Arun Sudhaman

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Diageo splits Asia-Pacific PR between three agencies

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This story is also posted to the Holmes Report website here

Diageo has concluded its Asia-Pacific corporate PR review by dividing the business between Burson-Marsteller, Impact Asia and incumbent firm Grayling.

The decision was confirmed by Diageo global communications director Stephen Doherty. The drinks giant began the review more than three months ago.

Grayling, said Doherty, will retain the external communications component of the brief, and also add the drinks giant’s CSR programme. Burson-Marsteller, meanwhile, has been hired to handle “strategic research and thinking on employee engagement.”

Boutique player Impact Asia, which is based in Singapore, has been charged with executing internal comms. This decision follows the shifts of both Amy Wright and Kate O’Shea from Grayling to become joint heads at Impact in 2009.

The account is led out of Diageo’s regional HQ in Singapore.

Grayling was appointed to the brief in 2006. Last year, Diageo shifted its global corporate brief out of Cohn & Wolfe into Edelman.

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Written by Arun Sudhaman

May 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm

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