Stockholm; March 10, 2014 – Coast Communications has signed a cooperation agreement with the advertising agency, Thorn, in Helsingborg. The partnership means that Coast Communications now can offer a full range of services in the field of advertising and new media development from one single supplier. The collaboration also means that Coast Communications reproduces its representation in the South of Sweden, with Claes Pihlgren, a public relations and public affairs senior, heading Thorn Relations.

Thorn in Helsingborg employs about 20 staff and is led by, CEO Dan Palmsten. Dan was for a long period of years a client to Coast Communicaions during his time as CEO with Salico.

“We are excited about this collaboration, says Dan Palmsten, President Thorn Advertising Agency. Coast Communictions is known as an insightful and effective providor in advising and crisis managment. Thorn has a strong reputation and offering in promotions and production. The two agencies are complementary to each other.”

The geographical presence in Skåne means a lot to Coast, which lost its Malmö representation in 2009, due to the then partner’s in Malmö, decision to cease communications.

“Coast Communications office in Copenhagen will now have a natural focal point on the Swedish side of the strait. In addition, Thorn Relation’s founder, Claes Pihlgren, is a local point of strength for us”, says KG Rickhamre, MD Coast Communications. “We’ve always had a lot of customers in Skåne, and we are really looking forward to once again have a physical presence on the ground.”