2018: The Year That Was…(Part 3)

2018: The Year That Was…(Part 3)

by Sympra GmbH (Germany) 09 January, 2019

As we welcome 2019 and plan our strategies to take on the new year, here’s a glimpse of the top achievements of our network members in 2018.

Our Taiwanese partner SWEM Consultancy has won the best policy marketing company award at the Taiwan International Public Relationship Award 2018. SWEM excellently hosted the GEC+ Taipei 2018 that attracted 87 global media organizations and more than 814 startups from over 170 countries around the world. The agency managed to get in total 654 international media articles that showcased new brand future technologies, innovative inventions, and sustainable development. 2018 saw SWEM Consultancy emerge as the marketing technology leader in Taiwan. The company’s Chief Marketing Technologists certification courses entered the third session this year, training many marketing technology management students who have helped the brand grow in the international market. (Photo credit: SWEM Consultancy)

(Photo credit:Boulevard Public Relations)

Our Canadian partners Boulevard Public Relations term 2018 as their best year yet! The company ventured into new technical verticals as they welcomed new client from innovative industries like cryptocurrency exchange, a startup from the area of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT); a design and development studio that is creating robots; and a tech startup that offers a platform that lets non-technical customer service teams build and manage AI-powered chatbots to automate interactions. They also had the opportunity to connect one of their Toronto-based clients with our Mexican partner F1rstcomm Comunicación, for a three-month engagement in Mexico and Latin America. In the last quarter of 2018, during a CommsWeek panel discussion, Jodi Echakowitz, the company’s Founder and CEO shared her insights on how boutique PR firms can take a big-league approach to client success. The messages shared during the discussion resonated and resulted in this recent recap in Cision.



(Photo credit: Creative Consulting Group)

For our partner in Hong Kong Creative Consulting Group (CCG), 2018 was a year of enthusiasm. The group’s four top practices – public relations, investor relations, financial publishing and event management continued their growth by witnessing encouraging signs in Q2 and Q3. CCG continued to diversify its portfolio of finance and technology clients, embracing new work with Bank of Montreal, Bang & Olufsen and Aruba, among others. The year also saw CCG successfully retain all of its long-term corporate and professional organization accounts. With content, media relations, and brand marketing established as key priorities for 2019, the group looks forward to building an ever higher capacity at the local and regional level.