MADRID: Magana to manage Sanchis

MADRID: Magana to manage Sanchis

Spain’s biggest PR agency, Sanchis y Asociados, has appointed Marcos

Magana as managing director. He was previously general manager for ten

years at Gaudeamus, a corporate image and design consultancy within the

Sanchis group. Agency president Jose Luis Sanchis explained that Magana

would manage the day-to-day business of the group and its 16 directors,

allowing him more time to concentrate on consultancy work for clients.

Fee income for Sanchis y Asociados grew by 6.5 per cent last year to

Pta752 million (pounds 3.9 million).

BELGRADE: Eklektik adds to its branch mix

Czech agency Eklektik has opened a branch in the Serbian capital. With a

staff of four, the office will be managed from Prague by the agency’s

managing director Anthony Hemstad and media relations director David

Osterhud. Hemstad said that the branch was set up primarily to carry out

a six month project for a major pharmaceutical client, but that it would

also produce newsletters and organise conferences on privatisation and

investment opportunities in Serbia. Formed in 1993, Eklektik also runs a

branch in Bratislava.

PARIS: Lyonnaise des Eaux picks Tipping

Alison Tipping has been named international corporate communications

manager for water and environmental services group Lyonnaise des Eaux.

Starting this week, she reports to director of corporate communications

Vincent de la Vaissiere. Tipping was previously PR manager for three

years at Entec Europe, an environmental consultancy based in Newcastle.

Entec Europe is a subsidiary of Northumbrian Water, which is owned by

Lyonnaise des Eaux.

DUBLIN: F-H Saunders banks on Menton

Brendan Menton has joined Fleishman-Hillard Saunders as director of

financial communications. Previously head of treasury risk control at

Allied Irish Bank, Menton has run his own financial training

consultancy, TFL, since leaving the bank in 1995. At Fleishman-Hillard

Saunders he will manage existing financial clients, including Bank of

America and Bank of Ireland, and develop new business.

LONDON: High Profile wins BABT account

The British Approvals Board for Telecommunications (BABT) has hired High

Profile Marketing to handle an international PR brief. Working out of

its Windsor office, the agency will conduct an internal PR audit and

communicate the regulator’s aims and objectives to telecommunication

equipment manufacturers and installers through the media. High Profile

beat three other agencies to land the contract.

STOCKHOLM: Rikta is best Swedish agency

Rikta Kommunikation has been named best Swedish PR and communications

consultancy for 1996. Sponsored by business magazine Menadens Affarer,

the annual award honours advertising and media buying firms as well as

PR agencies. Sweden’s seventh largest PR firm, Rikta’s fee income

reached SKr12.3 million (pounds 1.1 million) last year. ‘Our efforts to

deal with integrated communications have finally paid off,’ said

president Peter Erikson.

edited by John-Pierre Joyce

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