Asia-Pacific News In Brief (February 20, 2012)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (February 20, 2012)

New people at Fleishman-Hillard, GolinHarris, Lewis PR; new business for 20:20; a new member for IPREX.

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SINGAPORE—Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has appointed Jessica Sukhita (pictured) as social media lead for its Singapore operations. Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Sukhita was a social media manager at Omnicom Media Group, working on accounts such as Elizabeth Arden and Hasbro. She also worked at GroupM and served the HP account as one of the pioneer members of the agency’s social media team. She also served as social media strategist at XM Asia. Sukhita will work with Jon Chin, Fleishman-Hillard’s vice president of digital strategy and integration, Southeast Asia, to expand the firm’s digital offering.

NEW DELHI—20:20 MSL India has been selected by management consulting firm Hay Group as its strategic communications partner in India. 20:20 MSL’s seven Indian offices will work with Hay Group to build brand awareness and manage its reputation, led by the national capital region office in New Delhi. The firm will engage audiences that include CEOs and CXOs of Indian industry, across traditional as well as social media platforms.

SYDNEY—Lifestyle consumer public relations firm Liquid Ideas has joined IPREX, the worldwide corporation of public relations and communication firms. The firm was founded in 2000 by Stuart Gregor, an expert in the marketing and communication of luxury lifestyle brands, and has grown to around 30 staff serving clients including Carlton and United breweries (including Strongbow and Crown Lager), De’Longhi & Kenwood appliances, Kellogg’s, Singapore Airlines, Westfield Sydney, the championship-winning Sydney Sixers T20 cricket franchise, Wolf Blass and Lindeman’s wines.

HONG KONG—GolinHarris has promoted Jeremy Walker to managing director of its Hong Kong office. Walker joined the agency in 2010 as head of brand marketing and leads some of its largest client assignments. Walker will report to Matt Neale, president, GH International. He replaces John Morgan, who is leaving the agency at the end of February to pursue other opportunities. Prior to joining GolinHarris, Walker was president of Leisure Resources, a sports marketing consultancy.

SINGAPORE—Lewis PR has added three new hires to support recent new business wins across the Asia-Pacific region. In Hong Kong, Annie Ho joins as account director from iPR Ogilvy. In Singapore Kim Danker joins as account manager from Edelman and Gina Daryanani joins as account manager from Weber Shandwick.
 

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