The last three months have been quite action packed for Hanmer & Partners Communications Pvt Ltd (H&P). The PR agency has won 40 new mandates in the last three months, with some notable wins involving multi-agency pitches – Aviva Offshore Services, Breadtalk Group, Emirates Airlines, Enam Securities, General Motors India, Global Broadcast News (CNN-IBN), IIM-Lucknow, LG’s IT and GSM businesses, LifeCell, Optimix Asset Management Company, Sahara Amby Valley Lake City, and Starcom MediaVest.
Commenting on the wins, Sunil Gautam, Managing Director, Hanmer & Partners, said, “Within a short span of six years, we have notched up an impressive list of clients across various practices. Today, we work with some of the world’s best and India’s leading corporate entities. It is to the team’s credit that Hanmer & Partners is among the fastest growing public relations consultancies in India today.”
H&P is already working as the PR agency for clients like Nirma, Kinetic Motor Company, CNBC-TV18, LG Electronics, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company Ltd, Gujarat Ambuja Cements Ltd, Goodlass Nerolac, Mudra Communications, Western Union Money Transfer, HDFC Mutual Fund, Baume & Mercier, Discovery Network, STAR Gold, STAR Utsav and SpiceJet Ltd, among others.
H&P has set up several strategic initiatives, Hanmer Public Relations being the core business. Hanmer Interactive, the digital communications division, was launched in 2004. Hanmer Reach (launched in 2004) is India’s first regional PR network that is active in 20 cities in addition to the existing 11-city network.
Hanmer Events, an events and promotions division, conceptualising and delivering events all across India and soon overseas, came into existence in 2002. Hanmer Advertising is a full service, fully accredited advertising agency, which was run under a different name till recently, when the management decided to bring all names under a common umbrella in 2005.
Hanmer & Partners, with a presence in 31 cities in India, offers services that include strategic counseling, corporate image management, brand support, financial public relations, events and promotions, and crisis communications, apart from media relations.
The company is also the sole affiliate of Manning, Selvage & Lee, US, (part of the Publicis Group) which is one of the leading global PR firms, and has an alliance with advertising firms Saatchi & Saatchi, Ambience Publicis, Publicis India, Mudra Communications and Network Advertising.