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East Meets West: The1stMovement Expands Into Asia With the Opening of Its Hong Kong Office

March 20, 2012 - Pasadena, Ca And Hong Kong

The1stMovement (T1M) digital agency today announced the opening of its Hong Kong office, making it among the first U.S.-based independent digital agencies to expand across the Pacific Ocean.

Ming Chan, T1M's CEO and a Hong Kong native, stated, "As a city known for its East-meets-West culture, Hong Kong has become the Asia Pacific headquarters for many global brands. Our decision to open a Hong Kong office aligns with the continued growth and increasing needs from our clients, which includes Adobe, Cisco, DaVita, Pentax, Reebok and more. It will enable us to solidify our market positioning as the digital agency of choice for other global brands as well as for up and coming brands in China and Southeast Asia."

The agency's extensive U.S. experience serving leading Fortune 500 brands will be leveraged in the new locale, where digital advertising remains a key driver of global ad expenditure. Specifically, Internet advertising in this market is expected to grow by over 6% in 2012, significantly outgrowing print.

"Through our 'insight-driven' approach, we've been creating digital experiences that capture attention, build engagement and -- most of all -- deliver measurable results for our clients," Chan added. "Expanding into Asia will help us extend this approach to a wider global audience."

For more information about T1M, visit or call 626.689.4993.

About The1stMovement
A full-service digital agency with offices in Pasadena, CA, Denver, CO, and Hong Kong, The1stMovement (T1M) partners with brands and leverages emerging media to engage today's audience. Known as The Digital Innovation Agency™, T1M has gained national recognition for its accomplishments across a wide range of Fortune 500 and well-established brands. A recipient of such awards as the Emmy®, ADDY, Communications Arts, Horizon Interactive, the Webby Award, 2 consecutive rankings in Inc. 500 and the LA and Denver Business Journals' "Best Places to Work in LA," "Top Advertising Agencies in Los Angeles" and "Top Advertising Agencies in Denver," respectively. For more information, visit

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