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Ideas and Collaboration Build PR Power in Worldcom

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They say there’s power in numbers but there’s even greater power in top-notch companies joining forces to complement each other’s capabilities and extend their geographic reach. Thirty years ago, PCI and six independent public relations firms in the U.S., Canada and Europe joined forces to found Worldcom to provide comprehensive services to clients in several parts of the world.

From those six founding agencies, Worldcom has grown into an international organization of 110 firms in 95 cities on seven continents, representing 2,000 public relations professionals. Recently some of those agency members met in Toronto for Worldcom’s 30th Annual General Meeting where the organization’s founding partners were toasted and presented with awards by Worldcom chairman Patrik Schober of PRAM Consulting, Prague, Czech Republic.

“For the past 30 years Worldcom has allowed us and our partner firms to maximize and extend our capabilities and provide exemplary client service in a variety of ways – providing local market intelligence, on-the-ground support in far-away places, and content-specific resources and information,” said PCI Senior Vice President Wendi Koziol, who received the award at the Toronto meeting. “The Worldcom agencies continue to support each other, learn from each other and inspire each other to do the best work possible as the communications world continues to change and evolve.”