KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FleishmanHillard Vanguard announced today that it has launched FleishmanHillard Vanguard Ukraine, a new office in Kiev.
FleishmanHillard Vanguard is a joint venture created in 2007 by FleishmanHillard and Vanguard PR, a local agency founded in Moscow in 1993. As one of the largest firms in the region, it serves as a hub for Russia and CIS, with its network covering Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Belarus.
"We already have a lot of experience working in Ukraine for over 10 years from our Moscow hub, where we have a team from Ukraine and local partners," said Elena Fadeeva, general director and partner of FleishmanHillard Vanguard. "Now we are happy to bring our unique combination of international expertise and local experience to a wholly owned office."
John Saunders, FleishmanHillard president of EMEA, commented: "Over the past decade, we have opened offices in Prague, Warsaw and Moscow, as well as established stellar affiliate partnerships in countries ranging from Bulgaria to Hungary, Lithuania to Serbia. The announcement of our new office in Kiev recognises the growing importance of Ukraine and addresses requests from our clients for more support in the market."
FleishmanHillard Vanguard Ukraine offers a wide range of communications services, including corporate communications, public affairs, government relations, financial communications, international campaigns, marketing, healthcare, technology and digital communications.
Fadeeva will serve as general director of FleishmanHillard Vanguard Ukraine, and Anna Maximenko, the firm's supervisor for Ukraine and CIS, will manage client relations in Kiev. The new operation will share office space with OMD Optimum Media, and the firms will partner to offer integrated communication solutions for clients.
FleishmanHillard is the world's most complete global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing, paid media, and transmedia and social content. FleishmanHillard delivers on The Power of True, reflecting the firm's high values, and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency. FleishmanHillard was named "Standout Agency" on Advertising Age's 2013 A-List; NAFE's "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women" for 2010-2013; Advertising Age's 2012 "Best Places to Work"; and The Holmes Report's 2012 Global "Public Affairs Agency of the Year." The firm's award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 80 offices in 29 countries, plus affiliates in 42 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.
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