Communication Group to run Lasalle pan-Euro brief

The Communication Group has bagged real estate giant Lasalle

Investment Management's pounds 300,000 pan-European PR account.

The account was won following a three-way pitch. TCG corporate managing

director Michael Hayman leads a six-strong team, based in London, which

will co-ordinate the campaign.

Assisting the team will be agencies from across Europe affiliated with

TCG, through its network of partners called the Entente Partnership.

Hayman said that although the client is already well known as a large

and successful firm, he wants to see more publicity given to the

company's research work.

LaSalle has a 20-strong strategy and research team which, it is hoped,

will be the subject of greater coverage.

Hayman said: 'We want to position the company as a market leader,

especially in terms of its expertise and commitment to research. That is

the message we will be getting out to the media.'

He added that he also aims to raise the profile of the company's senior

executives and is considering a roadshow aimed at increasing the links

between them and the media.

PR was previously handled in-house and through agencies employed on a

project basis.

Hayman reports to Libby Hall, LaSalle head of European marketing and


LaSalle Investment Management is part of global firm Jones Lang LaSalle,

created in 1999 following the merger between LaSalle Partners and Jones

Lang Wooton.

It handles assets with a value of more than pounds 15.7bn, half of which

are in Europe.

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