What is IPRN
IPRN is an international network of independently owned and managed communications and public relations agencies. Currently we have more than 40 members in 28 countries with more than 80 offices in cities on five continents.
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE. GLOBAL REACH
IPRN is one of the world’s largest and well established independent agency networks, founded in 1995. Our members and contacts are in the most important countries and cities all over the world covering markets in the five continents.
EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE WITHIN YOUR REACH
We are all leaders in our home countries and our own market sectors, and can be relied on to provide a committed solution-driven answer to your international and local communication needs. With a staff of over 6,800 public relations and communication professionals we provide local knowledge and global reach for all our clients who demand selective market PR programmes.
WE ARE PR AND COMMUNICATION EXPERTS
Through us you can access a wealth of experience, communication knowledge and sector expertise. We are experts at what we do. You can trust us to deliver results, whether we work individually or as an international team with a lead agency.
WE EXPAND OUR KNOWLEDGE. GROWING TOGETHER
Every year one of our members hosts the network’s Annual General Meeting and Conference attended by majority of members. For us it is vital that we meet each other regularly so that we can assess and probe each other’s competencies and skills, learn about best international practices, case studies, business development and discuss our client requirements.
Why IPRN is different
As a network of owner managed PR companies, we are different. All our members are independent agencies and as your partner, if required, we are able to operate in highly flexible ways. We are agile and able to respond to client needs very quickly.
The IPRN member you contact is the person in charge of that business –the owner or a senior director- the one who makes decisions for that business. Your business matters to us personally.
Client sovereignty is greater with independent agencies than with multinationals or large conglomerates. We put our clients’ interests before our own. Growing our clients’ business is part of our DNA.
When you choose an IPRN member you are assured of integrity, experience and professionalism. We adapt more quickly to client requirements and budgets and can offer more options thanks to our cost structure and ROI.
We keep our staff because we treat them well and offer them the opportunities to develop their careers. Decisions are made within the agency by people who know the individuals and not by a faceless head office located hundreds of miles away.
Monitoring and evaluation of our clients’ campaigns is more flexible with our agencies. We don’t depend on transnational agreements adapted to other markets, we devise programmes that take account of the local culture and global circumstances.
We are able to coordinate or manage for you a group of agencies from different countries, languages and cultures, thus adding value to your project. And we can take the hard work out of multi-country requirements through a lead agency directing the programme for you.
HOW DO I FIND AN AGENCY IN MY COUNTRY?
WHAT CLIENTS DO IPRN AGENCIES WORK FOR?
We work for a great many clients across all sectors of industry and countries. IPRN members work in B2B, B2C, C / CSR and International communication for small, medium and large size companies. To find out more about who IPRN members work for visit their website.
ARE THERE ANY COUNTRIES THAT DON’T HAVE IPRN REPRESENTATION?
We are represented in Europe, the USA, China, Russia, the Middle East, India, Canada, LatAm and the UAE. The network is expanding. If you don’t find what you are looking for please contact us.
HOW DO I GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT IPRN?
Through our General Secretary, who is also an active IPRN member. Luis González – General Secretary, Telephone: +34629507253 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER?
Knowledge, quality relations and support to work internationally. If a member is looking for representation for a client in your country then you’ll be the first agency that your IPRN colleague will contact. For further information go to Membership Benefits.
WHO ARE MEMBERS OF IPRN?
Our members are a mix of specialist and multi-sector agencies, and we range from big agencies through to small. But our ethos and professionalism is our common denominator, we undertake to provide the best service to the highest standards.
CAN THERE BE MORE THAN ONE MEMBER PER COUNTRY?
Yes. In several countries we have multiple members. New members may be taken into IPRN provided that our other, established members agree. In some countries there is duplication of services between members to facilitate geographic servicing of clients.
WILL MEMBERS SHARE EXPERIENCES?
Yes, we are strong in knowledge sharing. There will be some areas where some members may have more experience than another, and will be happy to share, you only have to ask or open discussion through a forum on the meetings, website, etc.
CAN I EXPECT TO OBTAIN BUSINESS THROUGH IPRN MEMBERSHIP?
One of the cornerstones of IPRN membership is to be able to work internationally. Often our members are looking for business in another country or city for a current client, when that happens they refer to an IPRN member.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT OTHER MEMBERS ARE AS DILIGENT AS I AM?
We have Annual and Regional General Meetings every year, hosted by an IPRN member, and this is the opportunity for networking and getting to know other members so that you can assess their capabilities and skills in relation to your own.
WHICH SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
From market insights to strategic consultation, media relations, editorial support and live communication; as a network we provide a full-service offer. Use the agency finder to learn more about specialisms or sectors or contact us.
The 23th Annual General Meeting of IPRN, organized by Blue Focus, was held in Gubei Water Town in Beijing from the 19th till the 23rd May 2018. The Gala Dinner and prize giving ceremony of the Project of the Year awards 2018 took place in the Conrad Hotel in Beijing.
IPRN 2017 European Regional Meeting in the Sheraton Porto the 10th November 2017. We spend a great evening visiting Porto, the Douro riverside and the impressive Graham’s Porto wine cellar
Moscow AGM 2017 Photogallery – Gala dinner on the Moscow river cruise and prize giving of the Project of the Year awards 2017
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Cibecom is the summit of Latin America Strategic Communication. It brings together corporate and institutional communication professionals from all of the Ibero America community to emphasize the role of communication and reputation in the creation of long term value for 21st century organizations.
Is organized by 12 Ibero American communication associations: Aberje and Conferp from Brazil, Apce from Portugal, Dircom from Spain, Anrp from Uruguay, Cecop from Colombia, Asodircom from Dominicana, Cicom and Prorp from Mexico, Cons. de RRPP and Dircoms from Argentina and Focco from Chile.
The 2017 summit is divided in 3 areas: Reputation, Sustainability and Transparency, as pillars of communication in the 21st century