Porter Novelli Announces Expansion Of Bulgarian Network Partner

APRA Porter Novelli Opens New Offices in Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo

Aug 13, 2012, 10:35 ET from Porter Novelli

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli has announced that APRA Porter Novelli, its network partner in Bulgaria, has expanded into three new markets: Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo. APRA Porter Novelli will service global clients within the Porter Novelli network in the region as well as local companies and organizations that require a strategic communications partner.

"APRA Porter Novelli has established itself as a premier agency whose passion for helping its clients build their brands across borders is only exceeded by its depth of talent and commitment to success," said Michael Ramah, acting CEO, Porter Novelli. "We are exceedingly proud that their achievements are enabling them to expand into such key growing markets as Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo."

APRA Porter Novelli is one of the leading communications agencies in Bulgaria, and counts top global brands in the food and beverage, technology, health care, personal care and spirits industries among its clients.

"Our offices in the capital cities of Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo - Skopje, Tirana and Pristina, respectively - are a logical continuation of our success on the Bulgarian market," said Ruja Zagorska, CEO of APRA Porter Novelli. "Our clients are mainly international companies that operate in the Balkans and need an agency to manage their campaigns and projects throughout the region. The expansion will enable us to further support these global brands."

In July 2012, APRA Porter Novelli celebrated 18 years since its establishment. Over the years, campaigns by APRA Porter Novelli have won many prestigious awards, including BAPRA Bright Awards, SABRE Awards, Stevie Awards, PR News Platinum Awards, and many others.

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