LONDON: Communications conglomerate Incepta has acquired online IR agency MARCHCom.co.uk and two of its subsidiaries: CAROL (Company Annual Reports Online) and E-TV, a Web-based corporate audio and video system.
LONDON: Communications conglomerate Incepta has acquired online IR
agency MARCHCom.co.uk and two of its subsidiaries: CAROL (Company Annual
Reports Online) and E-TV, a Web-based corporate audio and video
MUMBAI, INDIA: Ogilvy has expanded its India presence with the opening
of a sixth office in Hyderabad, one of the country’s hi-tech centers.
The new office will be headed by India managing partner Mahnaz Curmally,
with a start-up staff of four. The agency also has offices in Bangalore,
Calcutta and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
HONG KONG: The National Basketball Association’s Asian marketing arm is
beefing up its in-house PR team in Korea and China with the promotion of
Michael Denzel to managing director. The move comes at a time when the
league is looking to expand its reach to new Asian markets. According to
PR manager Cheong Sau Ching, the company will hire a country PR manager
for Korea by the end of this year and two additional PR staffers in
SINGAPORE: Burson-Marsteller has announced that MD and market leader
Alan VanderMolen will transfer to the firm’s Warsaw office, where he
will manage operations in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. He
will also continue to work on Burson’s global Citibank account. His
replacement will be Melbourne director and corporate practice leader
ANKARA, TURKEY: Colgate-Palmolive has tapped Tribeca Communications to
handle corporate and brand-based PR in the region. Pronto PR had
previously handled the company’s account for the last two years.
VIENNA: Burger King has tapped Ketchum for PR support in anticipation of
its entry into the Austrian market. The firm has been working with
Burger King/Deutschland for four years.
SINGAPORE: Corporate reputation management consultancy Forrest
International has hired Jeffrey Schultz as MD of its Singapore
operations. He joins the firm from Burson-Marsteller, where he was MD of
corporate and financial communications for Burson/Hong Kong.
BRUSSELS: Ogilvy has hired Peter Verhille as head of its Brussels public
affairs practice. He joins from Entente International Communications,
where he served as MD for the last four years. Ogilvy boasts a 25-strong
team in Brussels, with eight staffers devoted to public affairs.
SAO PAULO: PR Newswire has tapped Patricia Canary as VP for Latin
America. As director of Latin America since 1998, Canary led the
company’s expansion into the region, including the development of a Sao