Public-, private-sector clients to benefit from expanded investment
promotion, communication services
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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6 /CNW Telbec/ - APCO Worldwide and
Montreal-based market-research firm ROI Research On Investment will
partner to extend services in identifying corporate expansion
opportunities, Robert Schooling, managing director of APCO's
Washington, D.C., office, announced today.
"There is a natural synergy between the individual work of each of our
firms, and we see a great opportunity to increase our global investment
and communication opportunities and expand the scope of our services,"
"We have had the pleasure of working with ROI in the past, and we look
forward to exploring additional success together," said Barry
Schumacher, senior vice president and director of APCO's government
ROI provides specialized expertise in investment prospecting for
government economic development agencies, commercial CMOs and sales
executives that complement the high-end integrated communication
counsel offered by APCO's nearly 600 professionals in 30 offices around
the world. Together, APCO and ROI will collaborate as global strategic
partners to identify new international business opportunities and offer
more integrative services to their clients. "ROI and APCO have
collaborated on a number of international engagements that culminated
in great results for our clients. It became clear that further
exploring shared opportunities would be a great win for our individual
organizations, and more importantly, for our customers," said Steven
Jast, president of ROI. "This agreement significantly enhances ROI's
international footprint and service offering."
APCO and ROI previously worked together for clients including the
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, where they provided
investment prospecting and representation services for life sciences,
digital media, business services and IT companies in the United States;
the provincial government of New Brunswick, where the team identified
companies from India considering expansion to eastern Canada; Sterling
Special Economic Zone, where they completed a study to identify foreign
direct investment opportunities in Gujarat State, India; and the
Thailand Board of Investment, where the team organized a tour of
Thailand's automotive and steel industries for journalists.
About APCO Worldwide
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned
global communication consultancy with offices in major cities
throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO clients include corporations
and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and
seven of the top 10 companies on Fortune's Global 500. APCO offers services related to business, industry and
finance; media, public opinion and society; and government and public
policy. The firm is a majority women-owned business. For more
information, please visit www.apcoworldwide.com.
About ROI Research on Investment
ROI Research On Investment, a specialized market research firm based in
Montreal, provides clients around the world with services to enhance
their business development and investment prospecting efforts. With a
team of more than 60 research professionals, fluent in more than 25
languages, ROI's research capabilities are global in scope. ROI employs
the most advanced and innovative research methodologies to provide
customized solutions to government and industry clients who wish to
enhance their outreach efforts by identifying the most qualified
targets for their sales, marketing and business development efforts.
For more information, please visit www.roivision.com.
SOURCE ROI Research On Investment
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