Bianchi PR Joins Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), Gains Worldwide Reach and Expands Communications Portfolio

Posted Oct. 28th 2014

TROY, Mich., October 28, 2014 – Bianchi Public Relations, Inc., the Troy-based public relations firm that specializes in the business-to-business and automotive supplier sectors, has expanded its reach and capabilities by joining the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), the world’s fourth largest network of independent PR firms.

After undergoing an extensive vetting process, Bianchi PR was inducted into the group at PRGN’s fall conference in London last weekend, along with one of Romania’s leading PR firms, Free Communication.

Through PRGN, Bianchi PR now has 48 partner firms who add complimentary communication skills and local knowledge spanning 80 key markets around the world.

“Unlike other networks where affiliation is just a label, PRGN actively harnesses the resources and skills of 49 independent PR firms that are leaders in their respective markets and experts in a wide range of communication activities,” said James A. Bianchi, Bianchi PR president and founder. “This collaboration offers clients the benefits of deep local market expertise and broad skill sets coupled with global reach, seamless service and unmatched value.”

“It’s an honor to be accepted in this network of top-notch firms, and we are eager to start providing PRGN members and their clients on-the-ground support in one of the most exciting markets in the U.S. – the Detroit automotive and manufacturing community,” Bianchi said.

“The addition of these two outstanding public relations firms to our network helps expand our footprint in the Midwest region of the United States and Eastern Europe,” said Uwe Schmidt, president of PRGN and owner of Industrie-Contact AG, the PRGN affiliate based in Hamburg, Germany.

“The advantage of this network is its local reach in the marketplaces we serve. Each agency owner represents a community in which they’ve been living, working and managing a business in for many years,” said Schmidt. “These agencies represent clients in the automotive and healthcare industries, which are important sectors for our network. We’re proud to welcome these firms into the organization.”

With special expertise in automotive supply chain PR and business-to-business PR, Bianchi PR was founded in 1992 and is ranked in the top five independent PR agencies based in Michigan, according to PRWeek’s 2014 ranking of public relations firms.

Among Bianchi PR’s ongoing automotive and business-to-business PR clients are BASF, Cooper Standard, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, FRIMO North America, Johnson Controls, Schaeffler Group, TRW Automotive and 3M. The firm has also worked with organizations such as the SAE International, Automotive Industry Action Group, the Center for Automotive Research and the Steel Market Development Institute.

About Bianchi PR
With expertise in the automotive supplier realm, Bianchi PR has also represented clients in business-to-business sectors including: association, consulting, design/engineering, heavy truck/commercial vehicle, industrial, manufacturing, professional services and technology. For more information, visit or call 248-269-1122.

About Public Relations Global Network – “The World’s Local Agency”
Clients across six continents depend on the combined resources of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) to deliver targeted public relations campaigns in markets around the world. With revenues of more than $110 million (U.S.D.), PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks. PRGN harnesses the resources of 49 independent public relations firms and more than 800 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally. Visit PRGN online at or on Twitter at @PRGN.
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Jim Bianchi