Asia-Pacific News In Brief (December 21, 2015)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (December 21, 2015)

New people at Edelman, Ogilvy; new business for W Communications, DEC PR.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (December 21, 2015)

SHANGHAI—Edelman has appointed Daniel Yang (pictured) as business director in Beijing and Mikko He as creative director in Shanghai as part of Edelman Digital’s cointinued expansion. Yang joins Edelman with over 18 years of advertising and marketing experience, including senior positions at Cheil Worldwide and most recently as business director at OgilvyOne Beijing. He comes to Edelman from his position as creative director at Grey Shanghai. His 13 years of experience include roles at BBDO and Leo Burnett.

SINGAPORE—The Prudential Eye Awards, a celebration of emerging contemporary artists, has appointed W Communications to handle the consumer communications for its forthcoming awards and exhibition in Singapore in January. W's remit is to build a communications campaign across APAC to promote and strengthen the awareness of the growing art scene in Asia, with a particular focus on Singapore and the territories of shortlisted artists including Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Japan, India and China.

SINGAPORE—Ogilvy Public Relations Singapore has promoted Emily Poon to deputy managing director. Poon previously served as a director and most recently as Ogilvy PR Singapore’s head of business development. She will continue to report to Ee Rong Chong, managing director and will focus on new business, talent development, and building greater connectivity across the Ogilvy & Mather Group in Singapore. 

SYDNEY—DEC PR has added new clients including RaboDirect, the online savings division of Rabobank Australia, to unveil its Fifth Annual Financial Health Barometer, and digital sports content and media group, Perform. The agency also added Stuart Terry, who joins the team following three years working in Canada, most recently at global communications agency Citizen Relations, and welcomes back account director Joanne McIntosh.

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