Fan power, technology with a human touch and more!


 ( – By: Malati Siniah

In a blink of an eye we are down to the last 24 days before we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to a brand new year.

There has been plenty of exciting changes, heated debates and innovative new campaigns we covered both online and offline in the past year.

In our final issue for 2016, we featured the brand new team at Media Prima Digital who plan to take the traditional company to the cutting edge of digital. In our interview, the division’s new CEO Rafiq Razali shares how big data, apps and having a start up mentality would be key driving factors for the company.

In our special report, we look at Sports Marketing and uncover how brands are tapping into the power of a connected fan. We also give you an inside look into the latest Spikes Asia Awards showcasing the best examples of how creativity is influencing technology.

Find out what else we have lined up for you in MARKETING magazine’s Nov-Dec issue….



Cover Story: Media Prima Digital: Technology with a human touch

Tucked inside the iconic Sri Pentas in Bandar Utama is a wing that looks like a set of Silicon Valley’s startup office. Comfortable bean bags lay in a corner for tired developers to take a power nap, a foosball machine in the middle of the room for the social team to get unstuck from…

Online flux: Trump’s denial is one thing…

As I write my last column of this insane year of 2016, the third US Presidential ‘debate’ (read: hatefest) between Hillary ’45th President of the United States’ Clinton and Donald. ‘I never said I wasn’t a con man’ Trump has ended and we are mercifully but three weeks away from the actual voting. I think most everyone around the world has been subjected to all of the sad…

Sports Marketing: Passion Power: Engaging with today’s connected fan

It can turn the best of friends into enemies, shake up a country and even reduce a person into tears. Those who have overlooked the power and influence a sporting event wields don’t know the golden opportunity they are missing out on…..

Making billboards more personal

“I look at our medium of advertising as a moving billboard, it goes by while you are stuck in the morning rush hour, you glance at it when it passes by your home and it can even catch your eye during a long ride on the highway,” shared Jimmy Quah…

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Mad 2017

Is your company at your clients’ fingertips?

On the table of Malaysia’s leading marketing, media and agency heads will be a well-worn book, an industry bible which has been bookmarked, highlighted and even had its pages torn out.

Launched 22 years ago, the annual Malaysian Advertising Directory or MAD is the premier resource for every marketing, media and agency head in the country.

We are open for bookings for MAD 2017 and it’s time for YOUR company to be right at the fingertips of your clients. 8,000 copies sent to marketers, media specialists, brand agencies, digital players and more…

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The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry.

This is the only event where Live Presentations meets Live Judging.

Similar to TED Talks, The APPIES is the chance for great presenters with outstanding work to show it off to some of the industry’s most important industry leaders.

This year’s winners will receive Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies for 21 categories, and 6 special Best of Best categories (red trophies) that require no submissions!

Campaign entries must have run between June 2023 to May 2024

Submissions Deadline
30th June 2024

APPIES Festival – Judging & Presentations
11th – 12th July 2024 (Malaysia)


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Submit Entries Here

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