Weber Shandwick appoints Farah Zuber as APAC Head of Communications

Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications agency, has appointed Farah Nurili Zuber as Vice President, Head of Communications for Asia-Pacific (APAC). In this newly created role, Zuber will oversee the firm's integrated communications efforts across the region, focusing on a broad range of stakeholders.Zuber brings over 14 years of experience in marketing and communications, having worked with renowned agencies such as Ogilvy Public Relations, ARC Worldwide, Edelman, SPAG FINN Partners, and Redhill. She boasts a specialization in corporate communications and reputation management within the technology, finance, and governance sectors. “Farah’s extensive regional experience in reputation management and her deep understanding of the business landscape are instrumental in driving our next growth phase. Her appointment demonstrates our commitment to delivering greater value to our employees, clients, and partners in the region. We are thrilled to have her with us,” said Tyler Kim, APAC CEO at Weber Shandwick. Farah said: “It is exciting and an honour to be part of Weber Shandwick, an agency renowned for delivering value-driven, earned-first work for decades. Additionally, the agency’s culture, which deeply embraces diversity and well-being, is truly refreshing. I strongly believe these two elements - the commitment to the work and to people - are what makes a brand successful and meaningful. I look forward to contributing to the agency’s growth moving forward.” Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group.

Redhill celebrates 10th anniversary with ESOP

Redhill, a Singapore-headquartered communication services agency, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This programme prioritizes employee engagement and invests in their long-term success.The ESOP, effective May 1, 2024, grants stock ownership to all current employees with at least three years of service. This initiative reflects Redhill's commitment to empowering its team and fostering a sense of shared ownership. "As we celebrate this milestone, rewarding our employees who have been on this journey with us is a top priority," said Manisha Seewal, Redhill's president. With over 200 team members across 20 countries, Redhill's international presence is a testament to its remarkable growth. The ESOP program reinforces their position as a global leader in communications and signifies their belief in the power of a collaborative workforce. Seewal said that the ESOP plan is a strategic move to attract and retain top talent, solidifying Redhill's position as a truly global communications agency.This employee-centric move comes on the heels of Redhill's acquisition of Vision Strategy Storytelling (VS Story) in 2022. VS Story strengthens Redhill's sustainability offerings, allowing them to meet the evolving needs of their clients.Redhill provides PR, strategy, design, technology, and marketing services to companies across the world.