HONG KONG — Sandpiper Communications has made two senior hires for Greater China with the appointment of Emily Siu and Lisa Fong as account directors, based in its Hong Kong office. Siu and Fong will work closely with the senior management team to strengthen the firm’s financial services, corporate, and professional services offerings. Prior to Sandpiper, Fong (pictured) held roles in international agencies including Finsbury and Teneo, where she advised a range of clients in investment banking, real estate, asset management, technology, hedge funds, fintech, and the legal sector. Siu was a director in FTI Consulting’s strategic communications practice where she specialised in corporate reputation management and multi-stakeholder communications.

KUALA LUMPUR — Following a year-long engagement in 2020, Nobu Kuala Lumpur has formally renewed its contract with GO Communications for another year, which will be in effect through the end of 2021. The agency will continue to bolster public relations and integrated communications support for Southeast Asia’s first Nobu restaurant, opening at Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur at the end of Q1 2021.

MUMBAI —Lintas Live has won the social media marketing mandate for Turespaña in India (Tourism Office of Spain for India). The official government tourism organization will be responsible for management of the entire virtual community around Turespaña’s social media accounts in India, including content development, crisis management and online reputation management.

MUMBAI — Beeing Social has won the media duties for Peepul Tree, an online platform that brings together some of India’s finest artisans to showcase and sell their art.  As a part of the mandate, the agency will be offering digital marketing capabilities, including SEO, social, web, mobile, analytics, media planning, and buying activation to enhance brand equity and awareness.

DELHI — Auto sales platform OLX Autos has appointed Lowe Lintas as its PR agency. The agency's scope primarily includes delivering offline and digital communication for the brand, amongst other responsibilities.