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POLISH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AGENCY CONSULTING’N MORE JOINS IPREX PLATFORM

August 21, 2017

Warsaw-based Consulting’n more has become a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide.

Founded in 2008 by CEO Jakub Zajdel, Consulting’n more has developed a portfolio of integrated communication services across a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, furniture, finance, IT, professional services, retail and manufacturing.

The agency sees itself as a one-stop shop offering public relations, branding, content marketing and online responses to client challenges underpinned by a highly developed strategic model.

Clients include: CEDC, Prima Power, Viasat World, Ingram Micro Poland, Meble Wójcik, Profbud and Vattenfall / LEAG.

“It is a real honor and privilege for our company to be able to join such a robust network. International development – both in terms of acquiring new business and developing new competences, exchanging knowledge on an international level – is a part of Consulting’n more’s strategy for the near future. The whole team and I are very excited about this new chapter in our company’s development,” said Jakub Zajdel.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jakub and his team into our strong EMEA group – we now have 21 partner agencies in 15 countries across the region.” said John Williams, Mason Williams (London) and IPREX EMEA President. “Consulting’n more are immersed in their clients’ environments and, with their focus on the people involved, it’s no wonder they produce award-winning work. They will fit perfectly into IPREX.”

Pictured: Jakub Zajdel (CEO) and Katarzyna Malek (Strategy Manager) 

 

GATESMAN ACQUIRES NOBLE COMMUNICATIONS

July 12, 2017

Our Pittsburgh-based partner, Gatesman, has expanded in size and geographical reach with the acquisition of Noble Communications, an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest.

With the acquisition Gatesman has grown by nearly 50 percent to more than 125 employees and adds two additional offices - in Chicago and Springfield, MO. The acquisition increases the agency’s depth of expertise in new and existing areas with combined talent from both organizations, and adds new and complementary capabilities to even better serve regional, national and international clients.

Picture: Gatesman President Shannon Baker

 

 

LDWWgroup IS NORTH AMERICAN BOUTIQUE AGENCY OF THE YEAR

May 8, 2017

Congratulations to Ken Luce and his team at LDWWgroup, who won the North American Boutique Agency of the Year title at last week's SABRE Awards in New York, run by the Holmes Report. As the citation said:

Helping Carnival Cruises introduce the first US cruise to Cuba in four decades; coordinating a nationally televised discussion on the issues of sexual assault and campus violence; helping a client manage a crisis situation in Yemen; supporting a national campaign encouraging people to talk openly and honestly about mental health; producing more than 100 pieces of content to promote an athletic scholarship. That would have been a bumper year for many large agencies—for a four-year-old firm with a team of 15, it was remarkable…

Perhaps it’s the ability to deliver creative consumer campaigns and strategic corporate and crisis counsel, as well as content creation capabilities.

Or perhaps it’s because founder Ken Luce has decades of experience in senior roles with Weber Shandwick and Hill+Knowlton, and has assembled a senior team—Chris Cradduck, Mike Flanagan, Ken Maxwell, Jody Venturoni—with impressive credentials.

Picture: Ken Luce

 

IPREX AGENCIES REACH SABRE AWARDS FINALS

April 25, 2017

Congratulations to IPREX partners who have reached the finals of the 2017 Holmes Report SABRE Awards for North America:

LDWWgroup: (Boutique agency of the year)

French/West/Vaughan: (Consumer agency of the year)

Fahlgren Mortine: (Corporate/B2B agency of the year AND Best midsize agency to work for)

Saxum: (Public Affairs agency of the year)

 

Results announced on 2 May. Stay tuned.

 

IPREX GLOBAL PRESIDENT SPEECH AT EUROPEAN COMMUNICATIONS CONVENTION

March 22, 2017

Michael Schröder, IPREX Global President, has been speaking on the opening day of the European Communications Conference in Munich.  In a wide-ranging review of recent political developments, he accuses politicians and professional communicators of failing to understand or prepare for “the other” (“in Germany it seems that nobody even had Mr Trump’s telephone number”).

He also maintains that we have not sufficiently appreciated the impact of the echo-chamber on social silo mentality – that we have forgotten to understand, accept and act on diversity (“We live among our own ... and since in public places many people lower their heads and fix their eyes on the mobile phone, they don’t even leave their own reality on the train or on a city stroll.”)

He believes that communication professionals need to up their game to deal with this, understanding how today’s communication channels and ecosystems are changing relationships between people, information and the media. What is missing is a commitment to understand, to empathize and to counter-argue, wherever relevant.

In an analysis of the status of “news” Michael, points out that the media tends to cover the unusual and the extraordinary, and so people who know the world only through the media will experience the extraordinary as normal. You don’t even need “fake news” (an “old issue”) to make this dangerous.

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