Ad people in Asia are paid handsomely...the rub is-- if you are "hot". A survey of marketing and creative people salary across seven cities in the Asia Pacific region revealed that salaries in ad agencies are still higher at the top management than counterpart positions in the corporate world but middle management income seems to be even.
"Overall it seems companies are still willing to pay high salaries to attract good people."
Perhaps agency people who have to contend with clients who are eternally in love with their company logo (bigger, bigger) and love screaming headlines should get more.
Yes, they still exist in Asia.