#FollowFriday – June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009

HMA Public Relations is an independently owned and operated public relations and marketing communications firm here Phoenix.  But, thanks to our membership in the Public Relations Global Network, we are affiliated with some of the best public relations firms in the United States and across the globe.  You can find us on twitter at Scott Hanson or Abbie S. Fink

PRGN members are experienced and recognized authorities within their local markets and specialty fields of practice. Services provided include media relations, marketing communications, community relations, financial relations, public affairs, crisis communications, research, video production and special events. Each agency offers expert services and counsel at local, national and international levels.

This week’s #FollowFriday recommendations are just some of the members of our network.

Industrie-Contact in Hamburg, Germany has, for the past 26 years, been involved with the practice of public relations and marketing on both the national and international levels, giving it a background of experience that very few agencies can say they have. Uwe Schmidt

Landis Communications, Inc. of San Francisco has consistently been named “one of the Bay Area’s top PR firms” by the San Francisco Business Times and PR Week. LCI is a mid-sized, award-winning communications agency that creates, coordinates and implements a variety of communications activities, all aimed at supporting each company’s identified primary business goals. The team twitters include:  David Landis, Amanda James Lee Kravetz Kelly Taylor and Heather Platisha

The Castle Group in Boston is headquarters to innovative, driven and committed public relations and events management professionals that deliver value and results to a diverse client roster. The agency comprises full-service public relations and events divisions that can work in tandem or separately. A women-owned business that has grown each year since its founding in 1996, the agency prides itself on proactive problem solving and looking between the lines.  Wendy Spivak

Buchanan Public Relations is a full-service public relations and marketing communications firm in Philadelphia that provides a broad range of strategic public relations and marketing services to help grow clients’ businesses by building and nurturing their brands. Anne Buchanan

Currie Communications Pty Ltd (Currie) is an Australian-owned, medium-sized consultancy which assists clients to build high-value relationships with corporate, media and government audiences. The consultancy specializes in providing strategic and tactical support for issues-based and marketing communications campaigns which are closely aligned to an organization’s key goals. Mark Patterson

Since 1988, VPE Public Relations has grown to become the country’s largest Hispanic-owned public relations agency on the basis of its commitment to quality service, integrity, and grasp of the marketplace. Its specialty is serving the dynamic US Hispanic consumer market – an economic giant that surpasses Canada in population and spending power. Patricia Perez or VPEPR

Xenophon Strategies, Inc. is a strategic public affairs firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Within the core practice areas of public affairs, public relations, crisis communications and government affairs, Xenophon Strategies provides a wide range of services for a diverse portfolio of national and international clients including government, trade associations, foundations, public entities, Fortune 500 corporations and small businesses. David Fuscus

Established in 2001 Coast Communications of Stockholm, Sweden, is a full-service communications consulting firm specializing in PR, Public Affairs and Investor Relations. CC offers both consultation and production services. The Nordic network includes a solid network of affiliated PR-firms in the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland and Norway. KG Rickhamre

Adam Friedman Associates (AFA) is an independent corporate and investor relations firm specializing in representing clients that seek broader exposure to investors. AFA’s approach is based on a strategic analysis of Wall Street perceptions, stock valuation and peer group research. The firm serves a client base that seeks an aggressive approach to IR and demands measurable results. Adam Friedman

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, HWB Communications is a strategic communications and public relations company. Our national and local clients represent a range of sectors. Evelyn John Holtzhausen

SCR Relaciones Publicas Founded in 1986, SCR is an elite PR company in Barcelona, Spain, whose mission is to add value to the businesses of its clients through the creation and management of their communications and PR strategies that meet their specific necessities and objectives.   http://twitter.com/SCRrrpp or Verena Duchoud

Now in its 26th year, The Fearey Group is a full-service public relations, issues management and public affairs firm in Seattle that is distinguished by its deep, time-tested understanding of how businesses work and what they need to succeed. By basing the strategic planning process on the long-term objectives of the client’s business plan, the firm effectively and efficiently meshes messaging with business activities to build the bottom line. Natalie Price

L.C. Williams & Associates is a full-service public relations and research counseling firm headquartered in Chicago. It is a mid-size, independent agency employing 30 public relations and research professionals. The firm focuses on how effective communications can meet its clients’ goals and objectives. Kim Blazek Dahlborn

Pacifico Integrated Marketing Communications is a full-service marketing communications agency. The San Jose-headquartered firm creates brand value for its clients by delivering differentiated messages and images through appropriately targeted media. Pacifico is focused on technology-based business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients serving national and international markets.  Mary Curtis

GroundFloor Media, an award-winning public relations agency, is one of the fastest-growing companies in Colorado. Recently recognized by The Holmes Report as the Best Boutique Agency to Work For and one of three finalists named to the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year award, GroundFloor Media is no stranger to accolades and boasts a roster of notable clients from a variety of industries.  Ground Floor Media Laura Love Ramonna Tooley

DVL is a full-service communications agency in Nashville, Tenn., that gets results. We identify what will get your company where you want it to be and then we make it happen creatively. John Van Mol

JMC Marketing Communications and PR is an international public relations and marketing communications firm that provides strategic communications solutions. Headquartered in Kingston, N.Y., JMC works in the “real world,” where businesses are crunched by competing demands, too many distractions, and tight resources. JMC uses public relations and publicity, advertising, promotions, trade shows and special events, as well as publications and market research to help its clients create market awareness and reach their objectives.  John Mallen


3 Responses to “#FollowFriday – June 19, 2009”

  1. […] from HMA Public Relations in Phoenix, Arizona — and fellow PRGN member — uses his blog to list many of the PRGN members on […]

  2. Scott, thanks for the great round-up.

    For those new to Twitter, I like this guide to Twitter by Jeremiah Owyang. He addresses how to get started, but even better, talks about Twitter “codes,” e.g. how/why to use hashtags, what is a DM, and when to RT (Retweet or, more simply, to forward someone else’s post).


    And to follow the whole Castle Group team on Twitter, here are handles of resident Tweet crowd:


  3. Patricia Perez Says:

    Thanks for the posting. Now we need to ask everyone to Follow Friday each other on Twitter.

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