Who We Are
Who We Are
Total Quality Public Relations (TQPR) is an independent strategic communications consultancy. At TQPR we provide trusted advice, counsel and media management on critical business decisions to some of the world’s leading business organizations.
TQPR has offices in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, as well as affiliates throughout Southeast Asia.
Our strength lies in the diversity of our team. A combination of seasoned journalists, public relations professionals and the brightest industry practitioners allows us to provide clients with true experience, real insight and genuine creativity that sets us apart.
We are committed to building brands through our long-term relationships and working side by side with our clients, having earned a reputation for delivering outstanding service, and results, to both public and private sector enterprises. Some of the biggest companies in the world rely on our advice to grow awareness and drive new business.
What We Do
What We Do
TQPR advises clients that range from publicly listed international giants to privately held growth businesses, as well as a full range of pro bono clients in the charity and not for profit sectors. Our integrated offering includes business communications, corporate positioning, investor relations, media relations, training programs, as well as public policy matters and issues management.
Whether the brief is to help build a corporate profile, to prepare for a product launch event, or achieve long-term communication goals, the advice we give is always candid and strategic.
The world of communications remains in constant change. Our consultants are available to help companies navigate these changes and the challenges that come with so as to continuously engage in constructive dialogues with stakeholders and enhance the brand’s reputation.
TQPR is also a partner in The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s leading partnership of independent public relations firms. This alliance leverages the knowledge and expertise of 110 international PR agency partners operating in over 95 cities on six continents around the world. Information on all WORLDCOM partners can be found at www.worldcomgroup.com
MEET THE TEAM
Tom Van Blarcom – Managing Director
Tom has been running TQPR since taking over the firm in 1997. Under his leadership TQPR first became a leader in Thailand's communications sector, then grew into one the top independent agencies in Southeast Asia with a range of clients across an array of sectors. Previously he was Group Manager at Burson-Marsteller, Division Manager with Coca-Cola (Southeast & West Asia), and prior to that was General Manager of Performa, a multi-national management consulting firm. He has been actively involved in communications, management consulting and development for over 25 years. Tom also worked in refugee resettlement in Thailand, and served in the Peace Corps in the Central African Republic and Senegal.
Maetavarin Maneekulpan (Mae) - Partner
Mae is a thought leader in public relations ideas and implementation at the forefront of Thailand's changing landscape. She is a partner at TQPR and sits on the Board of the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world's leading partnership of independently owned public relations. Mae brings a Thai centric consumer product knowledge and market specific understanding to TQPR from her active involvement in a rich variety of major accounts. At Riche Monde, she handled champagne, wines, cognac, and spirits, at AVIVA Décor, it was Bang & Olufsen audio/video products, Rolf Benz luxury furniture and Leicht high-end kitchens. Mae holds a BA in Marketing from Bradford University and an MBA from Leeds Metropolitan University, both in the United Kingdom.
Principal Consultant & Director