TOKYO - Japanese public relations agency Bilcom has launched an online service, WebPR, to provide consultation, strategy and execution for web campaigns.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - Apco Worldwide has commissioned Devinda Subasinghe (pictured), a former Sri Lankan ambassador to the US and Mexico, to its International Advisory Council (IAC).
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.
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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HONG KONG - Impact Asia is to expand its presence in Asia by opening offices in Beijing this month and Singapore in January.
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.
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.
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.
SHANGHAI - Weber Shandwick has hired Adrian Peh (pictured) to fill the newly created position of vice president at its Shanghai office.
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).
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.
HONG KONG - Jebsen Group has appointed Waggener Edstrom (WE) as its PR agency of record for mainland China and Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.