PR Newswire, the leading global provider of news distribution and multimedia platforms opens new office in Jakarta to further grow its network in Indonesia and moves its Singapore office to bigger premises with new staff hires.

HONG KONG, Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With its existing Asia-Pacific network of 10 offices in key gateway cities including Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Beijing and Shanghai, PR Newswire expanded its Asia presence with a new Jakarta office opened in October.  Coupled with over a 12-year solid track record in Asia-Pacific, PR Newswire values the importance of local presence in key markets and has over 140 multifunctional on-ground staff to engage with their key audiences in the region.

"I am pleased to announce the opening of our new Jakarta office and relocation of the Singapore office. The addition of a new office underpins PR Newswire’s commitment to further drive our Asia-Pacific business in this region. We will continue to serve the communications needs of companies who seek to reach their target market — locally or internationally via our news distribution network to tell their stories to the world," said Royce Shih, Vice President Asia-Pacific Sales & Marketing at PR Newswire.

Southeast Asia’s biggest economy

According to the Asian Development Outlook 2014 Update released in September by the Asian Development Bank, Indonesia is one of three largest economies in Asia besides China and India. It’s no surprise that Indonesia is one of the top markets in the region that is attracting inbound investment.

Immense interest in Indonesia and its business potential prompted PR Newswire to open a Jakarta office in October 2014. This strategic move will propel the efforts in building our network with local media partners and increasing brand recognition, especially among the local business community. 

Next year, PR Newswire plans to issue a white paper on the Indonesian media landscape and to hold events to offer PR and content marketing related insights and trends to the local communications professionals.

Bigger premises, bigger team

According to Forbes’ "Best Countries for Business" 2014 list, Singapore is ranked #8 with a higher GDP per capita compared to most developed countries, and attracting major investments in pharmaceutical and medical technology production.

With its consistent strong economic performance, and ample business opportunities for newswire and multimedia related services, PR Newswire Singapore office will be relocated to bigger premises on December 30, 2014 to accommodate new hires.  This is also a testament for PR Newswire’s commitment to increase resources to provide better support to its existing clientele in Singapore, as well as in Australia which is fully supported by dedicated sales personnel based out of Singapore office. The new office remains in Raffles Place — the heart of the CBD, but it is now located at One Raffles Place, a prominent landmark in the business district area.

The new address is as follows and will be effective from 30th December 2014:

1 Raffles Place, #20-61,
One Raffles Place Tower 2,
Singapore, 048616
Tel: +65 6233 5688

About PR Newswire:                                   
PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com) is the premier global provider of news release distribution and multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, public relations officers and investor relations professionals to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry in 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content – from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Media Contacts:
Fern Cheng
Senior Marketing Manager, Asia-Pacific, ex-China
+852-3971-4977
fern.cheng@prnasia.com

Joanna Yip
Marketing Communications Manager
+852-3971-4989
joanna.yip@prnasia.com

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