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October 22, 2013 14:46 ET

Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Announces New Members in Dallas and Seoul

Addition of Lewis Public Relations and GRAPE PR & Consulting Brings Network's Reach to 49 Members Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - October 22, 2013) - The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) today announced the addition of Lewis Public Relations as member and GRAPE PR & Consulting as associate member, located in Dallas, Texas, and Seoul, Korea, respectively. These new affiliates bring PRGN's global reach to 49 members worldwide.

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 PRGN President David Landis. "These firms operate in key markets for our members, with Texas being the second most populous state in the U.S. and Korea the 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 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 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.

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