Our Track Record

Our people have counseled CEOs, advised Asian heads of state, ministers, executives and officials in the public and private sectors on a diverse range of complex and challenging assignments. We have led local and multi-national businesses in and across China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, India and other Asian markets. The client and project backgrounds of the WATATAWA team spans borders, industries and issues. Our senior team’s experience includes:

  • 1988 Seoul Olympics: Managed the global communications programme on behalf of the Olympic Organising Committee.
  • 2002 FIFA World Cup: Developed and managed the global communications strategy and campaign for Korea’s successful bid and hosting of the world’s preeminent sports event.
  • Singapore Tourism Board: Managed international media relations on behalf of the STB including strategic counsel as Singapore responded to the SARS crisis.
  • Incheon International Airport: Created the international marketing campaign for the opening of one of the world’s most admired airports.
  • BHP Billiton: Government relations, policy planning, CEO positioning and China support for the company’s sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
  • Samsung Electronics: Developed and managed the global corporate communications programme for Samsung’s sponsorship of the 2002 Asian Games.
  • 2006 Doha Asian Games: Managed the Asia media programme on behalf of the 2006 Doha Asian Games Organizing Committee.
  • Telecoms IPOs: Global financial communications, media relations, offer launch and issues management for the IPOs of Maxis in Malaysia and Telstra in Australia (the world’s largest IPO in that year).
  • Issues Management: Assisted local and multinational companies respond to issues and crises, including work for Nestle, Unilever, J&J and Citibank.

Current Work

In keeping with its consulting principles, WATATAWA is discreet about current and ongoing assignments for clients; however, our recent work has included:

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  • One of the most significant IPOs in Asia in 2012. WATATAWA was selected in a highly competitive pitch to handle all communications for the dual listing in Malaysia and Singapore.
  • We have been instrumental in the development of a new Managed Accounts product for Asia for one of the world’s largest banks.
  • We work with one of the world’s largest agricultural commodities producers and traders on stakeholder messaging and issues management.
  • We have created a comprehensive internal and external stakeholder programme underpinning a Swiss-based private banks business development throughout Asia and facilitating strategic workshops for its global board.
  • We have been retained as the regional communications counsel working across all business divisions and in key Asian markets for one of the world’s most respected financial information and news providers.
  • We provide C-suite issues management counsel for one of the world’s largest forestry and resources companies.
  • WATATAWA works with the Singapore government in promoting the country as an innovation hub and thought leader in the energy sector.
  • We provided crisis and issues preparedness, developed social media policies and global business principles for one of Singapore’s most significant multinationals.
  • We work with one of Singapore’s most progressive philanthropic foundations and with the country’s national labour body on a campaign to transform the early childhood education sector through a highly innovative and unique corporate engagement strategy.