SAN FRANCISCO: Telecom giant Clarent appears ready to shift its estimated dollars 500,000-plus PR account from San Francisco’s Phase II Strategies to Blanc & Otus.
SAN FRANCISCO: Telecom giant Clarent appears ready to shift its
estimated dollars 500,000-plus PR account from San Francisco’s Phase II
Strategies to Blanc & Otus.
While Clarent senior director of IR and corporate communications Amy
Wright said that no contracts had been signed, she confirmed that she
was in talks with the firm. B&O president and CEO Jonelle Birney,
however, said Clarent informed the agency two weeks ago that it had won
the business and that only the final details were under negotiation.
According to Birney, Clarent approached B&O about a year ago when she
first joined, interested in her background as MCI’s former VP of PR.
’We weren’t ready then and didn’t have the people in place yet to take
on that business, so they hired someone else,’ she explained. ’When they
came back to us, we jumped at the chance to work with them.’
Other recently inked B&O clients include E-Stamp, which had been
resigned by Interactive Public Relations in February, and OrderFusion, a
San Diego-based business-to-business e-commerce supplier that previously
used The Townsend Agency.