Jonathan is a co-founder and partner at Allison+Partners, as well as a trusted adviser to some of today’s best-known technology brands. In his role as global president he focuses on the growth and operations of the agency’s two largest regions, Asia and the U.S. Jonathan also serves as global chair of the Technology practice, spearheading work in both the consumer and B2B categories.
He began his career in Allison+Partners' Los Angeles office, building its profile in the consumer, digital entertainment and technology spaces, and helping to usher in the modern social media age working with clients like YouTube and the original MySpace. More recently, his work for clients including Samsung and Google have contributed to the firm’s continued growth and industry recognition, including PRWeek’s Midsize Agency of The Year.
Jonathan’s work has earned him numerous industry accolades and regular appearances as a media commentator for international news outlets. Jonathan received a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and previously freelanced as a music journalist and blogger. He lives outside of NYC with his wife, two children and their rescue pup Obi.
Our Singapore office opened in 2014 and currently serves as Allison+Partners’ regional hub in Asia Pacific. Results-driven and client-focused, our team has a solid track record of exceeding client expectations and driving successful communications programs in the region. We serve a wide range of clients across the consumer, corporate, technology, hospitality, education, retail and ecommerce sectors, and are well-versed in content creation, integrated communications, media and influencer engagement, social media, issues and crisis management. As an international PR agency, our one P+L model enables us to harness the best talent and thinking from around the globe, adding even greater value to our clients’ businesses.
Even though Singapore is not a big place (50km from east to west), it offers plenty to see and do. If you only have 24 hours to spare, start your day with a visit to the Singapore Zoo. There, you can enjoy breakfast with orangutans and watch up to 2,800 animals, including elephants, white tigers and tapirs, roam in open and naturalistic habitats.
After your wildlife adventure, take a taxi to the Maxwell Road Food Center for an authentic local lunch. At the Food Centre, you’ll be able to sample some of the best hawker food in town, such as Chicken Rice, Fried Oyster Omelet and local desserts. Then, make a quick stop at Sri Mariamman temple, Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple. Dating back to 1827, the temple is located in the heart of Chinatown, one of the many examples of multiculturalism you will find in the city. As you enjoy the cultural, religious and tourist sites around you, stop by the Chinatown Heritage Center to trace the lives and times of early Chinese immigrants in Singapore. Take a break at one of the many coffee shops you’ll pass by along the way, and impress the locals by ordering your coffee the local way – kopi o (black coffee), kopi (coffee with milk) or kopi c (coffee with condensed milk).
To escape from the heat, spend the rest of your afternoon at the National Museum, which is housed in a beautiful building built in 1887. Custodian to 11 national treasures dating back to the 13th century and showcasing Singapore and Southeast Asian history, this should be on every museum junkie’s hit list whilst in Singapore. As you leave, don’t forget to grab some souvenirs from the Museum Shop located on the first floor.
For dinner, tuck into the famous Chili Crabs at Clarke Quay, while absorbing breathtaking views of the brilliant sunset by the Singapore River. Post dinner, take a walk down the picturesque riverside before you hop on to a river taxi, where you will discover the rich history of Singapore and various historical landmarks such as the Merlion, the Esplanade and the Raffles Landing Site. Complete your Singapore discovery with a “Singapore Sling” at Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar, birth place of this legendary cocktail.
While the night is still young, put on your dancing shoes and up to Cé La Vie, one of the most popular nightclubs, soaring 57 levels above the city. If you’ve forgotten to buy something and need to grab some last minute items, make your way to Mustafa Shopping Center, a popular 24-hour department store located in Little India. End your night with a hot pot of frog leg porridge at Geylang Road, a popular supper place for the locals.