MILAN, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has appointed Marco Dell'Era as general manager in Italy. Effective immediately, Dell'Era will assume responsibility for the firm's business in Milan and join Fleishman-Hillard's EMEA management team.
Dell'Era brings extensive corporate and agency experience. Before joining Fleishman-Hillard from his position as marketing and PR director at Art Living World, he was head of corporate communications at Nike Italy, marketing director at Dsquared2 and marketing and PR director of Lycos Italy. Dell'Era also has worked at communications firms Barabino & Partners and Edelman.
"Marco is a highly respected public relations practitioner and marketer," said Dave Senay, president and CEO of Fleishman-Hillard. "His career at some of the top agencies and brands speaks for itself, and his combination of experience and personality will help us achieve our objective of becoming the world's most complete communications firm."
"I feel that this is a great time to be returning to the agency business," said Dell'Era. "I am impressed with the sheer breadth of work being undertaken by Fleishman-Hillard and its vision of a much more integrated future. The firm has been doing some truly groundbreaking work in the digital space in Italy, and I look forward to building on that success."
Dell'Era will replace Gita Angeli, who is leaving the firm after 14 years as she wishes more flexibility for family reasons.
"We are very grateful to Gita for her many triumphs while at Fleishman-Hillard, first as general manager in Paris before taking on a similar role in Milan," added Senay. "She leaves us with the warmest best wishes of our entire firm. We will all sincerely miss her."
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world's leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organisations. The firm is widely recognised for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard website at www.fleishmanhillard.com. Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.
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