ICCO invites consultancies and networks with an international agenda to join as Direct Members

GlobalCom PR Network

Company Name: GlobalCom PR Network
Contact Name: Ralf Hartman
Address: Coordination HQ,
Muenchener Str. 14,
85748 Garching Bei Muenchen,
Phone Number: +49.89.360363.50
Website: www.gcpr.net

About GlobalCom PR Network

GlobalCom PR Network is a worldwide group of full service PR and Marketing Communications agencies. 70 offices cover all member states of the European Union and 60 countries worldwide including Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East, North and South America.

GlobalCom PR Network represents the 21st century breed of global PR development. It is an association of independent agency teams with a proven track record in their domestic countries united in a global operating network.

With more than 1,400 experienced PR consultants, GlobalCom PR Network serves national and international clients who benefit from our local expertise and international presence.

The overall goal is to provide clients with the best, most cost-effective approach to multi-market PR.

Twitter: @GlobalComPR


Company Name: GolinGolin
Contact Name: Matt Neale
Address: 2 Waterhouse Square
140 Holborn
United Kingdom
Phone Number: 020 7067 0600
Fax Number: 0870 990 5447
Website: www.golin.com

About Golin

GolinHarris is a holistic communications firm designed and built to help clients win in a complex, connected society. In 2011, GH completely redesigned the agency to combine strategy, creativity and engagement into one seamless package that is delivered to clients. The model, called g4, provides clients with a dedicated team of specialists, including strategists, creators, connectors and catalysts, who are embedded in every account.

GH created the Bridge™ global network of holistic engagement centres to help clients infuse their brands and products into the news and conversation cycles of the hour. A pioneering approach in today’s complex media environment, PRWeek recently named the Bridge “PR Innovation of the Year” for 2012 and The Holmes Report awarded the innovation a Silver Sabre for PR Service of the Year.

The agency’s core practices include consumer marketing, corporate communications, digital and social media, corporate social responsibility, healthcare, internal communications, multicultural marketing, technology and public affairs.

GolinHarris clients include McDonald’s, Dow Chemical Company, Florida Department of Citrus, Kaiser Permanente, Nintendo of America Inc., Johnson and Johnson, Texas Instruments and Unilever. GH was recognised as International Agency of the Year 2012 by PRWeek UK and was the PRCA’s Large Agency of the Year in the same year. The agency has 38 offices in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, is headquartered in Chicago and is a subsidiary of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG)


Company Name: Grayling
Contact Name: Jon Meakin
Address: 29 – 35 Lexington Street
United Kingdom
Phone Number: 020 7025 7500
Website: www.grayling.com

About Grayling

Our international reach enables us to provide fully integrated communications across every major market. Our local presence allows us to create effective, bespoke programmes in every region.

From the global citizen to the local community, we integrate our activities and we influence.

Grayling is committed to delivering the highest standard of communications services to our clients, through effective use of data-driven insight, creativity and experience. Armed with powerful ideas we execute across multiple channels and devices, worldwide, at unprecedented speed. We describe this as the Grayling Effect.

Our clients operate in a wide range of sectors including Energy, Environment & Sustainability; Healthcare; Technology & Telecommunications; Consumer Brands; Financial Services; Transport & Logistics and Government & Public Sector. Leveraging our network of highly qualified and experienced consultants ensures our work across sectors and geographies is always exceptional.

Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Company Name: Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Contact Name: Sam Lythgoe
Address: The Buckley Building
49 Clerkenwell Green
United Kingdom
Phone Number: 020 7413 3000
Fax Number: 020 7413 3111
Website: www.hkstrategies.co.uk

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

H+K Strategies UK works to improve every one of our client’s brand value, reputation and bottom line. We do this by creating insight driven, narrative content delivered through multiple channels. Our work shapes conversations and educates on issues. We directly engage audiences to drive advocacy, inspire action, mobilise constituents and mitigate reputational risk.
H+K Strategies has more than 200 years combined experience working in the media, agencies, and as clients in-house. They lead 230+ of the brightest and best people in our business to provide clients with clear strategic advice, standout creative ideas, and outstanding results. In 2010 we became the first (and are still the only) large UK agency to organise ourselves around industry sectors, providing our clients with deep knowledge into their industry alongside a breadth of service expertise. Sectors we specialise in range from consumer packaged goods, energy + industrials, financial + professional services to food + drink, retail + leisure, public + third sector, sports and technology. Each sector team includes corporate and consumer communications, digital and social media, government affairs, stakeholder communications and issues and crisis management. A fully integrated approach that ensures our clients’ programmes can have maximum impact. Our client satisfaction is 92%.

Instinctif Partners

Company Name: Instinctif Partners                                                      
Contact Name: Donna Zurcher
Address: 65 Gresham St
United Kingdom
Phone Number: 020 7457 2020
Website: instinctif.com

About Instinctif Partners

With our base in the UK in the heart of London, and specialist crisis management, local community engagement and Life Science centres in Oxford, Reading and Manchester, we have been supporting the reputational needs of our clients since 1990.

We are one of the fastest growing independent international business communications consultancies in the UK. With over 200 senior communications and engagement specialists all under one roof, we are deeply connected to national and international financial, business and commercial audiences.

With clients from a range of sectors, we specialise in national and international multi market campaigns and assignments. Connecting capital markets, corporate affairs, public policy, engagement and life sciences, with market leading capabilities in research, insight, content and creativity.

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Company Name: Interel Group
Contact Name: George McGregor
Address: Greencoat House, Francis Street, London, SW1P 1DH, United Kingdom
Website:  www.interelgroup.com

We are the public affairs specialists.  Our strength lies in helping businesses or associations grow through proactive and innovative engagement with a broad spectrum of stakeholders at all levels of influence, from politicians down to grass roots campaigners.

This starts with a thorough understanding of the ‘political’ environment (in the broadest sense). Our teams are political generalists and sector specialists who know the direction policy is taking and who is driving change in the general business environment or in a tightly regulated sector.

We deliver regular policy insight to inform business planning and decision-making or get involved because there’s an urgent need to engage or develop campaigns on business-critical issues.

We number many blue chips amongst our client base, as well as SMEs and associations and professional societies who want to  grow their membership and their influence worldwide.

With good business sense and a passion for politics, we build trust and strong relationships with our clients, many of whom have been with us for ten years or more. There couldn’t be a better recommendation than that.


Company Name: IPREX                                                     
Contact Name: Michael Schröder
Address: 4524 North Wildwood Avenue,
Shorewood WI 53211,
Phone Number: +49 30 2887 6110
Website: www.iprex.com


IPREX was founded in 1983 to help independent PR firms deliver high-quality client work in major markets worldwide, and it has evolved into a tightly knit peer group of more than 70 of the world’s most successful communication agencies.

We offer our partners’ clients seamless world-class advice and implementation – and we provide partners with the infrastructure and support they need to win and manage such assignments.

Clients choose IPREX partners for their influence in their own markets and because our management systems make the diversity, innovation and dynamism of owner-managed agencies work to their advantage.

Partners join IPREX for the assurance of high-calibre work for their clients in remote markets, and to develop their agencies in a collegial environment through best practices, new business opportunities and a common program management language.

Partners communicate frequently, review each other’s work rigorously and meet often. When they join forces they’re working with agency owners they know as partners – not strangers united by a brand name and divided by internal competition.


Company Name: Ogilvy
Contact Name: Michael Frohlich, Ogilvy and WPP Team Leader
Address: Sea Containers, 18 Upper Ground, London SE1 9RQ
Phone Number: +44(0)20 3193 3000
Website: www.ogilvy.com

About Ogilvy

Here at Ogilvy we pride ourselves on the ethos CAN meets DO.

Clients come to us with a broad range of  business challenges and problems and we formulate a specialist team around them to transform their business. This isn’t just about coming up with great ideas, it’s the execution, the measurement and the ability to start a conversation around these ideas that place our clients ahead of their competitors. Our building has been designed to ensure  teams are fluid, 100% agile and can be combined in an infinite way to best suit our clients’ needs. These bespoke teams are formed from experts across the marketing field;  PR, Content Creation, Video Production, SEO, Customer Engagement & Advertising, all sharing in the Ogilvy culture – no warring tribes.

We couple our ability to dream up big ideas with a commitment to delivery, our bespoke teams share a common operating system that runs right across every discipline and every specialism- when we say we DO it means we deliver across all channels, fast.  Our collaborative way of working has been designed to extend prototyping from products to all kinds of creative ideas, from all corners of the agency. Born from the desire to ‘think & do simultaneously’, Makerspace provides the opportunity for ideas to be brought to life through products, content, experiences, films & apps – & furthermore tested & given feedback on, in house early in the creative process. With the relationship between making & creating at the helm of Makerspace, clients are given the opportunity to capitalize on culturally relevant ideas with minimal downtime.

We are always open to conversations about new challenges – whether that’s within the UK or across the globe with 538 offices, over a third in the BRIC countries, we are ready to help you expand wherever you need or want to. And you can find out more about our network here.

If you would like to know more about where CAN meets DO get in touch.

PROI Worldwide

Company Name: PROI Worldwide
Contact Name: Jeff Altheide, Global Managing Director
Address: 125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone Number: +1 847-712-9150
Website: www.proi.com

About PROI Worldwide

PROI Worldwide harnesses the collective power of the world’s most ambitious entrepreneurial communications firms. By sharing global insights and best practices, PROI agencies remain best in market trendsetters, supporting the drive to deliver the most impactful communications campaigns for their clients. In 2020, PROI encompassed 80 partners with 6,900 employees in more than 165 cities and 55 countries. With combined revenue of more than US$913 million, PROI ranked 5th among consolidated communications groups, and was the only one that is based on a unique partnership of independent business people.

SERMO Network

Company Name: SERMO Network
Address: 3-5 Rathbone Place, London, UK W1T 1HJ
Phone Number: +44(0)20 7268 6100
Website:  www.sermocommunications.com

About SERMO Network

SERMO is the first global network of communications agencies for brands in the luxury and lifestyle sectors. Built on relationships, not ownership, SERMO was initiated by Talk PR in 2009 and is now made up of 15 independent local communications consultancies, with offices in 20 cities across 17 countries. The network has fee income of over £30 million and over 500 staff.

Clients in the lifestyle, luxury, fashion and beauty sectors value the connections, creativity and attention to detail that local specialists deliver. But they also want a global, strategic perspective and the thought leadership that traditionally resides with major, one-size-fits-all networks. SERMO offers clients the best of both worlds.

Whether it’s a short term tactical project to deliver high impact editorial and social media engagement or a longer term full service strategy, SERMO will tailor the right service for your international communications needs, to deliver inspiring brand-building campaigns that resonate in each local market.

This is why we are the trusted partners of some of the world’s leading luxury and premium lifestyle brands.

To learn more about SERMO Network, visit www.sermocommunications.com or Twitter page @SERMOcomms


Company Name: SomaComm
Contact Name: James Shackelford (CEO)

Address: 54 W.40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Phone Number: 212-920-5344
Website:  www.somacomm.com

About SomaComm

We are communicators, creatives, and strategists. Today, the lines have blurred between marketing and communications. Our capabilities reflect that change, and we provide services that integrate communications, marketing, and creative in a way that best achieves growth and awareness for the clients we serve.

GrowthAwareness. These are the goals we are determined to help our clients achieve. Always. We love what we do.

To learn more about SomaComm, visit www.somacomm.com or Twitter page @SomaComm


Company Name: thenetworkone
Contact Name: www.thenetworkone.com

thenetworkone provides customized networks of independent agencies for a growing number of leading international companies. Clients have included Alliance Boots, Audi, Bacardi, Dyson, Exxon Mobil, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Lego, Lufthansa, Nokia, Prudential Asia, Rosetta Stone and Technogym.

thenetworkone also helps independent agency networks and individual firms to develop their own business, through providing international partners, resources and professional development programs.

thenetworkone now works with more than 800 individually accredited marketing and communications agencies in 106 countries, including more than 200 PR firms; as well as a growing number of independent agency networks.

In 2012, thenetworkone was the Founding Sponsor of the Independent PR Firms Forum at the Holmes Global PR Summit in Miami and in 2015 became a Founding Member of the ICCO Direct membership program.

Weber Shandwick

Company Name: Weber Shandwick
Address: 2 Waterhouse Square
140 Holborn
Phone Number: +44 20 7067 0000
Website: www.webershandwick.com

About Weber Shandwick:

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 79 cities across 34 countries, with a network extending to 127 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations agency included on the Ad Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the only PR firm designated an A-List Standout in 2017.

Weber Shandwick was honoured as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015 and 2016, The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and The Holmes Report’s Global Digital Agency of the Year in 2016. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using propriety social, digital and analytics methodologies.

Twitter: @WS_EMEA


Organization name: International Public Relations Network –IPRN        
Contact Name: Luis González
Address: Avenida de Europa, 9 – 28224 Pozuelo, Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34629507253
Website: www.iprn.com

About IPRN:

IPRN is now one of the leading global independent agencies networks with more than 50 owner lead award winning agencies in more than 40 countries and 80 cities of the five continents. With 25 years the network has a total of more than 7.000 talent professionals with a large experience and knowledge of their respective countries, cultures and markets that perform locally and internationally.

IPRN operates as a virtual collaborative organization with a lightweight and efficient structure, member’ proactive participation and engagement in the activities, committees and events organized during the year in different cities of the world.

Every year, one member hosts the network’s Annual General Meeting and Conference attended by all members that is critical for the development of the organization as it enables members to interact personally for a better understanding of different cultures, knowledge transfer, best practices, business development and competences


Organization name: Fletcher Marketing PR
Contact Name: Mary Beth WestFletcher PR Logo - Marketing + PR + Social
Address: 9 Market Square, Suite 301, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865.249.8371
Website: www.fletchermarketingpr.com

About Fletcher:

Fletcher Marketing PR is a full-service communications firm, specializing in integrated marketing strategies that resonate with women to produce measurable results. Their expertise is grounded in the ethical practice of public relations. They create compelling multimedia content that tells your brand story in a way that converts consumers into advocates.

Team Fletcher is a curated group of seasoned marketing and business strategists with decades of collective experience and earned expertise. They’re small but mighty. Their skills complement each other’s and allow them to synthesize their talents on behalf of their clients.

Their corporate culture demands impeccable quality and uber-attentive service. They nurture relationships and watch them grow. At Fletcher, they’re passionate about changing the way businesses and organizations communicate with diverse audiences of women. There is no cookie cutter solution. It’s not one size fits all, y’all.


Organization name: Newington Communications
Contact Name: Mark Glover
Address: 96 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BE
Phone: 020 7234 3333
Website: www.newingtoncomms.co.uk

About: Newington Communications

They deliver issue-led, outcomes-focused communications at local, regional and European level. They understand the political and media environment and how it affects you – from perceptions, to policy and to people.

Their strategy will get you from where you are to where you want to be. They do that by matching effective messaging with the right audiences, allowing you to cultivate relationships with the people that matter most to you and to your business. They support their clients by building and protecting their reputation with the media, politicians, investors and staff and by providing them with the skills and experience needed to communicate their messages effectively.

For over ten years they have worked in partnership with their clients, taking a holistic approach to the development and delivery of communications support – from start to finish, they work with their clients to ensure there is value in everything they do.

ICCO invites consultancies and networks with an international agenda to join as Direct Members