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TMCNet:  Stevens Strategic Communications, Founding Member of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), Announces New Affiliates in Dallas and Seoul

[October 23, 2013]

Stevens Strategic Communications, Founding Member of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), Announces New Affiliates in Dallas and Seoul

(Cision Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Addition of Lewis Public Relations and GRAPE PR & Consulting brings network’s reach to 49 members worldwide CLEVELAND (October 23, 2013) — Ed Stevens, Marketing Officer for the Public Relations Global Network ( (PRGN), today announced the addition of Lewis Public Relations ( as member and GRAPE PR & Consulting ( as associate member to PRGN. Located in Dallas, Texas, and Seoul, Korea, respectively, these new affiliates bring PRGN’s global reach to 49 members worldwide. Cleveland currently serves as the headquarters city for PRGN.

PRGN also announced that Francine Robbens – who previously served as partner at Public Relations Partners (, a PRGN affiliate in Brussels, and as 2012 president of PRGN – has been named emeritus member.

“PRGN is pleased to welcome Lewis Public Relations and GRAPE PR & Consulting to our growing network,” said Stevens.  “These firms operate in key markets for our members, withTexasbeing the second most populous state in theU.S.andKoreathe fifteenth-largest economy in the world. We’re excited to not only tap their local market expertise but also add to the diversity of our network.” “It’s very exciting to have Lewis Public Relations and GRAPE PR & Consulting come on board as PRGN members,” said Stevens. “PRGN has a mission to continue accumulating new members, and these two firms are excellent additions to our rapidly expanding global network. We are happy to welcome them with open arms. Lewis has excellent credentials in the power generation and energy field.”  “It’s an honor to be accepted into this global network of exceptional communications experts. The Lewis Public Relations team is equipped to provide PRGN members with on-the-ground access to one of the largest, most lucrative markets in the United States,” said Principal Blake Lewis III, APR, Fellow PRSA. “With a population of more than 26 million, the Texas economy is booming – outpacing national averages in job growth and hosting 52 of the Fortune 500 companies. We’re looking forward to contributing strategic counsel and program implementation to clients seeking to enter or gain awareness in this market.” Hae Jin Choi, vice president of GRAPE PR & Consulting, said, “GRAPE feels honored to be a new member of the PRGN. As a new member of the network, GRAPE expects to provide in-depth insights of Korean local markets from our professional experience in PR, to those companies that seek to enter the ever-changing Korean market. As for the Korean companies entering the overseas market, GRAPE would be their loyal partner to provide professional global PR services, based on the network of PRGN.” About Stevens Strategic Communications Stevens Strategic Communications, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service firm that provides interactive marketing, corporate and crisis communications counsel to more than 30 clients in four states and six continents.  The firm is a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network (  Additional information can be found on the SSC website ( or by calling 440.617.0100 extension 201.

About Public Relations Global Network Clients across six continents depend on the combined resources of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) to deliver targeted public relations campaigns in 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 49 independent public relations firms and more than 800 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally. Visit PRGN online at

About Lewis Public Relations Lewis Public Relations is a Dallas-based public relations and strategic communications agency that applies strategic thinking and get-it-done capabilities to a broad range of client challenges and opportunities. Focusing on business-to-business communications, the team combines the knowledge and experience of a large, multi-national agency with the agility and value of an entrepreneurial boutique firm to help organizations be understood by their audiences. For more information, visit

About GRAPE PR & Consulting Established in 2006, GRAPE PR & Consulting ( since then has been creating mutual credibility and trust among its clients, stakeholders and employees to strengthen its foundation in the field of public relations for advances and development in the future. GRAPE provides communications counsel in various fields, including technology and innovation, corporate and public trust, life & style, health & wellness and crisis management.

# # # Contact: Ed Stevens, APR Stevens Strategic Communications, PRGN Marketing Officer (440) 617-0100 ext 201 This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com,c9486816The following files are available for download:,c1387715 lewis and landis w caption (c) 2013 Cision. All Rights Reserved.

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