As those on this list know all too well, discussions and debates about the future of our digital economy and society are basically everything, everywhere, all at once. These rules of the road for the digital world will have an enormous impact on what that future looks like. Just as we’ve helped our clients and partners navigate the early days of the internet, we are committed to helping them through this next important chapter, not just here in the US but also in the important centers of activity in Brussels and London. Indeed, the internet knows no borders, nor the policy challenges in front of it, and we are following suit!
We see what is coming, and we want to meet those challenges, as soon as we can, as best as we can, wherever we can.
This announcement has been a few years in the making and we are now absolutely delighted to tell you that Glen Echo Group is officially in Europe! And even better, leading that office is a friend to many of you, Colin Bortner. The former Director of Global Public Policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Netflix, Colin spearheaded Netflix's public affairs engagements throughout the company's international expansions, founded a groundbreaking San Francisco-based biotechnology startup, and worked on and off Capitol Hill shaping US technology policy. So he’s been busy.
This expansion allows us to keep doing what Glen Echo Group does best—combining our technology policy expertise with communications, coalition-building, content and events into highly creative and compelling campaigns for clients across the New Economy, Fortune 500 and the smallest of start-ups alike.
As John Steinbeck once reminded us: “People don’t take trips…trips take people”.
So thank you to all of our friends and family who have been with us since those early trips from our "office" in the back of a Starbucks. None of this would be possible without you and our world-class team of tech public affairs and communications professionals.
Welcome to our merry band, Colin!