Public affairs and strategic communications put APCO Worldwide on the map. The company's specialized services include corporate, investor, employee communication, crisis management, litigation communication, and government relations. It serves governments, industry associations, nonprofit organizations, and FORTUNE 500 companies; clients have included Johnson Controls, Dow Corning, Microsoft, The European Express Association, and The China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO). APCO, a majority woman-owned business, was originally established in 1984.
The company has 34 offices in North America, Europe, and Africa and has been aggressively expanding into Asia
In 2012 the India operations of APCO Worldwide entered into strategic partnership with Aakriti Promotions & Media Ltd, a premier Ahmedabad-based advertising agency, focused on developing a comprehensive communication offer in the country. The partnership strategically integrated APCO and Aakriti’s services to provide a 360-degree communication service to present and future clients in Asia.
Elsewhere APCO has been expanding via acquisitions and branching out its office network in select markets.
Mergers and Acquisitions
In early 2011 APCO obtained Eloqui Public Relations, based in London. Months earlier, the company acquired JiWin Public Relations, a PR firm catering to the Middle East. JiWin, formerly owned by Dubai Holding, is based in the United Arab Emirates, a region of the world APCO sees as a key focal point for connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe to the rest of the world.
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