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The newest face on the AAA scene, Horizon used the years following the Crash to take advantage of its close relationships with both Tir Tairngire and the Pueblo Corporate Council to secure itself a position on the Corporate Court. Based in the midst of media wonderland Los Angeles, the corp has managed to score many exclusive contracts for dealing with the development of California, and its star is currently on the rise. With a charismatic ex-sim star at the helm, Horizon is poised for great things at the dawn of the 2070s.
Horizon specializes in anything that can be used to manipulate opinion (personal or public), including public relations, advertising, mimetics, viral marketing, trendsetting, and social networking. Its corporate culture is much less hierarchical than those of most other megas, emphasizing consensus, workgroups, trends, and “peoplecentered” management models. Employees are well taken care of and encouraged to develop their talents and pursue their interests on company time—though, of course, Horizon expects to share in the fruits of their innovation.
In addition to its primary focus on entertainment and media pursuits (like Shangri-La Productions), Horizon is also strong in consumer goods and services, real estate and development, and pharmaceuticals.