National Public Relations

The firm has formed an alliance and has acquired a minority equity position in Global Public Affairs, and will integrate the government and public relations offerings of both firms. The companies will work closely together to offer a full range of communications

and public affairs programs and services. Over the next few months, they will co-locate their offices in Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary. Government relations services in these markets will be provided by Global and communications services will be provided by National. In British Columbia, Global operations will be merged into National’s. With offices in Vancouver and Victoria, the firm will serve clients under the National and Global brands. National’s Montreal and Quebec City offices will continue to provide provincial and municipal government relations services in Quebec.

Global Public Affairs is a privately-held government relations firm with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Victoria. Global also operates urban intelligence, a municipal government relations company.


GCI Group

Andrew Bowins has left the firm to take on an internal communications position within Dell Americas. Bowins had been working on the Dell Canada account at GCI. Meanwhile Andre Fuochi, formerly of Maverick Public Relations, has joined the firm.


Sacke & Associates

SpotMeeting, a company offering a location-based service allowing singles to connect with each other wherever they go, has appointed the firm as its North American agency of record. SpotMeeting will be a platform-independent service accessible from any Internet enabled device, whether it’s a smartphone, WiFi-enabled Laptop/PDA or a home/office PC. It will also address four applications in the mobile industry: LBS, WAP/WAP-Push, Text-Messaging and Wi-Fi hotspots. SpotMeeting said it would be working with Sacke & Associates to help target its key messages and to help users understand the power of the location-based services.


High Road Communications

CopperLeaf Technologies has selected the firm as its North American public relations agency of record. Based in Vancouver, B.C., CopperLeaf provides asset management software applications designed to help utilities organizations plan, analyze and manage their assets. High Road’s Toronto office will provide strategic public relations direction and create awareness for CopperLeaf and the company’s flagship product, Aptus, through media and analyst relations across North America.


Hill & Knowlton Canada

Paul Brewer has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant, Public Relations. Brewer will be servicing a range of clients with specific focus on corporate communications, media and presentation training, issues management and marketing communications. Prior to joining Hill & Knowlton, Brewer was a PR Account Manager with Pirate Communications, a London (U.K.)-based technology PR firm. At Pirate, Brewer was responsible for managing the PR and media relations for BT Exact (British Telecommunications’ research, technology and IT operations business).


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