Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (September 28, 2006) – Aquent, a global firm specialising in staffing solutions for the marketing, communications and creative industries has hired two new recruitment specialists to further strengthen the non-advertising side of their recruitment business.
Pramela Amasi has been hired as Agent, PR & Communications. A graduate of advertising and marketing communications, Pramela has three years experience in PR, two years in publishing and three years experience in advertising. Her most recent role was Group Account Co-ordinator at McCann Erickson. In her new role with Aquent, Pramela will be focusing on PR staffing solutions for PR agencies and corporate communications departments.
Lionel Yew has been hired as Agent, Marketing and will be focusing on providing marketing staffing solutions to clients in the FMCG, telco, sporting goods and automotive sectors. After 11 years in advertising, working for DY&R, Saatchi & Saatchi and BBDO, Lionel moved to the client-side for five years and most recently worked for Adidas as Senior Marketing Manager.
“We have had a fantastic initial year in Kuala Lumpur and I am delighted to say that our business and profile is growing in Malaysia. We have seen enormous interest for our specialist services in the corporate marketing sector from clients who are looking for innovative solutions, talent acquisition and retention and we’ve hired Lionel to cater for this,” said Sharon Wong, Kuala Lumpur Area Manager for Aquent. “In addition, Pramela’s expertise in the PR industry is going to complement our growing client base in PR. Both of our new recruiters bring with them extensive industry experience and a consultative approach which will help to further solidify our leadership position in Kuala Lumpur.”
Aquent is a global firm specialising in staffing solutions for the marketing, communications and creative industries. Through a network of nearly 70 offices in 17 countries, Aquent services in the areas of print and web design and production; advertising and media, marketing, public relations and business support. In its twenty-year history, Aquent has made nearly 400,000 matches of independent professionals with client companies worldwide. The company ’s Asia-Pacific headquarters are in Sydney and global headquarters are in Boston, Massachusetts.