Court rejects monk’s lawsuit against US Embassy over Buddha image

MANDALAY—A court in Kamayut Township on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed against the US ambassador and two others by a nationalist for allegedly defaming Buddhism. Nationalist monk U Parmaukha filed the lawsuit against US Ambassador Scott Marciel, the artist who painted the picture and the person who posted the picture on the official Facebook page […]

Mandalay Advertising ups ante in digital age

U Kyaw Zay Ya, founder of media agency Mandalay Advertising in Yangon, is determined to adapt to changing customer demands in order to stay relevant. Driven by new digital technology and the internet, clients are demanding much more than just a simple advertisement on TV or in the newspaper. These days, advertising involves a new […]

Thai event firm prioritises Myanmar in its overseas expansion

Despite the reluctance of many foreign companies to invest large amount of money in Myanmar in fear of policy uncertainty, Index Creative Village Plc is expanding its business in the country, according to Kreingkrai Mek Kanjanapokin, founder and Group CEO of the company. “We are focused 100 per cent on Myanmar because it is the […]

Taking a successful plunge into the digital pool

More and more young entrepreneurs have begun to start their own businesses in Myanmar have achieved success. Among them is U Ye Myat Min, founder of nexlabs, a digital consultation firm that provides branding, marketing, and tech advice to diverse mix of clients in sectors ranging from retail, finance and for consumer products. U Ye […]

Print is not dead

Paul Lim, general manager of MCM Printing, talks about how his industry is being disrupted and how the company is fighting back. Printing has been among the industries most disrupted by digital technologies in recent years. Not only are consumers bypassing physical printed products such as newspapers and magazines in favour of electronic content, businesses […]

MYSQUAR agrees to sell advertising on WeChat in Myanmar

MySQUAR, the Myanmar-language social media, entertainment and payments platform whose principal activity is to design, develop and commercialise Myanmar-focused internet-based mobile applications, is pleased to announce it has entered into a non-exclusive agreement to sell and promote WeChat advertising products and services in Myanmar (“WeChat Agreement”). The WeChat Agreement relates to advertisements from Myanmar based […]

Retailers flag need to regulate e-commerce industry

The Myanmar Retailers Association last week submitted a request to regulate the e-commerce industry to Vice President U Myint Swe and the government’s Private Sector Development Committee during a meeting between the latter and local businesses. Retailers say that while a rising number of consumers are now purchasing goods from individuals and businesses online, many […]

Yangon Airport calls of EOI for key commercial concessions

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list 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 Spa Advertising Hospitality Services – Operation & Management of CIP […]

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 […]