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World’s largest network of independently owned public relations firms

expands global reach in Canada, India, the Philippines and South Africa



NEW YORK, June 20, 2005 – The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s largest network of independently owned public relations counseling firms, announces the addition of four new partners, which are located in Canada, India, the Philippines and South Africa.


“The addition of the four partners strengthens our global reach into three countries and one continent.  Just as important, each of the new partners provides additional resources for our clients, who turn to Worldcom Public Relations Group for local, regional and global market coverage,” said James A. Sluzewski, chairman of Worldcom Public Relations Group and president of Public Relations Partners, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio.  “Each of the firms meet our high standards to add value and results for our clients.”


The public relations firms joining Worldcom as partners include CASACOM, Montreal, Canada; Creative Crest, New Delhi, India; RPA & Communicate, Manila, Philippines; and BlackRock, Parktown Joburg, South Africa.


CASACOM stands for “house of communications” and provides strategic counseling, media relations, crisis management, internal communications and creative materials.  CASACOM has four practice groups covering corporate communications, consumer products, public affairs and entertainment. 


Creative Crest offers a broad array of marketing disciplines throughout India.  With offices in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, the firm offers a variety of experience in a range of industries from automotive, technology and petroleum to retail and entertainment.


RPA & Communicate specializes in public relations and public affairs services.  Its clients are involved in various fields from consumer lifestyle, sports and entertainment to healthcare, technology and business-to-business products and services.


Established in 2001 as a crisis and issues management agency, BlackRock provides creative, strategic, and innovative communication solutions. BlackRock serves a wide range of clients including Danone Clover, Blue IQ, the Transport Education and Training Authority, Mineral Resource Commodities and the Department of Trade and Industry.


About the Worldcom Public Relations Group

WORLDCOM Public Relations Group is the world’s leading network of independently owned public relations counseling firms. Established in 1988, it was formed so that the strongest, most capable independent public relations firms could serve national, international and multi-national clients while retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent agencies. 


Through Worldcom, clients have on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic arenas in which they operate.  Visit www.worldcomgroup.com for more information.

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