Public Relations Global Network Adds Offices in Finland and New York

May 16 2019

Global communications group adds two new member agencies from Helsinki (Finland) and New York (USA) during bi-annual meeting

The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) selected two new agency members from Helsinki (Finland) and New York (USA) to one of the top five largest networks of independent PR and communications agencies. The group decided on admitting its new members during PRGN’s bi-annual meeting in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, held on May 16-18, 2019, and now is comprised of 50 independent, owner-operated communications and public relations firms

“With 54 offices on six continents, PRGN is as strong as ever,” said Aaron Blank, CEO and president of Seattle-based The Fearey Group, who was elected PRGN’s 27th president at the Amersfoort meeting. “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.”

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 Holmqvist, 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 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 more than $85 million in revenues and approximately 1,000 professionals in 54 offices of 50 member agencies throughout the globe.

Companies or organizations interested in the services of PRGN’s local agency network can visit or contact PRGN’s executive director Gábor Jelinek at 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 PRGN Membership Chair David Wills, senior vice president, Media Profile at

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, on Twitter at @PRGN and on Instagram at @publicrelationsglobalnetwork.

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