SINGAPORE—As part of its Southeast Asia expansion plans, Costa Coffee has appointed AKA Asia as its creative agency in Singapore. The remit includes brand strategy development, influencer management and social media.|

KUALA LUMPUR—Cohn & Wolfe has appointed Jonathan Tan to associate managing director of its Malaysia office. Tan will be responsible for the overall performance and growth of Malaysia’s operations including client satisfaction, new business and professional development. He will report to Adrian Lee, group managing director for Cohn & Wolfe Southeast Asia. Tan joined the agency in 2010.

SYDNEY—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has won recent pitches to leading life science company Sigma Aldrich, aesthetics and dermatology pioneer Merz, and the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists. The firm has also added two new pro bono
clients: Take Heart Australia and Parkinson’s NSW. 

SINGAPORE—Rice Communications has been appointed by Outbrain, the content discovery platform, to provide communications support in South East Asia. Outbrain and Rice will work together to position the company with its key stakeholders in the region.