Moscow, March 30, 2010 — Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, one of the world’s leading communications consultancies, expanded its Asian footprint, opening a wholly owned office in New Delhi that complements the firm’s presence in Mumbai. and in Jakarta, Indonesia. This strategic move boosts the firm’s offering in one of the fastest-growing and most stable emerging markets in the world and expands a Southeast Asia footprint that already includes Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila.
“India is one of the most dynamic countries for business today, as companies that are looking for growth increasingly look to India,” said Dave Senay, president and chief executive officer of Fleishman-Hillard. “Our 2009 “New Asian Champions” survey indicated that smart companies in India are building and sustaining a good corporate reputation because they know it’s a competitive differentiator in a market that attracts investment and sees significant consumer spend.”
New Delhi is the next step in Fleishman-Hillard’s India expansion strategy, which began with its Mumbai office opening in 2007. Fleishman-Hillard New Delhi is also part of the firm’s commitment to serve key client Philips India. The agency’s work for Philips India includes strategic corporate communications and support for their three sectors, Lighting, Consumer Lifestyle and Healthcare. The new office offers a range of services that includes CEO communications, corporate reputation counsel, media training, messaging workshops, communications audits and crisis and issues management. In addition, Fleishman-Hillard New Delhi has product launch and media relations expertise in a number of sectors, from technology to FMCG to healthcare.
“Indonesia managed through 2009’s economic crisis far better than most countries, and today its robust domestic market, pro-investment stance and reformist democracy position it as a rapidly rising investment center and international trade partner” said Dave Senay, president & chief executive officer of Fleishman-Hillard. “These factors, along with the fourth-largest national population in the world and bright long-term growth prospects, all combine to make Jakarta the next natural step in our aggressive expansion plan for Asia Pacific.”
Fleishman Hillard Jakarta will provide corporate reputation and financial communications counsel, including CEO communications, issues and crisis management, integrated healthcare communications, digital consulting, corporate positioning, message development, media interview and presentation training, communications and reputation audits, and stakeholder mapping across multiple sectors.