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Interpublic Group

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Merle Hinrichs, executive chairman, Global Sources

Saturday, 24 September, 2011, 12:00am

Healthy start

Love of language has led Stephen Morgan, managing director of health care for Asia-Pacific at Weber Shandwick Hong Kong, on to an unexpected career path in public relations, and he finds it fascinating.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Seducing the Boys Club

Seducing the Boys Club

by Nina DiSesa

Ballantine Books HK$200

With one glance at the title of this book and the author's photograph it is easy to take against Nina DiSesa, 'chairman of the flagship office of the largest advertising agency networks in the world' (McCann Erickson) and owner of a preposterously gleaming set of teeth.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fast rebound spurs increase in ad sales

Advertising agents are expecting at least single-digit sales growth this year, thanks to a faster than expected recovery from the Sars outbreak.

Advertising firm FCB Hong Kong said existing clients who suspended advertising during the outbreak had increased spending in the past two months.

29 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Ad firms in same key

Two leaders in the corporate world are flying high with expensive advertising campaigns at the moment. But there seems to have been a near miss. Standard Chartered Bank rolled out in September a TV commercial featuring an amateur vocalist performing R Kelly's I Believe I Can Fly.

17 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Agency wins

The Hong Kong Tourist Association has appointed advertising agency Foote, Cone and Belding to handle a $100 million campaign expected to build on the City of Life promotion from next January.

30 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Pacific Link's main contact

Pacific Link has appointed DDB Needham Hong Kong as its agency of record for its local business. Estimated 1998 spending for the account is close to $100 million. Montblanc International has appointed Ammirati Puris Lintas as its global advertising agency.

19 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

PR choice

Corporate communications consultancy Medcalf & Company has been named the Hong Kong agency for public relations company Pinnacle Worldwide.

9 Apr 1997 - 12:00am


MTV Networks Asia has named Richard Cunningham as vice-president of network development and Simon Godden as vice-president, advertising sales. Both positions are based in Singapore.

Carat Asia-Pacific has appointed former McCann-Erickson media head Deryk Tang general manager of its Hong Kong operation.

12 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

DMB&B lands big Australia contract

In a major advertising coup, DMB&B has snared the multi-million-dollar Australian Tourist Commission (ATC) account to promote the country worldwide in the run-up to the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

The account is worth more than $150 million in annual billings to the agency.

31 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Memorable ad

A Netherlands commercial featuring an elephant with a long memory took top honours at the 43rd annual International Advertising Festival in Cannes, France.

The ad was created by the Amsterdam office of Ammirati Puris Lintas, owned by the Interpublic Group. In the spot, a boy at a circus parade offers a baby elephant a Nestle Rolo, only to snatch it away and eat it himself.

3 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Agency bought

Interpublic, the largest worldwide advertising group, has acquired, for an undisclosed sum, DraftDirect, the largest independent global direct marketing agency.

DraftDirect is Interpublic's fourth global company whose holdings include the McCann-Erickson Worldwide advertising agency.

5 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Account reviewed

Microsoft has placed under review its business-to-business direct marketing account, with billings estimated at US$10 million. The account had been handled by the Anderson & Lembke unit of the Interpublic Group of Companies, which resigned that portion of the account.

10 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

China agency tops billings

THE latest report of the 1995 Advertising Agencies Ranking names McCann-Erickson China number one in its billings above all joint-venture and foreign-funded agencies in China.

The report, released by the state bureau of industrial and commercial administration, said the agency was the fifth largest, after all agencies had been included.

13 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

FCB in China

PUBLIC relations firm Foote, Cone and Belding (FCB) has entered the China market through the purchase of a majority ownership in Megacom Advertising Company.

The company, renamed FCB/Megacom, has offices in Beijing and Tianjin with media placements across the country representing such clients as Colgate-Palmolive, AT & T and Renault.

22 Nov 1995 - 12:00am