Bianchi PR Adds Network Partners in Africa and India

Posted Mar. 22nd 2023

With the Public Relations Global Network’s (PRGN) addition of two new agencies in the emerging markets of Africa and India, Bianchi PR has extended its global reach to seamlessly serve public relations clients throughout the world.

The move adds local PR and integrated communications expertise from offices in five Sub-Saharan African countries and three major cities in India, and raises the number of Bianchi PR’s affiliate agencies around the world to 53.

“The Newmark Group and Mileage Communications India continue the ongoing expansion of PRGN into vitally important world markets,” said Bianchi PR president Jim Bianchi. “The Newmark Group is a Pan-African agency covering major markets across Africa, while Mileage Communications India serves all of India with a reach of 1.4 billion people. As our PRGN president David Fuscus said, these two agencies make the Global in the Public Relations Global Network more relevant than ever before.”

Our new partner in India, Mileage Communications (India) Private Ltd., is a full-service strategic marketing communications and public relations agency with a network of offices in key Indian cities – New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai – providing countrywide reach.

Founded in 1998, Mileage Communications India has a track record in handling a wide range of global clients from diverse industries. As an equity joint venture with long-time PRGN member Mileage Communications Pte. Ltd. of Singapore, the firm already has strong working relationships with several PRGN member agencies.

Sunil Puri, Managing Director of Mileage Communications India

It brings its clients strong experience and deep insights into the Indian media and market, as well as a dedicated in-house team for digital PR focusing on new and emerging online media platforms.

Mileage Communications India’s key clients include the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Fareportal Inc, MTI Network, Countrywide Services, Crimson Education amongst a host of others.

According to Mileage Communications India Managing Director Sunil Puri, “We have been a satellite office member of PRGN for more than four years and gained tremendously from this network, both in learning and business development. I am overjoyed that Mileage is now a full PRGN member, and we look forward to continue working closely with other members and adding value via a two-way exchange of knowledge and business.”

Link to Mileage Communications India PRGN profile page:

PRGN’s new member in Africa, The Newmark Group Limited, is one of Africa’s fastest-growing independent brand and communications consultancies. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the firm operates a professional footprint in over 30 countries in Africa.

The Newmark Group, established in 2010, is a Pan-African communications and brand positioning firm that leverages the power of brand trust to foster the growth of businesses and organizations. With a footprint spanning the African continent, the Newmark team delivers communication strategies that empower clients to engage their stakeholder ecosystems, while emerging as leaders in their sectors.

To this end, Newmark built a local agency group that consistently delivers mission-critical insights, strategies, storytelling and execution.

The Newmark Group provides public relations, media relations, integrated marketing communications, digital and social media, event management, creative content and translation and localization services.

With special expertise in the technology, financial services, healthcare, NGO and not-for-profit and agriculture sectors, The Newmark Group has worked with some of the world’s largest brands, including Fortune 500 companies, major philanthropies and multilateral organizations, including such well-known clients as GE, Johnson+Johnson, Motorola, Pfizer, PayPal, Novartis and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

According to Gilbert Manirakiza, Founder and CEO of The Newmark Group, the firm’s insights and experience in strategy design and execution, stakeholder mapping, thought leadership, media training and content creation make it a powerful partner to clients.

Gilbert Manirakiza, CEO of The Newmark Group

“Since Newmark’s establishment in 2010, our deep desire is to help build a world which provides inclusive prosperity for all. For us, this means a world where individuals and communities are empowered to maximize their potential and chase their dreams. Joining PRGN strengthens our ability to do this, as it enables us to go even further in connecting, empowering and activating brands to become a force for good, not only in Africa, but globally,” said Gilbert Manirakiza.

Link to The Newmark Group’s PRGN profile:

About the Public Relations Global Network

Founded in 1992 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 approximately 800 professionals in more than 70 locations.

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.

Bianchi PR, specializing in the Detroit-based automotive and mobility sector, has been a member of PRGN since 2014. For more info on PRGN, visit

About Bianchi PR

Bianchi PR offers unmatched expertise in business-to-business public relations for automotive and mobility technology suppliers, including new entrants with enabling technologies for emobility, autonomous vehicles and connected vehicles.

Founded in 1992, Bianchi PR’s mission is to help innovators make mobility, and the world, better: smarter, safer, cleaner, more efficient, more comfortable, more fun and more reliable.

Among Bianchi PR’s ongoing business-to-business PR clients are Adient, Cooper Standard, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, Rolls-Royce Solutions America/mtu brand, SAE International, Schaeffler Group, Yanfeng and, along with its San Francisco partner agency Landis Communications, Inc., adaptive lidar leader AEye, Inc.

The firm’s experience also includes work with automotive technology companies such as ZF TRW, Johnson Controls, 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.

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