HONG KONG — Camera and sport optics manufacturer Leica has appointed DeVries Global as its communication agency in Taiwan. The firm is tasked with spearheading Leica's advocacy and public relations program in the market.

HONG KONG — Corporate affairs recruitment firm Andrew Partnership has welcomed Emma Donald and Sunny Bumpstead to the team. Donald has been appointed principal consultant and will focus on senior corporate affairs roles across APAC.  She has over 11 years experience and joins the firm from Haymarket Media & Euromoney. Bumpstead joins the firm to lead its research activities. Prior to this, she worked on search mandates across APAC and Europe at Broom Yasar and Frazer Jones. 

SYDNEY — Sling & Stone has announced new accounts and new team members. The firm has recently partnered with several consumer brands including Nest, an Alphabet company and sister company to Google; Anki, a consumer robotics and AI company; and Toothcrush, an electric toothbrush manufacturer. Business brand partnerships include inspection software company SafetyCulture; Australian start-up Ansarada; and influencer marketing platform Hypetap. New hires include Kelly McDonnell as people and culture manager; Lorna Jerez and Maddison Bates-Willis as account managers; Sophie Brown and James Murray as senior account executives; and Grace Wearne and Caelyn Evans as account executives. 

KOCHI — Waste to energy solution provider GJ Eco Power has appointed ResPublica Consulting as its communications partner to drive its growth plan across India. GJ Eco Power plans to target the Indian waste to energy segment over the next five years. The consultancy will work closely withe the company's leadership team to manage complex communication requirements the sector demands, primarily addressing governments and communities.