Asia-Pacific News In Brief (October 5, 2015)
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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (October 5, 2015)

New people at Prain, TVS Motor Co., SGK; new business at Hill+Knowlton, Porter Novelli.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (October 5, 2015)

SEOUL—Prain Global has appointed Kim Dong Wook (pictured) as its president and CEO. Kim previously served as the president and CEO of Leo Burnett Korea from 2005 to 2011 and earlier was the president of JWT Korea for six years from 1999 to 2005. He started his career in 1985 at the international division of Oricom, followed by positions at McCann Erickson Korea and Walt Disney Korea. Lee Sung Bong, who has served as the president and CEO of Prain for seven years, will; become vice chairman of the company.

BANGALORE—TVS Motor Company has appointed Varghese Thomas as vice president of corporate communications, responsible for the motorcycle manufacturer’s global communications strategy. He was previously head of communications at Blackberry India and earlier worked with Genesis Burson-Marsteller.

SINGAPORE—SGK, a brand development, activation and deployment provider, has promoted Brad Wills to executive senior vice president of global operations. He will relocate from the Singapore office to the US global headquarters in Chicago. Adam Ransom takes over the reins as APAC group managing director and Simon Macdonald fills Ransom's place as SGK's managing director for Australia and New Zealand, having spent the last six years leading Marque Branding, the regional brand development arm of SGK in Australia.

SYDNEY—Hill+Knowlton Strategies Australia has added Australia’s taxi booking app,
goCatch, to its client roster. H+K will work with the company in the consumer communications and brand partnerships space.

MELBOURNE—jack + bill, Porter Novelli Australia’s pro bono offshoot, has selected four campaigns to receive $30,000 fee equivalent PR support: Forage Cookbook, a charity cookbook; Danny Burrito, on-demand burrito delivery across Sydney; Olympic Nick: A Donutmentary, a short film about a 76-year-old doughnut maker; and The Rum Diary Bar Spiced Rum.

 

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