Yangon Airport calls of EOI for key commercial concessions

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) is seeking Expressions of Interest in these following categories: Travel Retail, Fashion & Accessories (including Luxury brands) Food & Beverages (cafes, restaurants, bars, food courts, etc) Electronics Books, Magazines and Stationary Watches Toys […]

France’s Havas to Acquire Riverorchid Agency

France-based Havas has announced its planned acquisition of Riverorchid, a communications agency with operations in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. This move will see Havas having operations in nine out of ten Southeast Asian economies. Riverorchid brings a team of approximately 250 people offering solutions including advertising, media, PR, research and digital. “Acquiring Riverorchid […]

Bates Returns to Myanmar to Handle Ooredoo Business

Hong Kong-based ad agency Bates CHI & Partners has announced the appointment of Milla Chaplin as Strategic Account Director in Myanmar to focus on its Ooredoo business. Chaplin, a former WPP fellow, will be responsible for strategic planning and senior account management, with a focus on research and insights, Bates, which is part of British […]

Japanese call for Yangon train work

The Yangon’s circular train line is seriously damaged, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). There was too little gravel and some connections were loose, it said. The JICA said the crossings were in poor condition and some houses were too close to the tracks. Drainage in many stations was poor and control systems, […]

Tidied–up trains to draw ads

Myanma Railway is counting on its clean new carriages to draw advertising revenue, though another tender may take some time, according a senior official with the state-owned firm’s business department. The first tenders for advertising in late 2013 attracted a lukewarm response, with advertisers snapping up the rights to only a handful of new carriages […]

Myanmar Is Ripe to Be Marketing’s New Frontier

A dusty street vendor taps on the taxi window. He’s not peddling flowers along the thoroughfare in Myanmar’s business capital of Yangon. He’s touting homemade copies of the country’s foreign-investment law and import-export regulations. Myanmar is open for business. After two decades of isolating sanctions, this Southeast Asian country represents one of the few places […]

Myanmar’s advertising industry running catch up

As international brands storm the market and local companies realize the need to step up their game for consumers now faced with more choices than ever before, there has been an explosion in the advertising and marketing sector in Myanmar. Media has opened up and digital marketing is becoming a very near reality, making the […]

JWT gains foothold in Myanmar via affiliation deal

JWT Worldwide, one of the world’s leading advertising agencies, has signed an affiliation agreement with Myanmar-based Mango Marketing, giving the global ad network a foothold in the region’s newest emerging market. Bob Jeffrey, JWT Worldwide chairman and chief executive officer, and JWT Asia Pacific chairman Michael Maedel inked the agreement with the Myanmar company on […]