Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Friday, 8/4/16

Inside in-house: Julie Cleeland Nicholls at Adobe; flouting the UK marketing rules; new funding for Bid4Ad; Facebook helping blind people 'see'; the trillions at risk from global warming; 1MDB probe urged by MPs; connected cars and securing them.

Melting ice caps in Antarctica. A new study says global warming could cost trillions to the world economy
Melting ice caps in Antarctica. A new study says global warming could cost trillions to the world economy

Inside in-house: Adobe's APAC communications director on research and 'content velocity'

Julie Cleeland Nicholls explains why the brand's comms strategy is centred on crafting and sharing stories and how its customers play a key role in achieving this goal.

Brands and agencies admit to flouting UK's rules on influencer marketing

Six in 10 marketing and PR professionals admit to flouting the UK's official code around influencer marketing, a study has found.

Bid4Ad raises SG$1million for automation mission

Startup Bid4Ad has raised SG$1 million (US$741,000) from angel investors to further develop its programmatic solutions and continue its mission to automate traditional media buying.

New Facebook tool lets blind people ‘see’ photos

Social media platforms may be a great way of telling the world about your life, but not everyone can appreciate these moments in full.

Global warming risks trillions: Study

A new study has found that an average of US$2.5 trillion of global financial assets could be "at risk" from the effects of climate change.

Malaysian inquiry slams 1MDB ex-CEO, board

Malaysia must open a probe into the former boss of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a Malaysian parliamentary committee said, after the committee's own investigation found "restrictions and weaknesses" at the troubled wealth fund.

This start-up wants to secure your connected car

Few things are more frightening than the image of an evil genius hacking into a connected car, taking control of the steering wheel and remotely stepping on the gas.

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