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KUALA LUMPUR - PR network Edelman has launched the Malaysia edition of Words of a Generation short film series to allow the nation to tell its stories and hopes for the future, families and the country.
SINGAPORE - Singapore's latest employment measure promises to aggravate the already-intense talent war in the industry.
HONG KONG – Walking into the section of Weber Shandwick Hong Kong office occupied by its new content marketing offering Mediaco is not unlike walking into a digital design lab.
HONG KONG - Finland’s national carrier Finnair has chosen Hill+Knowlton Strategies as its new PR agency partner in Hong Kong.
ASIA PACIFIC - As brands increasingly seek integrated approaches to campaigns and marketing strategies, PR agencies have been revamping their organisations in order to meet clients’ changing needs, as well as attract more varied talent.
Allianz unveiled its new regional office in Singapore’s Marina Bay financial district, where 11 Allianz entities will be housed under one roof. More than 400 guests attended the launch ceremony and party on 18 September, including guests of honour Ravi Menon, MD of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and Manuel Bauer, member of the Allianz SE Board of Management. Festivities included a lion's dance and the lighting up of signage on the 4th and 34th floors.
SINGAPORE - The National Youth Council has called a public relations pitch to conceive of, plan and implement an integrated public relations plan for its programmes.
HONG KONG - David Ko, who had a good innings at his previous gig as the Asia-Pacific leader for Waggener Edstrom, has founded a digital marketing consultancy that wants to woo daring clients, since large conglomerate agencies "just don't do edgy work because they want to be safe and not screw up".
JAKARTA - Bank Rakyat Indonesia, the oldest bank in the country, has appointed independent agency Fortune Indonesia to handle a communication campaign for its savings product Untung Beliung Britama (UBB) tabungan Britama.
SPIKES ASIA 2013 - In her presentation at Spikes Asia today, Lynne Anne Davis, Asia-Pacific president of FleishmanHillard and PR jury president, said that many of the most successful brands are those that look beyond straightforward CSR and tie their business objectives to social causes that involve consumer participation.
Pictures from JWT and XM's Spikes Asia 2013 party Monday evening in Singapore.
Pictures from Lowe's Spikes Asia 2013 party in Singapore Monday night.
HONG KONG - Global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has called an integrated agency pitch for its cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor and has already started pitch meetings, with the result expected in Q4.
CHINA - Following a competitive bid, the World Economic Forum (the Forum) has chosen Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR), Beijing as its official PR partner for this year’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, widely known as the Summer Davos, which begins tomorrow in Dalian, China.
HONG KONG - Mariko Sanchanta, senior Asia editor for the Wall Street Journal, is tipped to be joining Burson-Marsteller in Hong Kong as managing director, according to senior industry sources.
I-Cheil, a nursery for the children of Cheil Worldwide employees (the Korean word for child is "ai"), hosted the “Cheil Family Festival” on 7 September. About 100 Cheil employees and their kids exchanged gently used kids items and made their own sandwiches. The nursery, about a five-minute walk from the agency, was opened in 2008 in a bid to retain talent by making life a bit easier for working parents, especially mothers.
BEIJING - Ogilvy PR has won a new property account, China Fortune Land Development, a company that invests primarily in industrial parks.
MUMBAI – GolinHarris and LinOpinion, an Indian public relations agency and a division of Lowe Lintas and Partners, have formed a joint venture to deliver enhanced capabilities to clients in the region and internationally.
TAIPEI - Watsons Taiwan has confirmed that Pilot PR has been appointed as its new PR agency, effective 1 September.
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