MADRID: Magana to manage Sanchis
Spain’s biggest PR agency, Sanchis y Asociados, has appointed Marcos
Magana as managing director. He was previously general manager for ten
years at Gaudeamus, a corporate image and design consultancy within the
Sanchis group. Agency president Jose Luis Sanchis explained that Magana
would manage the day-to-day business of the group and its 16 directors,
allowing him more time to concentrate on consultancy work for clients.
Fee income for Sanchis y Asociados grew by 6.5 per cent last year to
Pta752 million (pounds 3.9 million).
BELGRADE: Eklektik adds to its branch mix
Czech agency Eklektik has opened a branch in the Serbian capital. With a
staff of four, the office will be managed from Prague by the agency’s
managing director Anthony Hemstad and media relations director David
Osterhud. Hemstad said that the branch was set up primarily to carry out
a six month project for a major pharmaceutical client, but that it would
also produce newsletters and organise conferences on privatisation and
investment opportunities in Serbia. Formed in 1993, Eklektik also runs a
branch in Bratislava.
PARIS: Lyonnaise des Eaux picks Tipping
Alison Tipping has been named international corporate communications
manager for water and environmental services group Lyonnaise des Eaux.
Starting this week, she reports to director of corporate communications
Vincent de la Vaissiere. Tipping was previously PR manager for three
years at Entec Europe, an environmental consultancy based in Newcastle.
Entec Europe is a subsidiary of Northumbrian Water, which is owned by
Lyonnaise des Eaux.
DUBLIN: F-H Saunders banks on Menton
Brendan Menton has joined Fleishman-Hillard Saunders as director of
financial communications. Previously head of treasury risk control at
Allied Irish Bank, Menton has run his own financial training
consultancy, TFL, since leaving the bank in 1995. At Fleishman-Hillard
Saunders he will manage existing financial clients, including Bank of
America and Bank of Ireland, and develop new business.
LONDON: High Profile wins BABT account
The British Approvals Board for Telecommunications (BABT) has hired High
Profile Marketing to handle an international PR brief. Working out of
its Windsor office, the agency will conduct an internal PR audit and
communicate the regulator’s aims and objectives to telecommunication
equipment manufacturers and installers through the media. High Profile
beat three other agencies to land the contract.
STOCKHOLM: Rikta is best Swedish agency
Rikta Kommunikation has been named best Swedish PR and communications
consultancy for 1996. Sponsored by business magazine Menadens Affarer,
the annual award honours advertising and media buying firms as well as
PR agencies. Sweden’s seventh largest PR firm, Rikta’s fee income
reached SKr12.3 million (pounds 1.1 million) last year. ‘Our efforts to
deal with integrated communications have finally paid off,’ said
president Peter Erikson.
edited by John-Pierre Joyce