The GO Communications Group has acquired one of Cambodia’s leading Public Relations and Events agencies Active Event Management.
The 100 percent ‘buy out’ of Active follows the acquisition of Thailand PR agency DC Consultants in May 2012.
Active will continue to be led by Managing Director Sisopheak Siet.
The Phnom Penh based agency has a staff of over 25 plus 180 field work support staff. Clients include Beeline, Ford, Coca Cola, LG, Colgate Palmolive, Manulife, Aeon Micro Finance, BAT, Dumex, Phnom Penh Security.
Cambodia’s Minister of Information, H.E. Khieu Kanharith attended the press conference and cocktail reception for the acquisition announcement.
H.E. Khieu Kanharith gave a speech at the event and said, “GO Communications is a giant in the Public Relations industry and we are delighted that they have chosen to come to Cambodia and partner with Active Events”. He said, “their level of expertise and operations is amongst the best in the region. “I am confident that their vision to be a leading PR group in the region will prove a successful venture”.
GO Communications Group CEO, Michael de Kretser commented, “Part of our blueprint strategy is to have a solid network within the Mekong Delta, and it is now coming together very quickly”.
The Cambodian acquisition is another step in the GO Communications Group plans to create Asia’s Largest Independent Public Relations network.