BANGALORE — Madison Media has taken a controlling stake in Bangalore based performance marketing agency HiveMinds Innovative Market Solutions Pvt. Ltd. with a staff of 70 people. HiveMinds' has had a focus in search, social, performance marketing and programmatic buying and specializes in ecommerce, education and travel.

SEOUL — Advertising media company GroupM has appointed Chung Youngoo as CEO in Korea. He joins GroupM after 17 years holding senior positions with online businesses in Korea including eBay, Travelocity, TripAdvisor and most recently, EF Education First. Youngoo fills the position following the departure of former GroupM CEO SeonKoog Cho in December. In 2016, GroupM billed $138m and has nearly 300 employees in Korea across Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus, M2 Digital, Xaxis and DTSI. 

TAIPEI — Shoe and leather goods company ECCO has appointed DeVries Global as its communications agency to spearhead its public relations program in Taiwan. DeVries is tasked with helping ECCO broaden its brand awareness and design ethos geared towards the Taiwanese consumer. The family owned company was founded in Denmark in 1963 and its products are sold in 88 countries across more than 14k sales points. 

SYDNEY — Sefiani Communications Group has reported record growth in the 2017 fiscal year, with revenue up 19% in its 18th year. New clients added to the firm's portfolio included Ernst &Young, NSW Treasury Corporation, Rothschild, Australian Catholic University, Northern Trust and Seafarms. Meanwhile, the firm has appointed Lori Susko director of integration and Kite GM. She is tasked with creating and driving integrated communication campaigns tapping into consumer trends across social, digital, traditional and paid media. Prior to this, Susko held senior leadership roles at Klick Communications and Map and Page. 

NEW DELHI — Suzuki Motorcycle India has announced new partners for the various communication purposes of the company. Happy Mcgarrybowen is welcomed as the company's new creative agency while Dentsu X is the media partner. Both are part of Dentsu Aegis Network. Meanwhile, MSL India comes on board with the company as its public relations partner.