Ellerton & Co. is a bespoke, Singapore-based public relations agency that provides communications support throughout Asia
Oliver has lived and worked in Asia since January 2010, managing the marketing and communication requirements for some of the largest brands in the world. Oliver started off in Malaysia where he took on the role of PR Manager for the prestigious luxury hotels The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur and JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, managing the marketing communications for both hotels for almost three years. After stints in Indonesia and The Philippines Oliver arrived in Singapore to work with FleishmanHillard, before setting up his own consultancy, Ellerton & Co.
Based in the heritage area of Joo Chiat, Ellerton & Co’s roster of clients is worth well over US$7 billion, and the team manages local and international communications for firms ranging from large multinationals, growth-oriented SMEs and local start-ups. The range of services include strategy and PR roadmap building, media engagement, digital marketing and social media, among other areas.
Oliver studied Arabic at the University of Edinburgh and is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt, teaching Jiu Jitsu in his spare time
A strategic communications consultant by profession and a storyteller by passion, Karishma has been a trusted reputation advisor and brand custodian for technology, FMCG and lifestyle clients across Asia for close to 9 years.
As a Senior Manager at Edelman, she led HP’s South East Asia and Korea workstream to deliver PR campaigns, media engagements and brand messages that have had a laudable impact. She has also been the idea machine, content generator and regional PR coordinator for Samsung Electronics in Asia.
While following her passion for social impact campaigns, Karishma crafted the Ivory Lane jewelry brand story for WWF in Singapore and ignited conversations on illegal wildlife trade.
She has also worked with clients including Diageo, SABMiller, PepsiCo, and Indian Premier League cricket team.
For two years she worked on embedding the Diageo brands in popular culture, through creative communication concepts and initiatives, well-executed via meticulous work plans and finesse, to deliver measurable impact. During this time, she drove a team of 7 to strive for excellence for clients and engineered massive campaigns spread across PR, social, content and events.
Ellerton & Co. is a public relations agency based in Singapore. The agency provides public relations and communications support for companies throughout Southeast Asia and beyond with services that include strategy and PR roadmap building, media engagement, digital marketing and social media, among other areas.
Ellerton & Co.’s roster of clients is worth well over US$7 billion, and come from a range of industries, from Finance and Tech to Michelin-starred restaurants, hospitality and architecture. The company works with organisations of varying sizes including start-ups and SMEs to some of the largest multinationals in the world.
Michael de Waal-Montgomery
Michael’s career has spanned both journalism and PR. He started his career as a journalist, writing for some of the region’s leading tech publications including VentureBeat (Mark Zuckerberg’s favourite tech blog) and E27. Michael covered some of the world’s leading start-ups, learning to discern a good story from a bad one and attracting millions of page views to his articles. He has also written for major newspapers in Asia including the Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post.
Michael moved into public relations where, while at FleishmanHillard, he consulted for global clients including SAP, Skyscanner, VMware, and Pivotal. He was the former Head of Communications at Marvelstone Group, a private equity firm based in Singapore, as well as a Content Manager at Unbound, the organiser of Southeast Asia's largest tech conference. Michael’s diversity of experience allows him to bring to bear a number of skills – from storytelling and media relations to client management and consultancy – that allow him to help organisations tell their stories and position themselves for success in the media.
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