Government Relations

KOM PR has a vast experience and intimate knowledge of protecting our clients’ interest when communicating with all levels of government.

Media Relations

Through planned and measured implementation KOM PR works closely with the media in Iceland and abroad to arrange interviews and briefings and run campaigns and competitions.

Crisis management

Building up a strong reputation takes decades, but it can be destroyed in only a very few minutes. KOM has extensive experience with crisis management situations.

Event Management

KOM PR has supervised the organisation and staging of all kinds of events around the globe for companies, financial institutions, NGOs and government bodies.

KOM Public Relations at Hofdatorg | Katrinartuni 2 | 105 Reykjavik | Sími 540 8800 | Fax 562 3411 | kom(at)kom.is

About KOM

KOM PR was established in 1986 and is the oldest Public relations (PR) and Public affairs (PA) consultancy in Iceland. Its first major assignment was running the International Press Centre during the Reagan-Gorbachev Reykjavik Summit in 1986. KOM PR has been in charge of countless meetings, conferences and exhibits both in Iceland, other European countries and the US. Over the years, KOM PR has serviced international clients such as Alcoa, VISA Europe, Novo Nordisk, Flybe, Flugger and many others. KOM has a solid reputation in guiding and educating them on Icelandic society to best protect their interests.

For 30 years, we have provided tactical and strategic communications assistance to our clients both within Iceland and abroad. Our clients’ interests cover dozens of business sectors and a myriad of issue areas, and we never lose our sight of our principal objective to protect and improve our clients’ performance and standing in their field. To do this effectively requires integrity, professional credibility, and a strategic perspective born of a long track record of success. This is why leading businesses, associations and public service organizations operating in Iceland choose KOM PR for their public relations needs.

KOM PR’s professional team all have work experience outside of the PR industry, affording a wide network in the fields of government, journalism, market research, direct marketing, TV production and training.

Foreign Associates

Throughout the years KOM has worked with many international PR firms. We have a longstanding relationship with Plexus Consulting in Washington.

Services

We are proud of our heritage. For over 25 years we have provided tactical and strategic communications assistance to our clients domestically and abroad. While our clients' interests cover dozens of sectors and a myriad of issue areas we never lose sight of our overriding objective, which is to protect and improve our clients' performance and standing in whatever field they may be in.

To do this effectively requires integrity, tactical skills and knowledge, professional credibility, and a strategic perspective born of a long track record of success. This is why the leading businesses, associations and public service organizations operating in Iceland choose KOM for their public relations needs.

Government Relations

KOM PR has a vast experience and intimate knowledge of protecting our clients’ interest when communicating with all levels of government.

Media Relations

Through planned and measured implementation KOM PR works closely with the media in Iceland and abroad to arrange interviews and briefings and run campaigns and competitions. In addition, KOM PR’s ongoing liaison with journalists ensures that its clients are mentioned in all appropriate features and articles.

Crisis management

One of a company's most precious assets is its reputation. Building up a strong reputation takes decades, but it can be destroyed in only a very few minutes. KOM has extensive experience with crisis management situations.

Event Management

KOM PR has supervised the organisation and staging of all kinds of events around the globe for companies, financial institutions, NGOs and government bodies. This has included organising conferences, promotional events, annual meetings, receptions and corporate hospitality programmes. KOM PR believes that every event should serve a clear purpose and deliver measurable results. As a result, KOM PR works closely with clients to ensure that every event is not only the most appropriate for the target audience but will also meet the client’s business objectives.

Publications

Iceland News Briefs

For the past 20 years KOM PR has published Iceland News Briefs – iNB – twice a week, the only service of its kind in Iceland. The news briefs are primarily meant for leading non-Icelandic-speaking diplomats, officials, bankers and business people who must keep up-to-date and seek insight into Icelandic affairs. We know that you are bombarded with information, and that's why we get key information to you quickly and keep it short, telescoping on the top story of the day and providing key insights into major issues. iNB will keep you informed and up-to-date at a glance, arriving in your e-mail on Mondays and Thursdays.

For a free trial subscription, please contact us by phone, (354) 540 8800, or e-mail, kom(at)kom.is.

Iceland Energy and Industry

Iceland Energy and Industry (IEI), a weekly media intelligence report in English, is published by KOM Public Relations. It is a summary of the Icelandic media's coverage of the energy sector and energy-intensive industries in Iceland. The aim of IEI is to enable subscribers to follow discussions on the energy sector and energy-intensive industries in Iceland in a convenient and cost-efficient way. IEI monitors all major Icelandic media for news relating to the energy sector and energy-intensive industries in Iceland: TV, radio and newspapers, as well as publications of relevant associations and institutions.

For a free trial subscription, please contact us by phone, (354) 540 8800, or e-mail, kom(at)kom.is.

Founder

Jón Hákon Magnússon 1941-2014

Jón Hákon Magnússon, founded KOM PR in 1986. For nearly all of his professional life Magnússon was involved in mass communications, one way or another. He was a journalist in both Iceland and the US, a news broadcaster for the Icelandic State Television, a frequent contributor to foreign newspapers as well as a correspondent for the Financial Times for a number of years. He was in charge of the International Press Centre for the Reagan-Gorbachev 1986 Reykjavik Summit as well as a consultant to the government of Malta for the Bush and Gorbachev Summit. He is a member of The Institute of Public Relations in Britain, European Association of Public Relations Consultants and International Public Relations Association. Magnússon was chairman of the Public Relations Association of Iceland from 2003 to 2005.

Contact us

General enquiries:
kom@kom.is

Friðjón R. Friðjónsson
Managing Partner
Tel: +354 540 8813
Mobile: +354 849 6373
fridjon@kom.is

Björgvin Guðmundsson
Partner and Senior Account Manager
Tel: +354 540 8815
Mobile: +354 821 1929
bjorgvin@kom.is

Bolli Valgarðsson
Senior Account Manager
Tel: +354 540 8814
Mobile: +354 897 9878
bolli@kom.is

Óli Kr. Ármannsson
Account Manager
Tel: +354 540 8819
Mobile: +354 869 3208
olikr@kom.is

Sigrún Kristinsdóttir
Financial Manager
Tel: +345 540 8812
Mobile: +354 861 3004
sigrun@kom.is

Soffía Sigurgeirsdóttir
Account Manager
Tel: +354 540 8811
Mobile: +354 694 9099
soffia@kom.is




KOM Public Relations at Hofdatorg | Katrinartuni 2 | 105 Reykjavik | Sími 540 8800 | Fax 562 3411 | kom(at)kom.is