The Hong Kong government had previously struggled to find a PR agency partner to represent its ‘battered’ image, forcing it to relaunch the hunt via an open tender.
SOUNDING BOARD: Amid the recent cancellation of projects and events in Hong Kong, we ask agency heads about the repercussions for them, and whether clients are wary about the situation.
As clashes intensify, events including the popular Rise conference and Clockenflap music festival have been cancelled or postponed.
The Hong Kong government appears to be taking a stricter approach as the protests entered their 21st straight weekend, says Ray Walsh.
Apple may be forced to weigh up whether operating in China — its third largest market — is worth the degradation of its global reputation.
Apple is facing pressure from both sides of the ongoing Hong Kong protester movement; while Google has also kowtowed to Chinese influence.
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