Asia-Pacific News In Brief (July 4, 2011)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (July 4, 2011)

Newell PR joins IPREX network; new people in new roles at Dow Jones and ReneSolar; and new business for SPRG.

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HONG KONG—Newell Public Relations, one of China’s leading technology and corporate PR specialists, has joined IPREX, a worldwide corporation of independent public relations and communication firms. Founded in Hong Kong in 1993, Newell has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou with direct links to, and experience of managing large projects in, all of China’s major cities. Clients include Adobe, CSR, Polycom, Ruckus Wireless and Tellabs, and the firm has experience in a broad spectrum of industries, from consumer to insurance and education.

HONG KONG—Dow Jones & Company has appointed Chad Tendler as director of corporate communications for the Asia Pacific region, responsible for all aspects of communications strategy for Dow Jones’ products and services, including The Wall Street Journal Asia and;; Dow Jones Newswires and Factiva. Tendler will join Dow Jones from Prudential Corporation Asia, where he has served as regional manager of communications for the past four years. Prior to joining Prudential, he was an associate at Brunswick Group in Hong Kong and Beijing.

HONG KONG—Strategic Public Relations Group has reached an agreement with McLaren Automotive to assist the automaker enhance its profile in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. SPRG handled activities surrounding the introduction of MP4-12C, the first in a new range of high-performance sports cars to be launched by McLaren Automotive, and is also representing the first leg of the supercar’s Asia Pacific tour.

JIASHAN, China—ReneSola, a leading global manufacturer of solar products, has named Tony Hung vice president of international corporate finance and corporate communications. Prior to joining ReneSola, Hung worked at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong where he was involved in a number of capital market transactions, including ReneSola's various capital markets transactions.

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