JAKARTA, INDONESIA: BlackBerry will this week launch a new budget handset in Indonesia, one of its last bastions, a major step in the ailing smartphone manufacturer's's fightback against Samsung and Apple.
JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Protesters hurled eggs at the Australian embassy in Jakarta Friday, as Indonesia's former spy chief dismissed official anger at espionage allegations as an overreaction and said tapping leaders' phones was "normal".
SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.
NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.
NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.
BALI, INDONESIA: Publish Asia 2012, the annual Asian newspaper convention from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is set to take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 10 to 12 April 2012. It is a first for Indonesia.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA / JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Kaspersky Lab has announced the publication of its spam report for December 2011. The last month of the year was predictably quiet - compared to November the share of spam in email traffic fell 4.4% and averaged 76.2% for the month.
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has reported that over 115 million web pages are viewed on mobile devices in the month of September 2011 in Malaysia - attributing to a 6% increase in mobile page views from the start of the year.
TOKYO, JAPAN: comScore Japan KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a report on blog usage in Japan from its comScore Media Metrix service.
NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.
CANNES, FRANCE: A total of 28 828 entries from 90 countries (725 from SA) have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity, the international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. This is the most entries in the history of the festival.
ABU DHABI, UAE: In recognition of the growth of public relations practice and expertise beyond its Anglo-American origins, the IPRA presidential badge of office will pass to its 2011 president at the IPRA Gulf Chapter Regional Conference in Abu Dhabi on 13 April 2011.
SINGAPORE: comScore, Inc has released the latest results from a study of Internet usage in Southeast Asia. The report found that an increasing number of consumers across the region turned to online banking throughout 2010.
BURLINGAME, US: mig33, one of the world's largest mobile-first communities, has announced that its members purchased more than 40 million virtual gifts in 2010, with sales more than doubling in several countries during the year's final six months.
SINGAPORE: Despite mobile device functionality becoming ever more sophisticated, research, released this week by mobile media company BuzzCity, shows that mobiles are actually sustaining, not replacing, consumer demand for PCs.
NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.
SINGAPORE: Thanks to the economic recovery, increasing spending power of consumers in the region has been a boon to many industries, including the major household appliances sector, which has managed to bounce back from its weakened performance of yesteryear.
SHANGHAI, CHINA: The Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival, a joint venture between Haymarket and the International Advertising Festival, will take place 12 and 13 May at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai, China.
NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.