HONG KONG — FleishmanHillard has been chosen to provide international communications and media relations support for Guardforce AI, expanding the agency’s existing relationship with the integrated security solutions provider in Asia. FleishmanHillard will work closely with the Guardforce AI management team to develop and implement a comprehensive communications program to grow brand awareness internationally as Guardforce AI continues to expand its cybersecurity and robotics solutions. FleishmanHillard has provided communications support to Guardforce AI since 2020 and recently managed its Nasdaq listing communications activities in the United States.

SINGAPORE — BCW has been named Singapore PR agency partner by Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. The airline awarded its very first post-pandemic corporate communications retainer to BCW Singapore following a closed-door competitive presentation process. BCW will work with Scoot to raise awareness of the brand and reputation in the market, along with the safe and gradual resumption of international air travel.

SINGAPORE — Redhill has been tapped to manage the opening of voco Orchard Singapore, the first property in South East Asia under IHG Hotels & Resorts’ premium brand, voco Hotels. Redhill will execute a full launch strategy for the 423 key lifestyle-led property, which will rebrand on 1st January 2022. The appointment deepens Redhill’s relationship with IHG Hotels & Resorts, which includes supporting Kimpton Kitalay Samui in Thailand.

MUMBAI — The Mavericks India has won the integrated communications mandate for FACE, one of India’s fintech industry bodies. FACE’s mission is to drive ethical lending practices among the Indian fintech sector while protecting consumer interest against predatory lenders and enhancing digital financial literacy and awareness.

HO CHI MINH CITY — Media specialist Ivy Nhi Chau, has launched a full service PR, branding, and marketing firm in Vietnam. Intending to redefine PR, marketing strategies and provide all-in-one communications support, Ivy+Partners aims to create original stories that are worth sharing, build quality connections, and create mutually beneficial relationships.