TOKYO: Looking to expand its Asian presence, Golin/Harris has picked up a Tokyo office from Interpublic sibling Shandwick.
'As the economy there recovers, we see an awful lot of opportunities,' said G/H CEO Rich Jernstedt. 'Clients want work coordinated at the regional level.'
The G/H Tokyo office, which boasts about 20 staffers, was previously known as Universal Public Relations and will now be called UPR Golin/Harris.
Founded in 1960, UPR counts Bayer and Novell among its clients.
Jernstedt expects G/H to be up and running in several Asian business centers by year's end. The firm will expand its regional presence through partnerships or purchases, or by taking over other IPG-owned offices.