Weber Shandwick finds GMs for Korea and Japan from within network

Juny Lee

Seikyu Hong

Campbell Hanley

PR firm Weber Shandwick has promoted Juny Lee and Seikyu Hong to joint general managers of its Korea business, and Campbell Hanley to general manager of Japan.

Lee joined in 2012 after his agency SocialLink merged with Weber Shandwick. Hong has been with the Korea operations almost since its inception a decade ago. Hanley joined Weber Shandwick Japan in 2014. He has previously worked for BBDO, OMG and Golin in Japan.   

The announcement:

Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global communications and marketing solutions firms has promoted Juny Lee and Seikyu Hong to joint general managers of the firm’s Korean business, and Campbell Hanley to general manager of the firm’s Japanese business. All promotions are effective immediately. 

“Campbell, Juny and Seikyu have all grown significantly as leaders and these promotions are very well deserved,” said Tyler Kim, managing director, North Asia (excluding China), Weber Shandwick. “Each one has been integral to the success of our Japanese and Korean operations and I am grateful for their support to help me to continue to drive our business to new heights not only in North Asia, but also across the region.”

Under the executive leadership of Kim, Lee and Hong will share operational, client experience and overall market leadership of the firm’s office based in Seoul. 

Lee, founder of digital and social media agency SocialLink, joined the firm in 2012 after the merger of SocialLink and Weber Shandwick. Recognised as one of the industry’s most influential digital communications specialists, Lee will be responsible for driving operational excellence and overseeing the employee experience framework. 

Hong, a highly respected industry leader with more than 15 years’ experience, has been with Weber Shandwick Korea since close to its inception ten years ago. He will focus on building out the firm’s service offering to help clients solve in a highly complex world. 

Hanley joined Weber Shandwick’s Tokyo team in 2014 and is well recognised among both employees and clients as an inspiring and visionary leader. In his new role as general manager, Hanley will continue to strengthen the capabilities and service offering of the Japanese business. 

Source: Weber Shandwick press release


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