AUSTRALIA - Singapore Airlines has selected Liquid Ideas as its public relations and communications agency in the Australian market, following a competitive pitch. The appointment will be effective from 1 October.
SINGAPORE - Strategic Public Relations Group (SPRG) Singapore has won a one-year retainer for the Singapore Kindness Movement to support the non-government organisation's overall communications outreach in the country.
SYDNEY - Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has expanded its operations in Australia via a minor equity investment in affiliate Buchan Consulting, which includes a partial ownership position.
SHANGHAI - Edelman has named Rebecca Slotnick as senior director for health in China. She has relocated to the agency's Shanghai office to take on the role, which was effective immediately.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Dentsu Public Relations remains the highest earning Asia-based PR firm, while Edelman has overtaken Weber Shandwick and Fleishman Hillard in terms of fee income globally, according to new research disclosed by The Holmes Report.
ASIA-PACIFIC - Waggener Edstrom today announced the appointment of Dan Benelisha as regional technology director, part of the integrated communications agency's efforts to build its technology practice in Asia-Pacific.
BEIJING - Edelman has bolstered its public affairs practice in China with the appointment of Leon Li as director, effective immediately.
CHINA - Marks & Spencer has selected Eastwei MSL China as their retainer strategic PR communications and social media agency for Shanghai following a competitive pitch.
SINGAPORE - Citrus PR has retained the Racers' Toolbox account, and will direct all public relations and digital communications for the fitness and training company.
SINGAPORE - Golin Harris today announced that it has been retained as the public relations consultancy firm for the 57-year-old Singapore Polytechnic after a competitive pitch.
SINGAPORE - Fleishman-Hillard has signed up Chris Howells to the role of senior account manager as part of its efforts to strengthen its corporate and financial communications practice.
SINGAPORE - Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) has appointed Tonic Life Communications Singapore to carry out its year-long male pattern hair loss campaign.
SINGAPORE - Waggener Edstrom (WE) has made a series of appointments to strengthen its integrated strategy and support its expansion across its healthcare, transportation, public sector and technology practices.
SINGAPORE - Global high-tech PR firm The Hoffman Agency has been appointed by Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) as its PR agency in Singapore after a pitch with immediate effect.
COLOMBO - Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has selected Arc Worldwide Sri Lanka to manage its PR, events and activation assignments, after a pitch involving nine other advertising and activations agencies.
SINGAPORE - Erin Hanson has been appointed as the new general manager for MSL Singapore, relocating from the agency's offices in New York.
SINGAPORE - Sony Electronics Asia-Pacific has named Waggener Edstrom Worldwide as its PR agency-of-record for Singapore.
THE PHILIPPINES - DDB Philippines has scooped the East West Bank account and will carry out its creative, PR and media placement requirements.
SYDNEY - Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has appointed Chris Newman as general manager in Australia, effective immediately.
SYDNEY - Edelman Australia has appointed Johanna Osorio as associate director to spearhead its health and wellness portfolio, effective immediately.