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 […]

State-run news agency plans to start charging for news

Myanmar News Agency (MNA), a state-run news agency that is part of the Ministry of Information, is planning to sell news about the government, governmental departments and ministers to private news outlets. Myo Nyunt, chief reporter of MNA, told DVB that MNA’s content is currently free, but once the organisation transitions into a public service […]

UMFCCI urges Chinese businesses to start factories

The joint secretary of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industries (UMFCCI), has urged Chinese investors not only to buy raw materials from Myanmar but also to set up factories. Aye Lwin was speaking at a business meeting between Myanmar and Chinese entrepreneurs on December 16, co-organised by the UMFCCI and […]

Mango Media’s Rose Swe

Aye Hnin Swe, known as Rose Swe, is the managing director of Mango Media, a marketing, public relations and advertising company whose clients include Coca-Cola, Visa, Unilever and Telenor – to name but a few. The media and advertising veteran talks to Myanmar Business Weekly about her career as a female entrepreneur in a country […]

China’s Huawei market leader in mobile handset in Myanmar

Chinese telecom companies are enthusiastic about Myanmar’s efforts to boost its underdeveloped telecom market, said a high-level manager at the Myanmar branch of a top Chinese telecom company. “The inflow of top telecom operators from all over the world creates a brilliant opportunity to upgrade the country’s telecom sector,” said Ren Geng, managing director of […]

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 […]

Myanmar’s media faces fresh challenges

It is a new dawn for media in Myanmar—censorship has been lifted; 10 daily newspapers are now being printed, with another 14 on the way; and, reporters are free to write what they please. But the rush to this liberalized market has brought with it a fresh batch of problems for journalists, editors and media […]