SAN DIEGO—European technology public relations firm AxiCom has forged a strategic partnership with Townsend, a full-service integrated marketing firm. The partnership will offer clients an integrated solution across Europe and North America, providing a comprehensive range of communications services to international and domestic clients.
Collectively the agencies employ approximately 80 people and serve more than 50 clients. Primary offices are in San Diego, London, Paris, Munich, Milan, Stockholm, The Hague and Madrid with additional capabilities in Canada, Latin America and throughout Europe.
Says Julian Tanner, managing director and founder of AxiCom ,“Despite the current turmoil in international technology markets, demand from our clients is strong and we can see underlying growth in our business looking forward. We created Townsend/AxiCom to meet the demand from clients for high-quality strategic communications advice across multiple territories.”
AxiCom was launched in 1994 founded by Tanner and Helen Ridgway and provides pan-European strategic communications counsel to clients including Citrix Systems, ARM Holdings, BT Ignite, e-skills UK, WebEx and Red Hat.
“Uniting two leading consultancies uniquely positions us to offer clients full-service, seamless PR services across Europe and the United States,” says Jacqueline Townsend Konstanturos, president and CEO of Townsend. “While both agencies have worked internationally, this partnership extends the reach and breadth of the services we offer to clients and also provides our employees with new opportunities for growth.”
AxiCom has previously partnered with two U.S.-based technology PR firms: Sterling Communications in Silicon Valley and Schwartz Communications, with its headquarters in the Boston area.