Marathon Strategies has launched “Insight 2020,” a research and analysis program offering strategic insight into the 2020 presidential campaign issues that may impact businesses and industries. Once engaged on an “Insight 2020” assignment, Marathon will develop an overview of key areas of focus including candidate positions, past public statements, and important votes. It will identify vulnerabilities and inconsistencies in candidates’ records and potential conflicts of interest with specific industries or companies. “Marathon Strategies is eager to help manage reputational challenges during the 2020 campaign and pave the way for what might come next if a new administration takes office in 2021,” said Marathon managing director and founder Phil Singer, who served as national spokesperson for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and deputy communications director of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign.


Asoviva LLC, an integrated communications agency with headquarters in Tokyo, is now a partner in IPREX. Recently established from three existing communications agencies, Asoviva helps overseas companies reach Japanese consumers and Japanese companies reach global consumers. The agency works with clients in the technology, healthcare, fashion, food and beverage, entertainment and gaming sectors. Their clients include Citizen Watch, Fuji Television, Johnson & Johnson and OrCam Technologies.


Moscow-based iMARS Communications has signed an Agreement on Collaboration and Cooperation with the Azerbaijan Public Relations Specialists Association and Baku School of Public Relations. The companies have agreed on joint activities for communications support of Azerbaijan companies entering the Russian market, and companies from Russia entering the Azerbaijan market. All parties to the agreement will take an active part in establishing dialogue and exchange of platforms for cooperation in the area of communications and public relations in both countries. iMARS, which runs an affiliated company in Beijing, has implemented projects in India, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates and Argentina.