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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 26, 2013)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 26, 2013)

Bennett launches new agency; Ketchum Sampark adds new practice; H+K appoints senior talent; Bite adds business,

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AUCKLAND—Kelly Bennett, previously the founder and director of TBWA’s trans-Tasman agency Eleven PR, has launched his own consultancy, One Plus One Communications. Stephanie Lowe, formerly director of OMD’s Fuse PR division, has joined him as a member of the senior executive team.  Bennett joined TBWA\ in 2006 from a senior communications role within the Royal Bank of Scotland, based in Edinburgh.

MUMBAI—Ketchum Sampark ha launched a new knowledge studio” to provide research, content and thought leadership services for Indian and transnational corporate clients. Biswadeep Gupta, president of the knowledge studio and partner at Ketchum Sampark, will drive the content business. Previously, Biswadeep was the founder and CEO of Riteverses. According to Biswadeep, “Content will be a key differentiator globally for consumer and other stakeholder outreach programs, especially in the online space.”

HONG KONG and SINGAPORE—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Allan Tan and Matthew Overington as regional co-leads for its technology practice in Asia. Tan, based in Hong Kong, and Overington, based in Singapore, will report to John Morgan, President and CEO, Asia, Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Overington most recently served as the director and global client lead for LG-One, an agency set up BY WPP on behalf of LG Electronics. Prior to joining H+K, Tan was director of client services at a boutique communications agency.

HONG KONG— Bite has been appointed by CASBAA, a premier multichannel TV industry association, to support its flagship event, CASBAA Convention 2013, for the fourth consecutive year. Bite will leverage its experience in using real-time insights and on and offline communications to promote the event’s importance in the vibrant multichannel pay television industry.

HONG KONG—Mobile network operator CSL has hired Danny Mok  as chief marketing officer. Mok will lead the marketing and development for the CSL brands. He preiously  held executive positions in companies including Grey Group, BBDO, SUNDAY and PCCW. Prior to joining CSL, he was the CEO of Grey Group in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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