HONG KONG—Edelman has appointed Adrian Warr as Hong Kong managing director and the hired Carolyn Hammond as Hong Kong head of consumer marketing. Warr has served as acting managing director of Edelman Hong Kong since November 2015, and will now take on the role on a permanent basis. Hammond, who joins from FTI Consulting, will lead Edelman Hong Kong’s consumer marketing team and deepen the firm’s integrated marketing capability.

MANILA—MSLGroup has formed a partnership with Publicis One sister agency Arc in the Philippines. Arc Philippiness’ PR discipline is now part of the MSL network and will operate under the MSLGroup brand.

SYDNEY—Fleishman Hillard has promoted senior account director Camilla Jury to head of corporate communications, including the firm’s reputation and issues management practices. In addition, Kate Scanlon has joined the firm as an account manager from Buchan Consulting.

NEW DELHI—20:20 MSL has appointed entertainment and lifestyle PR industry veteran Rina Sen Goel as special advisor to its consumer, lifestyle and entertainment practice. In her previous role as senior client services director and practices lead at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, she was responsibile for leading consumer and entertainment campaigns. 

GURGAON—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Aseem Bhargava as vice president, media relations and crisis. He was previously president at Integral PR Services and before that was senior director at Perfect Relations.

SYDNEY—Not-for-profit organisation The Footpath Library has appointed independent public relations agency Blackie McDonald Communication Group to spearhead a communication campaign for the 2016 Epic! Short Story Competition.

MELBOURNE—icon.pr has joined the PROI Worldwide global partnership of independent public relations firms.

JAKARTA—Indonesian communications agency Bates CHI & Partners has appointed Ramanathan Balasubramanian as CEO of its Jakarta office as Hendra Lesmono steps up to become the agency’s creative chairman. Balasubramanian will relocate from Mumbai where he has for the past three years been the managing partner of ogilvy & Mather Mumbai & Kolkatta.