GLOBALHealthPR announced that Singapore-based Spurwing Communications has joined its network, strengthening its capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. The partnership also named longstanding Australian partner VIVA! Communications as regional hub for Asia-Pacific. Spurwing delivers corporate and financial communications strategies aimed helping businesses navigate complex health communication issues in Singapore and other highly regulated Asian-Pacific markets. "As an independent, strategy-first agency with deep healthcare expertise and an ability to deliver fully integrated communications campaigns, Spurwing is a great addition to the GLOBALHealthPR family," said executive VP of GLOBALHealthPR Tim Goddard. VIVA!, which has partnered with GLOBALHealthPR for the last eight years, works with clients in the medical, pharmaceutical (medicines and devices), biotech, community health + wellness and lifestyle sectors.


Kristy Ozmun Public Relations has merged with fellow Austin, TX firm TexHahn Media. The combined entity will operate under the TexHahn Media banner and its brands: Hahn Public, aPRon Food, Newsology and the Predictive Media Network. Ozmun assumes the title of senior strategist with the firm while managing the KOPR group of clients and becomes a member of the firm’s senior management team. The combined companies began operating jointly September 1 and will continue to serve such clients as Central Market, Whataburger, Beef Loving Texans, St. David’s Foundation, and Longhorn Network.


Acceleration Partners, which creates customer acquisition and partnership programs for such clients as Reebok, Warby Parker and Gymboree, has established a regional headquarters in Singapore. The office will be headed up by Janice Tan-David, who will take on the title of managing director for the Asia-Pacific region. Founder of brand strategy group Unboxed Worldwide, Tan-David has also worked for Kinetic Worldwide and IPG Mediabrands. Headquartered in Needham, MA, Acceleration employs a 100 percent remote workforce, with hubs in Philadelphia, Denver, New York, Chicago, Southern California, Mexico City, Sydney and the UK. It is partnered with global technology platforms and networks including Impact Radius, Performance Horizon, Affiliate Window and Rakuten Marketing.