The International Public Relations Network (IPRN) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a significant growth, the unveiling of a new brand, and a strategic plan to support and amplify its position as a leading global network of independent agencies around the world.
Founded in 1995, IPRN is now one of the world’s largest global networks of independent owner-led public relations firms. Through its diverse network of firms, IPRN has a presence in 106 top cities and 41 countries around the world, covering more than 80 markets including North, Central and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East and Australia in all industry sectors. Ten new members joined IPRN in the last year, bringing its total to 53, the highest number since it was formed 25 years ago.
“We have been focused on growing the network and offering unparallel representation to clients who have global needs and opportunities,” said Luis González, CEO of IPRN. “We are increasingly seeing global demands from clients and have worked diligently to ensure that we have members in every corner of the world to assist clients. In addition to providing feet on the ground for clients anywhere in the world, anytime, our agency members benefit from a deep focus on best practices, knowledge transfer experiences and information sharing designed to keep all member-agencies forward-thinking in their practices,” González said.
To better reflect the organization’s widening reach, IPRN celebrates its 25th anniversary with a brand refresh that includes a new logo, dynamic website, and five-year strategic plan designed to keep member agencies on the forefront of communication in a post Covid-19 word. “If this global crisis has taught us anything, it is that the world is getting smaller and more intimately connected, making communication more important than ever,” said González. “Through best practices shared at our annual conference, as well as ongoing shared information, our members are highly prepared for communicating in the new world that is emerging.”
IPRN holds an annual congress each year in a different city. This year, the annual conference will take place in Lisbon (Portugal) from the 6th to the 10th of November, hosted by Central de Informaçao, the Portuguese member of the network. The congress is dedicated to sharing best practices while also networking with agency owners to discuss business opportunities for clients. This year, IPRN will add an event to celebrate its 25th anniversary during a special gala in the Palace Conde d’Obidos with the attendance of high authorities from Portugal.
IPRN’s reputation as an international competitive body for winning international work has been growing, thanks to its local knowledge and global reach throughout the world by agency owners who are international experts in many industry sectors.