Eddie Chau

Eddie Chau has been elected Chairman of the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) at its recent Annual General Meeting, after having served on the Council as a Vice Chairman and in various other capacities over the past few years. With the benefit of his long engagement with the association, he comes into the new role with a very clear idea of where he wants to take the organisation, and will certainly contribute his virtues of “passion, perseverance and integrity” to Singapore’s ICT industry.


Mr. Tang Jun

Media Asia Group Holdings Limited appointed Mr. Jun Tang as Chief Executive Officer and welcomed him to Media Asia's Board of Directors.

Mr. Tang brings over 28 years of experience in the global film and entertainment industry to Media Asia. As chief executive, he will oversee all aspects of the company's operations on a worldwide basis and will drive the company’s business growth and develop strategic expansion plans, forge stronger business partnerships across borders and create synergies across all of Media Asia's divisions, including film, television, music, live entertainment, talent management and new media.

Prior to joining Media Asia, Mr. Tang was Group Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Shanda Tiandi Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, which focuses on developing next generation interactive entertainment and life experience and products. In 1994, he joined Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and was promoted to Vice President, China Operations two years later. Capital Cities/ABC later merged with The Walt Disney Company in 1996, where he served in a number of roles, helping reshape the company's overall China plan and strategy. He served at Disney until 2010, mainly in the role of Corporate Senior Vice President – China Affairs. Mr. Tang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Institute of International Relations in Beijing, China.

Ranji David

The Interactive Advertising Bureau Southeast Asia (IAB SE) Singapore Chapter announced the appointment of Ranji David as its new Executive Director. With a 12-year track record across Marketing Communications within the digital space, Ranji will drive IAB’s initiatives including Education and Training, Standards and Guidelines, Research, Events and Industry Outreach.

Ranji’s appointment is a pivotal step towards strengthening IAB’s role in Singapore’s rapidly growing digital industry. The Executive Director’s role will be largely focused on providing current IAB members with greater support and visibility. In addition to working more closely with the advertising community, there are plans to increase the number of IAB networking events and provide much needed digital training courses.

Andrew Cox

Travelocity, the world leader in travel marketing and distribution, has appointed Andrew Cox as Director of Partner Marketing, Asia Pacific.

Andrew brings with him over 18 years of experience in the travel industry and will be a key addition to the dynamic leadership team at Travelocity and ZUJI Asia Pacific. Being part of the Global Partner Services (GPS) team in the region, he will drive partner developments across all Travelocity brands with a specific focus on ZUJI Asia Pacific.

Hotels are a significant driver of ZUJI’s growth, especially for packages which make up strong double-digit year-on-year increases. Andrew’s new role will see him working closely with the team to drive greater growth in these segments, continue to expand on innovative distribution channels and widen partner relations.

Andrew joins from Harvey’s Choice Holidays where he led new business development, marketing and product acquisition. Prior to that, he held senior roles at Destinations of the World and Orbitz Worldwide.

Luke Nathans

Luke Nathans, managing director of experiential for iris Asia Pacific has been appointed to the newly created role of regional development director, following a period of sustained growth for the agency in Asia Pacific. He will be based in Singapore and will report into Joint Global CEO Ian Millner.

Nathans will be responsible for expanding relationships with iris’ regional clients and is also tasked with broadening iris’ client base and offer in the region through the development of new products and IP. Most recently, the agency launched its social media content division Urgent Genius, which will see it host a workshop at creative awards festival Spikes Asia this month.

Nathans brings over 15 years of experience to the role and was recently appointed to the global board of the Experiential Marketing Forum (EMF). Prior to joining iris in 2009 as managing director of its Asia Pacific experiential arm, he worked for agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, OgilvyOne, Belgiovane Williams Mackay, G2, The One Centre and TBWA Tequila UK.

Nathans role is a key appointment for the agency as it targets further growth opportunities in the region in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.


Dr. Hagen Wenzek

Mediabrands announced the appointment of Dr. Hagen Wenzek as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Hagen will lead the company’s charge in product infrastructure development, aligning technology and creativity. This arrangement aims to bring technological thought leadership into the world of advertising and marketing. Hagen reports directly to Mediabrands CEO Matt Seiler.

In this critical role, Hagen will work closely with each of the Mediabrands’ agencies to harness the company’s technological offerings as well as bringing in tools and services that will differentiate the company as technology focused advocates of innovation in the industry. With extensive international experience, Hagen will enhance the company’s efficiencies and improve Mediabrands’ ability to address the needs of clients in each of the three clusters: North America, the “G14” and the World Markets.

A native of Germany, Hagen has more than 15 years of experience in strategy development and consulting. He has written and edited numerous books and papers, and presented at conferences in both the U.S. and Europe. Hagen comes to Mediabrands following an extensive tenure at IBM, most recently serving as a leader in its Global Technology Services division. There, he managed the portfolio strategy of IBM’s global outsourcing business and was a trusted advisor to senior management and IBM clients on electronics, IT, healthcare, media, and telecommunications industries in both mature and emerging markets. From 2006 to 2010, as a member of IBM’s Corporate Strategy division, Hagen developed major corporate growth initiatives within the areas of energy and environment, mobility, and cloud computing.

Dominic Powers

Epsilon, a leading multichannel marketing services firm, announced that Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Dominic Powers has taken the dual role of Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Managing Director, International Operations, overseeing Epsilon’s operations in the Europe (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions.

In this new role, Dominic will be leading both regions to continue to expand the breadth and depth of Epsilon’s services in support of global and local brands. He will also focus on building these relationships and developing solutions through strategic data analytics, integrating marketing execution across touch points to increase clients’ capability in delivering personalized, positive customer experience and growing customer loyalty.

Currently based in Hong Kong, Dominic will continue to report to Michael Lavoie, who has managed Epsilon’s EMEA operations over the last 12 months while co-managing his global leadership in client services.

A graduate of Modern Chinese from the University of Leeds in the UK and Tianjin Normal University in China, Dominic has lived, studied, and worked in various locations across Asia Pacific since 1995. He is currently a Board Member of the Hong Kong Direct Marketing Association (HKDMA), and the Asia Digital Marketing Association (ADMA). He is also a regular presenter and commentator on data-driven marketing and privacy issues throughout the region.

Quentin George

Mediabrands announced the appointment of Quentin George to the position of Chief Innovations Officer, where he will oversee the growth and development of the group’s intelligence capabilities including the physical and virtual labs and MAGNAGLOBAL. The expanded role from George’s previously held position, Chief Digital Officer, addresses growing client and partner demands that require greater accountability, efficiencies and new tools to satisfy marketers’ business objectives. Quentin will report to Matt Seiler, Global CEO, Mediabrands.

Andy Gould

Independent marketing agency iris has appointed Andy Gould as Group Account Director, overseeing clients including Audi, Heineken, DKNY Jeans, Emirates Airlines and Tiger Beer. Gould joins from LightBlue, Dubai where he was business director. He will report into iris Singapore's managing director Craig Mapleston.

Gould will also lead the agency’s experiential business, which saw iris pick up four PMAA awards for Heineken last month. At LightBlue, Gould created ‘brand adventures’ for clients such as Diageo, Sony PlayStation, and Nivea, using retail, promotions, sponsorship and events.

Gould’s key achievements include winning the pitch for the launch of Johnnie Walker Double Black, as well as creating a world first at Dubai airport, incorporating real-life sampling and augmented reality mentoring. He also created the ‘Yaris..Y Not?’ platform comprising a series of unique consumer engagements for Toyota, and while working for agency Face2Face, prior to LightBlue, he developed the ‘Keep it Real’ music platform culminating in the ‘Gig on the Green’ festival for Heineken, a first in the UAE.

Anirban Ganguly

Omnicom Media Group (OMG), Malaysia has appointed Anirban Ganguly as their new Communications Planning Director. Working closely with Andreas Vogiatzakis, Managing Director, Omnicom Media Group, Malaysia and the senior leadership team, Anirban will focus on enhancing and strengthening the strategic planning orientation for both the brands of OMD and PHD.

As strategic brand planning and trend consulting expert, Anirban has worked with brands like Motorola, HSBC, Danone, Sara Lee across different markets in Asia and won multiple marketing effectiveness awards.

Anirban joins Omnicom Media Group from Lowe Worldwide & Lowe Counsel (Brand Consultancy) - Malaysia, where he assumed the post of Strategy Planning Director.

Prior to Lowe, Anirban worked with Bitopi Leo Burnett & Starcom MediaVest - Bangladesh as Group Brand Director, specializing in brand strategy and consumer insights.

Anirban Ganguly’s appointment is effective immediately and he will be based in Kuala Lumpur, reporting to Andreas Vogiatzakis.

Rupert Keeley

PayPal announced the appointment of Rupert Keeley as Senior Vice President for the Asia Pacific region. With more than 30 years of banking and payments experience, Keeley will manage PayPal's fastest-growing region and will be responsible for increasing the company's presence and capabilities across Asia Pacific. Keeley will report to Scott Thompson, president of PayPal, and will be based in the company's international headquarters in Singapore.

Prior to joining PayPal, Keeley worked at Visa Inc. for 11 years, most recently as group executive and president of the Asia Pacific and CEMEA regions, and as a Section 16 Officer of the company. He also was Visa's president of the Asia Pacific region for nine years and served as Visa's global head of strategy and corporate development. Before joining Visa International in 1999, Keeley held a number of senior management positions with Standard Chartered plc. based in London, Singapore and the Middle East.

Keeley holds a MBA from the City University Business School in London and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester, England.

David Clugston

Mediabrands appointed David Clugston as Head of Analytics, Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, David will work closely with Mediabrands' clients to deliver high-quality, timely analytics that improve marketing decisions and will be supported by the agency's Analytics Hub. Data analytics are at the core of marketing, and Mediabrands is dedicated to building a full-fledged analytics solution to help marketers get return on their investment. He joins from R3, where he helped establish the consul-tancy's marketing ROI business in Asia. Prior to R3, David was Regional Director of Analytics at Mediacom in Singapore, where he was Head of Direct Strategy at MPG Australia. At MPG, David was an innovator in direct response media environments, in addition to providing clients with media ROI insights that informed media allocation and strategy. David began his career at Smiths Snackfoods as a service and distribution analyst.

Bhupinder Singh

Cable&Wireless Worldwide appointed Bhupinder Singh as Country Manager for Hong Kong. He will hold this new position in addition to his current role as the Vice President for Delivery, Asia-Pacific for the mission critical communications provider. Bhupinder has over 16 years of experience in successfully delivering strategic programs across private and public industry sectors including telecommunications, banking, utilities, manufacturing, oil and gas. The company's Asia Pacific business has, in the past year, extended its world-class network in the region with the commissioning of its own backhaul network in Hong Kong. In addition, it has also secured a Unified Carrier Licence from the Office of the Telecommunications Authority, Hong Kong which allows it to provide and operate a public internal telecoms network and sell an expanded scope of telecoms services to customers.

Stacy Morgan

Independent search marketing network, AdLux, has announced the appointment of Stacy Morgan to Vice President of Account Services. Morgan, who is based in the company's San Francisco office, was the most recent senior hire from Sili-con Valley, joining AdLux from US search network LookSmart, where she previ-ously held various senior roles across the business including Director of Network Program Development and Director of Account Services. She will lead and manage the client services team globally. AdLux reported record Q2 revenue figures for 2011 and expanded into the Southeast Asia market.

Convergys Corporation, a global leader in relationship management, announced the appointment of Maria Victoria (“Ivic”) Mueco as Country Manager for its customer management operations in the Philippines. Mueco will be responsible for overseeing the operations within Convergys' 15 contact centers and nearly 25,000 customer management employees in the country.

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) announced that its China Local Council will be co-chaired by Yanping Hu, Founder and President of DCCI, and Tony Chen, Managing Director of Interaction, GroupM China. As Co-Chairs, they will guide and oversee the China Local Council and its industry initiatives.

The two were elected at the first China Local Council membership meeting in Shanghai on 30 August 2011. Representatives of forty leading organizations in the mobile marketing industry attended the meeting. These included Aegis Media, Coca-Cola, DCCI, Google, GroupM, Madhouse, InMobi, OMG, Renren, SOHU, Unilever, VivaKi and Yum.

The elected Co-Chairs will also be a part of the MMA Regional Leadership Committee, the collaborating body across the Asia Pacific region. They will work closely with the MMA’s Regional Board of Directors to determine the organization’s strategy and priorities.

The China Local Council was launched in April 2011 to serve the growing needs of the mobile marketing community in the country. By working closely with service carriers, application developers, brands, agencies and other important partners, the MMA China Local Council aims to build a sustainable ecosystem for the mobile marketing industry in China and to be the leading association for nation-wide consultation on key industry issues including measurement and metrics, mobile advertising guidelines, codes of conduct and consumer best practices.

Leading communications company Grey Group Asia Pacific announced that its second Eye on Global Asians seminar at the Spikes Asia 2011 Advertising Festival will feature celebrity chef, restauranteur, author and TV presenter Bobby Chinn. The session follows last year’s well-received seminar with internationally acclaimed magician Cyril Takayama.

Following on Grey Group Asia Pacific’s highly anticipated annual Eye on Asia study, the agency aims to get up close and personal with successful and creative global Asians in its Eye on Global Asians seminars to uncover what drives their passion, their influences and motivations, the trigger points that inspire creativity in them, as well as their winning strategies and how they have successfully branded themselves on the international stage.

At the regional advertising festival, Grey Group Asia Pacific’s Chairman and CEO, Nirvik Singh, will discuss with Chinn about his road to global culinary success and draw parallels to both the creative and communications industry.

Aktiv Digital has been appointed by RockYou®, a leading social gaming company, as its exclusive APAC sales partner. The partnership will help extend RockYou’s social advertising platform to leading advertisers in one of the fastest growing digital markets in the world.

Through the Rock You platform, Aktiv will be offering targeted IAB display advertising and interactive video products across games on the world’s leading social entertainment destination. RockYou is one of the world’s top 25 Facebook app developers, based on the latest MAU stats from appdata.com. With more than 300 million hours of game play and 8.5 billion display impressions every month, RockYou’s award winning ad platform offers one of the highest value per engagement in the social media business.

Palo Alto Networks, the network security company, has announced that Dell SecureWorks, Solutionary, Symantec and Verizon are now providing managed security services for the rapidly expanding, global footprint of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall customers. Palo Alto Networks substantially reduces the time and effort required for the initial creation of services and integration with existing system and service management platforms.

Palo Alto Networks provides its partners with a powerful collection of tools and mechanisms that support these service providers across the full spectrum of potential offerings from relatively low impact monitoring and reporting to comprehensive management of an enterprise's existing network security devices and turnkey arrangements that entail full ownership and responsibility from initial deployment and provisioning onward. Specific examples of these tools and mechanisms include a powerful XML API for management purposes; custom logging capabilities; a reference implementation for a customer portal; and robust provisioning capabilities.

The 3rd Customer Loyalty Asia Program & CRM Summit, organised by Neoedge, in partnership with LoyaltyOne and Colloquy, will take place on 26-29 September at the New World Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is the largest gathering of Loyalty & CRM experts from various industries and this third instalment is dedicated to the emerging markets. Aside from meeting high-level practitioners in the event, learning best practices and the exploration of global brands in the emerging markets, delegates will be equipped with up to date loyalty programs and CRM platforms. This year’s Silver Sponsor, LoyaltyOne, will not only present their latest loyalty programs, but go beyond by holding a Pre-Conference Workshop on 26 September, entitled, “Tapping the Loyalty Vein: Blueprinting, Implementing and Measuring a Solid Customer Relationship Strategy”, led by the experienced loyalty expert, Sol Zia, Senior Director at LoyaltyOne and Contributing Editor at Colloquy. This interactive workshop aims to explore and discuss the development of loyalty understanding, building of mutually beneficial relationships through program preparation and real case studies that will lead to the learning of return on investment metrics for businesses.

Ten companies in Asia were recognized for their outstanding corporate social responsibility initiatives, world-class products, programs and services at the 3rd Annual Global CSR Awards 2011 held in conjunction with The Global CSR 2011 Summit last 11 August 2011 in Cebu, Philippines. Organized by The Pinnacle Group International, the annual Global CSR Award is Asia's most prestigious recognition awards program for Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Global CSR Summit & Awards 2011 was well-attended and attracted over 130 delegates from around Asia Pacific region including top corporations and foundations such as Aboitiz Power, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Energycorp Global, InterfaceFlor Asia, Indika Energy, Procter & Gamble, San Roque Power Corporation, Villar Foundation, World Vision, Globe, Team Energy, Petron, GE, L'Oreal and YTL. .

Accomplice, one of Singapore's integrated engagement agencies, is celebrating their first anniversary with the announcement that the company has experienced significant growth and will continue to launch new and innovative services for their clients. Companies definitely realized by now that digital and social media campaigns can actively influence and enable purchases as within one year, accomplice's unique style of offerings have attracted Asia's leading brands such as Panasonic Asia, Toyota, Lexus, Standard Chartered, Avaya, Brocade, to name just a few.

Proudly “Made-in-Singapore” and independent, accomplice was started in August 2010 by industry shakers Tobias Wilson, Francis Choo, and Ed Choa, with the aim of filling a gap left by the big agencies but not bridged by the smaller boutique agencies  providing big agency ideas and execution with small agency manoeuvrability

ZUJI, the region’s leading online travel agency, appointed Text 100 Singapore to manage its regional corporate communications programme across Asia Pacific. With immediate effect, Text 100 will perform the hub function for ZUJI to help manage regional media relationships in the region.

The win is an example of Text 100 Singapore continuing to grow its business beyond the technology space, picking up new clients from automotive, sports and NGO sectors in the past year.

Estée Lauder reappointed Blugrapes as its Social Media Agency in Singapore for 2011-2012. Blugrapes will continue to be in charge of managing Estée Lauder's social media activities by providing strategic and management services on social media platforms, including direction on strategic development, content creation, media optimization and development of application solutions. The agency has been managing the Estée Lauder Singapore Page since late 2010 and was re-engaged following a closed door pitch.

ZUJI Asia Pacific has appointed Sydney-based creative agency, The Hallway, to develop a robust brand blueprint for ZUJI in the Asia Pacific region. The Hallway's new regional relationship with ZUJI Asia Pacific follows their work on the communications planning and creative development behind the recently launched campaign for ZUJI Australia, using “Travel Your Way” as the theme for TV, outdoor, print and online communications. The work ZUJI Asia Pacific APAC has commissioned from The Hallway will focus on plans to accelerate ZUJI's attractiveness to Hong Kong and Singapore-based travellers with consistent communication campaigns across Asia Pacific as ZUJI rolls out its new brand platform.

Daikin, a leading producer of air-conditioning units, has appointed PHD as their agency-of-record for Australia and New Zealand. PHD Australia and Spark PHD (New Zealand) will be starting to work on the $5M account with im-mediate effect.

Network Boxwon two Hong Kong Computer & Communications Brand Awards

Network Box won two Hong Kong Computer and Communications Brand Awards for “The Best Managed Network Security Services” and “Unified Threat Management” on 19 August 2011. The ceremony was held by The Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry, in conjunction with Metro Broadcast.

Network Box is a leading Managed Security Service Provider. Network Box's Unified Threat Management includes Firewall, VPN, IDP, M-Scan Anti-Malware, Z-Scan Anti-Malware, Anti-Spam, Con-tent Filtering, Data Leakage Protection, Vulnerability Scanning, and Network Box's award-winning real-time PUSH update technology, 24x7 monitoring, and expert remote management, which protects against both known and unknown cyber threats.