Bulgaria's Maxim Behar Grabs Global Business Award

Bulgarian businessman and PR expert Maxim Behar has been awarded as a Distinguished Honoree in the Executive of the Year in Advertising, Marketing, and PR category by the International Business Awards, aka The Stevies.

Behar, the CEO of the largest Bulgarian PR company, M3 Communications Group, Inc., is thus winning a Bronze Stevie Award as Executive of the Year for a second consecutive year. Since the beginning of 2012, Behar has been in charge of the Prague Office of global communications corporation Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

The Stevie Awards are the world's only international, all-encompassing business awards program. Nicknamed the "Stevies" from the Greek word for "crowned," they are designed to honor the efforts, accomplishments and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide.

"This award is evidence that business in Bulgaria is managed and developing at a global level. Winning it for the second year in a row means that PR is sustainable and adaptable to the changing business environment. In 2012, M3 Communications has remained a leader in this respect," Behar commented.

The Bulgarian PR expert received his first Stevie Award as Executive of the Year back in 2011 at a glamorous gala dinner in Abu Dhabi, where the PR company that he manages grabbed the Stevie Awards in the categories "Public Relations Agency of the Year in Europe" and "Most Innovative Company of the Year in Europe."

The Executive of the Year award recognizes leaders with significant contribution to their organizations, and who are an example for the ever more strategic role in the development of public relations and modern business.

More information about the Stevies won by М3 Communications Group, Inc. Is available here:

The Bulgarian PR company M3 Communications Group, Inc., is an associate of the largest global PR company, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, part of WPP Group PLC.

M3 Communications Group, Inc. Provides a wide range of public communication services – communication strategies, media relations, web services, creation and printing of advertising materials, medial planning and purchase, corporate event planning and organized, crisis management, lobbying, marketing concepts, and media monitoring.

The company's founder Maxim Behar has rich experience of more than 25 years in public communications, and is a widely recognized communications and journalism expert, known as a creative personality with influence in Bulgarian political and business life.

The Stevie Awards are divided in four programs: American Business Awards, International Business Awards, Women in Business Stevie Awards, and Stevie Awards for Customer Services and Sales.

Standing out in terms of their variety and scope, and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize great business achievements globally. More information about the Stevie Awards is available at

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