The Fearey Group Announces New Worldwide PR Affiliates in Canada and Dubai, and PRGN elects Mark Paterson as President

The Fearey Group, the Seattle member of PRGN gains 2 new agency affiliates, bringing its global reach to 45 cities worldwide

Seattle, Wash. – May 16, 2012 –The Fearey Group today announced the addition of new worldwide Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) agency affiliates in Canada and Dubai. Joining the ranks of PRGN are energi PR of Canada and The Content Factory in Dubai, UAE, expanding the network’s global reach and capabilities to two new countries, totalling 26 in all.

“Extending our firm’s reach in Dubai and Canada provides new resources for our clients who seek global representation,” said Pat Fearey, founder and CEO of The Fearey Group. “The Fearey Group is looking forward to collaborating with these new members and it welcomes their local knowledge and expertise in their markets.,”

New PRGN member agencies are:

energi PR
Serving Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, and Ontario, Canada
energi PR is a bilingual, full service and independently-owned public relations and digital communications firm with offices in Toronto and Montreal. The agency services a diverse roster of clients in the consumer goods, technology and hospitality sectors with a dedicated healthcare practice. energi PR specializes in the consumer and healthcare sectors and is well recognized for its thriving beauty, travel and pharmaceutical practices. The firm holds an A+ accreditation from the Alliance des cabinets de relations publiques du Québec and has won numerous industry awards.

“energi PR’s membership in the Public Relations Global Network brings tremendous value for those of our clients who are looking to expand internationally and want to consolidate their public relations with a proven network,” said Carol Levine, APR, FCPRS, co-founder and managing partner of energi PR. “We also view this association as a strong opportunity to export successful programs and expertise to other markets throughout the US, Latin America, Europe and the Far East.”

“We are proud to be associated with such an accomplished and well respected network of professionals. We are very much looking forward to growing these relationships, sharing best practices and working collaboratively on new business opportunities,” added Esther Buchsbaum, APR, FCPRS, co-founder and managing partner of energi PR.

The Content Factory
Dubai, UAE
Established in Dubai in 2003, The Content Factory (TCF) is an independent integrated marketing agency at the forefront of innovative marketing developments in the Middle East. The company develops solutions by integrating client marketing activities to form cohesive plans that address consumer and corporate publics directly, and maximize returns. The organization’s vast industry experience spans technology, consumer electronics, digital security, trading, manufacturing, oil and gas, finance and services, and lifestyle segments. In addition to a host of traditional, digital or Internet based public relations services, TCF capabilities include branding, advertising, direct, graphic design, production, and event marketing.  Working as an extension of their clients, TCF helps to set up and execute high yield, demand  generating campaigns.

Key clients include: Gemalto, world leader in digital security; SanDisk, global leader in flash memory storage; IIR (Institute for International Research), the leading business conference organizer in the Middle East; SonicWALL, the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions; ITS (International Turnkey Systems Group), a leading Integrated IT solutions provider; cashU, the region’s first prepaid online payment gateway; MEC AS (Magnetic Emissions Control) a company that develops emissions reduction and fuel efficiency technology; and VIPERA, a well known European cosmetics brand.

“The Content Factory is proud to be selected among PRGN’s list of elite agencies,” said Layth Dajani, founder and CEO of The Content Factory. “We believe in the power of partnership and with PRGN we have gained partners across the globe. This is a big step in the right direction.”

Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) (www.prgn.com) also announced the election of Mark Paterson of Currie Communications in Australia as president at its 20th anniversary meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. Paterson will lead the worldwide network over the course of the next year. He succeeds Francine Robbens of the Brussels based company PRP – Public Relations Partners.

About The Fearey Group
The Fearey Group is one of the leading independent public relations and public affairs firms in the Pacific Northwest. Now in its fourth decade, the full-service agency has provided communications services for some of the region’s leading public, private and non-profit organizations and has strong practices in the areas of healthcare, biotechnology, real estate and land use, finance, transportation, nonprofit, consumer marketing and crisis communications. The Fearey Group is now leading its industry in the area of corporate storytelling and is pioneering new forms of social media journalism. The firm is also a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network, an international organization of leading independent, owner-operated public relations agencies.

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More than 1,000 clients across six continents depend on the combined resources of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) to deliver targeted public relations campaigns in more than 80 markets around the world. With revenues of more than $110 million (U.S.D.), PRGN is among the world’s top four international public relations networks. PRGN harnesses the resources of 45 independent public relations firms, 50 offices and more than 900 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally. Visit PRGN online at www.prgn.com.