H+K expands Asia footprint with opening of new office in Indonesia

April 7, 2020, JAKARTA – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of the world’s leading public relations firms, has announced the opening of H+K Indonesia. The new office further expands the agency’s Asia footprint with a significant presence in the world’s 16th largest economy and fourth most populous country. Read more

Industry Research: COVID-19 Significantly Impacts PR Industry in SEA

Industry research: COVID-19 significantly impacts PR industry in SEA

PRCA SEA has announced the results of its COVID-19 survey which aims to provide a better understanding of how communications professionals and organisations are coping with the current pandemic. Read more

Aka Asia Appoints Julia Wei as Managing Partner

The future looks bright as the agency enters its 11th year with strengthened leadership

3 April 2020, Singapore – Independent communications agency, AKA Asia, has appointed Julia Wei to the newly created role of Managing Partner. The role will see her work closely with the management team to provide invaluable creative and strategic stretch, while
continuing to drive its culture of fearless creativity and fuel its integrated thinking across digital, social and traditional comms. Read more

PRCA SEA offers 35% off Virtual Training courses

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced significant discounts for its new virtual classroom training model.

The PRCA SEA’s face-to-face courses have been redesigned to be fully-interactive virtual experiences, allowing delegates to ask questions and download relevant materials in real-time. Read more

PRCA to Launch Covid-19 Taskforce to Support PR Industry

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has announced plans to launch a Global Covid-19 Public Communications Taskforce in response to its Covid-19 Survey findings. This Taskforce will provide free practical support to practitioners around the world.

The U.K survey – which gathered the views of around 200 PR professionals – found more than a third of practitioners (33%) believed the industry was underprepared for the outbreak. Read more

PRCA launches Schools Outreach Programme to ‘inspire students from all backgrounds’

The PRCA has marked the launch of its Schools Outreach Programme by publishing a series of videos and a new magazine aimed at inspiring schools students to consider a career in PR.

Launched during National Careers Week, the campaign aims to broaden the industry’s talent pool by raising awareness of PR amongst students from all backgrounds aged 16 and over.

The #PRCAschools video series features a two minute explainer of public relations, as well as a series of informal interviews with PR professionals sharing their experiences and tips for aspiring practitioners. Read more

Finder Tool Empowers Agencies to Win New Business

 

The International Communication Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has launched the ICCO Agency Finder (IAF), a new industry matchmaking tool allowing clients seeking communications expertise in a particular country to search by eighty different sector specialisms and service capabilities, as well as global location.

Only agencies that are members of their national or regional association, and are therefore ICCO members, are listed. This means they are ethically accountable to both their local Code of Conduct and ICCO’s Helsinki Declaration. Users can also filter by agencies that have passed their Communications Management Standard (CMS). Read more

Eloq Communications Introduces Express Press Release Service, with Distribution to Southeast Asia Countries and Beyond

EloQ Communications announced its new express press release distribution services. The service covers distribution to not only Vietnam but also other Southeast Asia markets and more.

“We believe all businesses are different. Our clientele consists of companies from all corners of the world, with some being among Forbes 500 brands and others being smaller businesses, each with unique needs. Our new service is customized for clients with different objectives, budget ranges or expected deliverables. With this, we’re growing beyond the ‘one size fits all’ mentality and learn to understand and respond appropriately to the preferences of clients,” said Dr. Clāra Ly-Le, Managing Director of EloQ Communications. Read more

Precious Communications Expands Regional Presence, opens Office in Malaysia to meet Market’s Increasing Demand

Singapore/Kuala Lumpur, 23 January 2020PRecious Communications (PRecious), an award-winning integrated communications consultancy, today announced the opening of its office in Malaysia, marking the consultancy’s sixth market in the region after Singapore as Headquarters and operations covering Australia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. Based in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia office is led by former co-founder and Executive Director of consultancy Core Pro PR Services and Edelman tech and crisis lead, Neil Fraser. Fraser will take on the new position of Market Lead, Malaysia and report to Managing Director of PRecious Communications, Lars Voedisch. Read more

Harold Burson 1921-2020

The PRCA is saddened to learn of the death of public relations pioneer Harold Burson.

Burson is widely recognised as one of the founding fathers of the PR industry, having begun his career in the 1940s and launched Burson-Marsteller in 1952. Read more