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Ketchum Greater China hires new MD from Grayling

Ketchum Greater China hires new MD from Grayling

Bruce Shu joins Ketchum Hong Kong today from Grayling, where he was MD of its Asia-Pacific operations.

Edelman: Divorce proceedings to have no effect on PR firm

Edelman: Divorce proceedings to have no effect on PR firm

The news that Richard Edelman and his wife may be divorcing after 28 years has fueled speculation about the potential impact on the family's eponymous PR firm, which is the largest in the world.

Bell Pottinger promotes five to partnership in second annual promotion round

Bell Pottinger promotes five to partnership in second annual promotion round

Bell Pottinger has promoted five associate partners to the position of partner, including two each in London and the Middle East and one in Hong Kong.

Zeno Group Asia promotes Matt Collette to head new planning division

Zeno Group Asia promotes Matt Collette to head new planning division

Collette will be tasked with building a planning and research capacity across Zeno's offices in Asia.

Ogilvy PR Indonesia to handle the upcoming 24th World Economic Forum

Ogilvy PR Indonesia to handle the upcoming 24th World Economic Forum

WEF returns to Indonesia after four years. Ogilvy PR has been placed in charge of the event's communications and promotions.

Individual stories trump hard statistics

Individual stories trump hard statistics

Take it from Mother Teresa and Joseph Stalin, personal experiences engage people better than loads of data.

Facebook's news move will degrade content marketing

Facebook's news move will degrade content marketing

There's much more to this story than just a pleasing experience for Facebook members.

Facebook dangles a sword of Damocles

Facebook dangles a sword of Damocles

The social network giant wants to host mainstream media owners' content within its platform and encourage agencies to spend more of their clients' ad dollars within this closed shop.

Lufthansa CEO is not doing enough to reassure passengers, say PR pros

Lufthansa CEO is not doing enough to reassure passengers, say PR pros

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr spoke about security and safety procedures during a press conference Thursday.

Text100 India spins off former Bite team into new agency, Hypertext

Text100 India spins off former Bite team into new agency, Hypertext

India's unique communications landscape leads to a decision to keep the Bite team separate from larger Text100 as a boutique agency specialising in integrated communications.

Cohn & Wolfe appoints Angelina Ong as APAC president

Cohn & Wolfe appoints Angelina Ong as APAC president

Ong, formerly regional managing director at Burson-Marsteller, joins in Singapore to further the agency's already aggressive growth in the region.

The Beeb was right to sack Clarkson

The Beeb was right to sack Clarkson

I actually quite enjoy Top Gear. I like the easy camaraderie and mocking that occurs between the three leads as it only can between people who've been actual friends for years.

Hoffman rides off with Piaggio Asia-Pacific

Hoffman rides off with Piaggio Asia-Pacific

Manufacturer of the Vespa selected Hoffman to handle both its communications and a product awareness drive.

What Asian comms heads want: Meltwater

What Asian comms heads want: Meltwater

In this interview with PRWeek Asia, John Box, executive director of Meltwater Asia-Pacific, discusses the evolution of Meltwater's media-monitoring platform and the trends in the industry that led to its development.

Is the chief communications officer position going the way of the dodo?

Is the chief communications officer position going the way of the dodo?

The CCO role has disappeared at several major organizations.

Consumers in HK and China view innovation in brands differently

Consumers in HK and China view innovation in brands differently

Consumers in Hong Kong and China view the concept of 'innovation' differently from, not just the rest of the world, but each other, finds a five-market study by Ketchum.

Accor Thailand hires new director of loyalty and communications

Accor Thailand hires new director of loyalty and communications

Hotel operator Accor Thailand has hired Valerie Marina Barrios, former CMO for Lebua Hotels & Resorts to head its loyalty programs and manage its corporate communications for part of the region.

Bridging the North-South communication gap in Korea

Bridging the North-South communication gap in Korea

Working with two charitable organizations, Cheil Worldwide developed an app that helps children of North Korean defectors cope with language differences as they adjust to life in South Korea.

Enter the PRWeek Awards Asia by 1 April

Enter the PRWeek Awards Asia by 1 April

Entries are open from now through 15 April for the 2015 PRWeek Awards Asia, taking place in Hong Kong on 18 June. But entering by 1 April secures the early-entry rate.

Visit Florida to review international PR roster

Visit Florida to review international PR roster

Florida's official travel and tourism board has extended its current PR contracts until the end of 2015, while it works on a review of its international agency roster.

PRWeek Awards Asia: Early-entry deadline April 1