Facts and figures
Wellcom obtains the Grand Prix Strategies of Public Relations 2017 : Gold trophy for the campaign of the SDI ” The SDI (the representative body of the self-employed) takes action on the RSI (the social security system that covers the self-employed)
Wellcom designated French Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report (Sabre Awards Prize).
With 110 staff, Wellcom’s business activity has increased by almost 15%. The Agency renews its quality certification with a score of 92.5%.
Wellcom and La Maison Link, an omnipresent agency in the Consumer and Lifestyle sectors, combine their expertise, leading to the creation of the Wellcom Link Centre. Wellcom now achieves revenue of over 12 million euros and employs over 100 staff.
The Agency has 95 associates. It is appointed “French Consultancy Firm of the Year” by the Holmes Report. New edition of the Guide Social Media (Social Media Guide) that includes the social networks at the heart of communication strategies.
“Certificat d’Excellence” (Certificate of Excellence) issued by SABRE Awards for the ASNAV digital operation (Association nationale pour l’Amélioration de la Vue – National Association for Eyesight Improvement) “Quand on ne voit pas net – When We Cannot See Clearly”. Sabre Awards rewards Wellcom and makes Origami System® “The PR Service of the Year”. SABRE Awards nominates Wellcom “French Advisory Agency of the Year”. Three nominations: SITL, reindustrialization project, Chemical and Industrial category – SOS Alibi, Media Relations Category – Paris Cola (Fonbelle), France category. Wellcom joins the international PROI network, the first network of entrepreneurial agencies. Wellcom has over 100 agencies spread over the five continents.
Wellcom wins the Communication & Enterprise Grand Prize in the”Press Relations/ Public Relations” category for Elior Restauration Enseignement. Wellcom inaugurates the launch of Origami System®, a new innovative tool that gives greater depth and more meaning to Communication.
Wellcom is nominated French Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report (Sabre Awards prize). Wellcom, the first certified French agency according to CMS, the Consultancy Management Standard. Publication of “L’entreprise en 80 valeurs” (The Enterprise in 80 Values) (JF Claude, T. Wellhoff, – Editions Liaisons). Publication in English of the book: “Values”.
The agency has 80 staff and moves to premises near l’Etoile in Paris in an independent building, develops its consumer business activity and is nominated for the Sabre Awards. A new edition of the Index International des Valeurs Corporate® – International Index of Corporate Values and publication of the book entitled “Les Valeurs” by Editions Eyrolles.
Wellcom launches the Wellcom network®, a regional network of agencies specialized in public relations and press relations present in ten regional capital cities: Paris, Strasbourg, Lille, Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Avignon, Marseille, Montpellier and Lyon. Wellcom network® hence offers the possibility of pooling resources in order to cater mainly for national companies that have a regional presence and for retail companies and State departments.
The Agency has 50 staff, ten of whom are directly linked to the Corporate and Marketing Division and 25 to the Public Relations Division. The ECCO network includes over 40 licensed or affiliated agencies in the world. The Values Index become international and hence covers 12 countries and 4000 companies.
Publication of the first Values Index that maps out the values of French companies.
Alongside international agencies, (Kinross & Render – UK ; Bex* Van der Schans – Netherlands; Dikom – Germany; Communication Matters – Austria; Brand Central Station – United-States) Wellcom creates the international network called ECCO, the head-office of which is located in London.
Wellcom structures its business activity upstream at the level of the Board and downstream at the operational level with two separate departments, one dedicated to Press Relations and Events Organization and the other to Advertising and Operational Marketing. The B to B and B to C clients call upon the Agency for all or part of its competences.
Wellcom is one of the very first French Communication Agencies to use the Internet as a communication tool and creates the first on-line press relations site (Pressonline).
Wellcom develops its know-how in different activity sectors and creates its first general public campaigns on TV, in the press and on billboards. In 1988, Wellcom formalizes its approach and publishes the first edition of “La Démarche de la Valeur” (The Value Approach).
Creation of WELLCOM, a Communications Agency that deploys its know-how from strategic advisory services to the implementation of comprehensive communication plans.