Peter is the guardian of Oxford English and can often be seen with a classic tome in his hand. Originally from Scotland, Peter’s career spans advertising agency copywriting, marketing communications, employer branding and freelance journalism. He joined The Giles Agency fresh from Hong Kong’s paper of note, the South China Morning Post. Peter holds a BA (Hons) in English and an MA in Old Norse from the University of Nottingham – as you do.
Blogger, story teller and keen theatre-goer, Mel possesses an avid interest in Chinese culture. She spent four years in mainland China studying Mandarin, keeping a travel blog and writing for language schools. Having lived on three continents – Africa, Europe and Asia – she knows how to bridge the communication gap between cultures. Mel holds a BA (Hons) in Management Studies from the University of Nottingham and a diploma in Copywriting.
The introvert with the friendliest smile, Leona loves to read as much as she loves to write. She graduated with an honours degree in Translation from Hong Kong Baptist University, and is fluent in English, Chinese and Japanese. Prior to joining Giles, she worked applied her truly exceptional writing skills at a book publisher, magazines and film company and language agency.
Robin has the uncanny ability to cut through the noise to find the most effective solutions for our clients. Originally from the UK, he studied Politics and International Relations at the University of London before spending four fast-paced years at a London PR agency. At The Giles Agency, he works with a diverse portfolio of clients, including fashion houses, property companies and education providers, guiding them smoothly down the path to effective communications.
Whatever our clients need, Karine makes it happen. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she attended the University of California, Davis, where she studied Communications. Since graduating, Karine has worked across a range of industries, including print media, marketing solutions and digital marketing. She is a strong believer in integrity, ruthless efficiency and results that speak for themselves.
With her extensive experience in administration and stellar organisational skills, Ada provides invaluable admin support – not only to the Giles team but also to our clients. She is on hand to help in whatever way she can and usually has a more efficient way of doing things up her sleeve.
Even our PA is a creative. Queena can often be found adding a little artistic flair to office events. She holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Monash University, Australia, and has worked across a number of industries since her graduation. She has turned organisation and attention to detail into an art form and helps keep the Giles team happy, healthy and true to our core values.
Beatrice embodies the Giles can-do spirit and is rarely seen without a smile. Educated in Brazil, England and Wales, she attained a degree in English and a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. She is a seasoned communications professional with over eight years’ experience in the Asian market. Beatrice runs our Singapore office bringing our unique brand of communications to the Lion City.
Jenny is a highly versatile writer with almost a decade of experience developing corporate and consumer copy. A native of Canada, she completed undergraduate degrees in law and psychology, in addition to post-graduate training in corporate communications. Prior to joining The Giles Agency, she worked in legal publishing and insurance, gaining on-the-ground experience has proved invaluable to our clients. Jenny is known for her impeccable attention to detail and active red pen!
Crystal takes organisation to new levels, carefully attending to every detail of a project, maintaining open communication, ensuring feedback is incorporated and timelines are always met. Crystal graduated from the City University of Hong Kong and has over five years’ project management experience within the financial translation and printing industries. Clients can rest assured they are in safe hands with Crystal!
Nicky joins us via Melbourne and London and is slowly adjusting to the Hong Kong heat. Nicky is an experienced Human Resources manager with a degree in HR and years of experience in the retail and media industries. Her key role at Giles is to recruit the very best professionals for our team and to keep them learning, smiling and positively brimming with can-do spirit.
Good communication is the precursor to great success. We’re on a mission to harness the immense power of effective communications –for our clients, for ourselves and for the world we live in.
In a noisy fast-paced world, we still believe in exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. We combine the age-old art of fine writing and design with the ever-evolving science of communication technology, data analysis and consumer behaviour. For us, the place where these elements meet is the apex of communications.
Our first day of business was in 2007, when we were known as Giles Publications. Back then we worked in a tiny shared office offering only English language editing and copywriting. We loved the work and our clients seemed to appreciate our commitment to quality, our reliability and our friendly customer service.
Slowly our services grew in response to our clients’ needs, and today we offer comprehensive communications support. No job is too large or too small and we work on everything from eDMs and press releases to full annual reports, branding and social media strategy.
Today, we have a portfolio that includes many of Asia’s biggest names, a talented team of over 20 communications professionals, a bigger office and more comfortable chairs. Most importantly we still love what we do and we intend to keep on growing and getting better.