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HONG KONG: Hong Kong authorities have shut down the city's largest prostitution website and dozens of people including sex workers have been arrested, officials said on Thursday, 5 December. However, a check of the website shows it is still running.
6 Dec 2013 08:11
BEIJING, CHINA: The winners of the 2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards, honouring the best in Asia Pacific's digital marketing, have been announced.
18 Nov 2013 15:05
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
HONG KONG, CHINA: The founder of a dating service promoting adultery is setting his sights on China's cheating hearts after a controversial launch in Hong Kong.
27 Aug 2013 06:30
SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.
21 May 2013 09:07
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
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012 08:23
HONG KONG: Banking giant HSBC said Friday some of its websites had been hit by a "large scale" cyber attack that disrupted online services, but it assured customers that their data were not compromised.
22 Oct 2012 07:31
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Worldwide, the trend is moving towards high-quality cameras. New products with smartphone features are being offered and are winning an entirely new customer base. Japan, Russia, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan are posting double-digit growth on photo-products, while markets in Western Europe are characterised by increasing value creation.
25 Sep 2012 12:10
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new generation iPhone 5 set for release today. [Video]
21 Sep 2012 07:25
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.
1 Jun 2012 10:44
HONG KONG, CHINA: Iran-based Behrouz won two prizes in the photojournalism feature category for his images of street children and heroin addicts in the strife-torn southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
24 Apr 2012 09:36
CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.
22 Mar 2012 08:37
CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
15 Mar 2012 10:40
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
HONG KONG, CHINA: GFI, a leading brokerage service provider, has signed a new three-year contract as title sponsor of the HKFC Tens rugby tournament, kicking off with the 2012 edition from 21-22 March.
13 Jan 2012 10:07
RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released inaugural data on worldwide online video viewing from the comScore Video Metrix service.
15 Dec 2011 08:34
HONG KONG, CHINA: The World Association of Journalists and Press Editors has awarded an AFP videographic first prize in the category 'Best Online Animated Graphic' at the Asian Conference On Digital Media In Hong Kong.
25 Nov 2011 10:16
HONG KONG, CHINA: WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, has announced the winners of the second annual Asian Digital Media Awards, presented 24 November during the sold-out Digital Media Asia conference in Hong Kong.
25 Nov 2011 09:54
NEW YORK, US: More than 25 of advertising's most influential and respected professionals - including Ross Chowles, of Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town - have been selected to judge the One Show, claimed to be the premier international awards competition.
14 Nov 2011 07:57
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
NEW YORK, US: Despite overall growth of 5.7% for the advertising industry in Q2 2011, adspend fell in nearly half the world's key markets in the second quarter of this year as economic concerns continued to impact the advertising industry, according to Nielsen's quarterly Global AdView Pulse report released recently.
20 Oct 2011 11:13
HONG KONG: Google said Wednesday (28 September 2011) it will build three data centres in Asia at a cost of more than $200 million, as the number of Internet users in the region soars along with stiff competition from rivals. Google plans to build the new centres in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong on a total of 22.6 hectares (56 acres) of land, the firm said.
28 Sep 2011 14:05
WAN-IFRA is gathering media experts on the latest innovations in tablets, social media, online and mobile for Digital Media Asia 2011, the region's premier digital event to be held from 23-25 November 2011 in Hong Kong. The event, which will present case studies and best practices from Asia and beyond, covers the three digital topics of tablets, social & online media, and mobile.
21 Sep 2011 10:38
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
HONG KONG: For all the talk about the increasing sophistication of smartphones can be monotonous, and the experience usually falls short of that offered by gaming consoles. Sony Ericsson and Euro RSCG wanted to provoke the idea that even idle gaming on a smartphone could be a thrilling experience.
11 Jul 2011 11:49
HONG KONG: In Hong Kong, the infant milk formula (IMF) market primarily targets mothers with children up to three years old. This limits the target to 70 000 mothers, or 0.01% of the total population. With a 104% YOY growth in IMF advertising, competition for this segment is fierce.
29 Jun 2011 13:37
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
LONDON, UK: The global advertising industry climbed out of recession last year and posted a 10.6% year-on-year increase to US$503 billion* based on published rate cards from the Global AdView Pulse, a new report released by The Nielsen Company.
11 Apr 2011 10:35
HONG KONG: To kick off the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, official beer sponsor Carlsberg created an online game, available at the campaign mini-site aimed at driving buzz around the event.
4 Apr 2011 11:04
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