Australian ECCO member IMPACT Communications Australia broadens reach into Ireland, Spain and Portugal
28.05.2014

Award-winning Sydney public relations agency, IMPACT Communications Australia, has broadened its reach into Ireland, Spain, and Portugal with the addition of two new agencies in to ECCO International Network.

Insight Consultants and Canela Public Relations announced their partnership with the leading global public relations and marketing services network last week, widening ECCO’s scope of multinational expertise.

ECCO is headquartered in London and has independent, owner-managed agencies spread across 40 countries worldwide. With representatives in major global markets, the network has strengthened its reach by recruiting these award-winning agencies based in Ireland, Spain and Portugal.

Nicole Webb, Managing Director of Sydney-based PR agency, IMPACT Communications, welcomes the new members. She says, “PR and Communication is now a global practice. It is vital agencies can marry local expertise with global perspectives.”
“IMPACT maintains the diligence and nimbleness of an independent agency, but with the addition of these two new agencies, we expand our multinational reach”, she added.

Insight Consultants, established in 2006, has excelled in the Irish Public Relations and communications industry by delivering creative PR strategic solutions. The Dublin-based award-winning company provide services to clients including media relations, corporate and healthcare communications, consumer PR, political lobbying, crisis management, media as well as presentation training and digital communications. Insight Consultants won PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association) awards for Consumer PR Campaign 2013, Not-for-Profit PR Campaign 2013 and Consumer Event 2013.

Insight Consultants prides itself on its extensive experience in delivering innovative, award-winning and impactful campaigns. From multi-national brands to home-grown indigenous companies, Insight Consultants client work includes Aldi Ireland, Ireland’s National Children’s Hospital, Durex, Nurofen for Children, UPMC Beacon Hospital Dublin, Dublin City Council, An Post (Irish Postal Service), Genomic Health, Asthma Society of Ireland and Top Oil to name just a few.

As one of the fastest growing boutique agencies on the Continent, Canela Public Relations clients include Kodak, Fred Perry, Intel and Nissan. With headquarters in Barcelona, and offices in Madrid and Lisbon, they offer a wide range of communications services, from traditional press office to digital media strategies. Canela PR specialise in consumer, technology, lifestyle and business to business clients.

This partnership with ECCO offers both agencies access to more than 40 markets worldwide and a large portfolio of international clients.

Sara Render, Chairman of ECCO, comments that, “ECCO is pleased to receive Insight Consultants and Canela Public Relations into the network as it facilitates ECCO’s presence in new countries. All our members are independent owner-managed businesses with a strong track record of good client retention and excellent work. Both agencies meet the criteria as well as, importantly, having principals with an international mind-set. They are an important addition for ECCO clients as strong emerging markets. We are thrilled to have these agencies on board.”

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