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 Now 29 agencies across EMEA


Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 29, 2008 – The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading network of independently owned public relations counseling firms, has announced a new EMEA chairman as well as an expanded network. Crispin Manners, Director of Service Innovation at the UK agency Kaizo, was appointed as EMEA chair for a two-year term concluding in April 2010. The network has also appointed Corinna Voss, Managing Director of the German agency HBI PR & MarCom, as chair elect of the EMEA region.


Worldcom PR Group has also expanded its reach in the EMEA region by admitting two new members from Bulgaria and Greece – bringing the membership to 29 agencies.

Commenting on his appointment as EMEA group chair, Crispin Manners said: “Worldcom PR Group is a powerful resource for clients seeking communications solutions on an international basis. It is great to be chairman of such a dynamic and active group of firms. My predecessor, Diego Biasi from Business Press in Italy, helped us to grow our membership and it is a clear sign of the strength of our network that we have extended our reach for clients into Bulgaria and Greece. I plan to make Worldcom PR Group a real innovator in the PR sector in Europe.”


The two new members are:

Janev & Janev Ltd. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria (www.janev-janev.com), this firm has extensive experience in the planning and implementation of PR programs for domestic and foreign clients. Janev & Janev’s customer base spans the banking, insurance, transport and tourism, public and consulting sectors. Alongside a broad range of PR services, the agency offers additional marketing services such as the production of films, radio and TV programs, advertising spots, corporate graphic design and print materials. The agency serves clients such as the EU commission with its Help campaign, Investbank Bulgaria, McDonalds Bulgaria, Vinprom Rousse, and UPS Bulgaria.


P.R.C.S. Public Relations & Communication Specialists. Based in Athens, Greece (www.prcsgroup.gr), this firm provides a range of PR and marketing services including creative and brand development programs, the organization of events, conferences and promotional activities, exhibition project management, radio and TV production, collaboration with international media networks, and speechwriting expertise. Additional services are advertising, graphic design, promotions, and publishing. P.R.C.S. is mainly active in the local government, sports, arts, healthcare and tourism sectors. Its clients include the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Municipality of Amaroussion, Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, Ministry of Education, and the Central Union of Public Affairs.


Worldcom EMEA and Worldcom PR Group

Worldcom EMEA currently consists of 29 agencies with a strong expertise in consumer goods, food & beverage, healthcare, technology, finance and public affairs. Thanks to a collaboration model that focuses on high quality and results, the Worldcom PR Group EMEA regional agencies today share a number of clients including Rockwell Automation, the Seminole Tribe, Foundry and the E.U. Anti-Tobacco Campaign.

Worldcom PR Group EMEA is part of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading network of independently owned public relations counselling firms, with more than 100 offices in 93 cities worldwide. 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 PR Group, 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. In addition to Worldcom PR Group EMEA, clients have access to Worldcom Americas and Worldcom Asia Pacific agencies. Visit www.worldcomgroup.com for more information.


Press Office Worldcom PR Group EMEA:

HBI PR& MarCom GmbH
Stefanie Goellner
Stefan-George-Ring 2
81929 Munich, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)89 / 99 38 87 - 44
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 930 24 45
Internet: www.hbi.de