Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 15, 2011)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 15, 2011)

New business success for Fleishman-Hillard and Genesis Burson-Marsteller; new personnel at Weber Shandwick and Rowland.

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HONG KONG—Fleishman-Hillard has been appointed by Dassault Falcon, which is is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world, to manage its corporate communications and media relations activities in Hong Kong and China. The retainer appointment follows Fleishman-Hillard’s project-based strategic media outreach for Dassault Falcon, which it has been conducting for the client since 2007. Fleishman-Hillard’s first retainer activity with Dassault Falcon involved strategic communication activity to support its presence at the Paris Air Show 2011.

DELHI—Genesis Burson-Marsteller has added Dolby Technologies, Cargill and Newby India as new retainer clients. Dolby Laboratories, a leader in audio innovation, selected Genesis B-M for public relations and digital functions. Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Newby produces award-winning teas.

SYDNEY—Weber Shandwick has expanded its public and corporate affairs capability with the appointment of Jacquelynne Willcox to lead the firm’s public affairs practice in Australia and spearhead expansion in the areas of regulatory affairs, litigation support and strategic counsel. Willcox was previously strategic counsel and director of public affairs and government relations at Hill & Knowlton Australia.

MELBOURNE—Corporate communication consultancy Rowland has named mining and infrastructure expert Geoff Dickie as a strategic advisor in the firm’s government relations group and specialist mining, energy, resources and infrastructure practice areas. Geoff Dickie comes to Rowland after holding key positions in the Queensland government including deputy and assistant coordinator-general, responsible for more than 50 major infrastructure and economic development projects. Prior to his time in government, Dickie worked in mining and petroleum exploration and development in Australia and Canada for more than 20 years.

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