CEO & Chairman of the Board
Maxim Behar is the founder, the soul and the heart of the company since its launch in 1994. He meets each client always in person and actively participates in all company's projects.
Many influential persons not only in Bulgaria call him "an institution" and "communications guru" and without any doubt he is one of the leading opinion makers in the country.
Maxim is Vice President of the largest PR community in the world - ICCO (International Communications Consultancy Organisation) and also Chairman of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Czech operation.
The Indian Business Communications Association named Maxim recently "Communicator of the Decade" and the readers of the most influential Bulgarian magazine "Manager" voted him "Manager of the Year".
Maxim Behar is also Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Seychelles in Bulgaria.
Full bio of Maxim Behar here
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Deputy Chairman of the Board
Director / Administrative, Legal & Financial Affairs
Ivanka Puncheva is the legal Adviser of M3 Communications Group Inc. She joined the team in July, 2007.
Education and Qualifications:
2000 Professional legal capacity obtained
1999 - 2000 Commercial Department, Sofia City Court
1992 - 1999 University of National and World Economy- Sofia, Faculty of Law- LL.M.
1989 - 1991 Yordanka Filaretova Medical College - Pharmacia
Axxon Bulgaria - Product manager - Johnson&Johnson /1998-2001/
Notary Rumiana Eneva and Vanya Kaitazka - law officer /2002-2004/
Montel PLC - Sofia - Legal adviser /2005-2007/
Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate, Urban Planning and Construction Works; Intellectual Property, Employment & Social Security.
Languages: Bulgarian, English, Italian
Member of the Board
Client Services Director
Lily Prodanova started her carrier in M3 Communications Group, Inc. as an intern, growing through Account Assistant, Executive, Manager and was promoted as Director of the Clients Services Department, the main within company, since November 1, 2014.
She is doing daily PR-service activities for variety of clients in different industries. Her responsibilities include creation and implementation of communication and marketing strategies, corporate positioning and product launches, organizing media and corporate events, cost estimations, etc.
Thinking out of the box and copywriting are some of her specialties.
Her previous experience includes governmental institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bulgarian Parliament, one of the biggest media groups in Bulgaria - Economedia, and a startup in the travel business.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in European Studies and currently is pursuing a Master's degree in Innovative marketing and brand management
Member of the Board
Director / Media monitoring
Miglena Damyanova joined the company in August, 2006. She was Online Manager at HeadLine Ltd., the media monitoring company part of M3 Communications Group, Inc. In 2010 Miglena was appointed Managing Director of HeadLine, and since then she has been responsible for the extensive overview and monitoring of the Bulgarian media on various topics, and the preparation of the daily media clips and monthly monitoring reports. She is also in charge of the communication with all HeadLine clients, and supervises a team of professionals.
Member of the Board
Director / Web Development & Online Projects
Milena Trapcheva joined M3 Communications Group, Inc. back in 2001 as a Web Developer. In 2003 she was promoted to a Web Director, and since then has been managing the web department at M3 and working on web projects.
Milena is fully involved in the websites creation process, the Internet servers maintenance and in providing technical support to M3's clients.
Member of the Board
Social Media Manager
Katrin Bogdanova joined M3 Communications Group, Inc in August 2013.
She was part of the Client Department for an year than she was promoted to a Social Media Manager. Since than she has been responsible for the social media service activities for key clients - creation and implementation of communication strategies into social media channels, action plans, competitors analyses and online presences. She is in-charge for community management, but also project management on developing applications and canvas platforms. She has a great passion for new media channels and digital marketing.
Ms. Bogdanova received a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications from New Bulgarian University.
Honorary Chairman of the Board
Alan joined St. James's Corporate Communications as Development Director in 1982 and then became Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Financial Public Relations at Charles Barker City, one of London's oldest financial PR companies.
In 1988, he moved to Hill & Knowlton, at that time the world's largest international PR company, as a Managing Director of their UK office and European Practice Head of Financial PR. Working extensively on international PR projects, he became Deputy Chairman with specific responsibility for business in Central and Eastern Europe.
In 1997, UBS appointed him Head of Corporate Communications at their investment bank in London until the merger with Swiss Bank Corp when he left to establish Alan Ogden & Company Ltd.
A founder member of Pro Patrimonio [the Romanian National Trust], and author of several travelogues about Eastern Europe and histories of S.O.E., Alan is a senior international adviser to Hill & Knowlton Strategies'.
Honorary Deputy Chairman of the Board
CEO, Managing Partner J. Crawford Associates, Inc.
J. Crawford excels in business transformations and custom-tailored target marketing.
J. Crawford expertise delivers exponential payback and transforms companies into benchmark profit performers through proven marketing practices, Customer focus, cost containment, and results management.