International: Nissan PR review aims to cut costs

LOS ANGELES: Nissan Motor Company has decided to consolidate its PR account under one roof as part of a cost cutting exercise.

LOS ANGELES: Nissan Motor Company has decided to consolidate its PR

account under one roof as part of a cost cutting exercise.



As a result, the motor giant’s two existing agencies - Edelman PR

Worldwide and Porter Novelli - will be pitted against one another in a

bid for the business later this month. Porter Novelli handles consumer

and trade PR, while Edelman directs the company’s public affairs

business.



No other agencies were invited to participate in the review and a

decision will not be announced until after the US auto show in January,

according to Nissan vice-president of external affairs Jason Vines.



’The decision is purely an economic one,’ he said. ’Both agencies have

served us well, and we’re going to see who can best serve all our

needs.’



The world’s second largest Japanese car maker, Nissan has encountered

financial difficulties over the past few years. In 1998 sales fell by

nearly 10 per cent.



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