Anyone who reads PRWeek knows communications is a truly global business. If the rush toward globalization had not already caught on previously, the explosion in social media certainly hastened any stragglers onboard.
In this issue alone you'll find an infographic on reporting lines of European CCOs compared to the US; a Spotlight on PR in Tel Aviv; a column from Fatin Bundagji about women communicators in Saudi Arabia; a Newsmaker profile of Dow Chemical's corporate VP of global public affairs and government affairs, Matt Davis; and our inaugural Automotive Roundtable, featuring a global industry and its communicators. And our website features additional global news and content. But there's even more we can do to leverage the expertise of our 20-plus PRWeek journalists around the world.
This month, you'll see a new PRWeek US website with a fresh design and enhanced usability. By April, we will have launched PRWeek Asia. And by May we will have integrated the global PRWeek offer under www.prweek.com, leading users to whichever region most interests them.
Our global plans will culminate in a congress and awards show in Barcelona on May 15-16. This event will showcase the multi-market global corporate and brand communications work that is really moving the needle around the world. If you are quick, you will just have time to get an entry into the awards by submitting it at www.globalprweekawards.com.
We will, of course, continue to cover our local markets in the depth to which you have become accustomed, but these global developments will take PRWeek to an even higher level in terms of giving you content to help you do your jobs better.