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Worldcom PR Group EMEA Reports on Successful Fall Meeting
New appointments to board
The Worldcom EMEA PR group elected several new officers during the meeting. The board is now comprised of the following people:
· Treasurer: Paget Langford-Holt from the Spanish agency Grupo Albión www.grupoalbion.net)
· Recruitment: Patrik Schober from PRAM Consulting in the
· Marketing: Imma Folch Lázaro from LF Channel in
· Worldcom EMEA Future Group: R. Nagy from Hungarian agency Probako Communications (www.probako.hu)
· Professional Development: Thomas Schmidt Jorgensen from Prime Time Kommunikation in
Two existing board members were reelected to their current positions. These are Maria Pace Medolago Albani from CBO - Communication by Objectives (www.cbopr.com), responsible for Member Retention; and Paul Vann from London-based Winningtons Financial Public Relations (http://www.winningtons.co.uk/) who will continue to coordinate Peer Review activities.
Worldcom EMEA Future Group
The fall meeting saw the inauguration of the Worldcom EMEA Future program. This enables younger members with less than four years’ PR experience to be mentored by senior practitioners and develop their skills. Several members of the Future group attended workshops on PR trends at the fall meeting. They also met with their peers to define the group’s objectives, including a self-development program. The Worldcom EMEA Future Group will also assist the rest of the group with internal and external communication support.
Ligaris Paris joins the group
Worldcom EMEA also added a new member at the conference. The French agency Ligaris Paris, created in 2003 by Pierre Siquier, is an independent French communication group with 126 employees. Ligaris is involved in all fields of corporate communication, including global communication consultancy, advertising campaigns, internal communication, press relations, graphic identity, and public affairs.
“I’m delighted that Ligaris has been accepted as a member of the Worldcom EMEA PR Group. It's a great opportunity for us to develop our work with the European Commission as well as other pan-European accounts,” comments Pierre Siquier, CEO of Ligaris Paris. “It will also enable us to develop one of our main skills: the international coordination of multicultural business originating from both the
Helping clients develop integrated campaigns
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The next Worldcom EMEA meeting will be held in
The Worldcom PR Group welcomed additional agencies during meetings in its other two regions. The full-service PR firm MARC USA from
About Worldcom PR Group
Worldcom Public Relations Group is the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms, with some 105 offices in 91 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.
Worldcom EMEA currently comprises 30 agencies with strong expertise in consumer, healthcare, travel & tourism, technology, energy & environment, financial services, investor relations, public affairs and crisis & issues management. Clients include Unilever,