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22:15 Apr 1, 2008
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Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: spokesorganisation
I'm looking for the equivalent of a spokesperson, when referring to an organization.

My sentence reads:
"We hereby announce the establishment of our regional office in [city], which will be the main [insert word for spokesorganisation] and legal representative of our company in [country]."

Is there such a word? I don't think "mouthpiece" fits here.
Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:13
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Summary of answers provided
4 +4Representative officeDavid Moore
3 +2some ideas...
Lucy Phillips
5spokesorganisation, spokes-organisation, spokes-organization, spokesorganization
Deborah Workman
5Peak Body
Gary D
3contact organisation / contact officeKen Cox


Discussion entries: 5





  

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25 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
"spokesorganisation"
some ideas...


Explanation:
Hi Nesrin

just some ideas that might start the ball rolling, I can't think (or find) one word for 'spokes office' so you may need to describe rather than translate:

main voice for
public relations office
communications office
public face of

hope this helps

Lucy Phillips
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Reza Mohammadnia
14 hrs

agree  Adde
23 hrs
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
"spokesorganisation"
spokesorganisation, spokes-organisation, spokes-organization, spokesorganization


Explanation:
All of these are used. I wouldn't choose a hyphenated form, however, since setting off "spokes" that way seems to denote "spokes" rather than "speaker" or "speech".

The term isn't as widely used as spokesperson, for usre, but it's definitely used, so feel free to go forward with it!

If you continue to have doubts, Lucy's suggestions are all good. Also, "publicity organization", "mouthpiece organization", "advocacy organization" (or -sation), "public voice", etc.

Deborah Workman
United States
Local time: 19:13
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
contact organisation / contact office


Explanation:
if you don't mind reversing the perspective

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Note added at 9 hrs (2008-04-02 07:38:28 GMT)
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You could also say 'public relations office' (although PR has acquired a bit of a negative connotation these days)

Ken Cox
Local time: 01:13
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
Representative office


Explanation:
That's all it is; I worked in one once, and it was called a "General Agency".

David Moore
Local time: 01:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Anita du Plessis
2 hrs

agree  Adde: Communications office?
3 hrs

agree  Reza Mohammadnia
4 hrs

agree  Vicky Nash
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
"spokesorganisation"
Peak Body


Explanation:
The peak body is an organization that you would go to if you wanted to get a comment or advice on, on a particular subject.

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Note added at 1 day1 hr (2008-04-03 00:05:46 GMT)
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ACROD is the National Industry Association for Disability Services with a membership of more than 570 organisations Australia-wide which are responsible for operating several thousand services to people with disabilities and their families. The Australian Government recognises ACROD as the peak body for the disability industry and provides a grant to assist in the operation of the National Secretariat
http://www.community.gov.au/Internet/MFMC/Community.nsf/page...

Gary D
Local time: 09:13
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Apr 2, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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