By Nathan Rudyk

The market2world team loves aggressive, visionary clients that aim to make a global impact. So it doesn't get better than this announcement: The New York-based Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has selected market2world as its public relations Agency Of Record (AOR).

While the press release below is dated today, we've been hard at work with the globe-trotting ICF team since last November. It just happens to be an awesome day to formally celebrate that work. 

The UK-based MailOnline, self-described as the media outlet that "reaches more users than any other newspaper site in the world" ran a feature story on ICF's Top7 Intelligent Communities, drawing on previous coverage from NBC News. Today we also have several stories in progress on ICF's pick of BlackBerry Founder and Vice Chairman Mike Lazaridis as 2013 Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year. Read on!

Intelligent Community Forum selects market2world communications as public relations agency of record

NEW YORK, NY – April 4, 2013 – market2world communications inc. today announced it has been named PR Agency of Record by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a think tank and global movement that studies and mentors the economic and social development of 21st century communities. market2world will contribute to the development and execution of ICF’s external communications strategy.

“ICF exists to re-energize communities worldwide.  We try to encourage and share best practices among communities challenged to create prosperity and social stability in a world where jobs, investments and progress increasingly depend on the proper use of broadband and related access communications,” said ICF Co-founder Louis Zacharilla. “The decision to hire an external PR group reflects our desire to build awareness of the ICF movement worldwide. market2world came highly recommended based on its work with economic development and innovation-driven organizations.”

“We are thrilled to add the Intelligent Community Forum to our client roster,” said Nathan Rudyk, President & CEO of market2world communications. “ICF deserves a larger international footprint to encourage both cities and rural communities to create innovation-driven prosperity, and we are honored to help advance the cause of this important movement.”

About Intelligent Community Forum

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) studies and promotes the best practices of the world's Intelligent Communities as they adapt to the demands and seize the opportunities presented by information and communications technology (ICT). To help communities build prosperous economies, solve social problems and enrich local cultures, ICF conducts research, hosts events, publishes newsletters and produces its high-profile international awards program. Over more than a decade, ICF has become an international movement that attracts the attention of global leaders, thinkers, and media observers.  The ICF Foundation consists of 119 cities and regions that have been designated as Intelligent Communities by ICF and which participate in an ongoing global dialogue to strengthen local economies. For more information, go to www.intelligentcommunity.org 

About market2world communications

market2world is one of North America’s most innovative independent public relations and product marketing agencies for global innovators. From initial market introductions for startups to social media-inspired PR campaigns for established companies, from corporate Web sites to sales collaterals, market2world unleashes the power of story to build winning, global brands for its clients. For more information on market2world, go to www.market2world.com.

(Nathan Rudyk is President and CEO with market2world communications inc., the public relations and product marketing agency for global innovators.)

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