March 3, 2010 — For the first time, Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has been named European Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report. The public relations industry newsletter based its decision on the firm’s 2009 performance, citing growth in clients, capabilities, geographic footprint, staff and leadership as just a few of the factors that helped put the agency in first place. In discussing the firm’s European presence in his annual Agency Report Card, Paul Holmes, founder of The Holmes Report said, “No firm has improved its capabilities as dramatically as Fleishman-Hillard.”
“I am immensely proud of this distinction,” said Dave Senay, Fleishman-Hillard’s president and chief executive officer. “In the past five years, our firm has achieved outstanding growth in Europe, across every aspect of our business. We’ve won great blue-chip multinational clients. We have increased our range of practices and capabilities and expanded our geographic footprint. We’ve hired and retained great talent and shown trusted, consistent and visionary leadership across the board.”
“And we will drive on relentlessly,” Senay added. “This is an important moment for our entire firm, but it is only the prologue to what will follow.
“The leading international communications firm of the future will bring together all of the tools, channels, strategies and tactics needed to deliver a truly integrated, high-impact business solution across all media channels,” he said. “We believe what’s driving the future of our profession can be summed up in three words: Digital. Integrated. Global. That’s what we offer today and, together with our clients and Omnicom partners, it’s the path that will help us define the future of integrated communications. At the same time, we will always honor and protect our public relations heritage, which, after all, is the fundamental advantage we have in this new era of communications.”