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New Members 2008



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NEW YORK, December 5, 2008 – The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the largest global network of independent public relations firms, elected seven new partner firms at autumn region meetings held in Montreal, Canada and Palma de Mallorca, Spain.


The Americas Region has four new partners: Simon Public Relations Group, Inc. Philadelphia; Stryker Weiner & Yokota, Honolulu; dg&a, Chicago and LJH Financial Marketing Strategies, Naples. In Worldcom’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Region, there are three new partners: Sund Kommunikation, Stockholm, Sweden; Dialog Company, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Spona Communications, Dubrovnik, Croatia.


Tom Van Blarcom of TPQR Thailand, Chairman of Worldcom’s Group Board said, “More than 200 PR professionals represented their firms at our region meetings.  The addition of seven new partner firms, four from North America and three from Europe is most welcome as Worldcom continues to gain strength and build its global brand.  Our members undergo continuing peer review of firm management practices such as client satisfaction measurement, business planning, campaign evaluation protocols and financial systems, which establish uniform standards of excellence.  They represent the best of the public relations industry worldwide.”


Americas Region

Simon Public Relations Group, Inc. (www.simonpr.com) 

Simon Public Relations Group is Philadelphia’s premier boutique public relations agency.  Centered in an 11-county region that’s home to more than five million people, Simon PR is regarded as a driving force in helping organizations achieve business success and a model of public relations consulting excellence.  The agency enjoys a strong reputation earned over 18 years in business. Areas of expertise include strategic public relations planning, media relations, community relations, consumer marketing and fashion, corporate communications, internal communications, publications and grassroots publicity.


Stryker Weiner & Yokota, Honolulu (www.strykerweiner.com)

Formed in 1979, Stryker Weiner & Yokota (SWAY) is a Hawaii-based, full-service public relations firm consisting of 16 dynamic professionals with a large range of public relations skills and expertise. SWAY understands its clients’ issues of importance because they make it a point to learn their business. The firm adapts its strategies, looks for synergies and even assumes the client’s corporate culture to truly become an extension of their organization. Areas of expertise include marketing public relations, media relations, community relations, crisis management/issues management, and public affairs.


dg&a, Chicago (www.yourthoughtpartner.com)

dg&a is a Chicago-based firm specializing in strategic leadership and internal communication. dg&a works with organizations across varied industries to help them tell their story “from the inside out,” and solve tough – and everyday – business challenges. The firm is a comprehensive resource for communications assessments and research, strategic planning, messaging, employee communications, issues management, communication training, leadership communications and coaching, internal branding and strategic design.

LJH Financial Marketing Strategies (www.ljhfm.com )

LJH Financial Marketing Strategies , based in Naples, FL, provides marketing support to the global financial services industry, with specialized expertise in asset management, hedge funds, private equity, banking, and related financial sectors.


Europe Middle East and Africa Region

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.


About the Worldcom Public Relations Group

Worldcom Public Relations Group is the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms, with some 114 offices in 94 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 The Worldcom 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. Visit www.worldcomgroup.com for more information.

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