Holmes Report Names Asia


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Holmes Report Names Asia

  1. 1. Holmes Reports adjudge Hanmer MS&L as the Indian Consultancy of the year 2009 “The acquisition in late 2007 of Indian powerhouse Hanmer & Partners (now Hanmer MS&L) means that MS&L now has about 575 people in its Asia-Pacific operations, enough to make it a leader in the region in terms of headcount. The Indian giant (which officially became part of the MS&L family in February) has been integrated into the overall MS&L operation, adding 400 people in eight cities, plus satellite offices in 33 smaller cities, staffed by individuals with strong connections to local media, government and opinion leaders. Hanmer has considerable expertise in the financial services sector, and a strong digital practice, with a client list that includes the CNBC TV 18 group, Tata Sky, General Motors, and LG Electronics, with new business last year from New wins include The Global Fund, Bharti-Axa, Deutsche Bank, Max New York Life, Sony and BNP Paribas. A particular highlight of 2008 was the India Art Summit, organized and sponsored by Hanmer, which attracted 200 delegates representing various nationalities and a crowd of 10,000, creating India’s first industry platform for contemporary art, showcasing more than 400 artworks created by 200 Indian artists.” News Release on the Holmes Report, USA Edition website on Monday, July 20, 2009
  2. 2. About Paul Homes and Holmes Report: For everyone concerned in the PR industry, the Holmes report is de-facto considered as the benchmark; and every firm worth their salt aspires to be in the coveted list. The Holmes Group which publishes the report was founded in 2000 by Paul Holmes, editor and publisher, who has more than two decades of experience writing about and evaluating the public relations business and consulting with both public relations firms and their clients. The selection criteria are one of the toughest and at any given point of time there are thousands of agencies competing. To get a fair evaluation, The Holmes Group conducts qualitative research, analyses responses, and reports back on the criteria to identify best practice PR companies. Based entirely on merit, The Holmes Report Card is internationally recognised and very highly regarded. They have been producing report cards in the US for twenty years and in Europe for five years. For the first time, in 2006, The Holmes Report reviewed the PR agency businesses in the Asia-Pacific region. The Holmes report also conducts the SABRE Awards – it is perhaps one of the world’s largest and most sought after public relations awards competition. The SABRE Awards, which recognises Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation is considered as the ‘Oscar’ of the PR industry, and the awards are conducted in North America, EMEA and the Asia-Pacific region. For latest updates in the PR industry, www.holmesreport.com is the website to check out for. It provides a comprehensive source of information about the public relations business, including an extensive body of knowledge that includes case histories, original research and reporting; and it also provides a weekly e-mail newsletter giving a detailed coverage of the global public relations industry.