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TROY, Mich., May 21, 2021 – The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced today it has added two new agencies to its global network, raising the number of its offices serving PR clients throughout the world to 54.
PRGN is adding two agencies with a total of four new offices to its network in Goiás, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil, as well as in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Bianchi PR’s new PRGN partner in Brazil is Race Communications, a full-service public relations firm that was recognized as the third fastest growing communications agency in the Americas (without the U.S.) by The Holmes Report (now PRovoke) in 2018 and was a finalist in the LATAM category of PRWeek Global Awards in 2018 and 2019.
Race Communications represents a number of national clients from Brazil and multinational companies targeting the Brazilian market in the fields of transport and logistics, finance, and food and beverages. The agency was founded in 1999 by Rogério Artoni, a former journalist who has been named one of the 350 most influential PR professionals in the world by PRWeek.
Clients of Race Communications include Allianz Partners, Ajinomoto Food Industry, Atlas Copco, Cetelem Bank, Euler Hermes, DHL, Petronas, Statkraft and Syngenta from outside Brazil and Brazilian companies Prati-Donaduzzi, Norsul, Marilan, Verzani & Sandrini, ANIP – Associação Nacional das Industrias de Pneus, JBS and Dynatest.
Bianchi PR’s new PRGN partner in Birmingham, Alabama is Peritus PR, a specialized communications firm dedicated to connecting communities. Peritus is a woman-owned business consistently ranked as a top regional PR firm for strategy-focused campaigns that require a blend of advocacy, reputation management and community relations to navigate challenges, drive results and create impact.
Peritus supports issue-based campaigns, statewide policy initiatives, influential nonprofits, ballot initiatives and some of Alabama’s largest employers.
Founded in 2014 by Louise Oliver, APR, the firm has supported some of the region’s most influential companies including Alabama Power, Bank of America, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Protective Life, Alabama Tourism and Peco Foods. With remarkably high retention rates since its founding, each member of the Peritus team is dedicated to its continued growth and play a unique role in the firm’s leadership and culture building.
“Our agency has been a proud PRGN member since 2014,” said Jim Bianchi, president of Bianchi Public Relations, Inc., the Detroit-area-based leader in automotive and mobility technology supplier PR. “We are excited to add these two dynamic agencies to our network.”
“The network is excited to welcome Peritus PR and Race Communications to the PRGN family of globally-connected communications professionals,” said Alexandra Diniță, President of PRGN and general manager of Free Communication in Bucharest, Romania. “Race Communications strengthens PRGN’s presence, especially with three offices in Brazil, the largest economy in South America. And with Peritus PR, PRGN furthers its coverage in the United States where local representation especially in community relations is key. Our new members not only extend PRGN’s international coverage, but also add to the global expertise and service capabilities of our network.”
Founded in 1992 by a group of visionary public relations leaders, with approximately 1,000 professionals in 54 locations, PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks.
PRGN partners 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 the Agency Directory or contact PRGN’s executive director Gábor Jelinek at email@example.com for more information.
About Bianchi PR
Bianchi PR, founded in 1992, offers special expertise in, and laser-sharp focus on, business-to-business PR for automotive and mobility technology suppliers, including new entrants with enabling technologies for emobility, autonomous vehicles and connected vehicles.
Among Bianchi PR’s ongoing business-to-business PR clients are Adient, Cooper Standard, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, KIRCO, Munro & Associates, Rolls-Royce Power Systems/MTU brand, SAE International, Schaeffler Group and Yanfeng.
The firm’s experience also includes work with automotive technology companies such as ZF TRW, Valeo and Ibeo Automotive Systems, as well as consulting firms and industry trade organizations such as the Automotive Industry Action Group, the Center for Automotive Research and the Steel Market Development Institute. For more information, visit www.bianchipr.com or call 248-269-1122.
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 campaigns in markets around the world. PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks measured by revenue. PRGN harnesses the resources of independent public relations firms in 54 locations and more than 1,000 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally. Visit PRGN online at www.prgn.com or on twitter at @PRGN.
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