Xurpas leads digital marketing firm acquirers in SE Asia - CB Insights

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 / Written by /

Philippine-based tech solutions firm Xurpas emerged as the most active tech acquirer with six acquisitions since 2012, according to a report released by CB Insights. Yellow Mobile, a South Korean unicorn, made five acquisitions in Southeast Asia - two in Indonesia, two in Thailand, and one in Singapore. Read more...

Digital marketers in the Philippines eye industry standards

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 / Written by /

The rapid growth of digital advertising and marketing in the Philippines has pushed the need to establish an industry measurement standard. A measurement standard for the industry can help advertisers evaluate the role of digital in driving business results, according to the Digital Measurement Board (DMB) under the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines. Read more...

Lazada names Achmad Alkatiri CMO for Indonesia

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 / Written by /

E-commerce firm Lazada has appointed Achmad Alkatiri as its new chief marketing officer for Indonesia, taking over from Sebastian Sieber who has decided to join another e-commerce firm. The 28-year-old Alkatiri joins Lazada after spending two years with Shoppe. Read more...

Rice Communications names Phoebe Sou HK account director

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 / Written by /

Rice Communications, a Singapore-based boutique communications agency service for Asia Pacific, has named Phoebe Sou as the account director in Hong Kong. The appointment follows the opening of an office in the city, which is in response to the increasing number of the firm's clients looking to execute campaign in North Asia. Read more...

Caroline Rainsford to head Google in New Zealand

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 / Written by /

Caroline Rainsford will now call the shots in Google New Zealand following her appointment as country manager for the Silicon Valley-headquartered technology firm. Rainsford, who was marketing and product director at Latitude NZ, takes over from Stephanie Davis, who takes up a role with Google in Singapore. Read more...

King Kong projects USD10m revenue in 12 months

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 / Written by /

Australia-based digital marketing agency King Kong is optimistic that it can hit annual revenue of USD10m in the next 12 months. Founder Sabri Suby, however, said he needs to step out of the daily running of the agency and focus entirely on strategy and growth in order for King Kong to achieve the projected revenue. Read more...