Happy Friday. Here are some of the most important regional stories from around the Campaign global network you may have missed this week.
Two top Indian Twitter executives publicly resign in the same week
Just two days after Rishi Jaitly, VP of media for Twitter Asia-Pacific broke the news of his resignation, Parminder Singh, managing director for India, Southeast Asia and MENA has followed suit.
Tesco faces £100m damages claim over profits scandal
The UK’s biggest supermarket chain is accused of overstating its profits by £263 million ($328 million) in September 2014 in a financial statement. Auditors found that the discrepancy came about from Tesco booking payments from suppliers before the money was due.
Hong Kong consumers remain resistant to e-commerce, says study
New research shows that Hong Kong consumers still have "strong intentions to buy from physical stores," casting doubt on their acceptance of the Singles' Day push coming next week.
British Airways owner calls for creative and media reviews
International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways and Iberia, is reviewing its creative and media accounts simultaneously. BBH London won BA’s creative account in the UK in 2014. Carat has handled media planning and buying for the group on a global basis since 2013.
Redrawing the line in the Middle East
The founders of SheSays Dubai tell Eleanor Dickinson why it’s time for adland to have its own chat about "locker room banter."
MediaCom Philippines names CEO
MediaCom promoted Nap Carrao, currently managing director, to CEO of MediaCom Philippines, a newly created role. The appointment is effective immediately, and he will report jointly to Mark Heap, CEO of MediaCom APAC, and Puneet Arora, CEO of GroupM Philippines.
Martin Sorrell plays down fears of UK ad recession in 2017
Sir Martin Sorrell has played down fears of an advertising recession in the UK, has dismissed moving WPP's headquarters overseas because of Brexit, and is preparing to unveil a joint venture with two larger companies on addressable TV.
At the Dubai PR Measurement Summit, the discussion was not whether to measure but what to measure
Half of public relations is driven by clients whose primary motive is to see themselves in print or on other media channels.To attribute this to vanity might be a little harsh—speakers at the summit conceded ignorance has as much of a role to play. For the PR industry the challenge is to persuade its clients that column inches, big photos and front-page mentions are nothing if they do not return measurable business results.
John Lewis work captures IPA Effectiveness Grand Prix
Christmas came early for Adam & Eve/DDB and Manning Gottlieb OMD after they landed the top gong at the 2016 IPA Effectiveness Awards for their work on John Lewis' festive campaigns.
How Origami Pay aims to corner Japan's mobile payments space
Deals and data will be key for the company to differentiate itself in a sector that is about to become a lot more competitive, writes David Blecken