CAMPAIGN ASIA: Bates and JWT to form joint venture in Hong Kong to handle HSBC
HONG KONG – Bates CHI & Partners and JWT will form a joint venture in early July to handle the HSBC account, with Conrad Chiu heading up the new operation. Chiu, currently Greater China CEO for Bates CHI & Partners, will leave his current role in early July to assume the role of CEO in the joint venture, which is yet to be officially named. The joint venture will have a team of 40 to handle HSBC’s Asia-Pacific retail banking and wealth management advertising account out of Hong Kong. JWT and Bates joined forces to pitch for and win the account during HSBC’s recent global review.
BRAND REPUBLIC: Bogle becomes second BBH founder to be knighted
Nigel Bogle, the co-founder of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list on Saturday. Bogle’s knighthood follows that of fellow BBH co-founder Sir John Hegarty in 2007. Following the sale of the remainder of BBH to Publicis Groupe last July, Bogle, alongside Hegarty, took the title of founding partner. Bogle and Hegarty will leave the agency in 2014.
BUSINESS INSIDER: New York will likely ban underage models in fashion shoots featuring nudity
New York state legislators are on track to pass a law before Fashion Week in September regulating work conditions for under-age models. The new rules would ban nudity on sets, and require models be allowed to eat. If it passes, all New York Fashion Week shows and local magazine shoots there would require such things as chaperones on set, tutors on set, consent forms for nudity, no 16-plus-hour days and access to food.