Richter Names DDB Public Relations As AOR

Agency tasked with building brand & partner profiles in Toronto

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Montreal-based Richter, an independent strategic accounting, business consulting and financial advisory firm, has named DDB Public Relations as its PR agency of record (AOR) for its new offering in Toronto.

In December 2012, Richter, formerly RSM Richter Chamberland in Montreal, expanded its business to Toronto, announcing a merger with entrepreneurial firm, SBLR LLP Chartered Accountants (SBLR), further establishing Richter's fully integrated, national offering.

Supporting Richter's expansion into Toronto and recent rebranding, DDB Public Relations has been charged with developing a communications strategy to build profile of the new Toronto office and its senior leaders throughout 2013, exposing the market to Richter's services and expertise amongst the entrepreneurial business community.

"Richter has experienced tremendous success in the Montreal market for over 85 years," says Eve Laurier, VP strategic relations, Richter.  "We knew to establish the new Richter brand in Toronto, we needed an agency that could bring strategically strong creative solutions to our thought leadership efforts."

Richter contracted DDB Public Relations in the fall of 2012 to provide local market PR expertise to support its merger with SBLR, which resulted in DDB Public Relations being awarded AOR title for Richter in English Canada. The agency works in partnership with Cohn & Wolfe in Montreal and Bleublancrouge, who is responsible for national branding and advertising.

"Richter's strategic accountant's have a deep understanding of their clients' businesses and they offer a robust suite of entrepreneurial services to cater to future-forward businesses," says Martine Lévy, managing director, DDB Public Relations.  "From the outset, we experienced an instant synergy with the Richter team.  We are very excited to help them grow their profile in the Toronto market."

About Richter
Richter is a professional strategic accounting, business consulting and financial advisory firm with full-service offices in Montreal and Toronto. Founded in 1926, the firm provides a full range of consulting and advisory services in areas of auditing, taxation, corporate finance, restructuring and insolvency, business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting and wealth management.  Richter, is also part of RSM International, a strong international network comprised of affiliate independent members in 80 counties, bringing together the talents of 32,447 individuals in over 700 offices worldwide.

About DDB Canada
Named Strategy's 2012 Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year, DDB Canada is the most creatively acclaimed, internationally recognized marketing communications agency in Canada. Known for advertising that generates significant results for clients, DDB Canada is a "total communications company" whose fundamental belief is that creativity is the most powerful force in business. DDB Canada has offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. The agency's integrated groups include: DDB Kid Think (youth marketing), DDB Public Relations, Tribal DDB (digital), Karacters Design Group, Rapp Canada (direct), Radar DDB (social), DDB Hodes Recruitment Communications (recruitment marketing) and Shopper DDB (shopper marketing).


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