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Lewis set for $6.5m expansion across Asia-Pacific

Independent public relations agency Lewis is to open eight new offices across Asia-Pacific by 2020.

The 23-year-old agency is to invest S$3 million from its own coffers in four new China offices plus S$3.5m to open bases in Jakarta, Saigon, Bangkok and Melbourne.

In addition, Lewis will open three new digital hubs in Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.

The new offices are expected to be all up and running by July 2020, creating an additional 200 jobs.

“APAC is maturing rapidly to adopt a leadership position globally,” said Scott Pettet, SVP Asia. “Lewis has three major advantages over the holding companies; Firstly, we’re a unitary brand; We have no legacy infrastructure to dismantle and we have more investment funding available than most competitors.”

He added: “The 2020 plan will see Lewis grow at a rate faster than almost any agency in the region. An ambitious plan requires talented, driven people to realise it and that’s what we’re looking for now – right the way across the region.”

The new openings come off the back of new business wins for Lewis, including Bosch, Destination New South Wales, Digital Realty, Ferrero, Robert Half, Social Bakers, Sophos and Tourism Australia.  

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