Positive market forecast at Eurocom Worldwide's annual conference in Stockholm
Members of PR network expect growth for 2014
Stockholm, 05. February 2014
– Eurocom Worldwide, the global PR network, is confidently predicting growth for its international business in 2014. This was confirmed at the network’s 13th annual conference held on January 31 in Stockholm, Sweden. Eurocom Worldwide is one of the leading independent global PR networks. With 29 owner–managed agencies focusing on B2B and technology, Eurocom Worldwide operates in 61 national capitals and centres of commerce with more than 850 customers.
Positive business outlook for 2014
Two out of three network members (65 percent) expect growth in their business in 2014, up from only around half the membership experiencing growth in 2013. For 2014, 30 percent anticipate stabilisation, whereas only five percent expect a decrease in business. The broadly positive expectations were also reflected by the number of participants at the conference, with representatives of all continents and regions within the network attending, including the US, Mexico and Brazil, Middle East, Asia and wide attendance from across Europe.
Robin Baker, Chairman of Eurocom Worldwide: “Our members’ positive forecast reflects the increasing attractiveness and success of independently owned PR agencies that are professionally connected on a global scale. We are able to offer clients local access to cost-effective international media relations and communications expertise globally.”
New network co-ordinator
Isabel Radwan was appointed as the new network co-ordinator for Eurocom Worldwide. She has previously worked as Senior Account Director for Eurocom Worldwide's member agency Schwartz Public Relations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and has cooperated with Eurocom Worldwide since 2002.
Chairman's Award 2013
Robin Baker, chairman of Eurocom Worldwide, received the Chairman’s Award for 2013. Usually the award is given for outstanding contribution by a network member. This year, the Chairman himself received it for over 10 years of dedication to developing, strengthening and guiding the network.
Furthermore, Eurocom Worldwide's US partner agency Ripple Effect was honoured for 10 years of membership and outstanding engagement with the network.
The conference was hosted by Eurocom Worldwide's partner agency in Sweden, Cloudberry Communications. Cloudberry is based in Stockholm and joined the network in 2012.
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About Eurocom Worldwide
Eurocom Worldwide is a global alliance of independent, privately owned Public Relations agencies. Together, we form a global business-to-business communications solution provider with a focus on technology in its broadest sense. Eurocom Worldwide has 29 member agencies comprising over 900 communications specialists and consultants in 61 national capitals and centres of commerce around the globe. For more information, visit www.eurocompr.com