October 24, 2005

Account Moves & New Appointments

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Chris Leong to head of mobile phone marketing operations, China at Nokia Corp., based in Beijing, effective November 28 from president, Singapore and president, marketing, Southeast Asia for Grey Global Group, based in Singapore. Ms. Leong succeeds Maurice Tan, who left the position of Nokia's VP-marketing, Greater China for Nokia's mobile phones in Beijing last summer to join Goodyear in Shanghai as VP, marketing, Asia/Pacific | Raymond So has resigned as chairman, Asia/Pacific at BBDO Worldwide, based in Taipei. His successor has not been named | Sony Corp. has awarded its Cybershot account in China to BBDO, Shanghai, following a pitch against the incumbent, Y&R. The Omnicom agency won a pitch for the Sony Walkman launch in China earlier this year | T. Krishna to regional strategy planner, China & North Asia, a new position at Lowe Worldwide, Shanghai from VP, senior strategic planner, Lowe, Mumbai | China Mobile has signed a deal with Shanghai Media Group, owner of the only Internet protocol TV license in China, to feed TV content to mobile phones for the first time in that country via China Mobile's 2.5G, GPRS-based data and multimedia platform, Monternet | Elaine Tan to VP, marketing & communications, Asia/Pacific at Viacom's Nickelodeon channel in Hong Kong from business director, Ogilvy & Mather, also in Hong Kong.

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