2021 has been an incredible and challenging year for so many. We’re fortunate to have grown rapidly this year with lots of exciting news of our own…and we have one more announcement to sneak in before the year wraps up.
Today, Sling & Stone launches in Singapore! It’s our first office in Southeast Asia, and the new Singapore team will expand our ability to help the world’s most ambitious brands shaping the future.
The addition of a Singapore office follows expansion into New Zealand (2017) and the US (2018), and adds to the global footprint of the broader VCCP Business group.
We already support a number of incredible SaaS and startup tech clients across Singapore and APAC. The addition of a full-time team on the ground will give existing and future clients access to local experts in communications strategy and execution, alongside the broader Sling & Stone team.
The new team in Singapore includes:
- Rajiv Menon, Associate Director: Rajiv joins with a wealth of experience working with startups and multinationals across Singapore, India, Malaysia and Australia. Rajiv has led regional integrated communication remits for established enterprises, technology disrupters, and publicly listed companies including Dell, Sequoia Capital, Oracle, Dimension Data and ARM. Rajiv joins from PRecious Communications, where he led the agency’s technology practice.
- Ishina Sakhrani, Account Manager: Ishina has worked with a number of global and local companies across consumer and business-focused strategies in Hong Kong and Singapore. She has worked with leading brands across technology, property, luxury lifestyle and more, including Experian, CÉ LA VI, One&Only Resorts and Qantas. Ishina joins from PRecious Communications.
Sling & Stone Singapore will be co-located with VCCP Singapore, following the recent news that the agency has joined the VCCP Business group.
Vuki Vujasinovic, Founder and CEO, Sling & Stone said:
“I’ve long admired the entrepreneurial spirit of Singaporean founders and startups. From the moment I first visited many years ago, I knew we had to have a Sling & Stone presence here one day. We’ve found a brilliant founding team in Rajiv and Ishina, and this is just the start.
“Sling & Stone in Singapore will have all the hallmarks of our work with challengers, disrupters and innovators globally; one global team with local experts in strategy and execution. For startups from Southeast Asia, we’ll become a launchpad to help them expand into global markets, while multinationals expanding into the region can use us as a landing pad with strong, local experts.”
Rajiv Menon, Associate Director, Sling & Stone Singapore said:
“Sling & Stone’s expansion into Singapore could not be better timed. Southeast Asia’s innovation ecosystem is maturing rapidly and in need of specialised integrated communications support. Our specialisation in unearthing and sharing compelling stories for the world’s most ambitious startups, scaleups and global tech brands makes us the perfect communications partner to support one of the fastest-growing innovation regions in the world. I look forward to helping disruptive companies and challenger brands in the region thrive through authentic and impactful storytelling.”
If you want to talk about your APAC PR needs, reach out at [email protected].