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Bilcom launches digital PR arm
Dec 18, 2008
Jane Leung

Bilcom launches digital PR arm

TOKYO - Japanese public relations agency Bilcom has launched an online service, WebPR, to provide consultation, strategy and execution for web campaigns.

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Ortus picked for ACLP branding in Beijing
Dec 17, 2008
David Blecken

Ortus picked for ACLP branding in Beijing

SHANGHAI - Beijing's Airport City Development Company (ACL) has appointed Ortus Group to develop a through-the-line promotional campaign for its Airport City Logistics Park (ACLP), following a pitch that is understood to have included several international PR and advertising firms.

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Waggener Edstrom Singapore GM Shaun Wootton to relocate to France
Dec 16, 2008
Asiya Bakht

Waggener Edstrom Singapore GM Shaun Wootton to relocate to France

SINGAPORE - Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE) has announced that its Singapore general manager Shaun Wootton (pictured) will relocate to Paris to be general manager for France, with vice-president Matthew Lackie taking over as acting GM.

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Apco picks Subasinghe to strengthen India operations
Dec 16, 2008
David Blecken

Apco picks Subasinghe to strengthen India operations

WASHINGTON - Apco Worldwide has commissioned Devinda Subasinghe (pictured), a former Sri Lankan ambassador to the US and Mexico, to its International Advisory Council (IAC).

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H & K launches Global Com Practice
Dec 12, 2008
Benjamin Li

H & K launches Global Com Practice

BEIJING - Chinese companies which want to expand their brands from Chinatown to mainstream downtown in major cities of the world, can tap on Hill & Knowlton's newly launched Global Communications Practice.

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Apco appoints Mansingh to int'l advisory body
Dec 11, 2008
David Blecken

Apco appoints Mansingh to int'l advisory body

NEW DELHI - Independent communication consultancy Apco has invited Lalit Mansingh (pictured), a former Indian ambassador to the US and UAE, to its International Advisory Council (IAC).

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Live Issue... Brands could do with 'cataclysm management'' skills
Dec 11, 2008
David Wolf

Live Issue... Brands could do with 'cataclysm management'' skills

Asia has seen a mind-twisting series of disruptive events this year.

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Impact Asia expands in region
Dec 9, 2008
Benjamin Li

Impact Asia expands in region

HONG KONG - Impact Asia is to expand its presence in Asia by opening offices in Beijing this month and Singapore in January.

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Fleishman chosen to raise Brazil's international profile
Dec 9, 2008
David Blecken

Fleishman chosen to raise Brazil's international profile

GLOBAL - Brazil's Secretariat for Social Communication (Secom) has appointed Fleishman Hillard as its PR agency partner as it seeks to raise interest in the country throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

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Rylance resigns from Burson-Marsteller again
Dec 7, 2008
Arun Sudhaman

Rylance resigns from Burson-Marsteller again

ASIA-PACIFIC - Burson-Marsteller Asia-Pacific chairman Bill Rylance (pictured) has resigned from the agency for the second time in less than two years, bringing a 26-year relationship with the WPP firm to a close.

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Thai Tourism announces campaign to rescue Thailand
Dec 5, 2008
Asiya Bakht

Thai Tourism announces campaign to rescue Thailand

SINGAPORE - Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that it will be spending 1.9 billion baht (US$53 million) on a campaign to rehabilitate the country's image.

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Peh rejoins Weber Shandwick as VP in Shanghai
Dec 3, 2008
David Blecken

Peh rejoins Weber Shandwick as VP in Shanghai

SHANGHAI - Weber Shandwick has hired Adrian Peh (pictured) to fill the newly created position of vice president at its Shanghai office.

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SPRG promotes Ng to lead financial practice
Nov 26, 2008
David Blecken

SPRG promotes Ng to lead financial practice

HONG KONG - Strategic Public Relations Group (SPRG) has promoted Veron Ng (pictured) to lead its flagship operation as senior director of strategic financial relations (SFR).

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Iprex appoints director to grow Asia-Pacific presence
Nov 26, 2008
David Blecken

Iprex appoints director to grow Asia-Pacific presence

HONG KONG - Global public relations network Iprex has appointed Beth Cave as director for Asia Pacific, as it looks to raise its profile in the region.

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Jebsen selects Wag-Ed for Greater China PR
Nov 25, 2008
Benjamin Li

Jebsen selects Wag-Ed for Greater China PR

HONG KONG - Jebsen Group has appointed Waggener Edstrom (WE) as its PR agency of record for mainland China and Hong Kong.

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Asia-Pacific PR Awards book now available online
Nov 24, 2008
Staff Reporters

Asia-Pacific PR Awards book now available online

HONG KONG - The 2008 Asia-Pacific PR Awards book of the night is now available online, where users can see all of the award-winning campaigns, clients and agencies from this year's show.

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Social responsibility more important than cost in China and India: study
Nov 23, 2008
David Blecken

Social responsibility more important than cost in China and India: study

HONG KONG - The majority of consumers in China and India believe social responsibility should take precedence over low cost, even during recessionary periods, according to a 'Good Purpose' survey conducted by Edelman.

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Fleishman and Ogilvy dominate Asia-Pacific PR Awards
Nov 21, 2008
David Blecken

Fleishman and Ogilvy dominate Asia-Pacific PR Awards

HONG KONG - Fleishman-Hillard and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide dominated this year's Asia-Pacific PR awards, which took place in front of an audience of more than 300 guests in Hong Kong last night.

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Akamai retains Upstream for regional PR
Nov 20, 2008
Asiya Bakht

Akamai retains Upstream for regional PR

SINGAPORE - Upstream Asia has been retained by Akamai Technologies, a service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, to provide strategic counsel and communications support on a regional basis.

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Hill & Knowlton China names new financial directors
Nov 19, 2008
David Blecken

Hill & Knowlton China names new financial directors

HONG KONG - Hill & Knowlton has hired KW Lam (pictured) and promoted Julian Lee to lead its financial communications practice in Hong Kong as joint directors.