mickleOgilvy & Mather Japan Group (O&M) appointed industry veteran Jack Mickle as Chief Executive Officer, while Leo Shiina, Group Finance Director, will be taking on new responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer.

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is an international advertising executive with deep experience in the U.S. and Asia, where he worked for twelve years with Saatchi & Saatchi in Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan. He brings a wealth of experience and will be overseeing key client relationships in addition to O&M's overall growth strategy in the Japanese market.

Leo Shiina, a key member of the Japan management team for a decade, will take the lead as COO to help drive the agency’s operations.

ad voiceIndia's advertisers can now access India's largest inventory of targeted mobile audio ads through the globally expanding AdVoice telco ad network.

AdVoice enables advertisers to play audio ads to mobile callers. It replaces the call-waiting tone of Bharti Airtel subscribers who have opted in for the Reward Tunes service. AdVoice provides the technology, the online campaign booking platform and manages the ad sales, whereas Bharti Airtel's network gives advertisers a wider reach than any other media in India.

The mobile targeted audio ad unlocks 10-15 seconds of a consumer's undivided attention while initiating a phone call. It is literally in their ear. There is an astonishing amount of unlocked inventory available considering the statistics: an average of 500 minutes per caller per year is spent on waiting for calls to be picked up. With some 1800 calls per subscriber per year, there is a potential of 1.8 trillion impressions in India.

Serving these audio ads instead of the traditional call-waiting tone has a wider reach than any other medium. There is a unprecedented pool of active mobile phone connections in India . Over 1 billion, with 65% of the population still on feature phones, thereof 30% living in media dark rural areas.

Mobile phones have a scale that is unprecedented. They outnumber TV's, PC's, Tablets and Radios or daily newspapers for that matter. Mobile advertising is a $100 billion industry globally, yet mobile operators don't benefit from it as their inventory is not accessible by digital advertisers.

By 2020, 1 in every 3 advertising dollars is spent on mobile advertising and AdVoice provides Telcos with inclusion into this eco-system. We profile the base in compliance with the digital ad industry standards and enable brands, media agencies and DSP's to reach their preferred audiences via the Telco channels. Neither TV, nor Radio, nor Digital can reach these - let alone - all of India's audience segments.

Targeted audio jingles work on any phone and with millions of daily impression inventories AdVoice places itself in the top of the nation's leading ad networks alongside Facebook and Google. Globally, there are 15 billion audio ad impressions daily, which is four times the number of Internet searches, so AdVoice's journey seems to have just begun.

Anthony MossGrey Group Australia announced that Anthony Moss joined as Executive Creative Director, leading the Melbourne creative department.

Coming from CHE Proximity, he worked prior to that for Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, after a six years stint in the US at Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Gotham Inc.

He started his career at Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney, 20 years ago and his globally awarded campaigns span every category, featuring clients from American Express to Burger King, Latitude to Lexus, Mercedes Benz to Microsoft and Telstra to Tooheys.

Grey Group Australia is part of WPP AUNZ, Australasia’s leading marketing content and communications group.

bookdocBookDoc, a healthcare technology start-up headquartered in Malaysia, has announced the latest investment round led by a family member of Dr. Stanley Ho, the Macau billionaire tycoon with a business empire spanning from entertainment to tourism, shipping, real estate, banking and air transport in multiple counties.

BookDoc welcomes the member of Dr. Stanley Ho's family as its latest strategic investor after Prince Abdul Qawi of the Brunei Royal family invested in BookDoc, too. The latest undisclosed investment values BookDoc at double-digit USD millions, and adds to its growing list of backers who bring along with them deep cross-border business networks and valuable multi-disciplinary experience from entrepreneurship, healthcare and IT to banking and insurance.

Since its inception in October 2015, BookDoc has expanded its presence from Malaysia to Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand. It has launched an integrated online ecosystem for health travelers to search for and book appointments with healthcare professionals. The system integrates seamlessly with Uber, Grab, AirAsia, Agoda and TripAdvisor, and is the official partner of Social Security Malaysia, Foreign Workers' Medical Examination Malaysia (FOMEMA), and the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. In addition, it launched BookDoc Activ, the latest module which rewards users for maintaining a high level of activity, and successfully partnered with more than 40 major retailers and service providers in 12 countries within 3 months of its launch.

BookDoc was honored with Frost & Sullivan's 2016 Innovation Excellence Award in the Mobile Healthcare Technology Market in South East Asia. The company has made records in achieving the highest pre-seed and seed valuation in Asia Technology Start-up history.

liftHootsuite announced the acquisition of leading social analytics company LiftMetrix.

The addition of LiftMetrix to Hootsuite’s social marketing solution enables organizations to drive more effective marketing campaigns by giving them tangible insight into the ROI of their paid, earned and owned social campaigns. Coming on the heels of Hootsuite's recent acquisition of digital advertising technology leader AdEspresso, LiftMetrix continues to build on Hootsuite's momentum in social marketing.

Recognized by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor” in Social Marketing for enabling marketers to “design more effective engagement strategies and improve ROI,” LiftMetrix allows marketers to better understand the business impact of social media. Through this acquisition, Hootsuite adds to its powerful analytics platform to measure the full social conversion funnel — delivering end-to-end ROI measurement from posts thru to purchases.

With LiftMetrix customers can drive business impact through sophisticated social campaign analysis across paid, owned, and earned media to maximize performance; social-to-web conversion tracking to help prove the value of social initiatives; easy-to-understand content recommendations and insights; social data-warehousing and integration with business intelligence tools.

LiftMetrix was previously one of Hootsuite’s top partners in Hootsuite’s extensive open ecosystem that supports more than 250 best-of-breed partners and applications to help extend social media into existing critical systems across the entire organization.

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) has appointed Huntington Communications as its public relations agency of choice for brand development and social media consultation effective January 2017.

MDIS, one of Singapore’s top ranked Private Education Institutes, offers a range of internationally accredited courses from globally recognized universities in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

The new addition strengthens the agency’s portfolio in the education sector. Huntington Communications has worked with education institutions at the pre-school and tertiary levels, and has driven award-winning interschool competitions such as the annual IKEA Singapore Young Designer Award.

Light Reaction, an outcomes-driven performance advertising business that is part of Xaxis, announced the launch of operations in Philippines.

Light Reaction’s pay-for-performance media model provides advertisers with a risk-free way to drive real outcomes such as sales, subscriptions and other concrete forms of engagement, paying only for clearly defined consumer results.

Light Reaction achieves the best outcomes possible by optimizing for a numerous performance factors including optimal exposure to drive conversions, geography, time, device — to ensure that the right customer is being reached at the right time, and placement ID — locating the best-performing spot on the webpage or app for the specific campaign goal. In addition to the abundance of technology at work, tooling and methods are shared openly with clients, showing the precise route and decision-making that led to each outcome. Furthermore, Light Reaction’s products are channel agnostic, leveraging robust data, high-performing media inventory and real-time programmatic technologies.

Advertisers can run coordinated campaigns across multiple channels to capture outcomes wherever they may be.

The company’s Philippines launch solidifies Light Reaction’s presence in 33 markets across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

APAC SeniorHires screenTapad, a leader in cross-device marketing technology, announced three senior appointments to support its emerging Asia Pacific business. Furthering Tapad’s rapid expansion in the region, Andrew Tu, Vice President, APAC; Henry Schenker, Senior Director, Global Platform Solutions; and Isman Tanuri, Director, PR & Marketing, APAC, join the Singapore office effective immediately. They report to Pierre Martensson, GM of APAC and Tapad’s data division.

As Vice President, APAC, Andrew Tu is charged with driving Tapad’s growth across the region. As a priority, Tu will be leading business development and commercial engagements with partners, prospects and clients. He brings more than 25 years of experience building digital businesses in the APAC region. Most recently, Tu was the APAC Managing Director at The Trade Desk, where he was responsible for launching its regional operations and growing it into a multi-million business. He has also held senior leadership roles at Brandscreen, Omnicom Media Group and Microsoft.

Supporting Tu in Singapore are Isman Tanuri, Director of Marketing and PR, APAC, and Henry Schenker, Senior Director of Global Platform Solutions. Previously with MediaMath, Tanuri will pioneer Tapad’s marketing efforts in brand building and communicating cross device technology’s value to agencies, brands and publishers across the region. Schenker recently relocated to Singapore from New York City where he spent 2.5 years at Tapad HQ. In APAC, Schenker will serve as the technical lead to ensure customers’ successful integration with the Tapad Device GraphTM.

“Across the region, where multi-device ownership is the norm, digital marketers are becoming acutely aware of the importance of the unified view of their audiences,” said Tu. “We are building a device graph that is unique to this region. By doing so, the Tapad Device GraphTM will be the key enabler for marketers to make more informed buying decisions and to find the audiences who matter most.”

Tapad’s APAC team is currently headquartered in Singapore with plans to expand into Japan and Australia in the coming months.

The COMEXPOSIUM Group, a leading digital innovation event organizer, has announced that Richard Sossen has stepped into the role of Managing Director Comexposium Australasia, following the promotion of former MD Jan Barthelemy who moved into the role of Global Brand Director for ad:tech and iMedia.

In his former role as Sales Director APAC, Sossen was instrumental in driving Comexposium's revenue growth which saw it double turnover and profits in the past 18 months. Sossen takes responsibility for a calendar of market leading events across APAC.

James WongPHD Hong Kong, part of Omnicom Media Group, has appointed James Wong as the agency’s new Strategy Director.

Leveraging his expertise in insights, strategy, and innovation, James will work closely with the account management teams to develop integrated communication strategies for clients.

He joins PHD with over 10 years of experience in the advertising and media industry, and has worked across multiple client categories such as Oil & Gas, Financial Institutions, Fashion, Telecommunications, and FMCG. Prior to joining PHD Hong Kong, James worked with Zenith Malaysia as Associate Director - Innovation and Insights, leading research development and strategic communications.

James’s appointment is effective immediately and he reports to Ray Wong.

Thomson Reuters just announced the official opening of Thomson Reuters Labs – Singapore.

The Lab will collaborate with the government, customers, tech startups and universities to build partnerships and create innovative products and solutions for professional markets throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Singapore Lab is the first branch in Asia to open as part of Thomson Reuters Labs growing global network, joining locations in Boston, Cape Town, London, Waterloo (Canada), and Zürich.

Located in Singapore's central business district at One Raffles Quay, the Lab opening will be officiated by Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS) and will support Thomson Reuters financial & risk, tax & accounting and legal businesses across Asia Pacific.

Thomson Reuters Labs enable lean experimentation with advanced data analytics and machine intelligence to solve global challenges for customers. Specifically, the Labs provide capabilities across the many disciplines that constitute data science, delivering data exploration tools, dashboards, visualizations and proof-of-concept applications.

joshuaDentsu Aegis Network’s programmatic agency, Amnet, has appointed Joshua Campanella as Regional Account Director to oversee and manage client strategy for Southeast Asia (SEA).

Joshua will be leading client service teams across five Amnet offices including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. He joins the team with nine years of advertising and digital experience spanning across Singapore, Australia and Canada.

In his career, he has worked for a diverse range of clients like Health Promotion Board, Action for AIDS, Banyan Tree, Virgin Atlantic Airways, PlayStation, Johnson & Johnson and Chrysler Canada. Joshua joins from MEC Singapore where he held the role of Associate Digital Director, responsible for establishing thought leadership, organisational capability and digital strategy.

Joshua, who will be based in Singapore, joins Amnet at the peak of the company’s growth as it seeks further expansion within Asia Pacific (APAC), a rapidly evolving digital economy. In addition to his new role at Amnet, Joshua was most recently appointed Co-Chair for the Programmatic Committee on the 2017 Board at the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Singapore. He will represent the industry body alongside IAB Singapore’s CEO & Ambassador to SEA, Miranda Dimopoulos, together with other members as an advocate for digital advertising.

The Marketing Group’s Australian Subsidiary Channelzero Completes Acquisition of The Content Agency

The digital marketing and advertising agglomeration, The Marketing Group, announced that its wholly-owned Australian creative branding subsidiary, Channelzero Pty Ltd, has completed the acquisition of The Content Agency Pty Ltd, a provider of premium video content and content strategies based in Sydney, Australia.

The Content Agency team’s expertise lies in target demographic user data generation, as well as strategies for audience engagement, augmenting Channelzero’s current service offering. Clients of The Content Agency include leading brands such as Studio Canal, Study Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney, The University of Newcastle Australia, Universal Music Group, Transdev and BBC Worldwide.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mikey Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Channelzero said, “The acquisition of The Content Agency expands our capabilities within the video content space and brings an impressive list of new and exciting clients to Channelzero. We have seen increasing demand from our existing clients for recurring video production work and with this acquisition we are now able to service this demand in-house, adding a capability of growing importance to our business.”

This acquisition marks the continuation of The Marketing Group’s strategy of adding mature, profitable, debt-free and well-managed private businesses that strengthens its position in major markets and diversifies its service offering and client base.

Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, the chairman of the China Institute and partner of the legendary Pei Partnership Architects, will join GlassView’s Board of Directors.

In addition to being chairman of the China Institute, Pei, a son of world-renowned architect I.M. Pei, is a graduate of Harvard College and Graduate School and has spent most of his career working on projects in the U.S., China and elsewhere, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Grand Louvre in Paris. He also served as designer-in-charge of the West Wing extension and renovation of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts in 1981 and 1986, among other museum/cultural projects. In addition, Pei directed the design of the new chancery building for the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington, D.C., which was completed in 2008.

Pei's addition to the Board of Directors comes after GlassView recently hired veteran marketer and entrepreneur Neeraj Bhagchandani to run the company's Singapore office.

The advertising technology company AdAsia Holdings has entered Cambodia with the launch of an office in Phnom Penh.

Similar to the move into Hanoi, the Phnom Penh expansion serves as a means to enable Cambodian marketers and businesses to leverage on modern marketing technologies including programmatic media buying and data-driven influencer marketing.

This is AdAsia Holdings’ seventh office and sixth country since starting out in April 2016, allowing the company to provide localized solutions and services to marketers across Asia.

IGD, the international food and grocery research and training charity, is strengthening its presence in Asia-Pacific with a new team on the ground in Singapore.

The IGD Singapore team comprises of Programme Director Shirley Zhu, who previously worked for IGD in Shanghai for three years, and Senior Retail Analyst Soo-Eng Tan.

ShirleyShirley’s role in Singapore is to build IGD’s Asian research coverage and expand its food and grocery network in the region. Before working for IGD, she held roles in FMCG research at CIC, Nielsen and SIG.

Soo EngSoo-Eng also joins IGD with a strong consumer research background, having worked for Unilever, Millward Brown and Suntory in roles across Asia. She will focus on India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as the role of discounters and supermarkets in the Asian grocery market.

IGD Singapore is based at the offices of trade association Food Industry Asia (FIA), which was found in July 2010 by a group of leading food and beverage companies. FIA brings together senior leaders from the industry to champion initiatives that promote sustainable growth and to work together in the areas of food safety, health and nutrition, and regulatory harmonisation. IGD will be hosting its first-ever supplier briefing in the region at the end of February for RedMart, Singapore’s largest online grocery retailer.

hootsuiteThe social media management platform, Hootsuite, announces the acquisition of AdEspresso, a SaaS solution for Facebook and Instagram advertising.

With this acquisition, Hootsuite now sits at the nexus of more than $500 million in annualized social spend, providing organizations the ability to effectively engage with customers across paid, earned, and owned social media.

AdEspresso is a top Facebook global ad partner, offering one of the leading advertising technology solutions to help organizations reach an audience of over a billion people on Facebook and Instagram. The acquisition represents Hootsuite’s continued investment in delivering a best-in-class social marketing solution to enable organizations to increase awareness, inspire brand loyalty, drive leads, and ultimately revenue.

The announcement is coupled with the launch of Hootsuite Ads, which provides organizations with enterprise-grade features and optimization services needed to improve campaign performance and accelerate advertising ROI. AdEspresso by Hootsuite will continue as a self-service ads management product that enables organizations to create and manage social advertising campaigns faster and more efficiently.

Mike SaxtonSoftware AG announced the appointment of Mike Saxton to the position of Senior Vice President in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) to bolster the company’s business.

In his new role, Mike is responsible for managing Software AG’s operations and building strong customer relations in order to drive greater success for Software AG in the region. His appointment comes at a strategic time when digitalization is transforming the business and technology landscape in the region at a fast pace and Software AG, a leader in digital transformation, has the right expertise and technological offerings such to support businesses with this objective. Furthermore, with the emergence of technologies, such as Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) across industry verticals, there is an urgent need for businesses to adopt a “software-first” approach in order to stay profitable and competitive.

Joining Software AG in 2012, Mike brings to his role over 26 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. His contribution towards Software AG has been invaluable especially in growing the company’s business in Middle East and Turkey. Prior to Software AG, Mike held key leadership roles across Europe and the United Kingdom with global technology companies, such as TIBCO, HP and Neon.

marianneOgilvy & Mather Indonesia has promoted Marianne Admardatine to Chief Growth Officer (CGO) from her role as Head of Corporate Communications and Business Development.

She will continue to hold the Managing Director position for both Ogilvy Public Relations and Pulse Communications, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ogilvy & Mather Indonesia.

In line with the company’s client-centric focus, and recent global restructuring, Marianne will be responsible for developing long-term client relationships in order to grow the agency’s portfolio of anchor clients. In addition, her responsibilities include capturing new clients as well as anticipating current client needs for holistic services. She will be working with a global team equipped with the talent, tools, and modern marketing expertise necessary to fuel the company’s enterprise growth agenda.

Ogilvy is now for more than 40 years in Indonesia and has been recently crowned as the 2016 Indonesia Creative Agency of the Year at the Campaign Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year Awards recently, in recognition of its success and constant innovations.

Tim DohertyIsobar, a global full service digital marketing agency, announced the promotion of Tim Doherty to the newly-created role of APAC Chief Creative Officer with immediate effect.

In his new role, Doherty will focus on enhancing the creative output of the twelve Isobar offices across Asia Pacific. He will also focus on further strengthening and integrating the creative teams with other key¬¬ disciplines such as strategy, technology, innovation, UX and consulting, to deliver business transformation for brands. He is also Chair of Isobar's Global Creative Excellence Council, which aims to uncover great creative talent, work and ideas, and share best practices with the whole network.

Doherty first joined Isobar China as a Creative Director in 2008 and has played an integral role in building up the agency’s creative excellence, delivering award-winning work for brands such as Coca-Cola, Sprite, Budweiser and Huawei. He was promoted to Chief Creative Officer, Isobar China, in 2014, where he was responsible for driving the creative vision and offering for clients in and out of China.

Prior to Isobar, Doherty worked at FCB Shanghai and New York, as well as Ogilvy New York. He is an award-winning creative, having won metal at major industry award shows including Cannes Lion, One Show, London International Awards (LIA), Spikes Asia, and Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards (Tangrams).

He continues to be based in Shanghai, China, reporting to Jane Lin-Baden, APAC Chief Executive Officer for Isobar.

Dr Supoj CSO Thaicom 2017Thaicom Public Company Limited, a leading Asian satellite operator, announced the appointment of satellite industry veteran Dr. Supoj Chinveeraphan as its Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).

Among Dr. Chinveeraphan’s responsibilities will be leading the growth of Thaicom as an Asian brand, inclusive of marketplace strategy, market positioning, partnerships, and operations.

Supoj Chinveeraphan recently joined Thaicom after holding a number of high-ranking positions within the telecommunications industry, including the role of Director and General Manager of IPSTAR Australia and New Zealand from 2009 to 2015. With over 20 years of professional experience in operations, sales, marketing and business development, Dr. Chinveeraphan has an impressive track record of leading companies to increased productivity and developing satellite services for the telecommunications industry.

Dr. Supoj Chinveeraphan holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and a Masters degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology where he also earned his PhD at the Department of Intelligence Science.

lisbonThe Lisbon International Advertising Festival 2017 will take place on the 21st of September at Microsoft Portugal’s headquarters, located at Parque das Nações, Lisbon.

The organizer is proud to announce the participation of one of the biggest names in advertising: Jacques Séguéla will not only be a speaker, but also the President of the festival’s Executive Jury.

Jacques Séguéla is a living advertising legend, founder of Euro RSCG (current Havas) and the brain behind several of the most iconic global ad campaigns. He is also known by the books he has written and for having managed electoral campaigns for several politicians such as François Mitterrand, Lionel Jospin, Ehud Barak and Ricardo Lagos. During the event, Jacques Séguéla will be recognized with the festival’s Career Award.

In addition to the French advertising wizard, the festival will bring to Lisbon many more personalities from the industry as members of the Executive Jury and as speakers, including:

Brandon Berger (Chief Digital Innovation at Ogilvy Worldwide), Eva Santos (Chief Creative Officer at Proximity Spain), Jaime Rosado (VP Regional Chief Creative Officer at J. Walter Thompson Latin Region), Komal Bedi Soha (Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai), Luciana Cani (Senior VP and Executive Creative Director at Lapiz Leo Burnett Chicago), Luís Silva Dias (Chief International Creative Director at FCB), Scott Goodson (Partner and Chief Creative Officer at the North-American agency, StraberrryFrog), Tim Cheng (Chief Creative Officer at DDB Group Shanghai and at Tribal Worldwide China) and Thierry Astier (Chief Creative Officer at Grey Paris).

In addition to the conference presented by Jacques Séguéla, there will be three panels of discussions during the Festival exploring the following topics:

1) Internet of Things: How will it change the communication of the brands?

2) Until when will we have toothpaste ads with dentists talking only about benefits?

3) Why bad agencies don't win awards and sometimes still have big clients?

Aside from that, attendees will have the chance to join several international networking breaks in between the presentations.

Submissions for the 2nd edition of The Lisbon International Advertising Festival will open on the 6th of February and there will be an early-bird discount for participants. Tickets for the festival will also be available for purchase from that day onwards.

Ike Kwon and Ross Jackson join the Heads of Jury line-up for the 2017 APAC Effie Awards.

Ike KwonIke Kwon is the Director of Brand Strategy Group of Kia Motors. He began his career at Hyundai Motor Company in 1991 and has worked in various management capacities ranging from overseas sales to marketing strategy. Following the Group’s establishment of its global marcomm agency, Innocean Worldwide, Ike was posted as the President and CEO of Innocean Worldwide Europe in Frankfurt, which has become one of the fastest growing marketing communications agencies in Europe since its establishment. With a vast experience across a wide range of business areas, coupled with his unique standing as both a client of the two fastest growing Asian automotive brands as well as an advertising entrepreneur, Ike was appointed as the Head of Kia’s Brand Strategy Group in January 2014. He brings 20+ years of expertise in building brand and multifaceted marketing strategy on a global level and is passionate about delivering fresh ideas that drive both brand growth and sales success. Due to his significant contribution, Kia kept its brand momentum in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands. Ike has also served as a judge in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Effie 2013, and multiple times in the APAC Effie and Euro Effie.

Ross JacksonRoss Jackson is Head of Cards and Payments at Bank of New Zealand and a current member of the APAC Effie Organizing Committee. Prior to returning to New Zealand at the end of 2015, he held the role of Visa Asia Pacific Head of Cross-Border Business, Product Innovation, Analytics, Brand & Sponsorship Marketing. Ross has also held senior roles including Regional Director, BBDO Asia Pacific; Head of Cards at Westpac New Zealand, Managing Director of Colenso BBDO; Director of Clemenger BBDO New Zealand; Managing Director of Mattingly DY&R New Zealand and Managing Partner of Euro RSCG Australia. During over nine years based in Singapore, his responsibilities included Asia Pacific and for some of that time MENA. He holds an MBA, a post graduate Diploma in Marketing, is a Member of the NZ Institute of Directors and a Fellow of both the NZ and Australian Institutes of Management.

The Heads of Jury line-up for the 2017 Awards is now completed and you can see the full jury line-up by visiting Finalists will be announced end of the month, with the Awards Gala set to take place in Singapore end of April 2017.

The social video distribution platform, GlassView, announced that Neeraj Bhagchandani will head the company's Singapore office and Asian expansion efforts. GlassView's mission is to ensure clients' videos appear on top-tier sites, reaching the most engaged influential audiences.

In his new role, the veteran marketer and entrepreneur will serve as Vice President, Accounts, driving new business and helping brands achieve their social video campaign objectives. He will report to Patrick Kirby, VP, Accounts & Sales, in the company's New York office.

Prior to joining GlassView, Neeraj has overseen his own business and was Vice President of Display, Affiliate and Loyalty at ensogo, where he also drove new business while managing complex affiliate and loyalty marketing programs for the eCommerce giant across Asia.

Bhagchandani joins a venerable team of industry leaders, which includes a Board of Directors, comprising of Beauty and Well Being Founder & Editor Clémence von Mueffling; former LVMH North America Chairman Renaud Dutreil, who previously held several ministerial positions in the highest levels of French Government; Jim Porcarelli, CoFounder of MediaCom North America; former Conde Nast executive Stephanie Newhouse; CBS Revenue & Operations Executive Director Dennis Colon; former Creative Director Candy Pratts Price; and Gregory Baker, former UK Minister of Energy & Climate Change and current member of the House of Lords.

Level 3 opens Asia Pacific DDoS Scrubbing Centers in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.

Multinational companies located in the Asia-Pacific region now have access to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation solutions from Level 3 Communications, Inc. The new scrubbing centers in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore signify an expansion of the company's security service functionality.

Level 3's security solutions provide layers of defense through enhanced network routing, rate limiting and filtering that can be paired with cloud-based scrubbing for a more comprehensive mitigation solution. The Asia-Pacific region is key for both Asian and multinational enterprises which demand global security services — making Level 3's cybersecurity solutions and global presence essential.

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