Welcoming New Partners – South Africa and Italy
Aug · 21 · 2019

Welcoming New Partners – South Africa and Italy

We are pleased to announce new agency partners joining our SERMO network: Eclipse PR, South Africa and M&C Saatchi PR Milano.

Eclipse PR – South Africa

Eclipse PR has offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and senior representation in Durban, with a team 50 people strong and a wealth of consumer and corporate expertise. Their diverse client roster includes Netflix, Mars, Nespresso and CHI. The agency joins as it celebrates its 21st birthday this August and moves into new premises in Cape Town.

The agency was established by co-founders Jacki McEwen, a career publicist – with vast experience in both consumer and corporate PR and a passion in new business development and strategy and Steve Powell. Steve has a long history in business re-engineering for start-ups, large corporates and tech development across multiple global territories. He ensures the engine room keeps running optimally – taking care of cash-flow, resourcing, and managing workflow.

They commented: “Eclipse PR has a strong spirit of entrepreneurship, and values meaningful relationships.  We saw both reflected in the SERMO Network. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with international clients and partner agencies with a track record of success and aligned with our beliefs. We are delighted to represent them across the African continent.”

M&C Saatchi PR Milano – Italy

Part of the worldwide M&C Saatchi network, M&C Saatchi PR Milano has a fantastic array of clients from QVC and Dr. Hauschka to MVMT. Managing director Francesca Noseda announced:

“I am very proud to partner with SERMO: from New York to Hong Kong and throughout Europe, we now join a network of exceptional partners with whom we look forward to forging and developing solid relations and embarking on exciting collaborations. In an ever-changing climate it’s important to keep evolving and being part of SERMO will enable us to bring effective and cutting-edge communication strategies and knowledge to Italy.”

“Importantly, the network allows us to retrieve the value of real relationships with people: digitalisation is replacing human contact and compromising authentic relations, but it shouldn’t. We’ll now be able to share and apply wide market experience and global industry intel, so that we can develop campaigns applicable to many different cultures; making a difference in each partner territory.”