International luxury brands have a history of offending Chinese consumers with their campaigns during this holiday.
A code of ethics will be established by members, a step in the right direction for the country's influencer marketing scene.
A significant win for the young Chennai-headquartered agency.
And once again, China tops global trust rankings.
Sard Verbinnen again held its position as the agency that handled the most M&A deals globally in 2019, with Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and Kekst CNC among the agencies moving up the tables.
James Murdoch is among many who have called out his family's media outlets for their biased reportage of the bushfire crisis.
The panel is chaired by Sabia Schwarzer of Allianz Group.
The agency will focus on original content such as speeches, opinion pieces, and white papers.
Blanca Garcia moves to Asia to fill the position of Lavanya Wadgaonkar, who was recently promoted to global head.
Work will span across the brand's entire whisky portfolio.
A group of tech PR agencies have created the With Global Alliance - an international network that operates on four continents.
All four new hires will report to Singapore MD Matthew Briant.
Industry veteran Paul Mottram joins from Allison+Partners for the top job.
As Australia battles its worst natural disaster in living memory, communications experts have labelled Prime Minister Scott Morrison's response an extraordinary failure of crisis comms and leadership, with some warning that it could cost him at the polls.
A new campaign from Scott Morrison was criticised for trying to gain political points during a national tragedy.
The agency was also appointed by financial consultancy Zenith Capital in Southeast Asia and AU-NZ.
The Singapore agency opens its first overseas office after 24 years of operations.
A look at the brand disasters that dominated headlines this year.
The partnership will mean expanded comms and government relations services for China and the Middle East.
Susan Redden Makatoa is responsible for all of the agency's reputation and public affairs offerings.
Plus a new managing director in Singapore.
The new entity will serve as a one-stop shop for WPP network clients in Japan.
Brad MacAfee is leaving Porter Novelli after almost two decades, which included four years as chief executive of the Omnicom network agency.
John Doolittle will temporarily assume her responsibilities as Omnicom Public Relations Group CEO as the holding company looks for a replacement.
Two promotions and one new hire for WE's Singapore team.
The APAC MD of Allison+Partners on her favourite campaigns of the last 10 years.
FleishmanHillard's Anne de Schweinitz is leading the Pharma Lions jury.
Two directors to lead public affairs and day-to-day operations.
Omnicom media agency PHD has promoted Avril Canavan to the role of worldwide chief marketing and communications officer, and appointed WE Communications' Jess Ozdemir as a worldwide director in its marcoms team.
FleishmanHillard won four awards and Ketchum bagged a hat trick at this year's ICCO Global Awards in London.
Internal promotions and a newly created role of chief growth officer.
Matt Collette rejoins Edelman after previously serving as managing director of Zeno Group from 2016 to 2018.
The social-media platform has blamed the account suspension on an error.
The world's biggest boyband raved about the airline's business class features to their legions of fans - a PR dream for any brand.
New GMs and VPs across Greater China, Singapore, and Malaysia.
The new hires join at a time where brands are integrating their PR efforts with SEO, paid, email marketing and creative services.
Newly-formed holding company SEC Newgate is targeting the US in particular for acquisitions and plans to open an office in Beijing over the next three years. It has also made its Africa debut - in Morocco.
Ex-APAC CEO for Zeno Group and industry veteran joins the Publicis agency.
The independent shop marks its third anniversary with a new office in Sydney.
The new standards include information around 18 types of PR services including media monitoring and social media management.
The remit will include the entirety of Adobe's PR business.
Is language in campaigns more loaded than we think - or is it just a matter of differing styles?
The average cost of an Instagram post has risen a whopping 44% in 2019 compared to last year.
The fast-moving electrical goods company appointed Archetype after a multi-agency pitch.
Georgina Mallory returns to the agency after a government stint in London.
Jeroen Fermie will focus on strengthening the agency's corporate reputation business.
A death counter is being used in a powerful social media campaign by Engine | MHP to raise awareness that childhood pneumonia is the world's biggest infectious disease killer of children - claiming more than 800,000 lives annually.
Belle Baldoza will look after Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Fast growing destination, Vietnam Tourism has appointed its first UK PR agency and opened an inaugural international tourist office in a bid to attract half a million British visitors each year by 2023, PRWeek can reveal.
Google has promoted Lily Lin to VP of communications and public affairs.
One of the UK's most successful political-corporate advisors, Tim Allan, is leaving the agency, Portland, he founded 18 years ago to pursue other interests.
The co-working community and space has expanded across major Indian cities.
The win comes just ahead of Singapore heading into year-end holidays.
Bee Peng Tan brings 25 years of experience into her new role.
Steve Easterbrook, who had been chief executive since 2015, will be replaced by McDonald's USA president Chris Kempczinski.
Unilever enhanced its reputation as a leader in sustainability when it pledged to halve the amount of plastic it uses over the next five years.
New hires in Jakarta, Seoul, and Hong Kong.
Lavanya Wadgaonkar will be based in Japan and will report directly to the CCO.
Instinctif Partners has appointed David Nichols to the newly-created role of chief operating officer.
The company has circulated an internal memo to staff.
Tracy Zhang joins from BBDO to bolster the agency's luxury beauty and fashion sectors.
The agency will take on the brand of its global parent.
The group earned $60 million in revenue in Q3.
One of Edelman's highest ranking executives has joined PwC in a newly created global role that combines corporate affairs and comms, PRWeek can reveal.
Francesca Ayala's new client portfolio will include Singapore Airlines and HSBC.
A WE Red Bridge report exclusively attained by PRWeek Asia highlights the unique needs and wants of Chinese consumers in the age of purpose.
Liong will take over from John Yan, who held the role for four years.
Paul Yang was previously general manager at Ruder Finn Beijing and Hong Kong.
The free bulletin will better serve Asia, an important and rapidly growing region in the scope of global PR.
A stepping stone to Southeast Asia for the agency.
Andrew Garrihy spoke about 'how to reinvent an Eastern brand for the West', but said Huawei's culture was just as much of a learning curve for him.
Tesco's former group comms director, Jane Lawrie, has been appointed global head of corporate affairs for KPMG International - a new role.
Businesses can no longer afford to ignore sustainable practices and should embrace social purpose or risk a backlash from consumers and shareholders. That's the key message of a special purpose marketing episode of PRWeek's podcast The PR Show.
Azmar Sukandar was previously heading regional comms for The Nature Conservancy.
Sue Garrard - one of the world's leading experts on corporate sustainability who revolutionised how Unilever operates - has a simple message: "Are you with me?"
MSLGroup global CEO Guillaume Herbette is stepping down, four years after joining the Publicis network agency.
Iran's highly-publicised effort to allow women to watch live football has been slammed as a 'cynical publicity stunt' by Amnesty International.
'This Is What Makes Us' aims to inspire Great Britain to unite behind Team GB at a time of heightened national division by focusing on the country's diversity.
HSBC has appointed McKinsey's comms director Steve John as group chief communications officer, effective 2 December 2019.
Nationalism and protectionism are a worry, he told Campaign, hinting at a repositioning of investment in the world's second-largest economy.
Almost all PR professionals are 'struggling with mental wellbeing'. Although only a third believe their job is stressful, the major factors are related to poor work-life balance, new research by the PRCA and Opinium has found.
Astle was previously MD of China for the China-Britain Business Council.
"I was like gum under his shoe," Richard Edelman said about efforts to court Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis to his agency.
Blanket ban comes at time when China's influence over social app is coming to light.
The Civil Aviation Authority's handling of the Thomas Cook collapse has earned plaudits from those in the know, specifically travel PR professionals, and there's good reason.
The agency has been operating in Vietnam for the last decade through partnerships.
The partnership adds local capabilities in the Japan market.
Jeremy Seow will leave the company to launch a passion project.
Ex-Janssen comms head will lead the healthcare team across 12 offices.
'It's too big a job for me to do myself,' Richard Edelman said about handing off the president role to Harrington.
New hire Simone Gupta will lead the Australia office.
Entries are open with a final deadline of 30 January, 2020.
The fast-food chain is restructuring its global corporate relations function.
The former top White House adviser worked at the agency and predecessor Burson-Marsteller for 12 years.
Consumers are calling bullshit on cause-based work that isn't authentic, and so should award jurors, according to Dentsu's Toshihiko Tanabe.
Entries for the 2020 PRWeek Global Awards officially open today.
UK property portal Zoopla has appointed Amazon UK corporate communications manager Tom Parker as its new head of communications.
PRs have slammed acts of 'cold-blooded opportunism' cashing in on the collapse of Thomas Cook, but praised aviation authorities, the Government and the travel industry on piloting a crisis comms masterclass.
Tourism industry revenues have plunged by 40 per cent, and local brands are taking a hit.
Zalora is among a trio of new client wins for communications agency Rice.
Ex-Mango Agency Charissa Guan comes on as a new leadership hire.
The agency has plans to replicate its success in Australia.
Two WPP agencies merge to become one of the largest communications firms in ANZ.
Work is collaboration between BETC Paris and The Lego Agency.
The Brands in Motion study found a call for collective accountability for ethical use of tech.
In this era of uprising, consumers demand mutual respect from brands, according to a new WE Communications report.
Netflix failed to include Malaysia in its street food series, and suffice to say, Malaysians weren't pleased.
Headland is leading comms for the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's takeover bid of London Stock Exchange (LSE).
'Agencies should ask more questions' - PR bosses on how to improve the industry's communication problem
Agencies can improve the relationship with clients by asking more questions, according to comms bosses on a PRWeek Asia panel, who also cited the benefits of two-way reviews.
In-house comms bosses in APAC discussed how the high turnover and age of account handlers can affect client-agency relationships.
Golin has appointed The Hoffman Agency's China GM Jason Cao as its new managing director in the country.
Golin Hong Kong has won a brief for Pure Group, at a time where the wellbeing scene in Hong Kong is blowing up.
She is also serving as EMEA lead of its food and beverage sector.
Krakowsky is frontrunner to succeed Michael Roth as global CEO.
Antoine Calendrier was previously managing director, corporate affairs at Elan Edelman in Paris.
The agency currently has a presence in London and New York.
The tourism board has selected WPP's opr as its global agency, along with Reuter Communications for China work.
Aaron Petras has relocated from Seattle to Singapore to fill the global role at WE Communications.
Instinctif has a new majority owner, with LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, replacing Vitruvian Partners as the PR agency's principle backer.
Ex-Disney digital chief Matthew Briant has been appointed to head up Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Singapore.
PR agencies are "definitely" among the acquisition targets for the new owner of several former BlueFocus agencies including Citizen Relations and We Are Social, its CEO has told PRWeek.
A new report details influencer marketing trends in New Zealand, including the rise of nano influencers and why it's all about Instagram Stories.
New holding company Blue Impact is being formed from Blue Focus Intelligent Communications Group agencies.
MD of Allison Advisory on how Western brands should navigate their comms amid rising nationalism in China.
'Enterprise incubator' Mach49 has partnered with comms agency Archetype to launch a solar company.
The new division of Thrive will focus on Chinese brands entering the Australia-New Zealand market.
Twitter and Facebook took action against accounts they said are connected to the Chinese government.
Edelman Shanghai has appointed Christina Chan as vice president of branding and Ee Ghim Chua as director of brand reputation.
The hashtag #BoycottMulan took off last weekend as a response to the actress' comments on Weibo.
An overview of reactions from Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan on digital and social media.
A PR professional has said 'violence is out of the ordinary' in Hong Kong, as protests across the city over the past few weeks have escalated into angry confrontations and the use of tear gas.
Newly rebranded agency MSL Malaysia has hired a new leader to help grow the business.
BCW Entertainment builds on the core of former Burson-Marsteller shop BWR.
The New Zealand rugby team's main sponsor AIG has deployed some All Black stars to Tokyo for a campaign aimed at tourists heading to Japan for next month's Rugby World Cup.
DeVries will represent Regent Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, non-American Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants and Hotel Indigo.
Travel PR specialist Lotus has expanded into Asia with its second office outside of the UK. Lotus Asia will be headquartered in Malaysia and supported by a team in Singapore, offering a full service across Southeast Asia.
Cabrera is replacing Mary Lynn Carver in the role.
A new creative director and strategy head are among the new appointments at agency WE Buchan.
Zippo has launched Fight Fire with Fire, an integrated global project to aid critical reforestation in partnership with Woodchuck USA.
The global sandwich chain will work with Archetype for franchise development work in Asia.
An ad for payment service E-Pay featured a Singaporean-Chinese man portraying a Singaporean-Indian character.
Finn Partners-owned marcoms agency CatchOn's Shanghai office will oversee comms for the new accounts.
Healthcare agency Publicis Resolute - the PR and medical education arm of Publicis Health - has expanded abroad for the first time by opening an Asia-Pacific regional office in Singapore.
Airline alliance oneworld has hired a new global corporate communications head and appointed travel and airline specialist The PC Agency to manage its 20th anniversary campaign.
The agency will manage integrated comms for Japan's national carrier across Southeast Asia.
A comms agency that dropped influencer work because "it's a waste of money" and refuses to manage clients' social media output is showing strong signs of recovery by focusing purely on PR.
The news last night that Weber Shandwick, the world's second-largest PR firm, has promoted Gail Heimann to global CEO, comes as no surprise to those of us who've followed the agency closely over the past decade or two.
The world's second-largest PR agency has a new CEO.
Omnicom's PR unit overall was down by 1.3% organically.
Steve Martin, the global boss of M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, is moving from London to Sydney in mid-September, PRWeek can reveal.
England's Cricket World Cup heroics on the field have left the PR and comms industry purring, but some feel the tournament could have generated a greater buzz and that the sport needs to make the most of the final's success.
Misra was previously CEO of the agency's Indian operations.
The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity could potentially ditch categories because "everybody is eating each other's lunch" and PR agencies need to consider how they are showing up, according to panellists on a special creativity episode of The PR Show.
He starts September 3 as global chief strategy and operations officer.
The PRCA's second in charge, deputy director general Matt Cartmell, is leaving the industry body to launch an agency that provides content and communications services.
Scull was previously lead for the North American P&G feminine care and baby care teams.
The PRCA and PRWeek UK are launching the first PR and Communications Census for the Asia-Pacific region, in conjunction with research partner YouGov.
'Stop trying to rationalize your evil,' another user told her.
The Whopper Detour campaign won a list of PR credits at the Cannes Lions.
The Omnicom Group firm was listed as the PR shop behind the chain's Keeping Fortnite Fresh effort.
Weber Shandwick, Golin, Edelman, Ketchum, Taylor Herring and Naked Communications have won PR Lions for idea creation, but ad agencies again dominate the haul - and a campaign against tampon tax rates wins the Grand Prix.
Impact Porter Novelli in Dubai was credited for PR for the Print & Publishing Grand Prix.
The ride-hailing company is restructuring to create a 'unified narrative.'
Weber Shandwick was the airline's previous AOR.
Edelman has promoted Stephen Kehoe to president and CEO of its APAC operations after incumbent Jesse Lin resigned.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has its work cut out to convince governments, technology partners and consumers that its products and telco infrastructure are safe, experts warn.
"A lot of the recent attention has mischaracterized our work," John Saunders said in a statement.
Edelman's MD of global client strategy, Michelle Hutton, is returning to Australia to take the helm of Edelman Australia, in addition to a new role as chief growth officer for the Asia-Pacific region.
The arrangement is the first of its kind for the Japanese agency.
Huawei has hired veteran Sky News reporter Paul Harrison as a senior member of its Europe communications team, PRWeek can reveal.
Senior figures from across the global PR and communications industry assembled in London tonight to discover who would take home the coveted trophies at the PRWeek Global Awards 2019.
The organization will be comprised of Havas PR offices in North America and the U.K. and Red Agency in Asia-Pacific.
Havas PR in the UK is merging with counterparts in the US and Australia's Red Agency to create a new global network called Red Havas.
The advertising giant is optimistic about major upcoming events in Japan and sees planned new holding company improving alignment between domestic and international operations.
The Precinct brand will be retired July 1.
Former Skype and Edelman executive Jane Fields has been appointed managing director for EMEA, while ex-Teneo managing director Danny Phan will lead APAC.
PR agencies have begun boycotting Royal Brunei Airlines in the wake of the Kingdom enacting controversial LGBT laws, PRWeek has learned.
The 32-year veteran of MSL will serve as SVP and chief communications officer for the University of Southern California, his alma mater.
BCW and Archetype are the incumbents on the account.
She is replacing Oliver Roll, who left Cisco this month.
The agency credited corporate reputation projects for the growth.
However, Omnicom CEO John Wren said he's seeing "positive signs in certain areas of our PR operations."
The agency will continue its work with the scheduling platform following the successful launch of Doodle's inaugural Meeting Report and an initial six-month press office campaign.
Brunei-owned brands face a reputational crisis, but PR pros are divided about whether other brands should join a celebrity-led boycott against barbaric new laws that punish Brunei's LGBTI+ community with death.
The new agency is called Current Global.
Squeo has held communications roles at IBM and Netflix and won a Pulitzer Prize.
Thorne is serving as EVP, CFO, and COO at BCW.
A tender calls for a wide range of PR services under a 24-month term.
Alavi has spent the last three years leading brand marketing at the Facebook-owned platform.
The company started its review last summer.
The business was previously held by Weber Shandwick for at least a decade.
PRCO, the global luxury integrated communications group that was founded in London, has expanded into Asia, opening new offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai under the PRCO Asia banner.
The PR services provider also continued 2018's buying spree into early 2019.
The name refers to the agency's desire to be an "archetype" for the modern marcomms agency.
Canney is set to start in June and take over from Mark Linaugh.
Jun Xu has joined the Publicis Groupe agency from Unilever.
For the year, strategic comms revenue was up 16%.
The social network has asked agency partners to adhere to a set of standards after fallout from its work with Definers Public Affairs.
Revenues dropped 0.7% in the U.S., 2.4% in EMEA, and 2.8% in Asia-Pacific last year.
China and Australia weighed down APAC performance in the last quarter, Dentsu said.