ICCO invites consultancies and networks with an international agenda to join as Direct Members
Company Name: Weber Shandwick
Address: 2 Waterhouse Square
Phone Number: +44 20 7067 0000
About Weber Shandwick:
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 79 cities across 34 countries, with a network extending to 127 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations agency included on the Ad Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the only PR firm designated an A-List Standout in 2017.
Weber Shandwick was honoured as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015 and 2016, The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and The Holmes Report’s Global Digital Agency of the Year in 2016. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using propriety social, digital and analytics methodologies.
About GlobalCom PR Network
GlobalCom PR Network is a worldwide group of full service PR and Marketing Communications agencies. 70 offices cover all member states of the European Union and 60 countries worldwide including Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East, North and South America.
GlobalCom PR Network represents the 21st century breed of global PR development. It is an association of independent agency teams with a proven track record in their domestic countries united in a global operating network.
With more than 1,400 experienced PR consultants, GlobalCom PR Network serves national and international clients who benefit from our local expertise and international presence.
The overall goal is to provide clients with the best, most cost-effective approach to multi-market PR.
GolinHarris is a holistic communications firm designed and built to help clients win in a complex, connected society. In 2011, GH completely redesigned the agency to combine strategy, creativity and engagement into one seamless package that is delivered to clients. The model, called g4, provides clients with a dedicated team of specialists, including strategists, creators, connectors and catalysts, who are embedded in every account.
GH created the Bridge™ global network of holistic engagement centres to help clients infuse their brands and products into the news and conversation cycles of the hour. A pioneering approach in today’s complex media environment, PRWeek recently named the Bridge “PR Innovation of the Year” for 2012 and The Holmes Report awarded the innovation a Silver Sabre for PR Service of the Year.
The agency’s core practices include consumer marketing, corporate communications, digital and social media, corporate social responsibility, healthcare, internal communications, multicultural marketing, technology and public affairs.
GolinHarris clients include McDonald’s, Dow Chemical Company, Florida Department of Citrus, Kaiser Permanente, Nintendo of America Inc., Johnson and Johnson, Texas Instruments and Unilever. GH was recognised as International Agency of the Year 2012 by PRWeek UK and was the PRCA’s Large Agency of the Year in the same year. The agency has 38 offices in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, is headquartered in Chicago and is a subsidiary of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG)
Our international reach enables us to provide fully integrated communications across every major market. Our local presence allows us to create effective, bespoke programmes in every region.
From the global citizen to the local community, we integrate our activities and we influence.
Grayling is committed to delivering the highest standard of communications services to our clients, through effective use of data-driven insight, creativity and experience. Armed with powerful ideas we execute across multiple channels and devices, worldwide, at unprecedented speed. We describe this as the Grayling Effect.
Our clients operate in a wide range of sectors including Energy, Environment & Sustainability; Healthcare; Technology & Telecommunications; Consumer Brands; Financial Services; Transport & Logistics and Government & Public Sector. Leveraging our network of highly qualified and experienced consultants ensures our work across sectors and geographies is always exceptional.
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Company Name: Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Contact Name: Sam Lythgoe
Address: The Buckley Building
49 Clerkenwell Green
Phone Number: 020 7413 3000
Fax Number: 020 7413 3111
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies
H+K Strategies UK works to improve every one of our client’s brand value, reputation and bottom line. We do this by creating insight driven, narrative content delivered through multiple channels. Our work shapes conversations and educates on issues. We directly engage audiences to drive advocacy, inspire action, mobilise constituents and mitigate reputational risk.
H+K Strategies has more than 200 years combined experience working in the media, agencies, and as clients in-house. They lead 230+ of the brightest and best people in our business to provide clients with clear strategic advice, standout creative ideas, and outstanding results. In 2010 we became the first (and are still the only) large UK agency to organise ourselves around industry sectors, providing our clients with deep knowledge into their industry alongside a breadth of service expertise. Sectors we specialise in range from consumer packaged goods, energy + industrials, financial + professional services to food + drink, retail + leisure, public + third sector, sports and technology. Each sector team includes corporate and consumer communications, digital and social media, government affairs, stakeholder communications and issues and crisis management. A fully integrated approach that ensures our clients’ programmes can have maximum impact. Our client satisfaction is 92%.
About Instinctif Partners
With our base in the UK in the heart of London, and specialist crisis management, local community engagement and Life Science centres in Oxford, Reading and Manchester, we have been supporting the reputational needs of our clients since 1990.
We are one of the fastest growing independent international business communications consultancies in the UK. With over 200 senior communications and engagement specialists all under one roof, we are deeply connected to national and international financial, business and commercial audiences.
With clients from a range of sectors, we specialise in national and international multi market campaigns and assignments. Connecting capital markets, corporate affairs, public policy, engagement and life sciences, with market leading capabilities in research, insight, content and creativity.
IPREX was founded in 1983 to help independent PR firms deliver high-quality client work in major markets worldwide, and it has evolved into a tightly knit peer group of more than 70 of the world’s most successful communication agencies.
We offer our partners’ clients seamless world-class advice and implementation – and we provide partners with the infrastructure and support they need to win and manage such assignments.
Clients choose IPREX partners for their influence in their own markets and because our management systems make the diversity, innovation and dynamism of owner-managed agencies work to their advantage.
Partners join IPREX for the assurance of high-calibre work for their clients in remote markets, and to develop their agencies in a collegial environment through best practices, new business opportunities and a common program management language.
Partners communicate frequently, review each other’s work rigorously and meet often. When they join forces they’re working with agency owners they know as partners – not strangers united by a brand name and divided by internal competition.
MWWPR is one of the world’s leading independent public relations agencies with a global network of eight offices across the US and Europe. A full-service firm that approaches communications without the boundaries of expected thinking, MWWPR’s expertise spans Consumer Brands, Technology, Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, LGBT and Health & Wellness. This year, MWWPR is celebrating 30 years of providing strategic communications counsel and public relations support for its diverse client portfolio.
With dedicated insights, strategy, data and analytics, social media, creative and technology teams, MWWPR ensures that clients Matter More™ to the stakeholders who matter most. MWWPR’s Matter More™ approach has been recognized by numerous top industry awards including “Company of the Year,” “PR Agency of the Year” and “Top Places to Work in PR.”
Company Name: SERMO Network
Contact Name: Tanya Hughes (President)
Katie Bohm (SERMO Network Director)
Address: 3-5 Rathbone Place, London, UK W1T 1HJ
Phone Number: +44(0)20 7268 6100
About SERMO Network
SERMO is the first global network of communications agencies for brands in the luxury and lifestyle sectors. Built on relationships, not ownership, SERMO was initiated by Talk PR in 2009 and is now made up of 15 independent local communications consultancies, with offices in 20 cities across 17 countries. The network has fee income of over £30 million and over 500 staff.
Clients in the lifestyle, luxury, fashion and beauty sectors value the connections, creativity and attention to detail that local specialists deliver. But they also want a global, strategic perspective and the thought leadership that traditionally resides with major, one-size-fits-all networks. SERMO offers clients the best of both worlds.
Whether it’s a short term tactical project to deliver high impact editorial and social media engagement or a longer term full service strategy, SERMO will tailor the right service for your international communications needs, to deliver inspiring brand-building campaigns that resonate in each local market.
This is why we are the trusted partners of some of the world’s leading luxury and premium lifestyle brands.
Company Name: thenetworkone
Contact Name: www.thenetworkone.com
thenetworkone provides customized networks of independent agencies for a growing number of leading international companies. Clients have included Alliance Boots, Audi, Bacardi, Dyson, Exxon Mobil, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Lego, Lufthansa, Nokia, Prudential Asia, Rosetta Stone and Technogym.
thenetworkone also helps independent agency networks and individual firms to develop their own business, through providing international partners, resources and professional development programs.
thenetworkone now works with more than 800 individually accredited marketing and communications agencies in 106 countries, including more than 200 PR firms; as well as a growing number of independent agency networks.
In 2012, thenetworkone was the Founding Sponsor of the Independent PR Firms Forum at the Holmes Global PR Summit in Miami and in 2015 became a Founding Member of the ICCO Direct membership program.
Company Name: Interel Group
We are the public affairs specialists. Our strength lies in helping businesses or associations grow through proactive and innovative engagement with a broad spectrum of stakeholders at all levels of influence, from politicians down to grass roots campaigners.
This starts with a thorough understanding of the ‘political’ environment (in the broadest sense). Our teams are political generalists and sector specialists who know the direction policy is taking and who is driving change in the general business environment or in a tightly regulated sector.
We deliver regular policy insight to inform business planning and decision-making or get involved because there’s an urgent need to engage or develop campaigns on business-critical issues.
We number many blue chips amongst our client base, as well as SMEs and associations and professional societies who want to grow their membership and their influence worldwide.
With good business sense and a passion for politics, we build trust and strong relationships with our clients, many of whom have been with us for ten years or more. There couldn’t be a better recommendation than that.