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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (March 9, 2015)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (March 9, 2015)

New people at Ogilvy PR; new business at LinOpinion GH; a new member for PROI; and a new school in India.

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TOKYO—PRAP Japan Group, the country’s largest publicly listed communications group, has become a partner agency in PROI Worldwide, a leading partnership of communications firms with global fee income exceeding $525 million. The PRAP Japan Group consists of six distinct units of which four are in Japan and two in China. PRAP joins existing Japanese PROI members Asahi Agency and Witan Associates.

MUMBAI—LinOpinion GH
, the PR division of Lowe Lintas + Partners and Indian partner of Golin, has picked up the PR mandate for INOX Leisure Limited, a leading multiplex chain. The firm has been asked to raft a strategic communication framework for INOX to further leverage its leadership position in the cinema exhibition space.

SYDNEY—Ogilvy PR Australia has appointed Nino Tesoriero as director, Ogilvy corporate. He was formerly a trusted adviser to a former Australian Prime Minister and managed media and stakeholder campaigns across the Ministry whilst in the PM's office. He was also a senior media adviser to a former deputy premier of New South Wales. He began his career as a journalist.

DELHI—The Indian School of Communications & Reputation (SCoRe), India's first post-graduate school dedicated to strategic communications and reputation management, is opening in Gurgaon. The school will be a center of education and research focused on public relations, corporate communications and political communications, offering a post-graduate diploma in strategic communications. The school will be led by Amith Prabhu as founding dean, with NS Rajan, global partner and managing director of Ketchum Sampark will be the chief mentor to the founding team.

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