HONG KONG — Scott Silverman has joined Ronin Communications as a director based in Austin, Texas where he operated a creative-driven marketing consultancy. Silverman previously spent 17 years on-the-ground in Asia where he helped develop and deploy campaigns for clients across multiple categories—such as IBM, Motorola, Sony-Ericsson, Jaguar, GSMA, CES Asia and Nestle Japan. In his new role, Silverman will broaden Ronin’s global footprint and integrated communications for B2B and B2C clients.

BANGKOK — Vero has announced appointments for three new regional functions: Suwanya Tungpanya will take on the newly created VP, client journey position. Sasha Alwani will take on the new VP growth role and Vu Quan Nguyen will expand his current internal culture and external marketing remit to Vero’s key clients and take on the VP, culture and brand role for the region.

MUMBAI — Lintas Live has won the global integrated communications mandate for Lagos Free Zone, Nigeria. Lagos Free Zone is a subsidiary of Tolaram, one of Africa’s leading industrial conglomerates. The agency won the mandate for this business in a multi-agency pitch against several other holding company brands. As the lead-agency, Lintas Live will work with other global network offices to implement an impactful digital-first creative communications campaign. The objective would be to position and amplify through PR, digital and social media, and partnerships with the right corporate platforms – all this backed by impactful creative storytelling.

BRISBANE — Red Havas Brisbane has appointed Kyra Shakspeare to the newly created role of client services director. The new agency leadership position will see Shakspeare (pictured) play an important role in helping to re-define the agency’s Brisbane presence, cultivating a new, high performing team while also providing senior counsel to Red Havas’ national health division. She will report into Brisbane’s executive director, Haylie Marchant, and brings 12 years' experience working with consumer and health clients, including Swiss, Chobani, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, Cotton On Group, eHarmony and Land Rover.

BANGKOK — Vero, a communications consultancy focused on the Southeast Asia region, and Statista, a provider of market and consumer data, are partnering on sharing market insights and cultural analysis with the objective of creating better access to data and insights in Southeast Asia. Vero consists of a team of approximately 150 PR, social, digital, influence and creative professionals, with offices in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Statista is among the world’s largest statistics platforms, providing a simple-to-use and affordable global business-data platform.