PR Boutiques International™ (PRBI), the worldwide collaborative network of boutique public relations firms, recently expanded by welcoming two new members to the consortium. Furthering the international spirit of PRBI, the two new agencies are from opposite sides of the globe - McGallen & Bolden Group, from Singapore, and Ball Consulting Group, LLC, from Newton, Mass., near Boston.
"We continue to enter new geographic territories as we build out a true global network that enables collaborative agencies to partner together and service multinational brands with the same boutique, hands-on level service we and our clients all value and expect," said Lee Weinstein, PRBI President and President of Weinstein PR located in Portland, Ore. "In addition to sharing clients, we share ideas, best practices and camaraderie, which is a priceless resource and has helped many PRBI members take their businesses to the next level."
McGallen & Bolden Group is an established and well-regarded full service marketing and technology communication consultancy focused on the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 1991 and based in Singapore, clients past and present include: Check Point Software; Fred Technology; Lorna Jane; Parkway Health; Synopsys; KEF; Zepp; Crocs; Swensens; Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD); Legal Aid Bureau (Ministry of Law); Schneider Electric; Intermec; B&O Play; Plantronics; ILOG; Mitsubishi Electric; Sumitomo Electric; Rally; Invensys; ASICS, and other brands in the technology, healthcare and consumer products space. McGallen & Bolden is best known for their innovation in digital marketing, as well as its specialties in corporate leadership communications and crisis management. The firm's co-founder and Head of Creative and Technology is Dr. Seamus Phan, a veteran communications expert, business author and technology pioneer.
Ball Consulting Group is known as a trustworthy adviser to business and nonprofit leaders during some of the most critical moments their organizations face. The company's founder and president, David Ball, is a respected strategist and public relations professional who previously served in a number of senior positions in health care and state government. The agency specializes in communication services to multiple business sectors, including health care, insurance, pharmaceutical, technology, education, real estate and others. Clients have included the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Boston MedFlight, Carroll Center for the Blind, Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT.
PRBI currently has 40 member agencies, 23 in the U.S. and 17 in other countries, including: Austria; Brazil; Canada; China; Germany; India; Italy; Japan; Malaysia; Netherlands; Poland; Singapore; South Korea; Switzerland; and the United Kingdom. Agencies are accepted on a select application basis, with geography, specialty areas, client roster, company history and management practices taken into consideration. Agencies interested in joining the network are encouraged to visit http://prboutiques.com/our-members/ to learn more.
About PR Boutiques International:
PR Boutiques International™ is an international network of independent public relations firms. The principals of each agency are experienced practitioners who have held senior positions in large PR agencies and/or corporations and now put service first working directly with clients. Members' specialty areas include: corporate; consumer products; health care; beauty/fashion; investor relations; crisis management; business‐to‐business; economic development; not‐for‐profit; academia; government; financial; technology; legal; multicultural and international PR. Member practitioners have won the highest levels of professional awards, with qualifications ranging from PhDs to former top journalists.