FleishmanHillard Vanguard Named Russia-CIS Consultancy of the Year by the Holmes Report

FleishmanHillard Vanguard has been recognized as the “Russia-CIS Consultancy of the Year” by the Holmes Report. The Holmes Report 2015 EMEA PR  Consultancies of the Year is a prestigious annual ranking that serves to showcase reputation and impact of communications consultancies in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The “Russia-CIS Consultancy of the Year” title reflects FleishmanHillard Vanguard’s leadership in the region and confirms its efficiency, professionalism and innovation.

Founded in 1993, FleishmanHillard Vanguard is a joint venture created by Vanguard PR, a leading Russian agency, and FleishmanHillard Inc (Omnicom Group Inc), a global communications firm. FleishmanHillard Vanguard is the largest international communications agency in Russia today, according to the National Rating of Communications Companies.

The company’s range of services covers all aspects of corporate reputation building and management, business and brand communications, combining the latest international methods and an extensive network of professional contacts with wide-ranging local expertise. FleishmanHillard Vanguard functions as a hub for Russia and the CIS region through its offices in Moscow and Kiev, and a network of affiliates in Kazakhstan, Belarus and Azerbaijan. The agency executes international PR campaigns for leading Russian corporations and organizations through FleishmanHillard‘s offices and affiliates worldwide.

In Russia, the agency is part of the regional communications group Orta, which specializes in strategic and integrated communications. The group also includes Elefante (event marketing and special events) and Orta Consulting (strategic consulting, analysis, non-profit and large-scale projects).

The agency boasts rich experience and expertise in various industries and provides services to clients in such sectors of the economy, as consumer products and services, energy and utilities, technology, financial and professional services, food and beverages, agribusiness, healthcare, manufacturing and industrials, public sector, state companies and governmental organizations.

Elena Fadeeva, General Director, FleishmanHillard Vanguard: “I am honored that our company has been recognized as the best PR agency in Russia and the CIS by the Holmes Report. To lead such an authoritative ranking signals global recognition and the high appraisal of our work. We are all immensely proud. Thank you to our colleagues, clients and partners!”

The agency’s innovative approach, creativity and expertise in Russia and the CIS, as well as globally, earned high recognition and awards from the expert community both in Russia and abroad. The agency’s team and projects are recipients of many prestigious Russian and international awards.

FleishmanHillard Vanguard is one of the leaders in implementing innovative standards in the Russian communications industry and plays an active role in its development. The agency chairs the Education and Ethics Committee of the Russian Communications Consultancies Association (AKOS), the Professional Services Committee of the Russian Managers Association (AMR) and the Communications Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).

The agency has established and is currently curating educational programs in Russia’s leading universities, including the Moscow State University, Higher School of Economics, the St. Petersburg State University and the Moscow State Linguistic University. It supports the Eventiada Awards, a competition of student and corporate communication projects, run by Elefante with the support of the Moscow State University and the AMR.

In 2014, the agency led the development of the first United Code of Ethics for the Communications Industry in Russia, which became finalist of the prestigious EMEA SABRE Awards 2015.

The winners were honored at the SABRE Awards 2015 on the 19th of May in London.