Transaction Network Services, Inc., the leading provider of communications services for financial and data transactions, has selected Environics Communications as its new U.S. public relations agency.
Environics will provide public relations strategic counsel and tactical implementation to TNS, which is headquartered in Reston, Va. and has operations worldwide. The account will be serviced primarily by Environics’ new Washington, DC office, which opened just this summer. Environics’ Stamford, Conn. office will also assist with U.S. public relations efforts. TNS was founded in August 1990 by Jack McDonnell to build and operate a communications network focused on the needs of the point-of-sale transaction processing industry. Today, TNS provides data communications for financial transactions such as point-of-sale processing of credit and debit cards, remote ATM networking, processing healthcare and other electronic benefits, approving telephone calling cards and wireless prepaid calling cards, and the processing of financial exchange transactions.
TNS has more than 70 percent of the U.S. transaction communications market, is the market leader in the U.K., and is also rapidly expanding operations in other countries around the world.
TNS joins several long-term Environics clients that are based in the Washington Baltimore market and serviced out of the agency’s Toronto, Stamford, and new D.C. offices. These clients include the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, BITS (the banking consortium working toward e- commerce initiatives), the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and Sylvan Learning Centers.
Founded in 1994 and now with nearly 70 staff in the United States and Canada and annual fee income over $6 million, Environics Communications, Inc. ( or ) is a full-service, management-owned and tri-lingual public relations agency. Environics provides breakthrough communications solutions for clients in the advanced technology, financial services, healthcare, multicultural, consumer, e-commerce, and communications and media sectors. The firm’s offices are located in Montreal, Toronto, Stamford and Washington, D.C.Details