Association of Consultancies in the field of public relations (AKOS) is the Russian branch of the International Association of Consultancies in the field of public relations (ICCO). ICCO, which was founded in 1988, consists of 28 national organisations comprising more than 1 500 PR-agencies.

Worldwide membership in the ICCO is an accepted indicator of professionalism of the organisation and the quality of services provided. All members of the ICCO, including agencies, follow the ethical standards adopted by the association.

The main objectives of AKOS include:
  • development of highly transparent and efficient industry PR services in Russia
  • the setting of high ethical standards
  • the development of PR, education and representation of public interests of its members
iMARS Communications is one of the leading Russian market players providing the full range of communications services. It is an independent company with a head office in Moscow, a subsidiary in Beijing, China and a network of international partners.

iMARS operates worldwide, carrying out projects in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America for oil and gas, atomic energy, transport and logistics, tourism, FMCG and jewelry companies.

In 2016, iMARS was ranked 64th in the Global Top 250 PR Agency Ranking (The Holmes Report), and since 2017, it has been holding the 57th rank in the PR Week Agency Business Report.

The August ranking of Russian PR agencies was compiled by AKOS and Russian media monitoring system Medialogia.

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