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Zeno Group Malaysia appoints Suffian Rahman as creative director

Zeno Group Malaysia appoints Suffian Rahman as creative director

Appointment follows ex-Dentsu exec Tony Ray Pereira being named executive creative director in Singapore.

Chime Communications agrees to sell to WPP and Providence for £374m

Chime Communications agrees to sell to WPP and Providence for £374m

A consortium of WPP and private equity firm Providence has had its offer to acquire sports marketing and comms group Chime Communications for £374m accepted.

The Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong unveils new board

The Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong unveils new board

Robert Grieves of Hamilton Advisors has been appointed chairman, with Ketchum's Simeon Mellalieu becoming deputy chairman.

Sermo Communications network signs up China agency Adventi

Sermo Communications network signs up China agency Adventi

Network boss says it had been hard to find the right agency partner with luxury experience in a market dominated by "one-size fits all" outfits

UK agency Superdream reveals Australian expansion

UK agency Superdream reveals Australian expansion

Firm will open its first international office in Brisbane to service not-for-profit client Key Assets

Globalization and Digitization: The China Opportunity

Globalization and Digitization: The China Opportunity

PRWeek and BlueFocus convened a high-level debate in Cannes with clients, media, tech firms, and agency execs to uncover the business opportunities for global brands in China and Chinese businesses expanding into the West.

WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications

WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications

A consortium of WPP and American private equity firm Providence has launched a bid to buy Chime Communications for around £350m.

Malaysia Airlines and Boeing issue guarded statements over possible MH370 wreckage

Malaysia Airlines and Boeing issue guarded statements over possible MH370 wreckage

The missing flight vanished at night over the South China Sea last March with 239 people on board

Australian tech agency Bench PR adds two new clients to its roster

Australian tech agency Bench PR adds two new clients to its roster

Tintri and Receipt Bank are both "disrupting their respective markets with rapid success and big plans for growth," says agency boss.

Words of warning for marketers courting China's millennials

Words of warning for marketers courting China's millennials

Speak their language, not yours, communications professionals are warned as more young entrepreneurs strike out on their own.

J Austin & Associates ends work with Cecil the Lion's killer after one day

J Austin & Associates ends work with Cecil the Lion's killer after one day

Walter Palmer, the dentist that has been identified as having killed Cecil the Lion during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe, hired J Austin & Associates on Tuesday.

Italian PR firm SEC Group enters Iranian market after lifting of sanctions

Italian PR firm SEC Group enters Iranian market after lifting of sanctions

Italian PR agency SEC Group claims to be the first Western comms firm to enter the Iranian market since the historic lifting of sanctions earlier this month, signing a "co-operation agreement" to support Iranian consultancy and training firm PAT.

Meltwater appoints Sling & Stone for Australia and New Zealand PR campaign

Meltwater appoints Sling & Stone for Australia and New Zealand PR campaign

Media intelligence firm wants to push its Outside Insight project in the region

Yahoo: 'Forget the PR buzz, we don't communicate unless we can add value'

Yahoo: 'Forget the PR buzz, we don't communicate unless we can add value'

PR director in charge of product launches says firm only communicates when it can add value to users, advertisers or investors.

That's orch-ward: Singapore flower grown for David Cameron is more UKIP purple than Tory blue

That's orch-ward: Singapore flower grown for David Cameron is more UKIP purple than Tory blue

British journalists quick to point out that the colour of an orchid propagated in his honour was one associated with his political opponents

Opinion: Genuine influence can't be bought

Opinion: Genuine influence can't be bought

Lifted by hot money, the rising practice of 'influencer marketing' is doing unkind things to the meaning of the word. Real influence can only be earned.

Text100 Singapore awarded Pioneer and iQNECT communications deals

Text100 Singapore awarded Pioneer and iQNECT communications deals

Agency will manage integrated campaigns for the car entertainment and mobile technology companies

Hive Consulting adds boutique hotel to lifestyle roster

Hive Consulting adds boutique hotel to lifestyle roster

Agency will help raise its profile among meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions partners

The Edge seeks judicial review to overturn Malaysian government's printing ban

The Edge seeks judicial review to overturn Malaysian government's printing ban

Home Ministry suspended The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for three months over its reports of state investment fund scandal

Singapore politicians lay the groundwork for election PR battle

Singapore politicians lay the groundwork for election PR battle

Speculation is rife a date could be set after next week's SG50 independence celebrations