17 September 2010 – PricewaterhouseCoopers has refreshed its branding in order to strengthen, and modernise how it represents its worldwide network to its clients, its people and the communities in which it operates.
The new branding includes visual elements, as well as an expression of what PwC really stands for. “How we are viewed by our clients, our people and our stakeholders is really important to us. Beyond our capabilities and experience, we want PwC to be known for building great relationships with clients that help them create the value they’re looking for,” said Mike Kubena, Chief Executive Officer of PwC in Central & Eastern Europe.
The emphasis on a new brand reflects PwC's desire for a more unified representation across its global network. "Our decision to make this change now is because over the last decade PwC has continued to grow and evolve and a concise consistent brand position makes it easier for people to appreciate who we are, what we do, and how we operate across markets,” added Mike.
From a visual perspective, the new branding includes a simplified logo consisting of the initials "pwc" in lower-case type. In practice, the initials "PwC" have been used interchangeably with "PricewaterhouseCoopers" both within and outside the organisation since its formation in 1998. This formal shortening of the brand name will provide consistency and ease of use for PwC firms around the world. "PricewaterhouseCoopers" remains the full name of the global organisation for legal purposes, and will be the name used by PwC firms to sign company audits.
The new logo was developed after consultation with PwC's clients, partners and employees and is designed to be easier to use and better suited to digital and online use.
"We think our new brand expression visually distinguishes PwC in the same way that the quality and expertise of our people differentiates the experience of working with PwC," said Ahmed Sharkh, Country Managing Partner in Latvia.
Creation of the new brand positioning was the work of PwC's Global Brand Team and its Network Leadership Team with assistance from the global brand consultancy Wolff Olins. PwC's global website, pwc.com, has been redesigned to reflect the changes. Visual representations of the new logo accompany this press release.
PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 163,000 people in 151 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. See pwc.com for more information.
"PwC" is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the PwC network. Each firm in the network is a separate legal entity and does not act as agent of PwCIL or any other member firm. PwCIL does not provide any services to clients. PwCIL is not responsible or liable for the acts or omissions of any of its member firms nor can it control the exercise of their professional judgment or bind them in any way.
PwC Central and Eastern Europe has achieved much since its creation more than ten years ago. As a firm, we have been active in some territories of CEE for nearly 20 years -our Hungarian office opened in 1989, we were in Russia in 1990, and Poland and Czechoslovakia (as it was then) in 1991. By the mid-1990s, we had offices in most of the major territories as we now know it.
Today, more than 7,000 people in practices across 29 countries and 48 offices work together in Assurance, Advisory, and Tax and Legal Services. They are committed to delivering lasting solutions to client issues, providing insights into their business and helping them to capitalise on opportunities.
We are the only Big Four firm to have a fully integrated network spanning Central and Eastern Europe and CIS countries. This helps us to provide a seamless service for our clients and means greater international exposure and mobility for our people.
New brand simplifies name, emphasises value creation and relationships