INTERNATIONAL: GCI Group buys into second Netherlands PR outfit

GOUDA: GCI Group has bought a majority stake in Van Dantzig and Lichtenveldt, the ninth-largest Dutch PR company by fee income.

GOUDA: GCI Group has bought a majority stake in Van Dantzig and

Lichtenveldt, the ninth-largest Dutch PR company by fee income.



Van Dantzig and Lichtenveldt specialises in corporate PR and public

affairs and is worth about pounds 1.8 million in fees. Its clients

include Jaguar in the Netherlands and Bloemenveiling Aaslmeer, the

world’s largest wholesale flower market.



The agency’s sister firms - Media Training and Consultancy and Verhoef

Comma PR, which specialises in strategic PR implementation - also join

the GCI Group.



Van Dantzig and Lichtenveldt is GCI Group’s second PR outfit in Holland:

it already owns GCI Holland, which is based in Amsterdam and specialises

in consumer PR.



Van Dantzig and Lichtenveldt managing directors Ed van Dantzig and Thijs

Stoffer continue in their current roles, reporting to GCI Europe

chairman Ralf Hering and Martin van der Pal, managing director of GCI’s

parent company, Gray, in the Netherlands.



- GCI Group has joined forces with its South African affiliate Arcay

Communications to form GCI South Africa - the group’s first part-owned

agency in the country and a 50:50 joint venture. The operation will be

led by Arcay managing director Robyn DeVilliers.



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