MARCO, a leading independent global communication consultancy with over 150 consultants in 12 offices across four continents, has welcomed French Public Affairs professional Diane Vey to their European Public Affairs Division.
Diane has experience in press and media relations, corporate and digital strategy communications and governmental communications and will bring all this to bear in her new role as International PR Account Manager at MARCO.
Having worked as Deputy Chief of Staff for the French Minister of Agriculture and Food-Industry, she helped build diplomatic strategies to fight climate change organizing a European summit in Chambord, or defending the “4 per 1000” initiative during the COP21 in Paris. Working for french diplomacy and then joining the City of Paris to implement local policies, she is then well-positioned to support both the MARCO France and EU Public Affairs teams respectively.
Diane’s appointment, following recent incorporation of senior industry veteran Samira Sitail, further reinforces the capabilities of MARCO’s well-established French and Moroccan teams while driving the agency’s growing presence in the area of European Public Affairs and Political Intelligence in France.
MARCO keeps investing in international talent as Diane’s incorporation comes on the back of the opening of its operation in Milan and its Brussels bureau and the hiring of Vassilia Orfanou to spearhead its Brussels operations. MARCO is furthermore preparing the opening of offices in London and Berlin.
MARCO is run by Didier Lagae who has been named as the European and Global PR Professional of the Year for the PR Global Awards and Stevie Awards respectively. Before founding MARCO 18 years ago, Didier held senior positions at Edelman and Weber Shandwick. He was also Global Director of Communications at The Body Shop and Director of External Communications for EMEA at Levi Strauss. In addition, he is a Climate Leader within the Climate Reality Project organization, created by Al Gore, as well as author of the book ‘A Country Brand, a Branded Country’ and president of the COUNTRY BRAND AWARDS.
Lagae’s international attitude has driven MARCO’s global outlook, as demonstrated by MARCO’s work with brands, institutions and corporations across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Diana Vey commented: “I am thrilled to join what is one of Europe’s finest PR outfits. MARCO is a truly global agency at heart that happens to be based in Spain. Its partnership with MSL from Publicis Groupe further powers it well beyond its own presence in 12 markets worldwide. It is also a great team of professionals leading toward the future of communication, and I am really excited to be part of the adventure.”