This week the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced the addition of two new agencies, bumping the number of total members to 50. As a founding member, we at The Fearey Group are extremely proud and excited to be a part of this growing public relations network! Welcome to our new friends at S&A Communications in North Caroline and asoluto in Vienna, Austria!
Check out the big news, including a new president and freshly launched website, in the release below.
Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Hits 50-Member Mark with Addition of Two New Agencies, Selects Christina Rytter as President
DALLAS, May 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) today announced the addition of two new communications agency affiliates to one of the world’s largest PR agency networks. These firms – S&A Communications and asoluto – joined PRGN during the consortium’s recent bi-annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. PRGN members elected Christina Rytter, managing director and founder of Copenhagen, Denmark-based Scandinavian Communications as its new president. The group also unveiled a new PRGN website, which incorporates powerful search functionality to help companies find the right expertise in the right location around the globe. The new prgn.com also is a new resource for PR professionals searching for tools and templates, including press releases or plans, while serving as one of the first-ever international job search banks for the profession.
Rytter, who replaces Evelyn Holtzhausen, founder and director of South Africa-based HWB Communications, leads the worldwide network of 50 independently owned firms for the next 12 months. Founded in 1992 by a group of visionary public relations leaders, PRGN is planning a celebration for its 25th anniversary later this year.
“As we celebrate 25 years of service to our clients around the world, we’re thrilled to reach the 50-member mark for the organization,” said Rytter. “The addition of a multi-disciplinary firm in Austria further strengthens our impact across the European Union, while our expansion in the southern US increases our capabilities in such key practice areas as technology, health care and government relations.
The newly inducted agencies are:
S&A Communications: Founded in 1982, this North Carolina, USA-based firm is an integrated marketing brand that grew from
deep-seated PR roots. For more than 35 years, it has evolved into a team of strategic marketing professionals whose driving goal is to help clients outthink, outwork and outperform their competition. S&A’s nationwide client base looks to them for public relations, marketing, digital, creative, photography, event planning and custom-publishing services. S&A’s executive leadership team includes Chuck Norman, APR, owner and principal; Bill Zadeits, owner and principal; and Ron Smith, APR, founder and owner.
asoluto: The Vienna, Austria-based agency is among the country’s biggest PR and communications organizations. Founded in
2011 by the merger of two long-established firms, asoluto combines traditional PR with integrated digital services, including social media campaigns and web project development under one brand. The team of 20 specialists works for both local and international clients, representing such brands as AEG, Roche, paysafecard and QuintilesIMS. asoluto earned a national award nomination for its non-smoker protection communications campaign, “DON‘T SMOKE,” which ultimately led to the passing of new legislation in Austria. asoluto is led by managing partners Robert Bauer, Brigitte Mühlbauer, Andreas Freitag, Béatrice Verdino and Martin Verdino.
PRGN partners meet twice a year in cities around the world. The next meeting will be held in October 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. At each meeting, the group’s leadership teams discuss best practices and find new ways to collaborate and develop business partnerships globally. Agency members are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and marketing communications firms that share expertise and resources, while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide. Companies or organizations interested in the services of PRGN’s local agency network can visit www.prgn.com for more information.
Independent agencies interested in joining the network can visit the member recruitment section of the PRGN website for more information or email its membership chair, Layth Dajani, founder of The Content Factory at [email protected].