HANOI, VIETNAM: Vietnam has jailed a prominent blogger for 15 months on a charge of anti-state activity, the second such sentencing in a fortnight in a nation where perceived dissent is severely punished.
20 Mar 2014 10:14
HANOI - The Vietnamese developer behind the smash-hit free game Flappy Bird has pulled his creation from online stores after announcing that its runaway success had ruined his "simple life".
11 Feb 2014 06:09
NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.
19 Dec 2013 09:47
HANOI, VIETNAM: As news emerged of the death of Vietnam's legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap, most journalists were forced to stay silent, leaving the landmark event to be revealed by the country's swelling ranks of Internet users.
7 Oct 2013 09:23
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.
19 Sep 2013 05:49
OAK BROOK, US: McDonald's recently announced Henry Nguyen, a Vietnamese businessman and the founder of Good Day Hospitality, as developmental licensee for Vietnam to build the brand.
23 Jul 2013 08:13
HANOI, VIETNAM: A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been arrested for posting articles critical of the communist government, reports said Monday, in the latest crackdown on dissent in the authoritarian country.
28 May 2013 13:06
LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.
22 Apr 2013 11:05
SINGAPORE: Effective Measure, the digital audience profiling and measurement agency for emerging markets has secured a strategic alliance with Vietnam's digital advertising network Ambient Digital.
15 Nov 2012 07:19
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA / NAYPYIDAW, MYANMAR / HANOI, VIETNAM: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has just launched a new Media Professionals Programme for South East Asia, a groundbreaking leadership initiative to help mid-level media managers advance their careers and contribute to the growth of strong media enterprises in their countries.
12 Oct 2012 05:14
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.
8 Feb 2012 12:14
BANGKOK, THAILAND: Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, today reported that 77% of South East Asia's gaming audience is adults aged between 21 to 60 years old - highlighting the growing popularity of casual gaming as a significant adult pastime.
23 Nov 2011 09:15
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.
9 Nov 2011 09:36
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.
25 Oct 2011 10:17
NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed alarm regarding the recent crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam and calls on the government to immediately and unconditionally release all of the journalists detained in the country.
5 Oct 2011 11:07
HANOI: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has organised its first conference in Vietnam, with more than 140 Vietnamese media stakeholders gathered in Hanoi this week for a look at business strategies from a wide variety of markets worldwide.
30 Sep 2011 10:59
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.
25 Aug 2011 11:11
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM: LoyaltyOne will be presenting at the 3rd Customer Loyalty Asia Programme and CRM Summit on 26-29 September at the New World Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
24 Aug 2011 11:58
NEW YORK, US: The 4A's has announced the shortlist for the Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence, claimed to be the first global advertising awards to recognise brilliant strategic thinking. Submissions in 10 categories were received from Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.
16 Aug 2011 12:16
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.
11 Jul 2011 12:07
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.
1 Jun 2011 07:19
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.
9 Mar 2011 06:56
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.
By Dr KF Lai 16 Feb 2011 08:31
SINGAPORE: For the total year-to-date (Jan-Nov 2010) the markets continued to witness positive growth across the board in terms of value and units in nine Asian countries.
4 Feb 2011 06:14
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.
27 Jan 2011 11:00
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.
4 Jan 2011 10:56
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.
30 Nov 2010 08:59
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Furthering their regional reach and access, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network will team with the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report (APBTR) to gain new content channels and syndication sources in the world's fastest growing and most influential regional market with more than four billion consumers.
18 Oct 2010 09:31
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010 10:35
SINGAPORE: comScore, Inc recently announced that it will offer free participation in Media Metrix 360 to online publishers in Southeast Asia. Under this new initiative any publisher can now participate in Media Metrix 360 measurement with no implementation fee for tagging.
14 Sep 2010 07:29
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