann (UM) Malaysia to a higher level. StarBiz recently caught up with her and got her take on what her plans are for the agency, its key priorities, expansion initiatives and the importance of incorporating sustainability values in the