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February 11, 2016

IPREX has joined ICCO, the International Communications Consultancy Organisation, as a Direct Member.

“We’re very happy to be a part of an organization which, like ours, is engaged in the globalization of service delivery“ says IPREX Global President Michael Schröder (ORCA Affairs, Berlin). “IPREX is one of the few large-scale networks that have succeeded over time, maintaining our edge by evolving into an information-rich and fast-moving operation that combines global strategy and on-the-ground implementation. As a closely-knit peer group, focused on best practices, we’re looking forward to learning from ICCO.”

ICCO is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comprises national trade associations and in 32 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australasia. Collectively, these associations represent over 2,500 PR firms. For the first time in its history, ICCO is now inviting Networks with an international agenda to join as Direct Members.

ICCO Chief Executive, Francis Ingham comments: “We are delighted to welcome IPREX to the ICCO family. ICCO continues to grow in size, relevance and vibrancy, and we have great plans for the future. The international PR community needs a unified, truly global voice and our members play a key role in making this happen. That is ICCO’s mission – a mission on which we are delivering.”

Pictured: Michael Schroder




February 4, 2016

One of the largest independent PR agencies in Texas, restaurant, retail, food/beverage and crisis management specialist SPM Communications, has become a partner, joining integrated communication agency LDWWgroup in Dallas.  

Founded in 1999, SPM, which also has an office in Austin, is top ranked in Texas in the food/beverage specialty by O’Dwyer’s and in the top 20 nationally. The agency promotes and protects iconic food, restaurant, retail and franchise brands through public and media relations, social media strategy and crisis management. 

The SPM team is a cross-trained group of former newspaper reporters and TV journalists, social media strategists, nutritionists and corporate communications experts and and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal for its “No Jerks” policy of mutual respect and trust among clients, team members and company leaders.

Clients include Fiesta Restaurant Group (Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana), P.F. Chang’s, Bruegger's Bagels,  Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q, Van’s International Foods, Main Event Entertainment, Autumn Leaves,  Newk’s Eatery, Salata, Max’s Wine Dive, Austin Footwear Labs, Boulder Organic and eraclea Skin Care.

Pictured: President and Founder Suzanne Miller, and Vice President Mary Kate Jeffries