April 12, 2006

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Victoria Henderson to managing director, OMD International in Hong Kong, a new regional position overseeing OMD's Hong Kong-based clients in Asia, as well as an operational role handling training, marketing and new business in Asia. Previously, she was managing director, China at Universal McCann based in Shanghai | Paul Aiello, 41, to president, News Corp.'s Star Group, a new position in Hong Kong from managing director and head of telecom, media and technology group, Asia/Pacific, Morgan Stanley, also in Hong Kong | Peggy Lam to VP, advertising sales at ESPN Star Sports, Hong Kong from VP, ad sales, China, Star TV | Business management software and services company, MYOB, has appointed TBWA Worldwide, Beijing to handle its launch in mainland China, following a pitch against Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett Worldwide and Bartle Bogle Hegarty | The brand management consulting group Ingram, headed by CIA Media founder, Chris Ingram in London, has acquired Hong Kong-based The Brand Company. The new entity will be called The Ingram Brand Company and will continue to be led by partners Peter Wilken and James Stuart | KFC has appointed M&C Saatchi in Hong Kong following a pitch against the incumbent, O&M, and Foote, Cone & Belding. KFC has 58 stores in Hong Kong and spent about $10.5 million on advertising in the territory last year | Microsoft Corp.'s MSN division has quadrupled the size of its Asian sales team and appointed Gina Hertel to head of trade marketing, Asia/Pacific, Greater China, Latin America and Canada from regional solutions marketing manager, Asia/Pacific & Greater China, Microsoft. It also promoted Jonathan Baron to group sales director, Asia from head of sales, Asia. He is succeeded by Karen Chia- Zimmerman, previously general manager, Mind Your Language, an English training and editing company. They all remain based in Hong Kong | Carlson Marketing, a global marketing services company, has opened its first office in mainland China in Shanghai, led by Gabi Kool, managing director, China, and exec VP, Asia/Pacific.

Upcoming Events

April 24-26, 2006 - The Asian Technology Roundtable Exhibition
InterContinental, Beijing

May 10-11, 2006 - The Asia Pacific Music Forum: Music Matters
The Four Seasons, Hong Kong

June 4"7, 2006 - Worldwide Multi Media Measurement (Esomar)
JW Marriott, Shanghai

June 8-9, 2006 - The China Forum (Esomar)
JW Marriott, Shanghai

June 26-27, 2006 - Global Automotive Manufacturing and the Role of China
Great Wall Sheraton, Beijing

June 27-28, 2006 - Youth Marketing Forum China 2006
Moganshan Lu, Shanghai

June 30, 2006 - China Mobile Video/TV Forum 2006
State Guest Hotel, Beijing

July 11-13, 2006
- Next Gen Advertising 2006
Conrad Hotel Hong Kong

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