Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Monday, 21/3/16

Is Instagram becoming Facebook?; M&C Saatchi results; APAC and YouTube; Apple launch event; Virgin v China; top job perks; a landmark deal for Spotify and musicians

New iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch products expected in the tech company's event today
New iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch products expected in the tech company's event today

Instagram - slowly evolving into another Facebook?

Adele Soh, senior account executive at The Hoffman Agency, examines the big changes Instagram announced to its newsfeed last week, and how brands can best take advantage.

M&C Saatchi reports full-year growth 'above 10 percent' in PR agencies

M&C Saatchi PR and M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment both saw like-for-like revenue grow by more than 10 percent in 2015, with the agencies described as "star contributors" to record full-year revenue and profits for their parent company.

Ecosystem growth makes APAC YouTube's most dynamic region

On a trip to Google's Japan office, Kelly Merryman and Gautam Anand, who head up YouTube’s content partnerships division globally and regionally, respectively, took time out to speak to Campaign about what’s driving business for the platform.

What to expect from Apple's event Monday

Apple is widely expected to unveil a new 4-inch iPhone, a new 9.7-inch iPad, new Apple Watch bands and some software updates at an event on Monday at its Cupertino, California, headquarters.

Virgin 'race case' sets Chinese social media alight

Virgin is fighting to put out a public relations firestorm in China over an alleged racist incident on a flight from London to Shanghai.

The quirky job benefits on Glassdoor revealed

Free bacon and bicycle repairs: Are these the top benefits employees are looking for? Possibly not, but they are among the quirkier ones on offer, according to a survey by Glassdoor.

Spotify reaches ‘landmark’ royalties deal with NMPA

Music streaming service Spotify and the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) in the US have reached a "landmark agreement" over unpaid publishing and songwriting royalties.

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