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07 Dec 17. Spectra Group (UK) Ltd signs contract with UK marketing and communications agency, Chamois Consulting. Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, a world leading solutions provider of high grade information security and communication capabilities, signs contract with UK marketing and communications agency, Chamois Consulting Ltd.
Spectra, a company trusted by the world’s best to deliver secure mission critical information and communication capabilities through a range of secure, end-to-end solutions ranging from tactical communications to secure networks. One of Spectra’s best-known products is SlingShot®, which adds BLOS COTM (Beyond Line of Sight Communications On The Move) to in-service tactical VHF and UHF radios. With reduced cost compared to traditional TACSAT, increased channel availability and almost no increase in the training burden, SlingShot is redefining tactical communications. Spectra has strategic relationships with both Inmarsat, whose L-TAC™ service uses SlingShot and Airbus which brands SlingShot as TREx services.
Under this contract, the team at Chamois will provide an integrated, out-sourced marketing, communications and advertising service. Already firmly established in the global defence market, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd has appointed Chamois to support an ever-expanding footprint. With continued international sales, Spectra plans to raise its global profile. The agreement between the two organisations means that Spectra can continue to focus on the ongoing delivery of its secure voice, data and satellite communications to its consistently growing portfolio of customers, whilst the Chamois team will enhance brand awareness for Spectra, helping to ensure that the Spectra brand is a world-leader.
Simon Davies, CEO at Spectra Group (UK) Ltd said, “Working with an external marketing and PR agency is a logical way for Spectra to raise its global profile as we continue to expand our international footprint. We’ve taken on Chamois to assist us as we’ve been impressed by how they work to improve brand awareness and effectively market products and services into the international defence sector. Our strategy for growth will need us to be seen and understood by more and more people, world-wide. We’re confident that Chamois is the right choice for Spectra and we’re particularly looking forward to receiving their help as we expand in the global marketplace”.
Jamie Clarke, Director and Founder at Chamois said, “We’re delighted to be working with Spectra and we are very much looking forward to helping them get to where they want to be in the future”. He added: “Spectra is an amazing company with incredible products, such as SlingShot”.
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