11 January 2013

Fifth Ring Launches Office in Singapore

- Acquires Singapore-based Like Minds Consulting
- Fifth Ring's new office is led by Himanshu Verma

Houston, TX – 10 January 2013 (Marketwire) - Multi-award winning agency Fifth Ring Integrated Corporate Communications has launched an office in Singapore as part of its strategic expansion in the Asia Pacific region. 

Fifth Ring, which specializes in Business-to-Business (B2B) communications with a focus on the energy industry, supports clients internationally through bases in Houston, Aberdeen, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur and has now acquired Singapore-based Like Minds Consulting

Fifth Ring's new office in Singapore highlights the increasing development opportunities across its key market sectors of energy, construction, property and financial services. It will be taking its integrated communications offering -- which strategically combines business positioning, public relations, advertising, creative and digital media and marketing -- to the Singapore market. 

"The Like Minds team will be a valuable addition to the global team at Fifth Ring and will assist current and future clients in their endeavours in Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region," said Clif Collier, group managing director at Fifth Ring. 

"Establishing a presence within the country became a logical step for us to ensure we continue to be where our existing and future clients need us to be. The expertise and local knowledge brought to us by the Like Minds team will ensure we continue to set ourselves apart in the marketplace as the leading energy specialist," said Collier. 

"While we have managed a number of successful projects in Singapore and the wider region, we recognize having a local presence is a prerequisite in order to succeed and grow," said Ian Ord, Fifth Ring's business development director. "This acquisition will help support our philosophy of a global strategy being supported by local delivery." 

Like Minds is a digital and PR company which has represented the interests of a number of major corporations such as Affle, Servion and Citilink. The company will be enhanced by Fifth Ring's broad range of expertise. 

Fifth Ring's new office is led by Himanshu Verma, who takes on the role of the company's APAC managing director having previously held the position of director of Like Minds Consulting. Verma brings with him more than 21 years of public relations, public affairs and marketing communications experience. His leadership roles include stints with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and PR agency IPAN Hill+Knowlton Strategies. 

Fifth Ring, established in 1991 in Aberdeen, offers clients an integrated service of business positioning, creative, digital media, advertising and PR. The company opened offices in Dubai in 2004, Inverness in 2007, Houston in 2008, Abu Dhabi in 2008, Kuala Lumpur in 2011 and Singapore in 2013. 

Source: Fifth Ring