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Worldcom PR Group EMEA Extends Service Reach for Clients with Three New Partners

Brussels, Belgium. October 27, 2008 – The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading network of independently owned public relations counseling firms, announced today that its EMEA group has grown by three members following its recent EMEA region meeting.  Worldcom now has 33 members in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EMEA group recently held its 2008 autumn meeting in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. All of the agencies in the group attended the event and participated in intensive workshops on topical subjects like social media, sustainability developing services to assist clients in a downturn.

The three new members of the Worldcom PR Group EMEA are located in Sweden, Slovenia, and Croatia. They were all subject to a thorough vetting process.

Sund Kommunikation, Sweden (www.sundkommunikation.se)
Sund Kommunikation is a high end communications consultancy serving the top management of leading companies, organizations and public authorities. The full service PR agency has three offices – in Malmo, Stockholm and Goteborg. Its services include corporate communications (media relations, investor relations, crisis management, employee communications), marketing-PR and public affairs. In addition, Sund has developed expertise in social media, corporate social responsibility, and environment-related communications. Sund’s industry specialties include EU relations, financial services, healthcare, IT/high tech, and tourism.

Dialog Company, Slovenia (www.dialog-si.net)
Dialog Co. has provided outstanding results and has a wealth of experience for communication projects in industry sectors like food processing, banking and finance, energy, government and political relations. Dialog Co. has offices in Ljubljana, Sarajevo and Beograd. Its services cover business to consumer, business to business, crisis communications, and investor relations. Dialog’s principal clients are Perutnina Ptuj, Probanka, Tuš Holding, Parliament of Republic of Slovenia, GIZ Mesne industrije, Comet, Kapis group, MLM, UNICEF, and the EU for poultry-related projects.

Spona Communications, Croatia (www.spona.hr)
Spona’s services cover strategic and business consulting for PR, corporate identity, corporate communications, crisis management, employee relations and change management. It also offers media tracking and analysis, marketing communication, promotional events, publications and web communications. Spona is also involved in corporate advertising, brand building, visual identity, secondary communication tools and promotion activities. With industry specialties of EU relations, financial services, healthcare, IT/high tech, and tourism, its main clients are Cisco Systems, Epson, AstraZeneca, Pfizer Croatia, Tisak (national distributor) and Adidas.

“Our autumn meeting was really productive and very focused on the changing client needs brought about by the economic downturn,” said Crispin Manners, chairman of Worldcom PR Group EMEA and Director of Service Innovation at the UK agency Kaizo. “Our intensive workshops were especially successful and enabled everyone to brainstorm on social media, sustainability, and client challenges. We’re also delighted to welcome Sund, Dialog and Spona, who all meet Worldcom’s stringent quality standards. I believe we have an unrivalled professional capability in EMEA that allows our clients to draw on the special skills of the senior practitioners across the Group.”

At its fall meeting in Montreal, Canada, the Worldcom Public Relations Group’s North America region also elected three new members. These are Simon PR in Philadelphia; Stryker Weiner Yokota in Honolulu; and dg&a in Chicago.
About Worldcom PR Group EMEA
Worldcom PR Group EMEA currently consists of 33 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 Cotton Council International, Rockwell Automation, Palm and the E.U. Anti-Tobacco Campaign.

About Worldcom PR Group
Worldcom PR Group EMEA is part of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading network of independently owned public relations counseling firms, with some 100 offices in 88 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
Internet: www.hbi.de

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