International Briefs (July 17)
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International Briefs (July 17)

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has named Shaun Wootton as general manager of its Singapore office. Reporting to Hong Kong-based David Ko, the agency’s senior vice president and managing director.

Paul Holmes

SINGAPORE—Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has named Shaun Wootton as general manager of its Singapore office. Reporting to Hong Kong-based David Ko, the agency’s senior vice president and managing director for Asia, Wootton will be responsible for reintroducing the agency to the Singapore and Southeast Asia markets and building a solid customer base and local team and will continue to work closely with agency anchor client GE Healthcare. Wootton was previously a member of the agency’s European management board and general manager of Waggener Edstrom’s German office.

ESHER—Technology public relations agency AD Communications is reinforcing its senior management team with the appointment of Patrick Fuller as a non-executive director, working alongside executive directors Helen Tolino, Shireen Shurmer and Richard Allen. Fuller recently left the Haymarket Publishing Group where he was a member of the board. His career at Haymarket spans more than 30 years, during which time he launched the company’s customer publishing division, with clients including UEFA, the British Army and Chrysler Europe. He was also responsible for the launch of several technology titles including PrintWeek.

JOHANNESBURG—HMC Seswa Corporate Communications, a South African public relations and marketing consultancy, has signed a partnership deal with PR firm Compact Communications of Lagos, Nigeria, to provide Seswa with the ability to service clients in west and central Africa. Seswa has a network of partnerships covering Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Cameroon, Nigeria, Mozambique and Angola. Under the agreement, Compact will refer any of its clients requiring marketing communications support in South Africa to HMC Seswa. The deal also includes a staff exchange program.

NEW YORK—The Bell Pottinger Consumer division of Chime Communications has been appointed by The Body Shop to support its ‘Stop Violence in the Home’ campaign over the next 12 months. Bell Pottinger launched The Body Shop’s original domestic violence campaign in 2003.

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