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PR & BEHAVIOR CHANGE AGENCY JOINS IPREX

January 31, 2017

SalterMitchell, a public relations and behavior change marketing agency headquartered in Tallahassee, with offices in Orlando and Virginia, has joined us. 

SalterMitchell is a growing agency of around 40 professionals with two divisions supported by its in-house research, creative and digital teams: Marketing for Change (behavior-change marketing) and SalterMitchellPR (public relations focused on business issues, public policy and good causes). The agency helps clients make changes in behavior and attitudes through marketing research and analysis, campaign design, communication counsel, earned and social media, creative, and media placement services.

Its global and national clients include Bank of America, Compassion & Choices, the Horizon Foundation, the International Rhino Foundation, Nestlé Waters, No Kid Hungry, Oral Health America and Verizon.

Pictures: April Salter & Peter Mitchell

 

POWERAXLE CEO WINS GOLD STAR AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

December 23, 2016

Spain’s Instituto para la Excelencia Profesional has recognized the influence of Mayte González-Gil, CEO of Poweraxle, our partner in Madrid, by presenting her with the Gold Star Award for her work in the communication industry. Only four Gold Stars were awarded in 2016 – the others were for Medicine, New Technologies, and the Arts.

Endorsed by the Government of Madrid and the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy & Tourism, Gold Stars are awarded for professional innovation that promotes economic and social development, focusing especially on Continuous Professional Development and Total Quality Management.

Previous Gold Star winners include Luis del Olmo (journalist); Manuel Santana (tennis champion), Vicente del Bosque (World Cup winning football coach) and Padre Ángel, the priest who founded the global NGO Mensajeros de la Paz (Messengers of Peace).

“It is a truly great honor to receive the Gold Star”, Mayte says. “Our working philosophy expresses our love of the work we do and our passionate attention to detail”.

 

FRENCH/WEST/VAUGHAN IS BULLDOG COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY OF THE YEAR

December 22, 2016

Congratulations to French/West/Vaughan on winning the Grand Prize as Communications Agency of the Year. 

The two-round judging process is pretty rigorous, with at least seven judges involved. Scoring for agencies is based on several criteria: firm positioning, account retention, work environment, growth and new business development, improvement to society and results achieved for their clients.  
 
Our partner also won Golds for Midsize Agency of the Year and Consumer Agency of the Year. They'll be extending the trophy cabinet in Raleigh...
 
Pictured: Rick French
 

STRATEGIC HEALTHCARE AGENCY JARRARD PHILLIPS CATE & HANCOCK JOINS

November 30, 2016

One of the top U.S. strategic healthcare communications and engagement firms, Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc., has become an IPREX partner 

Based in Nashville, Tenn., with a second office in Chicago, Jarrard Inc. is a 10-year-old firm that’s exclusively focused on the nation’s leading healthcare providers. The firm is a proven leader to guide their clients through significant change, challenge or opportunity. Their work spans growth and management strategies, issue and crisis management, communications design and government relations. They deliver both tightly focused special project work, as well as long-term transformational initiatives designed to advance their clients’ most important goals.

Since 2010, Jarrard Inc. has ranked a U.S. top 15 firm by O’Dwyer’s and has also been recognized as one of the country’s fastest-growing PR firms. On the hospital and health system side, the firm’s clients range from large, integrated healthcare delivery systems to stand alone hospitals. In addition, they serve alternative healthcare providers, such as addiction treatment centers, long-term care organizations and physician-centric organizations. 

Pictures: David Jarrard, President/CEO & Kevin Phillips, Partner/COO

 

IPREX BLOGBAROMETER FEATURED ON ICCO BLOG

September 9, 2016

An article about the IPREX Blogbarometer by Global President Michael Schröder has been published by ICCO – the International Communications Consultancy Organisation. See the full article here.  

IPREX is a direct member of ICCO, which is made up of national trade associations in 28 countries around the globe: from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Collectively, these associations represent some 1,500 PR firms.

Michael will be representing IPREX at the Global ICCO PR summit in Oxford, UK, in late September.