Movers & Shakers: H+K Strategies, Teneo, Golin, and more

PRWeek Asia’s weekly round-up of account wins and people moves.

Sarah Crawshaw, Teneo
Sarah Crawshaw, Teneo

Following a pitch, Golin was appointed by Harley-Davidson to maintain its corporate reputation in China. The agency will implement a scaled, earned media strategy throughout China, supporting the brand's growth by managing product launches, brand campaigns, dealer communications, brand partnerships and consumer activations. Golin will also be responsible for helping Harley-Davidson redefine its brand to appeal to biking enthusiasts and inspire a new generation of riders.

Teneo has appointed Sarah Crawshaw as a managing director for its talent advisory business based in the Hong Kong office. The appointment follows Teneo's acquisition of Anna Whitlam People (AWPeople) earlier this month. Sarah will report into Anna Whitlam, MD at AWPeople and APAC head at Teneo Talent Advisory. Crawshaw joins from Leathwaite where she was most recently a director. She has had extensive experience in communications, government affairs and investor relations communities, as well as provided executive search and talent management solutions to a variety of clients. She is also experienced in consulting businesses on organisational design and competency framework development.

H+K Strategies has appointed Ritika Jauhari to lead its healthcare practice in India. Prior to this, Jauhari spent 15 years at SPAG Group where she was most recently a senior director. In hew new role, she will drive the overall growth and management of the business while working closely with Abhishek Gulyani, H+K India CEO.

Lee McLean has been appointed to the newly created role of general manager at Thrive PR in Queensland. Prior to this, she was former national senior counsel and Brisbane general manager of WPP-owned agency PPR. McLean's appointment follows the relocation of two senior staff to Brisbane: Thrive's head of integration, digital and content, Georgia Bainbridge, and group account director of sport, Pete Fairbairn, as well as Amanda Gormley who returns to Thrive to a newly created client experience manager role.

Milk & Honey has named Amanda Cummergen as partner in Sydney. She previously held senior roles in consultancies in the UK and Australia, including a five-year stint as associate director at Horizon Communication Group. In this newly created role, Cummergen joins the board and will lead the agency on sustainability, behaviour change, social impact, and purpose-driven clients. The agency is currently looking for a client director and senior client executive to join in Sydney.

Confectionary company Darrell Lea has picked Sling & Stone as its PR agency of record.

FTI Consulting has hired senior talent to lead its strategic communications segment in China. Renfeng Zhao and Angela Yu have been appointed as managing directors to be based in Beijing. Zhao, who was previously was a senior journalist with China Daily, brings lose to 25 years of experience in journalism and comms. Yu, meanwhile, was the executive director and spokesperson at Goldman Sachs China for 15 years, where she was responsible for the corporate communications strategy for the firm in China.

Chimp&z has won the social media marketing mandate for skincare brand The Derma Co. Along with creating, managing, and executing digital campaigns and strategies, the agency will be responsible for social content and product photoshoots. The account was won post a multi-agency pitch and will be handled by the agency's Gurugram office.

The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) has appointed Reprise as its social media content agency following a competitive media pitch which concluded last month. IPG Mediabrands' global performance marketing agency will lead the strategic social content development for GovTech across its digital platforms. The appointment is effective immediately.

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