PHOENIX—The Public Relations Global Network has added new affiliates in South Africa and Argentina, expanding its network to include more than 35 independently-owned agencies. IdentiaPR is the first Argentinean member of PRGN. Based in Buenos Aires, the company offers a full range of PR services including crisis prevention and management, media relations, public affairs and internal communications. HWB Communications, based in Cape Town, offers PR, marketing and strategic communications services, including crisis management.
PHOENIXVILLE, PA—Former public relations executive and broadcast TV news producer Kristi Hughes has launched Manavista PR, which will help small and mid-size businesses achieve their public relations goals by articulating their messages, developing their brands and delivering media relations and marketing campaigns. “Successful and credible public relations must be strategically built with care, however it does not have to cost a fortune,” says Hughes, who spent five years in broadcast television and was most recently communications chief for WorldWIT, a leading online network of professional women with more than 50,000 members.