The Local to cease operations by end June

Singapore-based independent agency The Local will cease operations end of June.

Co-founder Shaun Quek has confirmed the impending closure to Marketing. Quek said, “We have aided our clients with the transition process to alternative options.”

According to the agency’s Facebook page, the agency was established in July 2011. Its short description reads, “No one understands Singapore better than The Local.” The agency was founded by Shaun Quek, Ho Peck Kheng and Kirsten Ackland.

In 2014, the agency claimed Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame’s inaugural title as Rebel Agency of the Year in 2014. The Local has worked on campaigns for MediaCorp, Goods of Desire and The Local Shop, in the past.