The World's Leading Partnership of Independently Owned Public Relations Firms Reports Combined 2012 Revenue of US$343 Million from 3,286 Clients

Worldcom Announces Its Newly Elected Group Board of Directors

Singapore, Singapore, May 09, 2013 --( WORLDCOM Public Relations Group (Worldcom), the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations firms, today announced its newly elected Group Board of Directors for 2013-2014. Established in 1988, Worldcom is comprised of 128 offices employing 1,900 staff in 102 markets across six continents. Worldcom operates through a Group Board and three regional boards – one each in the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (AP). Worldcom partner agencies bring proven leadership and depth of experience from engaging with their local, national and international public relations professional organisations and business communities.

Newly elected Chair of Worldcom Public Relations Group, Stephanie Paul of Phillips Group in Brisbane, Australia, said, "We are very pleased to add leaders to our Group Board with such talent and knowledge. Each is well respected in their marketplace with a passion for public relations; together, they are part of a global partnership that meets the diverse communications and marketing needs of local, regional and multinational clients requiring global reach.”

In addition to Stephanie Paul, the newly elected members of the Group Board of Directors include:

Chair-elect/Americas Region Chair Todd Lynch of St. John & Partners, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Past Chair Corinna Voss of HBI Helga Bailey, Munich, Germany
Marketing Chair Cindy Payne of Asia-Pacific Connections, Singapore
Partner Recruitment Chair Patrik Schober of PRAM Consulting, Prague, Czech Republic
Partner Retention Chair Monty Hagler of RLF Communications, Greensboro, NC, USA
Practice Groups Chair Noemi Pollack of The Pollack PR Marketing Group, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Asia Pacific Region Chair Mae Maneekulpan of TQPR Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
EMEA Region Chair Imma Folch-Lazaro of LF Channel, Barcelona, Spain
Special Projects Chair Francie Israeli of KellenAdams Public Affairs, Washington, DC, USA

Group board members continuing their terms or elected to additional terms of office include:

Digital Chair Elizabeth Sosnow of Bliss Integrated Communication, New York, NY, USA
Next Generation Staffing Chair Hal Dash of Cerrell Associates, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Secretary/Treasurer Marie-Josee Gagnon of CASACOM, Montreal, Canada

“I look forward to each board member’s contributions given their unique insights and depth of communications expertise, which will allow us to further build our partnership to better compete globally,” continued Paul.

Almost 80 Worldcom partner firms shared business referrals across 90 clients in 2012. In total, Worldcom partners reported combined revenue of US$343 million last year from 3,286 clients.

About the Worldcom Public Relations Group

Worldcom Public Relations Group is the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations firms, with 128 offices employing 1,900 staff in 102 markets across six continents. Established in 1988, the group was formed so that the strongest, most capable independent firms could deliver immediate impact and sustained value through the intelligent use of communications – wherever in the world a client needs support. Partners serve national, international and multinational clients, whilst retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent agencies. Through Worldcom Group, clients have on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic areas in which they operate.
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