Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 19, 2013)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 19, 2013)

New people at Sefiani, Edelman; new business at Edelman, Weber Shandwick.

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SYDNEY—Sefiani has appointed Jane Jordan-Meier (pictured) to the newly created position of strategic adviser and coach, high-stakes communication, leading a new division that will provide training that spans crisis management in the digital age, crisis preparedness training and scenario testing, high-stakes media skills training, communication strategy workshops, and investor presentations. A former journalist, Jordan-Meier co-founded leading media and crisis skills training firm Media Skills and is also author of The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management.

SINGAPORE—Smiths Detection, a leading provider of advanced technologies to identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, has appointed Edelman as its PR agency of record for the Asia Pacific region.  Edelman will roll-out an integrated communications campaign led out of Singapore that encompasses corporate reputation, events management and media relations across Asia Pacific markets including Australia, Malaysia, Korea and Japan.

SHANGHAI—Weber Shandwick has been named agency of record for French high-fashion department store Galeries Lafayette in China as the company partners with Hong Kong department store IT to appeal to the unique fashions and style of Chinese consumers. Weber Shandwick will provide a full range of services for Galeries Lafayette, including media relations, key opinion leader and stakeholder engagement, social media communications, and a variety of project-based activities on and offline.

KUALA LUMPUR—Edelman Malaysia has appointed Sahana Prabhakar as senior manager of its health practice. Prabhakar has transferred to Edelman Malaysia after spending two years in the Edelman India office, where she provided counsel on corporate reputation, employee engagement and brand management for AstraZeneca. Previously, she worked at Genesis Burson-Marsteller.

 

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