LONDON: Public affairs consulting firm APCO is prowling for top level staff and appears to have selected Shandwick as its first target.
LONDON: Public affairs consulting firm APCO is prowling for top
level staff and appears to have selected Shandwick as its first
Shandwick DC’s Candida Sampson has joined the agency as a director,
bringing with her 12 years of experience in PR. Additionally,
London-based Shandwick director Alan Butler, who works in the agency’s
financial services and telecom division, is moving to APCO later this
’We are looking to strengthen our senior management team over the next
several months, to build new practice areas,’ said APCO/UK managing
director Nick DeLuca.
Sampson, who was an SVP for media relations in Washington, will help
develop APCO/London’s integrated communications offerings. She will head
APCO’s strategic communications unit, working closely with European
managing director of strategic communications Nick Andrews.
Butler is expected to be a key player in APCO’s developing financial
services division on an international basis. DeLuca said the two
additions would strengthen APCO’s public affairs presence worldwide.
APCO has offices in Asia, the United States, Canada and Europe. APCO,
which is headquartered in Washington, DC, said it is still looking for
staff, hoping to boost other areas of its business.