Aaron Blank elected as President, new members from Finland and New York selected
Amersfoort, Netherlands (May 27, 2019) – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the top five largest networks which comprises 50 independently owned PR firms, announced today the slate of new officers at its recent bi-annual meeting in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Andy See Teong Leng, Founder and Managing Director of Perspective Strategies, was elected as PRGN Secretary, representing the first Asian firm on the Executive Committee of the global network.
Aaron Blank, CEO and president of Seattle-based The Fearey Group was elected as its 27th president while C.L. Conroy, president and CEO of The Conroy Martinez Group, assumes the role of immediate past president and chair of the Advisory Board. Other officers named include: President-elect Robert Bauer, managing partner of accelent communications, a leading PR agency in Vienna, Austria, Amanda Hill, principal and CEO of Dallas-based Three Box Strategic Communications who will serve as Treasurer.
Left to Right: Amanda Hill, principal and CEO of Three Box Strategic Communications; Aaron Blank, CEO and president of The Fearey Group; C.L. Conroy, president & CEO of The Conroy Martinez Group; Robert Bauer, Managing Partner of accelent communications; Andy See, Founder and Managing Director of Perspective Strategies.
“Perspective Strategies has been a proud PRGN member since 2017. We are honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility as a member of the Executive Committee of this prestigious global network. Being able to connect our clients to partners throughout the world allows us to serve clients effectively on an international level. This also offers us a competitive advantage in our market.” said Andy See.
The meeting, held from 16 to 18 May, was attended by 41 member agencies who discussed global best practices, business opportunities and preparing the PR industry to face shifts in the socio-economic landscape.
“With 54 offices on six continents, PRGN is as strong as ever,” said Blank. “The back-half of 2019 is going to be profound for PR business throughout the globe. I am truly excited that we can offer communications services to clients in practically every corner of the world.”
TWO NEW MEMBERS IN EUROPE AND U.S.
PRGN also selected two new agency members which brings its network of independent, owner operated communications and public relations firms to 50.
New York-based Southard Communications was selected to represent the group. Established 25 years ago, Southard Communications identifies itself as a strategic marketing and communications partner focused on helping clients build business in a cost-effective and meaningful manner. Southard Communications was founded by Bill Southard, a communications professional with more than 35 years of experience, who has counseled some of the U.S.’s leading Fortune 500 firms.
Also joining the members of PRGN agencies is hasan communications, a communications and public relations agency based in Helsinki, Finland. Led by Managing Director Päivi Holmquist, the agency helps organizations to grow their visibility and brand awareness supporting them with innovative thinking, carefully targeted communications, engaging storytelling and effective marketing.
Founded in 1990 by a group of visionary public relations leaders, PRGN is one of the world’s largest international networks of independent public relations and communications agencies with more than $85 million in revenues and approximately 1,000 professionals throughout the globe.
PRGN partners meet twice a year to share knowledge and develop global business. The next meeting will be held in Puerto Varas, Chile from Oct. 24-26, 2019. Agency members are independent, local, owner-operated public relations, digital marketing and 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 or contact PRGN’s executive director Gábor Jelinek at email@example.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, David Wills, senior vice president, Media Profile at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Perspective Strategies
Perspective Strategies is a full-fledged strategic communications and issue management firm with services in public affairs, brand communications and stakeholder engagement. The firm’s expertise is built on years of experience of working in a comprehensive range of industries and businesses. Perspective’s team has strong credentials in corporate reputation, investor relations, brand and marketing communications as well as communications capabilities building for clients. Clients include key government agencies, public listed companies and multinational brands such as the East Coast Economic Region Development Council, PETRONAS, FedEx, Durex, Central Sugars, Kumon Malaysia, among others.
About Public Relations Global Network (PRGN)
Clients across six continents depend on the combined resources of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) to deliver targeted public relations and marketing campaigns in regions around the world. With revenues of more than $85 million (US), PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks. PRGN harnesses the resources of 50 independent public relations firms and approximately 1,000 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally. Visit PRGN online at https://www.prgn.com/, on twitter at @PRGN and on Instagram at @publicrelationsglobalnetwork.
Perspective Strategies takes home 3 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Award.
The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the world’s largest networks of independent public relations (PR) and communications agencies, recently elected Andy See Teong Leng, Principal Partner and Managing Director of Perspective Strategies as its President. This is the first time that an Asian and Malaysian has been elected as the President of the worldwide network of 55 independently owned firms.