Golin Adds Tech Clients, Sees More Growth
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Golin Adds Tech Clients, Sees More Growth

Golin/Harris has added several new clients to its technology and e-business practice,and named Tim Johnson worldwide director of the practice.

Paul Holmes

CHICAGO, June 17—Golin/Harris has added several new clients to its technology and e-business practice. The wins include:

        Acero: The firm’s San Francisco office will lead the account for this drug discovery company that combines expertise in software development, biology and informatics.

        InterVoice-Brite: Golin will work for the enterprise solutions and corporate groups of this voice-enhanced information solutions company, managing the account through its Dallas office.

        LaserFiche: The Los Angeles office will handle media and analyst relations for this leading developer of document imaging software.

        McDATA: The Tokyo office will coordinate project activity for this leading provider of storage area networks.

        MessageLabs: A U.K.-based e-mail security service provider will work with the Hong Kong office.

        Oracle: The Singapore office has been retained to help Oracle develop and implement a corporate communications program in Singapore and throughout the entire Asia-Pacific.

        Sprint: Golin/Harris will execute a regional communications assignment based out of its Tokyo office.

        Sprint PCS: The firm is implementing a regional communications program for this leading provider of wireless telecommunications services, managed from the firm’s Chicago office.
In response to the growth, Tim Johnson, currently managing director of the San Francisco office, will assume the additional responsibilities of worldwide director for the technology/e-business practice, assisting all G/H offices in developing new service offerings, and implementing training and other staff development programs.
Mark Rozeen, currently a senior vice president in the New York office of Golin/Harris, will become director of research for the practice in addition to his current responsibilities.
Johnson says he sees opportunity in the tech space, particularly in light of a recent survey on the subject of trust conducted by Golin/Harris. “Twenty out of 26 business sectors receiving negative scores,” says Johnson. “However, the technology sector—one of the first to feel the economic downturn—was one of the top five highest scoring industries.
“The technology sector’s relatively strong performance reflects a greater emphasis on communicating the business value and return on investment of hardware and software products, and a move away from the hype that characterized the sector in the late 1990s and through 2000.”

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