Global stories of the week: Sprite under fire for sexism, Facebook poaches agency exec

Coke removes sexist ads in Ireland, APAC drags down Group M's global forecast and a top exec from Grey Mumbai heads to Facebook.

Global stories of the week: Sprite under fire for sexism, Facebook poaches agency exec

Sprite ads taken down in Ireland after sparking sexism complaints
Coca-Cola has apologised after an online ad for Sprite used offensive phrases like "A 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2!" and "She’s seen more ceilings than Michelangelo."

China drags down Group M ad growth forecasts
APAC year-over-year growth will reach 5.3 percent in 2016 and 5.9 percent in 2017, according to the report.

Japan telco giants respond to challenge from below
An enormous amount of money is spent on advertising in the Japanese telecom sector, but challenges to the dominance of the "big three" operators are mounting day by day.

In Mumbai, Grey’s Ram Jayaraman moves to Facebook’s Creative Shop
Ex-senior ECD at Bengaluru will join as creative strategist at the social network’s in-house agency in Mumbai

Industry in Asia must not ignore ANA rebate advice
Clients should replace "hopelessly" outdated contracts with the ANA's contract template ASAP, according to industry insiders contacted by Campaign Asia-Pacific.

Why Singaporeans won’t be watching the Olympics live
Want to watch the Olympics live in Singapore? You'll have to look to online sources, because no broadcaster has secured live rights.

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