SHENZHEN — Racepoint Global has announced the addition of Mark Jackson to the team as deputy MD in Asia. Jackson will also oversee Racepoint's newest office in Shenzhen, which opened last month. Jackson previously served as the Middle East and North Africa technology practice lead at Ogilvy & Mather.

KUALA LUMPUR — The Hong Kong Tourism Board Southeast Asia has named essence Burson-Marsteller as its public relations agency for Malaysia under a three-year contract. eBM will work alongside HKTB's Southeast Asian team developing strategic campaigns for the Malaysian market to secure ongoing destination led coverage. They will also focus on raising awareness of Hong Kong's offering to Malaysian travelers. 

FIJI —  Fiji's national airline, Fiji Airways, has announced the appointment of Marc Cavaliere as chief marketing officer. The industry veteran will report directly to CEO Andre Viljoen and will be responsible for the new, dedicated global airlines alliances and partnerships function, as well as all sales channels, marketing activities and related commercial functions. Prior to this, Cavaliere held senior management positions with South African Airways, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and Pan Am. 

HONG KONG — FTI Consulting Inc. has announced the expansion of its Gold Affiliate Network with the addition of Asia Group Advisors. The FTI Consulting and AGA affiliation aims to provide clients comprehensive public affairs and strategic communications advice across the Asia Pacific region. The collaborative relationship between the two firms expands FTI's footprint in Southeast Asia, and makes AGA FTI endorsed and publicly profiles and contactable throughout the FTI Consulting website. 

SHANGHAI — EMG China has added Joe Cui to its team as senior account director.  Cui was previously with Newell Public Relations and has over 12 years experience in communications in the Asian market. In addition, EMG has moved into new offices on the west side of Shanghai located in the new Futureland Building in the Putuo district.