Bulgarian public relations expert Maxim Behar has received two Honoree Medals for his PR company M3 Communications Group, Inc. at the 7th Annual International Business Awards, also known as the Stevie Awards, the world's only international, all-encompassing business awards program.
The medals were presented to Behar by Michael Gallagher, CEO of the Stevie Awards, and by Tanya Beckett, one of the top anchors of the BBC World Service, at a ceremony in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.
M3 Communications Group, Inc., a Hill & Knowlton associate, grabbed the Stevie Awards in the categories "Public Relations Agency of the Year in Europe" and "Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe." This is the second time that the company makes it to the finals for the best PR agency after its success in 2007.
The company landed its award in the category "Most Innovative Company of the Year" with its well known project "Experience Sofia - 130 Years Capital" by Alpha Bank.
The project made it possible for the citizens of the capital to enjoy the romanticism and architecture of past centuries on the occasion of the 130th anniversary since Sofia was declared Bulgaria's capital and Alpha Bank was established (both happened in 1879).