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MediaCom and Mindshare Win Big at This Year’s Festival of Media APAC Awards

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — In a lavish ceremony held at the PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel, Singapore on Wednesday 22 March the annual Festival of Media APAC Awards were announced.

On the night MediaCom won seven golds and four bronzes, Mindshare four golds, five silvers and three bronzes, while UM took home four golds, four silvers and one bronze.

During a night of celebration for the GroupM agencies MediaCom India won the prestigious Campaign of the Year title for ‘Ariel Dads Share the Load — Men for Laundry!’ as well as Agency of the Year, while Mindshare retained its title of Agency Network of the Year for the APAC region.

In total there were entries from 20 countries, while the winners represented a wonderful mix of campaigns from across the region including golds from Australia, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and the Philippines. India topped the country rankings with seven golds, while Australia and New Zealand were second and third with five and four golds respectively.

The final jury chair Margot Torres, Executive VP and Deputy MD, McDonald’s Philippines did a fantastic job ensuring the judges had constructive and intelligent debates around all of the shortlisted entries, and even managed to finish the judging process ten minutes ahead of schedule.

Key trends and insights that came out of the judging process included a significant increase in e-commerce, m-commerce, CSR, content, social, mobile and events as part of campaigns from around the region. Judges found the Best Experiential/Event, and Best Content Awards to be two of the toughest to decide on a winner as the competition and quality of work was so strong.

All winning campaigns can be seen on http://www.creamglobal.com/

About C Squared

C Squared launched the Festival of Media in Venice in 2007 and the brand now has four major events across the world, attended by 4,000 senior delegates and receiving over 3,000 Awards entries. In 2009, C Squared acquired the leading brand M&M Global along with the M&M Global Awards. The company also owns Creamglobal which has now become the world’s largest database of media innovation and its bespoke technology serves many of the leading global agency groups and multinational advertisers. More information is available at: www.csquared.cc

Festival of Media Awards contact:  Christina Liessem, head of awards, email: Christina.Liessem@csquared.cc t: +44 (0)20 7367 6979

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March 27, 2017 at 10:41 am

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International Medical Group Rolls Out New Medical Services in UK

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INDIANAPOLIS /PRNewswire/ — When travelers become seriously ill or injured away from home, access to medical care during transportation to the hospital or home can be vital.

International Medical Group® (IMG®), a leader in global benefits and assistance services, provides this additional level of support and security through its newly formed UK-based medical unit.

Led by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Geoff Tothill, the unit is comprised of four on-site nurses, two doctors and a network of 30 health professionals in England who provide medical escort services. The goal is to ensure excellent care throughout the duration of a member’s treatment and transfer.

“We have complete control over the quality and delivery of clinical care from the time a member has a problem abroad to when they arrive at definitive care,” Tothill said. “We know the capabilities and skill sets of the professionals moving the patients, we can establish the quality of care in-transport and we have visibility of all the factors that influence clinical outcomes.”

As part of IMG’s expansion of services, the company recently moved its European office from Burgess Hill to Redhill — a locale closer to London, which will offer IMG more flexibility and opportunities, while serving as a more convenient location for its medical escort services.

The new office in Redhill has a dedicated medical suite that houses the equipment approved for use during medical transport by ground or air. This includes a full medical kit, defibrillators, oxygen concentrators, cardiac monitoring machines, portable suction devices, glucose monitoring equipment as well as more specialist devices for complex transfers.

IMG’s medical unit also provides a range of other medical services, including case management, international assistance, network management, health and wellness management, telemedicine and major incident management. Combined with its 24/7 emergency assistance arm, UK-based Global Response, IMG can offer members and external companies a comprehensive assistance package.

“All the medical services that we offer from London are available to our members depending on the various schemes under which they are insured,” said Philip Wright, managing director of IMG’s European division. “So, for example, if there is a benefit under a policy for repatriation to home country, then this would be provided by the medical team based in London. In addition, these services are available to non-insured clients, as we are building our portfolio of service-based offerings.”

Tothill added, “With the introduction of our own patient transfer services, this again raises the levels of clinical care IMG is proud to be able to provide its members.”

About International Medical Group, Inc.
International Medical Group® (IMG®), an award-winning provider of global insurance benefits and assistance services for more than 25 years, enables its members to worry less and experience more by delivering the protection they need, backed by the support they deserve. IMG offers a full line of international medical insurance products, as well as trip cancellation programs, stop loss insurance, medical management services and 24/7 emergency medical and travel assistance — all designed to provide members Global Peace of Mind® while they’re away from home. For more information, please visit www.imglobal.com.

Source: International Medical Group (IMG)

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March 22, 2017 at 5:06 pm

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Content 360 Conference Returns to Singapore

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Marketing Magazine is proud to host the fourth Content 360 conference in Singapore for Southeast Asia on 6-7 April under the theme ‘playing the long game’ and focused on discussing how marketers can build long-term content marketing strategies in today’s interconnected world.

The conference will see over 200 marketers in attendance and include over 20 speakers including:

  • Sebastien Lepez
    Director, IMC APAC, global brand management
    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
  • Lisa Ortner-Ghouze
    Head of content marketing & channels
    ANZ
  • Jane Chang
    Head, marketing communications
    Chan Brothers Travel
  • Nicco Tan
    Vice-president, relationship marketing & social media
    Genting Malaysia

The agenda includes a mix of keynote presentations, panel discussions and a half-day workshop as well as an interactive question platform where delegates can have their concerns and objectives covered by the speakers.

Topics at this year’s conference will include:

  • Chasing the B2B content dream
  • Content consumption’s shift to message apps
  • Creating a content culture from the inside out
  • Connecting content and technology to your business goals

And many more. See a sample of the agenda and request for the full agenda at this link:
http://www.marketing-interactive.com/content360/sg/agenda/?utm_source=PartnerPRNewswire&utm_medium=release&utm_campaign=C360SG17

Content 360 aims to be the go-to platform for marketers and agency professionals to gain first-hand information, practical knowledge and insights from leading practitioners on building and executing an content marketing strategies that have the ability to adapt and evolve ahead of the technological changes while staying true to brand identity.

To get involved, please contact:

Andrew Davy
+65 84275563
andrewd@marketing-interactive.com

Source: Marketing Magazine

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March 22, 2017 at 12:52 pm

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5th Year for Lazada Philippines is Strongest Year Yet

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MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — With a record high 91% market share in the Philippine e-Commerce category, Lazada Philippines has plenty to celebrate for its 5th year anniversary. Since its recent acquisition by global e-Commerce giant, Alibaba.com, the country’s dominant online shopping and selling destination shows no sign of slowing down.

Lazada Milestones
Lazada Milestones

In just 5 short years, Lazada has been able to guard and grow e-commerce in the Philippines with commitment to its 3 main customer offerings: assortment, convenience, and topnotch service.

When it comes to variety, no other Philippine e-commerce platform comes close to Lazada, with 6.3 million items under a wide variety of categories including electronics, fashion, home & living, travel, toys, grocery items, and even pet goods.

Convenience and service are best in class with 24/7 access via website or mobile app, free shipping around Metro Manila and nationwide with a minimum purchase of P1,000, and free returns. Lazada also innovated through a wide variety of payment options, including credit and debit cards, and the highly popular cash-on-delivery option.

Lazada’s upcoming anniversary, dubbed ‘Lazada’s 5th Birthday Surprise’, has been marked as the biggest shopping event of the season. From March 21-23, Lazada will be showering online shoppers with sitewide discounts of up to 90%, low denomination Peso Sales, and time based Flash Sales. There will also be exclusive offerings from its most popular brands, and raffle prizes like vacation packages and real world treats.

Top Deals
Top Deals

HIGH FIVE DEALS

Make your summer sizzle with hot deals such as the Delsey 4-wheel trolley for only P3,507; JBL on-ear headphones for only P699, and Nyx Lip Lingerie for only P490. Also in the lineup are customer favorites such as the VR Box 3D Glasses for only P95, Keds sneakers for as low as P999 and assorted Nestle Dolce Gusto capsule packs with free Nestle Dolce Gusto Oblo machine for only P3,400.

BIRTHDAY TREATS FOR ALL

No birthday will be complete without giveaways. For lucky customers who shop from March 21-23, Lazada will be raffling off a trip to Taiwan for two from KKDay. Foodie customers also get free booky.ph subscriptions worth P1,500 with every minimum purchase. Finally, every minimum purchase of P1,000 becomes a true treat, because customers get a P10 discount on FamilyMart’s famous Twirl.

Lazada Co-Founder and CEO, Inanc Balci, with Brand VIPs
Lazada Co-Founder and CEO, Inanc Balci, with Brand VIPs

So mark your calendars, make your checklists, and make room for more stuff because Lazada’s 5th Birthday Surprise is going to be the main event on your March calendar. Celebrate with Lazada by visiting Lazada.com.ph or downloading the Lazada mobile app for free today.

Lazada Philippines Fun Facts
Lazada Philippines Fun Facts

About Lazada Birthday 2017

It is Lazada’s 5th birthday this March and everyone is invited. Brands, sellers and other e-commerce partners are joining Lazada to surprise shoppers with all the perks of online shopping. Starting from March 13 with hot deals and preorders to whet the appetite of eager shoppers, Lazada’s birthday celebrations will peak on March 21 – 23 presenting limited-time ‘flash’ sales, exclusive product launches, irresistible deals on branded products among many birthday surprises. Shoppers can join the celebrations on www.lazada.com.ph or download the official Lazada shopping app on Android or iOS.

About Lazada Group

Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia (www.lazada.co.id), Malaysia (www.lazada.com.my), the Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), Singapore (www.lazada.sg), Thailand (www.lazada.co.th) and Vietnam (www.lazada.vn).

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering e-commerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and easy returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada offers brands and sellers a marketplace solution and an ecosystem of partners providing direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries online.

PRESS CONTACT:

CHRISTINA MILA Z. JIMENEZ
Offline Marketing Head
Lazada Philippines
(E) c.jimenez@lazada.com.ph
(M) +639178969703

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March 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

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Singapore’s Q & M Dental Group on BookDoc

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Largest dental chain in the region by market capitalisation and number of outlets has just entered into MOU with BookDoc to improve access to care

SELANGOR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — BookDoc, a healthcare technology start-up with presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, is welcoming Q & M Dental Group, the largest private dental group in Singapore to its platform for healthcare professionals.

(Middle left) BookDoc Founder Dato Chevy Beh with Q & M Dental Group General Manager, Ms Foo Siew Jiuan
(Middle left) BookDoc Founder Dato Chevy Beh with Q & M Dental Group General Manager, Ms Foo Siew Jiuan

Q & M Dental Group has more than 60 dental clinics located island-wide in Singapore, offering primary and specialist care dental services. Listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, it has a market capitalisation of more than S$500m and made it to Forbes Asia’s “2015 Best under A Billion”. It continues to expand in the region, and has been building greater presence in China and Malaysia.

The General Manager of Q & M Dental Group, Ms Foo Siew Jiuan added that BookDoc will complement Q & M’s focus in offering quality healthcare services to all its patients. One can now easily search and locate all of Q & M clinics in Singapore and Malaysia on the map, navigate to his/her preferred ones or hail a ride.

“We are very pleased to have Q & M Dental Group, a house-hold name in Singapore, provide more treatment options and geographical convenience to all BookDoc users. We are working on strengthening our coverage regionally and making healthcare services ever more accessible,” said Dato’ Chevy Beh.

“BookDoc” app is downloadable for free on Apple App Store (for iOS) and Google Play Store (for Android). Users can now access a hassle-free integrated healthcare ecosystem supported by strategic partners from navigation (Google Maps & Waze), land transport (Grab & Uber), air transport (AirAsia), hotel accommodation (Agoda) and restaurants & attractions recommendation (TripAdvisor); as well as BookDoc Activ which rewards users for maintaining high level of physical activity. It recently welcomes a member of Dr Stanley Ho family as its latest strategic investor.

About BookDoc

BookDoc, with presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, is an online platform that operates across the healthcare continuum connecting patients to healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere, while incentivising all to stay active.

BookDoc has established an integrated online ecosystem for local and overseas health travellers. The ecosystem allows users to search and book healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere, and integrates seamlessly with navigation (Google Map, Waze), transport (Grab, Uber, AirAsia), accommodation (Agoda) and recommended restaurants & attractions (TripAdvisor) for a hassle-free and enjoyable experience to healthcare appointments. In addition, through BookDoc Activ, it rewards users for maintaining high level of activity by partnering major retailers and service providers that offer users discounts for achieving reward tiers based on activity level.

The company is backed by a diverse group of investors from entrepreneurs to seasoned healthcare and insurance professionals, banker, regulators as well as ICT professionals. It has made records in achieving the highest pre-seed and seed valuation in Asia Technology Start-up history.  It is available online at www.bookdoc.com, App Store and Google Play Store.

For More Information Please Contact

Name: Ms. Valerie Voon
Tel: +6019-336 6758
Email: valerievoon@bookdoc.com

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Source: BookDoc

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March 20, 2017 at 10:31 am

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Singapore’s Q & M Dental Group on BookDoc

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Largest dental chain in the region by market capitalisation and number of outlets has just entered into MOU with BookDoc to improve access to care

SELANGOR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — BookDoc, a healthcare technology start-up with presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, is welcoming Q & M Dental Group, the largest private dental group in Singapore to its platform for healthcare professionals.

(Middle left) BookDoc Founder Dato Chevy Beh with Q & M Dental Group General Manager, Ms Foo Siew Jiuan
(Middle left) BookDoc Founder Dato Chevy Beh with Q & M Dental Group General Manager, Ms Foo Siew Jiuan

Q & M Dental Group has more than 60 dental clinics located island-wide in Singapore, offering primary and specialist care dental services. Listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, it has a market capitalisation of more than S$500m and made it to Forbes Asia’s “2015 Best under A Billion”. It continues to expand in the region, and has been building greater presence in China and Malaysia.

The General Manager of Q & M Dental Group, Ms Foo Siew Jiuan added that BookDoc will complement Q & M’s focus in offering quality healthcare services to all its patients. One can now easily search and locate all of Q & M clinics in Singapore and Malaysia on the map, navigate to his/her preferred ones or hail a ride.

“We are very pleased to have Q & M Dental Group, a house-hold name in Singapore, provide more treatment options and geographical convenience to all BookDoc users. We are working on strengthening our coverage regionally and making healthcare services ever more accessible,” said Dato’ Chevy Beh.

“BookDoc” app is downloadable for free on Apple App Store (for iOS) and Google Play Store (for Android). Users can now access a hassle-free integrated healthcare ecosystem supported by strategic partners from navigation (Google Maps & Waze), land transport (Grab & Uber), air transport (AirAsia), hotel accommodation (Agoda) and restaurants & attractions recommendation (TripAdvisor); as well as BookDoc Activ which rewards users for maintaining high level of physical activity. It recently welcomes a member of Dr Stanley Ho family as its latest strategic investor.

About BookDoc

BookDoc, with presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, is an online platform that operates across the healthcare continuum connecting patients to healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere, while incentivising all to stay active.

BookDoc has established an integrated online ecosystem for local and overseas health travellers. The ecosystem allows users to search and book healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere, and integrates seamlessly with navigation (Google Map, Waze), transport (Grab, Uber, AirAsia), accommodation (Agoda) and recommended restaurants & attractions (TripAdvisor) for a hassle-free and enjoyable experience to healthcare appointments. In addition, through BookDoc Activ, it rewards users for maintaining high level of activity by partnering major retailers and service providers that offer users discounts for achieving reward tiers based on activity level.

The company is backed by a diverse group of investors from entrepreneurs to seasoned healthcare and insurance professionals, banker, regulators as well as ICT professionals. It has made records in achieving the highest pre-seed and seed valuation in Asia Technology Start-up history.  It is available online at www.bookdoc.com, App Store and Google Play Store.

For More Information Please Contact

Name: Ms. Valerie Voon
Tel: +6019-336 6758
Email: valerievoon@bookdoc.com

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Source: BookDoc

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March 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

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Pharma News: CPhI South East Asia Opens Next Week in Jakarta, Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — CPhI South East Asia returns to the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia for its fifth edition during 22nd-24thMarch 2017 as the regional pharma companies expect robust growth. Sign up today!

CPhI SEA Press Conference
CPhI SEA Press Conference

 

A press conference was held on March 16th and saw the participation of Mr. Wiwy Sasongko — General Manager Quintiles IMS Indonesia, Mr. Kendrariadi Suhanda — Chairman of the Pharma Materials Management Club (PMMC) and Deputy secretary general at Indonesian Pharmaceutical Association (GP Farmasi), Mr. Teddy Iman Soewahjo — Executive Director and Head of Packed Ingredients Division of PMMC, Mr. Vincent Harijanto — Head of GP Farmasi’s Research and Development of Raw Ingredients Trade and Industry and Vice Chairman of PMMC and Mr. Ivan Ferrari — General Manager, PT UBM Pameran Niaga Indonesia.

Several key topics, relevant to the region, were discussed. In fact, the slowing pace of global markets and the increasing threat of a new protectionist wave is transforming the outlook of South East Asian manufacturers which are now shifting their focus more on the actual prospects of regional exports. Mirroring this trend, international investors and companies are now pushing for more business in this regional market, across the entire ASEAN economy.

Comprising of 40% of the SEA economic output, Indonesia is the largest pharma market in the South East Asia Pacific region (SEA/AP). The country has the biggest and fastest growing economy in the SEA region and a pharma economy consisting of over 200 pharmaceutical companies. There are already 25-30 generic domestic companies with access to the international market, and equally, there are approximately 35 multinational companies established in the area.

These favourable macro trends are reflected at CPhI South East Asia where domestic manufacturers in particular are increasingly attending the event, with a view to opening up sales in international markets. As the biggest pharma event in the ASEAN region, CPhI South East Asia will gather over 5,500 attendees from 41 countries and more than 260 exhibitors (click here for the full list) to network, learn and do business for three days. Co-locating this year with Health Ingredients South East Asia, the event welcomes the best pharma ingredients professionals, packaging experts, machinery providers and contract manufacturing as well as nutraceutical companies from across the region.

The event’s conference programme is a dedicated, content-enriched platform that will cover business outlook and markets, regulations and compliance, and manufacturing and supply chain. Sessions include “Strategies to improve market access”, “Effective compliance strategies when managing 3rd parties” and “Big Data trends and applications in Supply Chain” and panel discussions on “A look at the pharmaceutical industry in South East Asia” and “ASEAN regulatory harmonization developments”.

The event is supported by the national and regional governments and regional trade groups, such as: the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, National Agency for Drug and Food Control.

Highlighted features at CPhI South East Asia in 2017 include:

  • The Investment Forum, matching key international players interested in investing in Indonesia with the top tier pharma companies in the country looking for reliable partners.
  • All distributors in the region have been invited to visit the event and network with peers and exhibitors through CPhI South East Asia’s Distributor Network — expanding its database of providers in the region with the aim of magnifying the reach throughout the whole ASEAN region.
  • The Business Matchmaking programme provides attendees with the opportunity to browse potential clients, schedule meetings before the event, and find new business partners.
  • Roadshows have been organized in many ASEAN countries to further promote CPhI South East Asia as a pharma bridge in the region.

For more information please visit: http://www.cphi.com/sea/         

About CPhI

CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year. CPhI hosts events in Europe, Korea, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Istanbul and Russia.

Ivan Ferrari
+62-21-2930-5959
ivan.ferrari@ubm.com

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March 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

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