Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Monday, 9/5/16

King Power's big chance; Edelman loses UK digital chief; Under Armour and One Championship; China stocks rise thanks to Alibaba; Tesla and why it's great; Takata recall warning; Philippines election time.

Under Armour moves into SE Asia through a deal with One Championship (Leo Reynolds/Flickr)
Under Armour moves into SE Asia through a deal with One Championship (Leo Reynolds/Flickr)

Can King Power do a Leicester?

The Thai duty free brand has just received the biggest and most unprecedented PR boost it could have imagined. Now King Power needs to capitalise on it, says Khushil Vaswani, vice president and sports lead at Weber Shandwick.

Digital chief departs as Edelman UK plans to integrate function across business

Matt Groves has resigned as MD of Edelman UK's digital division less than a year after being appointed - with the firm telling PRWeek it will scrap the standalone team and integrate digital capabilities across the business.

Under Armour mixes it up with One Championship in Southeast Asia

As sports label Under Armour kicks off a strategic Southeast Asia partnership with One Championship at a mixed-martial-arts event tonight in Singapore, chief marketing officer Adrian Chai talks to Campaign about the brand’s approach to the region.

Chinese e-commerce stocks rise after Alibaba earnings

Shares of several major US-listed Chinese e-commerce firms rose after Alibaba Group's earnings showed continued strength in Chinese consumer spending.

'I love everything about Tesla': T Rowe Price manager

A more-than-10 percent slide in Tesla's stock price this year is evidence there's something about the electric automaker investors don't quite like. But Josh Spencer, manager of T. Rowe Price's Global Technology Fund, is not one of those investors.

'Cold blooded calculation'—drivers of Takata-recalled cars should NOT do this

Drivers of vehicles caught up in the massive Takata air bag recall should not disconnect the devices while they're waiting for replacement parts, warned AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson.

Philippines election: When power grows from the barrel of a gun

When you think of animals as people, and start attributing human qualities to them, sociologists call it anthropomorphizing. I like to think of countries and economies in human terms. But I'm still thinking of a new term to coin, to describe it.

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