The International Public Relations Network (IPRN), a leading organization of independent public relations agencies representing more than 40 countries, announced this week that it has expanded its global reach with the addition of eight new member agencies from numerous countries of the world.
IPRN’s new members are:
– Crest Communications, from Prague (Czech Republic)
– Headline, from Santiago (Chile)
– INC and L45/The Van Group, from Rome and Milano (Italy)
– Lopito, Ileana & Howie from San Jose (Puerto Rico)
– Publik Kommunikation based in Stockholm (Sweden)
– W7 Worldwide based in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), and
– TDUB from Hamburg (Germany)
The firms join a growing number of public relations leading agencies (46), who are members of IPRN, which was formed in 1995, and is now one of the world’s largest independent agency networks, with reach in North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia. The combined fee income of these members exceeds US $5 billion and represents a total staff of more than 7,000. The organization’s goal is to provide local knowledge and global reach for all clients who require public relations and communication activities in markets around the world.
In addition to networking with international contacts, members have access to local media opinion leaders, award winning case studies, resources and people on the ground with local knowledge and hands-on experience in the specific market. “IPRN is vital for agencies who want to expand their capabilities to conduct global work. We welcome our newest members and are very happy with our strong growth in the last year,” said Luis Gonzalez, IPRN President.
Each year, one member hosts the network’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting is critical for fostering personal, professional and cultural relationships for member businesses. IPRN’s 2019 AGM will be held in May, 2019, in Warsaw, Poland. Pawel Bylicki, IPRN Chairman, and owner of Public Dialog, the member agency hosting the event, commented: “Public Dialog is very proud to organize this year’s conference and to welcome our associates from all parts of the world to Warsaw. The five-day event will include programs that continue to develop our members’ international capabilities,” Bylicki said.