Holmes Report 12 Oct 2014 // 7:40PM GMT
HONG KONG—Omnicom agencies Kreab Gavin Anderson and KorCom Porter Novelli have been appointed as the official fundraising partners the 7th World Water Forum, which takes place in Daegu and Gyeongbuk, Korea, in April 2015. The firms will develop sponsorship packages and raise funds for the Forum. They will identify international corporate partners who are committed to be a part of the solution to secure access to safe water for everyone on the planet.
KUALA LUMPUR—FleishmanHillard has appointed Eswari Kalugasalam Lawson as vice president in its Kuala Lumpur office. Before joining FleishmanHillard, she advised at Essence Burson-Marsteller. She also held senior in-house communication roles at the ICLIF Leadership and Governance Centre—set up by the Central Bank of Malaysia—as well as The World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation and Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute.
NEW DELHI—Public relations consultancy Mavcomm Consulting, founded in 2006, is expanding its service portfolio with introduction of specialized CSR consulting services. Mavcomm will provide a 360-degree solution to companies looking at introducing and expanding their CSR and sustainability mandate.
AUCKLAND—Corporate communications agency One Plus One has been awarded the Greater Group PR account for Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and has been tasked to further improve the profile of the international design-led retail agency. One Plus One will draw on its MSLGroup affiliation to help raise Greater Group's profile in key markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong and China. In addition, One Plus One will assist Greater Group with its imminent New Zealand launch and provide communications support in Australia.
JAKARTA—Ogilvy & Mather Indonesia has been appointed as digital marketing business for Vaseline Women in Indonesia. The agency won a competitive, three-way pitch for the new Unilever business, which builds on the agency’s long-standing relationship with the company in Indonesia. In 2013, OgilvyOne won a digital and social remit for Axe, while OgilvyOne has handled work for Ponds, Rinso, Buavita and Lipton.
NEW DELHI—SPAG Asia, a specialist firm offering services in strategic marketing communications and advocacy, has been retained by ResMed India, a global leader dedicated to developing innovative products to improve the lives of those who suffer from respiratory disorders and sleep disordered breathing, and Hilleman Laboratories, which is seeking to position itself as an innovative organisation focused to address unmet vaccine needs in countries with limited resource settings.