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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 18, 2014)

Holmes Report
17 Aug 2014

People in new roles at Vedanta, Robosoft; an expanded Asia presence for M&C Saatchi; new business for DEC, PR Solution.

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BlueFocus Hires Holly Zheng To Oversee International Expansion

Aarti Shah
14 Aug 2014

China communications group BlueFocus has brought on Holly Zheng from Marvell to runs its burgeoning international operations.

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Lewis PR Delivers Double-Digit Growth For FY 2014

Aarti Shah
11 Aug 2014

Independent PR firm Lewis delivered 17% organic growth for its 2014 fiscal year, boosted largely by strong demand for its digital offerings.

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Lord Chadlington Stepping Down As Huntsworth CEO

Paul Holmes
11 Aug 2014

Lord Chadlington is stepping down as chief executive of Huntsworth, the public relations holding company.

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SanDisk Reviews Enterprise PR Duties In Global Markets

Aarti Shah
06 Aug 2014

Flash storage maker SanDisk is amid a global PR review for its enterprise business following its recent acquisition of Fusion-io.

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Allison+Partners Opens Third Asia-Pac Operation With Singapore

Aarti Shah
05 Aug 2014

Allison+Partners has opened an office in Singapore with an eye toward doubling its footprint in the growing Asia-Pac region over the next 12 months.

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Next 15 Merges Bite With Text100 Across Asia-Pacific

Aarti Shah
05 Aug 2014

Bite, still recovering from management turmoil in the US, will see its Asia-Pacific business passed to sister tech firm Text 100.

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Asia-Pacific SABRE Jury Anticipates Region's Best Campaigns

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

The Holmes Report has rounded out its jury for this year’s Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards competition with the addition of senior in-house communicators.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (August 4, 2014)

Holmes Report
03 Aug 2014

SE10 expands in Singapore; Doremus opens Shanghai office; Kite adds new client.

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Edelman Eyes $1bn Threshold, Led By Integrated Offerings

Aarti Shah
01 Aug 2014

The world’s largest PR agency is poised to break the $1 billion mark by 2017.

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APCO's Ed Walsh To Depart For Top Global Comms Role At Philips

Arun Sudhaman
01 Aug 2014

APCO Europe MD Ed Walsh is departing the firm to take on the top global comms role at Philips.

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Baidu, P&G, Emirates Join In2Summit Beijing Lineup

Holmes Report
01 Aug 2014

Senior executives from Baidu, Procter & Gamble and Emirates have joined the lineup for the In2 Innovation Summit Beijing, taking place on 18 Sept.

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Global Comms Head Scott Sykes Departs Huawei

Arun Sudhaman
31 Jul 2014

Huawei international media affairs chief Scott Sykes has departed the Chinese technology company.

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Edelman China Chief Steven Cao Absent Amid Rui Chenggang Probe

Arun Sudhaman
31 Jul 2014

Steven Cao, the CEO of Edelman China's holding company, has been absent from work for more than a week.

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PayPal Names Yvonne Koh To Lead Asia-Pacific Comms

Arun Sudhaman
30 Jul 2014

PayPal has hired Yvonne Koh as head of communications in Asia-Pacific, filling a role that was vacant for the past 12 months.

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Lenovo CMO Arthur Wei To Headline In2 Innovation Summit Beijing

Holmes Report
30 Jul 2014

Lenovo China CMO Arthur Wei will headline the In2 Innovation Summit Beijing on 18 Sept, delivering a keynote that focuses on ‘brand transformation.’

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (July 28, 2014)

Holmes Report
27 Jul 2014

New business success for Bite and Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and a new affiliate for MSLGroup.

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AgroTech Foods And Weber Shandwick Take Top Honours At SABRE Awards South Asia

Holmes Report
26 Jul 2014

AgroTech Foods took home the Platinum award for Best in Show at the 2014 SABRE Awards South Asia, for the company's Poshan campaign by Weber Shandwick.

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China's BlueFocus Enters US With Fuseproject Deal

Arun Sudhaman
23 Jul 2014

China communications group BlueFocus has struck its first US deal, acquiring 75% of Fuseproject, the design firm owned by Yves Béhar.

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Finn Partners To Support Ecuador Global Marketing Push

Holmes Report
23 Jul 2014

Ecuadorian publishing and comms company EKOS has contracted Finn Partners to support the country's global marketing campaign.

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H1 2014: Omnicom PR Revenues Up 2.7% After Stronger Q2

Arun Sudhaman
22 Jul 2014

Omnicom's PR revenues grew 2.7% in the first half of 2014, spurred by a stronger showing in the second quarter of this year.

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Barkha Patel Exits B-M Singapore Leadership Role After Less Than A Year

Arun Sudhaman
22 Jul 2014

Allison Lim is to begin her second stint as Burson-Marsteller Singapore head, following the departure of Barkha Patel after less than a year.

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Holmes Report Brings In2 Innovation Summit To Beijing

Holmes Report
21 Jul 2014

The Holmes Report is bringing its In2 Innovation Summit to Beijing on 18 September 2014, the day of the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards.

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SABRE Awards Website Now Open For Asia-Pacific Entries

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

The website for Holmes Report’s 2014 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards is now open and accepting entries.

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Ad Industry Veteran Mickie French Joins FH In Strategy Role

Holmes Report
20 Jul 2014

FleishmanHillard has appointed advertising veteran Mickie French as managing director of strategic integration and planning for Asia Pacific.

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Malaysia Airlines Uses Existing Firms For MH17 Crisis Support Amid Ongoing Agency Search

Aarti Shah and Arun Sudhaman
18 Jul 2014

Malaysia Airlines is believed to be working with longtime agency partner Perowne Charles Communications (PCC) for crisis support.

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IPG PR Firms Hit Double-Digit Growth For H1 2014

Aarti Shah
18 Jul 2014

Interpublic Group's PR firms delivered double-digit growth in the first half of 2014, boosted by strong second quarter earnings.

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Edelman’s CCTV Saga Shines Uncomfortable Spotlight On China PR Industry

Arun Sudhaman
18 Jul 2014

There was a time when different ethical standards were tolerated in China. Edelman's experience indicates that those days are, thankfully, numbered.

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SenateSHJ Acquires Auckland Firm PR Partners

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Leading trans-Tasman independent SenateSHJ is merging with PR Partners in Auckland, in a move designed to deepen the firm’s offering.

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Cohn & Wolfe Opens Bangkok Office Ahead Of ASEAN Economic Community Launch

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Cohn & Wolfe's Asian expansion continues with the launch of a new office in Bangkok.

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Hotwire Broadens Global Services Under New Brand

Holmes Report
17 Jul 2014

Hotwire has unveiled a broader digital and public affairs offering, as it rebrands amid global growth.

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World Report: The Global War For PR Talent Intensifies

Holmes Report
16 Jul 2014

This year’s World PR Report tries to unravel why PR firms struggle to recruit and retain the people that they want and need.

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World PR Report: Talent Top Challenge As Digital And Tech Drive Growth

Holmes Report
15 Jul 2014

The ability to attract top talent is now the biggest concern for PR agency leaders around the world, according to the 2014 World PR Report.

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Edelman Begins Internal Inquiry After Detention Of CCTV Anchor

Arun Sudhaman
14 Jul 2014

Edelman has begun an internal investigation into its relationship with former shareholder Rui Chenggang, after the CCTV anchor was detained last week.

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World PR Report: Optimism Rebounds As Marketers Spend More On PR

Holmes Report
14 Jul 2014

PR agency leaders from around the world are bullish on the outlook for their business, expressing greater optimism about growth and profitability.

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Communicators From Leading Clients Join Asia-Pacific SABRE Jury

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

Clients from Cisco, Facebook, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nando’s, SAP, Vedanta, and Volkswagen are among the judges for this year’s Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards.

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Havas PR Launches Global Climate Change Practice

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

Havas PR has launched a new global climate change communications group, the Havas Worldwide climate practice.

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Ebay Veteran Steven Liew Joins APCO

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

Steven Liew, former associate general counsel and chief government relations officer for eBay Asia Pacific, has joined APCO Worldwide.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (July 14, 2014)

Holmes Report
13 Jul 2014

New people in new roles at Edelman, Ogilvy; new business for Zeno; a new member for the PROI network.

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Tata Looks Outside Edelman Alignment For New Airline PR Mandate

Arun Sudhaman
11 Jul 2014

Tata's joint venture with Singapore Airlines has hired IPAN H+K Strategies to oversee public relations as it prepares to start flights in September.

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World PR Report: The CEO View

Holmes Report
07 Jul 2014

Agency CEOs from various regions and sectors give their take on the growth climate for the PR industry.

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World PR Report: UK Firms Lead Industry Growth

Aarti Shah
07 Jul 2014

UK-based firms dominated the fast movers with four firms ranking among the top 10 fastest growing around the globe.

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2014 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards Now Seeking Entries

Holmes Report
07 Jul 2014

The Holmes Report has issued a call for entries for the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards competition.

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World Report: Global PR Industry Growth Surges To 11%

Arun Sudhaman
07 Jul 2014

Global PR industry growth improved significantly to 11% in 2013, according to the World PR Report 2014, which ranks the world's 250 biggest PR firms.

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World Report: Edelman And Weber Shandwick Widen Lead At The Top

Arun Sudhaman
07 Jul 2014

Edelman and Weber Shandwick have widened their lead as the largest PR firms in the world, according to the 2014 World Report.

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Profile: Who's Afraid Of China's BlueFocus?

Arun Sudhaman
06 Jul 2014

Oscar Zhao's Chinese PR juggernaut BlueFocus is ready to take on the world. Is the world ready for Oscar Zhao?

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Ogilvy Australia Launches Proprietary Measurement System

Holmes Report
06 Jul 2014

Ogilvy Australia has launched a proprietary measurement system that offers more than 70 different tools and techniques to measure PR campaigns.

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Asia-Pacific News In Brief (July 7, 2014)

Holmes Report
06 Jul 2014

New business success for Hill+Knowlton, MSLGroup; new people in new roles at Adfactors, Ryan Financial.

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MSLGroup Mulls Perfect Relations Deal

Arun Sudhaman
04 Jul 2014

Perfect Relations, one of India's largest independent PR firms, is understood to be in acquisition talks with two potential buyers, including MSLGroup.

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Instinctif Launches In Delhi Via Ad Agency Partnership

Holmes Report
04 Jul 2014

Instinctif Partners has launched in Delhi via a partnership with ad agency Bang In The Middle.

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