Holmes Report 18 Dec 2016 // 10:21AM GMT
WASHINGTON, DC—Three former General Motors executives have formed The Hawksbill Group, which will counsel clients on global business, communications and public affairs issues. The firm is led by CEO Bob Ferguson, former senior vice president of global public policy at GM, and co-founders Jaime Ardila, who served as the automaker’s president, South America, and Tim Lee, who was executive vice president, global manufacturing, and chairman, GM China. The three met first when serving together on the General Motors senior executive committee and were a part of a team that guided GM out of bankruptcy.
LONDON—ICCO has appointed five regional presidents to represent the organization’s recently formed regional boards. Juergen Gangoly, managing partner of The Skills Group in Austria will represent Europe; Aaron Kwittken, global chairman and CEO of Kwittken will represent the Americas; Loretta Ahmed , CEO for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey at Grayling will represent the Middle East; Bridget Von Holdt, executive director of Glasshouse Communication Management will represent Africa; and Nitin Mantri, CEO of Avian Media in India will represent Asia-Pacific.
BUENOS AIRES—Eurocom Worldwide, one of the largest independent PR networks, has added four new member agencies in Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Guatemala with strategic alliances in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. The new member firms are DC Estrategias de Comunicacion, Argentina; Innovarte Comunicaciones, Colombia; Falcom Imagen + Comunicaciones, Peru; and Communication Consulting Group, with operations in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica.
NEW YORK—Worldcom Public Relations Group, the leading global partnership of public relations firms, has added new partners Radius Kommunikations (Denmark), Interamericana de Comunicación (Costa Rica), Sachs Media Group (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Maverick (Indonesia).
NEW YORK, LONDON, NEW DELHI—International agency Gutenberg—formerly Gutenberg Communications—has launched an expanded suite of services, adding digital, content, video and mobile services to its PR operations. The firm also plans to open a Singapore office in early 2017 and will continue its expansion targeting key markets in the ASEAN region. It currently has 80 team members working across seven offices in three countries.