Gartshore closes advertising business

SINGAPORE – Local independent agency Gartshore & Associates, run by ex-Batey account director Bill Gartshore, is scaling back its business to focus on publishing.

HPB pitches US$3.5 million account

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) has issued an open tender for its estimated S$5 million (US$3.5 million) advertising account.

HPB pithces US$3.5 million account

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) has issued an open tender for its estimated S$5 million (US$3.5 million) advertising account.

Crush Malaysia appoints PR director

KUALA LUMPUR – Crush Communications has appointed Sreejit Pillai (pictured) as its public relations director in Malaysia.

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Happy New Year George

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Hat tip to High Jive

New Year’s Eve around the World


 

I’ve been kind of M-I-A around here due to vacational issues, so I haven’t been able to greet evryone properly for the New Year that just went by.
 
That’s why in an apologie-like kind of way I want to leave with these few visual testiomonies of the celebrations for New Year 2008.
 
First is a compilation made by TrendHunter consisting of 8 videos of the festivities in such diverse locations as Dubai, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney.
 
The second is a more curious one. A series of 360 degrees panoramic views of different events. Among others you’ll find images of Copa Cabanna, London, Taipei and Rio de Janeiro, just to mention a few.
 
I sincerely hope this year is full of success for everyone and brings many learnings and new experiences.
 
A big hug for everyone swinging by this website.

ASX Digital Media Market Watch

I checked my ASX watch list for the first time in a while and I was surprised that the four major listed digital media companies are all sharing a sliding share price for the last year (Jan07 to Dec07). Despite this being the best year for digital media and with another bumper year to come? Commquest can be excused as it’s only been listed for less than a month.

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STW Group, Blue Freeway, Commquest, Q limited and Hyro represent almost all the listed digital agencies in Australia. If you need to brush up on your web talk and buzz words browse the list 😉

I should have bought Apple shares.

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New Year Brings New Names for Cable

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — No fewer than four cable networks have changed their looks, logos and even names in the past week, with a fifth to come at month's end. That doesn't even include Oxygen's new placement under the NBC Universal umbrella, which goes into effect this year as well. To help you keep all your cable brands straight, MediaWorks has compiled a quick guide to the new kids on the cable box.

www.hiddenviolence.nl: Chair

www.hiddenviolence.nl: Chair

If you see something, say something.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Director / Copywriter / Art Director: Magnus Olsson
Photographer: Chris Beeldschoon
Illustrator: Simon Spilsbury
Agency Account: Anne Bando, Eva Cortenbach
Agency Producer: Jan Willem Wiesenekker

www.hiddenviolence.nl: Belt

www.hiddenviolence.nl: Belt

If you see something, say something.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Director / Copywriter / Art Director: Magnus Olsson
Photographer: Chris Beeldschoon
Illustrator: Simon Spilsbury
Agency Account: Anne Bando, Eva Cortenbach
Agency Producer: Jan Willem Wiesenekker

www.hiddenviolence.nl: Burns

www.hiddenviolence.nl: Burns

If you see something, say something.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Director / Copywriter / Art Director: Magnus Olsson
Photographer: Chris Beeldschoon
Illustrator: Simon Spilsbury
Agency Account: Anne Bando, Eva Cortenbach
Agency Producer: Jan Willem Wiesenekker

www.hiddenviolence.nl: Fists

www.hiddenviolence.nl: Fists

If you see something, say something.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Creative Director / Copywriter / Art Director: Magnus Olsson
Photographer: Chris Beeldschoon
Illustrator: Simon Spilsbury
Agency Account: Anne Bando, Eva Cortenbach
Agency Producer: Jan Willem Wiesenekker

Revenue From Display Ads to Grow 20% by ’09

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Don't overlook display advertising in 2008 — this format, which is elderly in internet years, still has some growth left in it if one major analyst's prediction pans out.

American Apparel Ass Begs to be Tapped

It’s getting to the point where when viewing the latest American Apparel ad you begin to wonder if they are even real. That or some art director over there has a constant hard on and can’t create anything that…

From the Annual 2008: Marketers

Ad forecasters generally agree 2008 U.S. ad spending will grow a bit north or south of 4%, inflated by the Summer Olympics and presidential elections. That's better than 2007, when Universal McCann's Bob Coen estimates spending grew just 0.7%.

The End of an Era

Phil was the sun king of the golden age of TV advertising. He made commercials more entertaining than the shows they sponsored and transformed brands into pop icons with global reach. He hired me in 1985 to work on Apple, as I had at Chiat/Day. All of our meetings had been clandestine, in the kind of red-bolstered dark restaurants where industrial salesmen drink and ad people never venture. When I walked into his office in New York for the first time, he said, "If I'd known how tall you are, I never would've hired you." Yeah, he was a giant, but not a tall one.

‘Nightly Business Report’ Needs New Partner

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — PBS's "Nightly Business Report" has lost one of its sponsors going into the new year. A.G. Edwards has dropped its 20-year sponsorship following its recent acquisition by Wachovia Securities. Investment firm Franklin Templeton Investments, San Mateo, Calif., however, has renewed its 17-year sponsorship of the program through 2011.

Gawker Editorial to Compensate Big-Traffic Bloggers with Big-Ass Bonuses

Sassy bloggers, take note: Gawker might be down to drop you a few thou if you can raise traffic amongst its sites, which include Gizmodo and Defamer. Jason Calacanis, the golden child of Weblogs Inc., looks at the compensation…

Ad Tunes Releases Top Ad Music of 2007

Something for the true ad junkies: Ad Tunes’ Top Ad Music of ’07! Show-stoppers in the more musical component of advertising include Beyonce, who made appearances in ads from Armani, AmEx, DirecTV and Samsung; the Beatles, which enjoyed a…