David Blecken
Oct 20, 2014

Newgate opens Beijing office, names Greater China advisors

BEIJING - Newgate Communications has opened for business in Beijing with the appointment of Tom Grimmer and David Schlesinger as senior advisors for Greater China.

Tom Grimmer is the former regional head of communications for HSBC
Tom Grimmer is the former regional head of communications for HSBC

Grace Zhang, Newgate’s Hong Kong partner, will lead the office. Grimmer (pictured) is the former head of regional communications for HSBC and prior to that was China managing partner at Kreab Gavin Anderson; Schlesinger was previously editor-in-chief and global managing editor of Reuters News.

Newgate’s Greater China operations began in January 2013 with the opening of an office in Hong Kong. The agency has shown strong growth across financial, corporate and public affairs practices. It opened in Singapore later that year.

Richard Barton, Newgate’s managing director for Greater China, said in a statement that Zhang had “a strong track record in advising both local and MNC clients”.

He added that Schlesinger and Grimmer had respectively “been at the cutting edge of journalism, communications and business in the PRC. Their insights and advice on business and communications in China are proving to be an invaluable resource for our fast-growing client roster”.


Related Articles

Just Published

11 hours ago

How to prepare for hybrid commerce: Chinese ...

As consumers seamlessly hop between physical and online, brands are expected to provide real-time stock information and personalised experiences across all of their touchpoints. But they must demonstrate a value exchange to consumers to collect the data they need.

12 hours ago

Data shows brands don’t need social media accounts ...

Data from a Jing Daily report shows that luxury brands no longer rely on their own social media accounts in China with more engagement relying on KOLs.

12 hours ago

Apple debuts 2022 Chinese New Year film (clear some ...

The company's offering for this year is a 23-minute epic—shot on iPhones—about the making of an epic film within the film, also shot on iPhones.

13 hours ago

How women’s health brands communicate on social ...

Female founders of women’s health brands say censorship makes it challenging to properly address women’s concerns.