Lewis PR sets sights on greater APAC expansion after strong 2015 results

Firm sees worldwide revenue boost year-on-year of more than 20 percent in its 20th year, with growth in Asia a key focus

Scott Pettet

Lewis PR today announced its results for the fiscal year to July with revenues of US$65 million globally.

The agency also said movement into mainland China is to come shortly after steady and successful growth in Asia-Pacific.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Lewis said in a release that the revenues represent year-on-year growth of 23 percent.

The firm now has almost 600 employees across 27 offices, and according to Scott Pettet, Lewis’s senior vice president for APAC, that number is set to increase in the region.

"2015 has been a terrific year for Lewis in the Asia-Pacific region," he said. "It’s the first full year of our acquisition of EBA Communications, which has seen us fully integrate in Hong Kong with mainland China to follow soon.

"We also opened our second office in India in Mumbai, growing our regional footprint to eight offices."

Pettet added that Lewis’s success in APAC has been due to its diversification outside the technology market, adding clients from travel, tourism, hospitality and healthcare among other sectors.

"The Lewis Pulse digital marketing division continues to gain momentum in Asia with more clients opting to partner with us on social media, content and design work," he said.  

Chris Lewis, CEO of Lewis PR, said: "We now work with clients right the way across the earned, owned and paid channel spectrum.

"Moving into 2016, we anticipate more demand for global integrated campaigns as clients start to break down the traditional siloes in their marketing departments." 

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