Agencies trade talent in Asia

While Edelman recently hired former MS&L CEO Mark Hass as its new chief executive in China, Burson-Marsteller has attracted an Edelman executive to lead Asia-Pacific.

While Edelman recently hired former MS&L CEO Mark Hass as its new chief executive in China, Burson-Marsteller has attracted an Edelman executive to lead Asia-Pacific.

PRWeek UK reported that Bob Pickard, most recently president of North Asia for Edelman, leading Japan and Korea operations, will join Burson as president and CEO of Asia-Pacific on February 1. Pickard was appointed to help open Edelman's office in Japan in 2005 after success in Korea for the agency.

In December, both Ogilvy and Waggener Edstrom also appointed new leadership in Asia-Pacific.

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