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04/08/2006

PR Agencies in India and South Africa Join Eurocom Worldwide

The fastest growing network of independent Public Relations agencies in the world - Eurocom Worldwide – now has representation in 60 locations worldwide: IPAN joins as new member for the Indian market and Watt Communications now represent Eurocom Worldwide in South Africa.

Eurocom Worldwide, the global PR Network, has increased its geographical reach to include local agency representation in India and South Africa. With the new members Eurocom Worldwide is now represented in 60 locations around the world, through the offices of its 29 member agencies.

Setup as a collaborative network of independent, founder-managed public relations and marketing firms, Eurocom Worldwide offers international PR and communications services rooted in local businesses and local expertise. The network is focused on technology and business-to-business services.

“We are extremely pleased to announce the growth of Eurocom Worldwide and our new members in India and South Africa. It is our strategy to partner with strong local agencies with significant international experience. We are looking forward to developing business opportunities with our two new member agencies,” said Mads Christensen, Network Director, Eurocom Worldwide.

India
Eurocom Worldwide’s new member in the Indian market is IPAN. Set up in 1987, IPAN is India’s oldest and leading public relations and public affairs consulting firm. Headquartered in New Delhi, the national capital, it has offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. With affiliates in 22 other cities, IPAN’s reach extends to over 100 towns across India.

Additionally, it has the capability to provide service in neighbouring countries across South and Central Asia. Over the years, IPAN has been at the cutting edge of the reforms process that has ushered in a boom in the Indian economy.

“Joining Eurocom Worldwide is an enormously significant milestone in IPAN’s growth story. We believe that through this association we can bring value to our clients as well as provide value to our colleagues in the network. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding association,” said Vivek Sengupta, President,IPAN.

South Africa
Eurocom Worldwide’s new member in South Africa is Watt Communications. With over 16 years of local and international public relations experience, Watt Communications is very well suited to the network. Sharing the same philosophies regarding founder-managed businesses, the partnership is expected to evolve to benefit all involved.

“We are excited about our Eurocom membership. To provide true multi-country campaigns it is vital to have an African footprint. Our focus on the local ICT industry, strong media relationships and creative work ethic will provide member agencies with great benefit and valuable local expertise,” says Samantha Watt, owner-manager Watt Communications.



Notes For Editors:

About Eurocom Worldwide
Eurocom Worldwide is a collaboration between independent, privately owned communications agencies offering unrivalled expertise in international communications campaigns executed by local people. Eurocom Worldwide have 29 member agencies comprising over 1,200 communications specialists and consultants in 60 national capitals and centres of commerce around the globe. For more information, visit www.eurocompr.com or www.eurocomworldwide.com

About IPAN
Set up in 1987, IPAN is India’s oldest and leading public relations and public affairs consulting firm. Headquartered in New Delhi, the national capital, it has offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. With affiliates in 22 other cities, IPAN’s reach extends to over 100 towns across India. Additionally, it has the capability to provide service in neighbouring countries across South and Central Asia. The Resource Centre is an IPAN unit that runs India’s most comprehensive media monitoring infrastructure, tracking over 500 media products in 12 languages besides English. It also runs Business Wire India, the exclusive Indian affiliate of Business Wire International. Over the years, IPAN has been at the cutting edge of the reforms process that has ushered in a boom in the Indian economy. For more information visist www.ipan.com

About Watt Communciations
Watt Communications is an owner run and managed PR, integrated marketing and communications agency. Watt Communications has a 16 year pedigree in public relations and specialises in the information technology sector. Sister company to design-arm G Watt Design, the agency provides true PR incorporating all elements of communications; complete integrated marketing from initiation to execution at a strategic, creative and tactical level. As well as corporate ID and brand roll out. For more information visit www.wattcommunications.co.za

For more information, press only:

Vivek Sengupta, IPAN
+11 5249 2100, vivek.sengupta@ipan.com

Samantha Watt,
Tel: +27 1 415 6290, samantha@wattcommunications.co.za
 
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Eurocom Worldwide

iradwan@eurocompr.com
Tel: +49(0)17650284292



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