Marco de Comunicación, the best rated and most awarded communications agency, has expanded its international team with five new professionals. This growth in the team seeks to respond to the increased demand from its clients for 360-degree international services. These clients include the COP22, the World Water Council (WWC), Kaiserwetter, ABA English, Udemy and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). On this occasion, Marco de Comunicación has hired Selina Ashdown, Nicolás Eliades, Ayeesha Holder, Lukas Kollenz and Agnes Menuet.
Selina Ashdown joins as an account manager. She holds a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and has over 10 years’ experience in corporate communications and strategic consulting. She has worked in firms such as GOLIN, part of Interpublic Group, in the prestigious English PR agency Mandate Communications and with corporate clients such as Nokia, Unilever, Petrofac and British Airways, among others. She currently resides in Spain and speaks Spanish and English as her native language.
Nicolás Eliades also joins as an account manager. He holds a degree in International Relations and two masters, one in Conflict Management from the UN University for Peace and in Latin American Studies from the University of Salamanca. He’s worked with the United States Department of State in its embassy in Colombia, in the Public Affairs section and for the DGComm of the European Commission. He has also been a foreign correspondent for the Colombian newspaper, El Espectador, and a journalist in various media outlets on four continents. He speaks Spanish, English, French, Greek and Afrikaans.
Agnes Menuet joins as media relations manager. She has a degree in Communication and Commercial Techniques from the ISEG in Bordeaux, in her native France. She also holds a Master’s degree in Communications from Bond University in Australia. She has worked in the UK as a senior consultant at Lime PR for accounts such as Courvoisier, Jim Beam, Brugal and Larios 12. She has also been part of the communications department at Pernod Ricard UK and Olympic Broadcasting Services. She is bilingual in English and French.
Lukas Kollenz joins as a media relations manager. He has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Hogeschool in Amsterdam. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Protection from the University of Alcalá. He has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Spain, Xerox and Intercontinental Hotels Group, as well as with accounts such as the Japan External Trade Organization or Japan Airlines, among others. He has also collaborated with USA Today and the Washington Post. He is fluent in German, English, Spanish, French and Dutch.
Ayeesha Holder has been incorporated as an account executive. She graduated in Broadcasting Communications from the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in New Zealand, with a specialisation in Broadcast Journalism. She has experience as a journalist and presenter on radio and television for platforms such as South Sound FM Canterbury and 3News. She has also been a native English teacher at Altamira and Alkor schools. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
“I am delighted with the addition of so much international talent that places us in a position to provide 360º support to our clients not only on the Iberian Peninsula, but globally,” says Didier Lagae, CEO and founder of Marco de Comunicación.