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Adobe to reinvent creative content delivery via partnership with Omnicom Group

San Jose, California – Aimed at reinventing the creation and delivery of creative content, Adobe has partnered with marketing communications company Omnicom Group Inc. The partnership will be carried out through an enterprise licensing deal of Adobe’s new Content Supply Chain solution.

Through the solution, Omnicom agencies across the globe will now have a unified view of every step of the content process, from planning and production to activation and optimisation. The end-to-end solution will enable Omnicom’s agencies to efficiently produce creative content that delivers the most effective customer experiences for the benefit of its client roster of the world’s top marketers and brands.

The newly launched Adobe Content Supply Chain solution brings together an array of Adobe’s industry-leading creative and experience applications, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Workfront and Adobe Experience Manager. Omnicom will connect features of Adobe’s solution with Omni, Omnicom’s end-to-end marketing operating system, providing streamlined workflows, enhanced automation, and increased operational efficiency.

The comprehensive solution by Adobe will also help Omnicom agencies meet growing content demands as clients look to provide a larger quantity and variety of personalized content to customers. Assisting in the rapid development of content will be Adobe Firefly and Adobe Sensei GenAI – the company’s new generative AI capabilities. 

“This partnership brings together the most creatively awarded holding company and the leader in creative and marketing tools,” said Paolo Yuvienco, EVP, chief technology officer at Omnicom Group

He added, “The two of us share a goal of providing integrated solutions to brands, and our collaboration brings it to life. Through this offering, our agencies from different disciplines and geographies will remain connected throughout the entirety of the content supply chain, helping to transform our clients’ businesses in a faster, more effective way.”

Anil Chakravarthy, president, digital experience business at Adobe, also commented on the partnership, “Omnicom is a valued Adobe partner and customer and we’re excited to work together to transform the process of producing and delivering content across their business — and for our shared customers.”

Chakravarthy also added that by combining Omnicom’s creative expertise and audience-driven capabilities with Adobe’s content supply chain solution and generative AI capabilities, they will be able to empower creative teams to work more efficiently and effectively.

Recently, Adobe has also unveiled new innovations across its family of video applications, including AI-powered text-based video editing capabilities in Premiere Pro.

Platforms Featured Southeast Asia

Changi Airport Group partners with Accenture to make its debut in the metaverse through ‘ChangiVerse’

Singapore Changi Airport Group has made its debut to the metaverse by showcasing ‘ChangiVerse’, a metaverse experience created to help audiences connect with Singapore Changi Airport and explore its notable sights through the digital space.

Created with global professional services Accenture, ChangiVerse is the first virtual experience created by an airport that has debuted in Roblox, a global shared experience platform with millions of daily users.

Changi Airport’s debut in the metaverse is also an effort to reach a wider group of digital users and fans who are interested to explore more travel destinations differently.

Moreover, the said platform digitally represents Changi’s physical airport where visitors can access fun activities, social experiences, and interactable spaces such as bustling café or festive glamping tent and minigames whilst earning unique collectibles to give their digital avatar some extra flair.

Hung Jean, group senior vice president of Changi Airport Group’s enterprise digital ecosystem & business division, said that the creation of ChangiVerse aims to strengthen the idea that the airport is more than just a transport node, but it’s also a fun and magical destination to create memories.

“ChangiVerse is also about engaging our customers and serving them better through innovation and experimentation, in line with our belief of customers being at the heart of everything we do,” Jean added.

Wee Wei Ng, Southeast Asia market unit lead for Accenture, added, “We are privileged to collaborate with CAG to drive digital-physical convergence through ChangiVerse. By combining digital and physical worlds, ChangiVerse can simulate the airport environment, creating immersive experiences that elevate human interactivity to new dimensions, enhance customer experiences, and drive innovation.”

In 2022, Changi Airport Group has dealt with Accenture to extend its partnership for the enhancement of travellers’ experience when visiting Changi Airport in Singapore.

Marketing Featured APAC

Mandai Wildlife Group to co-develop regional marketing campaigns with Klook in new tie-up

Singapore – Mandai Wildlife Group, an organisation that advocates for wildlife conservation, and travel and experiences platform Klook has sealed a three-year strategic partnership to attract more international visitors to the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, the integrated wildlife and nature precinct home to Singapore’s wildlife parks.

With Klook’s digital marketing and social content capabilities and strength in Asia-Pacific, this deal will target the growing millennial and gen Z from the markets of Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and South Korea. 

Mandai and Klook will co-develop regional marketing campaigns and curate bundles and activities for discerning international visitors. These efforts will help in making Mandai Wildlife Reserve as a top-of-mind destination in Singapore.

Moreover, the collaboration will focus on raising awareness of wildlife conservation efforts and take actions for sustainable living to benefit the people, wildlife, nature and the entire planet.

Jean Choi, chief sales and marketing officer at Mandai Wildlife Group, said that the group is looking for new ways to engage travellers in the region especially from their top markets. Choi added that they aim to be culturally relevant to working adults and youth who seeks for new experiences.

Meanwhile, Eric Gnock Fah, chief operating officer & co-founder at Klook, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Mandai Wildlife Group, furthering their ambitions of establishing the Mandai Wildlife Reserve as the region’s go-to destination. Our collaboration reflects our shared values and commitment to responsible tourism and protecting the planet and its wildlife.”

The first marquee campaign for the partnership will kick off with the soft opening of Singapore’s new bird park at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, Bird Paradise on 8 May, Singapore Zoo’s 50th anniversary or Golden ZOObilee, and a series of mini-events to encourage young couples to go on memorable dates at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

Platforms Featured ANZ

Tasmanian Government partners creative agencies Clemenger BBDO, Orchard to develop mobile app for tourists’ travel experiences

Australia Tourism Tasmania, the tourism marketing firm of the Tasmanian Government in Australia, has unveiled ‘Discover Tasmania’ mobile application to let tourists customise and make their own travel experience unique when visiting Tasmania.

In collaboration with creative agencies Clemenger BBDO and Orchard, the application was made with features including real-time, location-specific notifications on insider tips and recommendations, itinerary builder, interactive maps, and other offline features which make it more convenient to use.

Clemenger BBDO led the app’s experience design, whilst Orchard helped in delivering a more connected and efficient digital experience for visitors.

Sarah Clark, CEO at Tourism Tasmania, said that they want the application to become the ultimate travel companion to help visitors explore the tourism offerings available throughout Tasmania.

Dani Bassil, CEO at Clemenger BBDO, added that this has been a truly collaborative project with the tourism marketing firm, and it’s rewarding to see that they made Discover Tasmania app possible.

Moreover, Wai Kwok, CEO at Orchard, added, “The Discover Tasmania App will help bridge the gap between digital connection and Tasmania’s products and experiences, delivering a seamless connected experience that Tasmanian travellers will remember.” 

Discover Tasmania mobile application is now available to download on the App Store.

Marketing Featured South Asia

Wunderman Thompson India bags brand building mandate of retail brand Tata Astrum Super

India – Wunderman Thompson India expands its client roster after winning the brand building mandate of Tata Astrum Super, a brand of hot rolled sheets from Tata Steel – a company which is associated with the agency for more than 90 years. 

Within the long-term partnership, Wunderman Thompson India has been working on brand-building projects for Tata Steel Corporate, and other retail brands like Tata Tiscon, Tata Shaktee, Tata Kosh, Tata Pravesh, and Tata Wiron.

In the new mandate, Wunderman Thompson India will help Tata Astrum Super brand in building a competitive edge so it can command a premium over branded & unorganized players, forge bonds with channel partners, and connect with end users. The agency will also help in maintaining the brand’s promise to resonate with both fabricators and end users.

Vijay Jacob Parakkal, senior vice president & managing partner at Wunderman Thompson Kolkata, said that they are pleased to have Tata Astrum Super into the Wunderman Thompson brand family, and they are confident in giving justice to the new mandate that they will handle.

Earlier this year, Wunderman Thompson India also bagged the strategy and creative remit of Czech automobile brand ŠKODA.

Technology Featured ANZ

PubMatic ties with Proximic to provide ID-less targeting solutions for media buyers

Sydney, Australia – Independent technology company PubMatic, in partnership with Proximic by Comscore, a leading provider of addressable programmatic targeting, has launched an ID-less targeting solution which will help marketers and media companies to propel incremental reach and performance at scale without using IDs.

Proximic’s content targeting solutions, which are powered by a contextual natural language processing engine and intelligent categorization technology, will be integrated to PubMatic’s platform to make it available for all media buyers. This will provide privacy-first access to market-leading data and insights to enhance the processes of packaging and transacting inventory and data.

The integration will also allow PubMatic’s clients to maximise new targeting options to reach key audiences in premium, brand-safe environments across desktop, mobile, and connected TV.

Brandon Lee, director of addressability for APAC at PubMatic, said that the company is committed to providing advertising solutions that deliver results. Its partnership with Proximic will help them offer addressable audiences, wider reach, and better performance to clients.

Meanwhile, Jessica Trainor, head of partnerships at Proximic by Comscore, said that their team is excited to partner with PubMatic to make predictive audiences easily accessible for targeting on the sell-side.

“This partnership offers buyers access to ID-less audiences that can be applied to private marketplaces to help close the addressability gap left by the many compounding factors driving signal loss in our industry,” Trainor added.

PubMatic helps digital content creators across the internet in controlling access to their inventory and increase their monetization by enabling marketers to drive return on investment and reach addressable audiences across ad formats and devices.

Marketing Featured APAC

Mindshare, strengthen partnership in developing affiliate, partnerships industry in APAC

Singapore – Full-service media agency Mindshare and partnership management platform have both announced strengthening their partnership to continue developing the affiliate and partnerships industry in the Asia-Pacific region. 

With both teams running local operations in key markets like Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, and Japan, they are now able to provide influencer and content expertise as a unique value-add to clients beyond traditional online advertising channels.

Mindshare was also the first official, fully certified agency for across Asia Pacific. All APAC members of Mindshare’s specialised affiliate marketing unit underwent intensive training completing’s Partnerships Experience Academy (PXA), with online courses covering industry fundamentals and advanced product training to continue sharpening their skills and expertise on the channel to best serve their clients.

For Mark Turner, head of affiliate at Mindshare and GroupM APAC, as the affiliate channel and ecosystem prevails as a thriving growth opportunity for brands in the region, they have seen exponential growth.

“We’ve seen exponential growth, having gone from a specialist capability in Neo Media World serving two of Neo’s largest global brands to a service that is now embedded in Mindshare and engaged across the entirety of GroupM on a multitude of brands and markets. GroupM and’s collaboration brings together a world class partnership technology with the only APAC-wide and most established partnership agency. It is an extremely harmonious relationship which we greatly value and look forward to deepening our engagement,” Turner said.

Meanwhile, Antoine Gross, general manager for Southeast Asia at, commented that their mission as a company is to transform the way businesses are able to create, manage, scale and optimise an ecosystem of partnerships, creating a new customer acquisition channel for brands and expanding their marketing capabilities. 

“We’re delighted to deepen our relationship with Mindshare & GroupM APAC, as such partnerships allow us to supercharge our growth in Asia and in turn support more brands at a time when the online advertising landscape continues to evolve and create new challenges and opportunities for marketers,” Gross said.

Platforms Featured Southeast Asia

Thailand-based T&B Media launches Translucia website to make metaverse accessible and engaging to the public

Bangkok, Thailand Thai media corporation T&B Media Global, in partnership with digital product company Two Bulls/DEPT®, has launched Translucia website, a metaverse project that combines interconnected multiverses to provide a space for users, creators, and businesses in accessing its products and services.

The platform is also built to promote prosperity and equity of access to all digital citizens, regardless of background whilst aiming to make Web3 and metaverse available to the public in an accessible and engaging way. 

The launching also marks the first milestone of the partnership between T&B Media and Two Bulls/DEPT® which was kickstarted last year. 

Jason O’Donnell, managing director at Two Bulls/DEPT® said that they are thrilled to be a part of the collaboration and development of Translucia Metaverse, whilst adding that it has the ability to change the way people engage.

James Kane, founder & CEO at Two Bulls/DEPT® added, “We’re proud to have found a partner in T&B Global that shares both our values and beliefs that with technology, we can create a better tomorrow. There’s immense opportunity to lead in the metaverse space right now, and we’re glad to see that Translucia is taking charge without losing sight of their values and the greater good for society.”

Other international partners for this project include Dogstudio/DEPT® for video creation, Accenture Singapore for copy and translations, Blackflame China for concept art, Sunovatech India for 3D assets, and Pellartech for Blockchain.

Marketing Featured Southeast Asia

W Communications bags PR remit of Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations

Singapore – Just right on time for International Women’s Day, global PR and social media agency W Communications has announced that it has sealed a partnership with Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO), the national coordinating body of women’s organisations in Singapore, to manage its corporate communications, community outreach, and engagement programmes.

The agency’s mandate will also include supporting SCWO in redefining its core narratives to further introduce itself as the national coordinating body of women’s organisations in the country.

Moreover, the said partnership goes under the agency’s efforts to boost its portfolio of clients in the social impact sector.

Jolin Ng, general manager at W in Singapore, said that the agency gives importance to equity, therefore, it works with organisations like SCWO to fulfill its commitment towards such causes and support the organisation’s plan of impacting the lives of women and society.

Koh Yan Ping, chief executive officer at SCWO, commented, “We wanted a PR partner who truly understood the intent behind the impact we are making towards the cause and enables us to better engage stakeholders from all walks of life. W stood out with their understanding of our objectives, excellent media relations and of course, strength in corporate storytelling.”

Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations boasts more than 60 member organisations representing over 600,000 women in the country. It provides opportunities, platforms, and services to empower and support Singaporean women. 

Earlier this year, W Communications has also been tapped by food company Deliveroo to manage its corporate and consumer communications.

Marketing Featured ANZ

Initiative retains media business remit of energy firm Jemena

Sydney, Australia After a hotly contested pitch, media agency Initiative has retained its media business remit for energy networks owner Jemena Limited, extending a 10-year relationship with the brand. The win also comes with Mediabrands Content Studio (MBCS), a media-fueled content practice of Mediabrands, expanding its creative remit for the same brand.

Initiative will be responsible for all national and local broadcast media buying, print, outdoor, radio, cinema, digital, search, social and addressable, and other media buying such as strategic and communication design responsibilities. Meanwhile, MBCS will handle all creative and production services and executions.

Melissa Fein, CEO of Initiative said that she is thrilled in re-signing a valued long-term partner. She also added that her team is energised in increasing Jemena’s customer base as it expands the network across regional and urban centres throughout New South Wales.

Fein added, “Jemena walks our talk; they are passionate about their customers, ambitious in their plans to decarbonise their networks and totally committed to a sustainable future, all traits Initiative values deeply. And our relationship has just got better with MBCS now on board, they’re an incredibly talented team and our cross-agency collaboration will help us continue to elevate the outstanding work we do on Jemena.”

Retaining its creative remit, Olivia Warren, managing director of MBCS expressed, “Jemena is a fascinating business with so much creative potential. Potential that is greater unlocked by having creative and media harmoniously working together under one roof. It makes collaboration easier, encourages new and gutsy perspectives and ultimately produces world class results for our clients. We can’t wait to get started.”

Meanwhile, Sandra Centofanti, head of strategy & marketing at Jemena Networks added, “Year-on-year Initiative brings fresh, exciting media thinking to the table; they understand our business intimately and deliver consistently strong results. We’re pleased to expand this relationship and onboard MBCS as our creative partners. Their connected approach to creativity and energy for our business was magnetic and we look forward to creating big things together.”