Chinese New Year Greetings

A short note to wish all those celebrating the Chinese New Year a relaxing break. This is the Year of the Pig. Considered a symbol of wealth, the pig’s chubby face and big ears serve as symbols of fortune. The pig is also considered a realistic creature and one who puts actions behind [...]

Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival

It's that time of year.

Connecting Dots on the Map: Building Bridges Across Hoffman APAC

By Cecilia Zhong, Senior Account Executive “Cecilia’s company is sending her to work in Asia for four months,” said my husband to his boss. “You are not gonna quit and join her company, are you?” asked his boss, half-jokingly. They were talking about the sweet gig I got: a 15-week work trip across Hong Kong, [...]

Hoffman Agency Names Thomas Franky as General Manager in Indonesia

By Caroline Hsu, Managing Director, Asia Pacific We have doubled down on Indonesia, today announcing that Thomas Franky will join the Agency to lead our Indonesia team. You don’t hear much about the Indonesian market in the West. We believe that is about to change. Consider that PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that Indonesia will constitute the fifth [...]

Advocating for the PR Profession at Wenzhou-Kean University in China

By Frank Zhang DGM Hoffman China Sitting on the train from Shanghai to Wenzhou, I had time to contemplate a simple question: What were students from Wenzhou-Kean University, a Chinese-American jointly established higher education institution, expecting to hear from an international communications consultancy? I arrived at the venue 30 minutes early. It turns out that [...]

Singapore Team Moves Into New Digs

Nothing says “things are on a pretty good roll” like running out of office space. With that as a backdrop, our Singapore team recently moved into new office space that comes with elbow space. Check out the video below that captures the office vibe. Once again proving “the story is always there.”

WeChat Campaign in China Offers Glimpse into the Future of Communications

This headline and the post below appeared five years ago. Well, the future has officially arrived. Our China team is now building self-contained campaigns around WeChat every week, some of which are designed for lead generation. Think of these campaigns as social CRM or if you insist SCRM. The New York Times created a video [...]

Agency Leaders Attend Rigorous Cooking Class in the Spirit of Team Building

Asia Pacific MD Caroline Hsu led a three-day regional summit last week. After two days of discussions, brainstorming, and yes, a “few” PowerPoint presentations, day three gave new meaning to the phrase, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Breaking into four teams, participants cooked a traditional four-course Thai meal: Tom [...]

Opening the Doors to Our New Digs in Taiwan 抵家

By Stephanie Yang, Account Director, Hoffman Taiwan On a burning hot summer day, Hoffman Taiwan held a housewarming party at our new office — which happens to have one of the best views of Taipei. The photo above, fit for a postcard, was taken from our office on the 30th floor during the big event. [...]

Translating a Silicon Valley Culture in Japan

By Shingo Nomura, Vice President, North Asia for The Hoffman Agency I joined The Hoffman Agency to lead its Japan office in 2002. After roughly four years at a traditional local PR company in Japan, I found the idea of blending a Silicon Valley mentality with the Japanese way quite appealing. While I didn’t understand exactly [...]

Tech Journalists in Hong Kong Share Insights with PR in Mind

Hong Kong continues to serve as an important media hub for Asia. With this in mind, Alessandra Tinio, an account director in our Hong Kong office, summarized a panel she attended that featured three tech journalists: Lulu Yilun Chen: Senior reporter with Bloomberg in Hong Kong, covering technology. A regular commentator on Bloomberg TV and [...]