Telecom Italia Media: Presenting APcom

10/03/2003 - 00:00 PM

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AP.Biscom changes name

Antonio Calabrò is Press Agency Manager
Gaetano La Pira is Co-Manager

Also launching: TMnews, the 100% Telecom Italia Media subsidiary that owns apcom
Riccardo Perissich is Chairman, Fabrizio Grassi is CEO

Apcom is the new name of the press agency formerly known as ApBiscom. Helmed by Antonio Calabrò, with Gaetano La Pira as co-manager,  apcom is an expression of the synergy generated by the well-known international press agency AP and Telecom Italia Media, which has taken over an exclusive contract for AP’s international bulletins for Italy after acquiring eBisnews.

Riccardo Perissich is taking over as Chairman of TMnews (formerly eBisnews), the Telecom Italia Group company that owns apcom. Fabrizio Grassi is CEO. Antonio Calabrò, Aldo Cappuccio, Paolo Dal Pino, Matteo Fabiani, Enrico Parazzini and Paolo Serra are the other Board members.
One of apcom’s first priorities is to expand its Milan bureau in order to enhance its coverage of financial news, analysis and the stock markets, and to realize news synergies with La7 television news.
The main Rome and foreign news bureaux will also be strengthened, with an office in Frankfurt to follow events at the ECB and add to the European news already covered by the Brussels bureau.

The press agency’s plans for growth build on its current assets of 50 journalists, five offices and a flow of over 600 daily bulletins, making it one of Italy’s most active primary news sources. This has been achieved in less than three years, since AP.Biscom was founded by Lucia Annunziata. The agency is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and has scored a long sequence of scoops. The company’s customer portfolio is continuing to expand.