Communications agency LEWIS has opened offices in Shenzhen and Melbourne as part of the company’s expansion plan to strengthen its network in APAC by 2020.
LEWIS Shenzhen will be led by Keso Kendall (left), general manager of Greater Bay Area in conjunction with associate director, Kate Kwan, who will be supported by a team of five. The new team will provide integrated marketing services to local and international clients who want to grow their presence in global markets.
Meanwhile, the Melbourne office will be opened by Sydney-based general manager Steven Reilly (pictured right). The launch will see some LEWIS clients including BluJay Solutions and Digital Realty, moving in immediately. The new office opening comes quickly after LEWIS Australia’s record year of growth.
LEWIS is looking to fill five more new positions to fuel growth in these new offices and continue its expansion in other areas. These include an account director and account manager in Guangzhou and digital executives in Shenzhen, along with an associate director to lead the Melbourne office.
Both offices will be fully operational on 5 November.
“As planned, we’re expanding quickly. With two new offices opening as we complete our first quarter and with almost 20% of our planned new hires in place, we’re on track to meet our APAC 2020 goals,” said Emma Jenkins, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, LEWIS.