(12PressRelease.com) Press Release
New Delhi
9th June, 2011

Finese PR joins Worldcom Public Relations Group as the partner from India

The Group also Announces Newly Elected Group Board of Directors at International Meeting in Madrid

Finese PR, a boutique communication consultancy headquartered at New Delhi, today announced its joining " Worldcom Public Relations Group", as partner from India. Worldcom is the world‘s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms, with 107 partner firms operating in 90 markets in 46 countries worldwide. The Group had a combined revenue of US $ 265 million with more than 2000 employees.
Worldcom Public Relations Group voted Finese PR as the new partner from Asia Pacific Region at their recently concluded International Meeting in Madrid.
“We are optimistic that the partnership will give Finese PR access to the best practices prevalent in the world of public relations across the globe. With 107 members worldwide, it will enhance our reach in terms of geographies and will also benefit other members of Worldcom to effectively communicate with the Indian audience”, says Raakesh Kapoor, Head - Acquisition & Delivery, Finese PR.

The Group announced the appointment of the 2011-2012 board members during the group‘s annual meeting, held in Madrid, Spain, Matt Kucharski of Padilla Speer Beardsley in Minneapolis, Minn. will continue to Chair the thirteen-member Worldcom Group Board.

“The Worldcom Group Board is comprised of agency leaders from some of the top independent firms around the globe,” said Matt Kucharski, Chair, Worldcom Public Relations Group and Senior Vice President at Padilla Speer Beardsley. “They are a great representation of the power of Worldcom a true partnership dedicated to helping clients transform their businesses through strategic communications in the markets and industries important to their success.”

Kucharski welcomed two new board members: newly elected Asia-Pacific Region Chair, Cindy Payne of Asia-Pacific Connections in Singapore, and Hal Dash of Cerrell Associates in Los Angeles, appointed as the At-Large/Next-Generation Staffing board member.

In addition, board members continuing their terms or elected to additional terms of office include: Corinna Voss, HBI Helga Bailey GmbH, Chair-elect and EMEA Region Chair; Melissa Sturges, Sturges Word Communications, Treasurer; Stephanie Paul, Phillips Group, Strategic Plan; Tom Van Blarcom, TQPR Thailand, Membership; Noemi Pollack, The Pollack PR Marketing Group, Marketing; Francie Israeli, John Adams Associates, Peer Review; Mae Maneekulpan, TQPR Thailand, Knowledge Sharing; and Virginia Sheridan, M. Silver Associates, Americas Region Chair.

Worldcom, with a total of 2,125 employees, experienced an 8 percent growth in partner revenue over the last year. In 2010, Worldcom partners provided strategic public relations services to more than 3,200 clients worldwide, generating revenue of more than $263 million USD.

About Finese PR

Finese PR is a boutique communication consultancy headquartered at New Delhi, India, offering PR services across India. Established in 2000, Finese PR provides all aspects of public relations services to clients across India and other geographies. Finese PR designs effective public relations, investor relations, digital PR and public affairs campaigns for its clients, and has had the privilege of creating, nurturing and repositioning brands. For more information, please visit www.finesepr.com

About the Worldcom Public Relations Group

Established in 1988, The Worldcom Public Relations Group, is today the world's leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms, with 107 partner agencies worldwide, in 90 markets, in 46 countries, across six continents. With more than 2,000 employees, and revenue of more than US $265 million, partners collectively serve national, international and multi-national clients seamlessly, while retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent local agencies. Through Worldcom, clients have on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic arenas in which they do business. For more information, please visit www.worldcomgroup.com.