Weber Shandwick Promotes Lalana Santos to Managing Director Thailand Wednesday, June 03, 2009 BANGKOK, Thailand – June 3, 2009 – Weber Shandwick today
Weber Shandwick Promotes Lalana Santos to Managing Director Thailand
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 BANGKOK, Thailand – June 3, 2009 – Weber Shandwick today announced the promotion of Lalana Santos, currently executive consultant, to the position of managing director of Weber Shandwick Thailand, effective immediately.
Santos will report to Monica White, head of McCann Worldgroup Thailand. Weber Shandwick Thailand operates as part of McCann Worldgroup. In such capacity, Santos’ team will continue working closely with other Worldgroup leadership based in Bangkok, maintaining a dotted-line reporting relationship to Baxter Jolly, regional director Southeast Asia, Weber Shandwick.
Speaking about Santos’s promotion, Mark Ingrouille, regional director Southeast Asia, McCann Worldgroup, said, “Weber Shandwick has seen robust growth and development over the past year, especially in terms of new business wins and team expansion, and Lalana has had a huge role in helping the firm achieve this. Our mission is to build Weber Shandwick to become the number one PR agency in Thailand, a goal we are rapidly achieving. Lalana’s promotion is not just a recognition of her outstanding work; it is also a natural direction to take, putting the reins in the right leadership to take the agency forward.”
A PR veteran, Santos has three decades of experience in the business, which has seen her work across the agency, media and the client side—including Thailand Tatler, Australian Embassy Bangkok, McCann Public Relations Division and Dusit Hotels & Resorts.
Weber Shandwick Thailand is one of the country’s leading public relations firms, with practice areas including corporate, consumer, technology, healthcare and financial communications. From its downtown location in the Sathorn business district of Bangkok, the office works with a wide range of multinational and local clients in various industries and sectors. The team has a strong reputation for providing expert strategic counsel on stakeholder engagement for its clients and offers extensive experience in marketing communications, crisis management, experiential marketing and word-of-mouth campaigns.
About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 77 markets around the world. The firm’s reputation is built on its deep commitment to client service, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates — engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Weber Shandwick provides strategy and execution across practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, corporate/financial and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. Weber Shandwick was named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News in 2008. The firm also won the United Nations Grand Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations an unprecedented three times. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com/.