With offices in Moscow, Voronezh, and Krasnodar, Avangard is one of Russia’s leading full-service communication agencies, coordinating work at national and regional levels through a further 12 partners.
Since its foundation in 2003, the agency has developed a suite of services from marketing communication to event management, with a strong digital practice and corporate specialists offering internal communication, crisis work and CSR.
Agency professionals have first class experience in several industry sectors - construction, food and drink, technology, consumer goods, natural resources and environment. Clients include BASF, AGCO, Malta Tourism Authority, Philip Morris and PepsiCo.
“Experience shows that an early benefit of IPREX will be in gaining much closer engagement with markets closest to our borders,” said Vitaly Sheremet, Avangard CEO, “but we expect to network with our partners on a global basis - on research, marketing, client work and best practices. In fact we are already involved in a variety of fascinating projects with our new partners.”
IPREX EMEA President Mayte González-Gil (poweraxle, Madrid) commented: “Vitaly has built up a highly professional team with the excellent connections that are essential in the world's largest country.
“Working with demanding high-profile international brands has kept Avangard at the cutting edge and ensured they focus on delivering serious ROI for their clients. We are especially impressed with the range and depth of their corporate service portfolio. Crisis management and internal communication skills, for example, are often called upon by IPREX clients.”
IPREX is a $250 million network of communication agencies, with more than 1,500 staff and over 100 offices worldwide working across the spectrum of industry sectors and practice disciplines.