Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Friday, 6/5/16

Inside In-house: Kimberly-Clark's APAC comms director; Omnicom buys BioPharm Communications; new Ogilvy APAC CEOs; slowdown in China services; Apple's India challenge; self-driving taxis; the new startup that everyone's talking about.

Beijing. China's services sector contracted in April. (Kentaro Iemoto/Wikimedia Commons)
Beijing. China's services sector contracted in April. (Kentaro Iemoto/Wikimedia Commons)

Inside In-house: Kimberly-Clark's APAC communications director on brand building and newsrooms

Kimberly-Clark's vision is to lead with 'essentials for a better life', with sustainability forming an important part of its comms activity in Asia, according to Shweta Shukla, its director for communications & government affairs in the region.

Omnicom to acquire BioPharm Communications

BioPharm Communications cofounders Jeff Persinger and Daniel Egeland will continue to lead the firm.

Ogilvy appoints co-CEOs in APAC as Paul Heath heads for NYC

Paul Heath, CEO and chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific, will move to a global role in New York this summer, and the network is appointing co-CEOs to fill his shoes in the region.

China services sector growth cools in April

The China Caixin services PMI came in at 51.8 for April, continuing to show expansion, but marking a moderation from March's 52.2.

For Apple, success in India will be hard

Apple may be looking to India as its next key growth market, as CEO Tim Cook told CNBC's Jim Cramer this week, but a growing number of skeptics say the tech giant will likely find it difficult dominating the world's fastest growing smartphone market.

Self-driving taxis are coming sooner than you think

General Motors and Lyft are taking on the leading Silicon Valley companies by testing smart, self-driving taxis within a year, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Ford, Microsoft pour US$253 million into start-up Pivotal

Fortune 100 companies are betting big that Pivotal can help companies build and update cloud-based software more quickly.

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