NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli announced that Michael Ramah has been appointed chief client officer. He will work closely with senior leadership on both agency- and client-side teams to drive innovation, best practices and growth. Ramah's appointment comes on the heels of his having spent the latter half of 2012 serving as acting CEO of the agency.
"Michael is without a doubt the perfect choice for this position," said Karen van Bergen, CEO, Porter Novelli. "As the architect of our industry-leading strategic planning and research discipline, Michael can swiftly determine what clients need in order to ensure their business and communications objectives are in alignment and that they are positioned for solid growth.
"Perhaps most important, as a 25-year veteran of the agency, Michael has an intimate understanding of Porter Novelli – of our history, our mission, our culture and our expertise. In his new position he will bring all of that knowledge to bear as he works to build and strengthen client engagements across the agency," van Bergen added.
Prior to joining Porter Novelli, Michael was manager of marketing services at Seven-Up International, with responsibility for worldwide implementation of non-advertising based brand support. Fluent in Spanish, he is a graduate of Williams College.About Porter Novelli Porter Novelli is one of the world's leading public relations agencies. With 90 offices in nearly 60 countries, Porter Novelli delivers best-in-class service to clients around the globe. As the agency that pioneered social marketing, Porter Novelli's heritage is grounded in influence – motivating people to change deeply ingrained behaviors that are rooted in cultural and social norms. This is achieved by identifying and activating against key insights that drive transformational change-- going beyond just "solving a problem". The result is greater than just influencing people – Porter Novelli makes them believe. For additional information, please visit www.porternovelli.com. Porter Novelli is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. About Diversified Agency ServicesDiversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) ( www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries. About Omnicom Group Inc.Omnicom Group Inc. ( www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Contact: Catherine Sullivan Catherine.Sullivan@porternovelli.com212-601-8315 SOURCE Porter Novelli
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