FRANKFURT—Ten independent public relations firms from across continental Europe have joined forces to launch 27&More, a network that will seek provide international clients with convenient and effective access to integrated international public relations, delivered by independently owned consultancies with a proven track record in international communications.
Member firms have experience in working together, sharing projects and clients—as well as values—and see the formation of the network as a natural progression. The network will have its headquarters in Germany
“Our strategic goal was to initially cover all major European countries since Europe is our network’s origin and from that base to quickly expand globally,” says Ruud Bijl, head of Bijl Partners of the Netherlands and elected president of 27&More. “We are convinced of the need for a network that consists of strong local agencies with the competence and the commitment to international accounts.”
Members include Natkin Communication of France; PeppeR 21 PR Consultancy of Hungary; Public Relations Partners of Germany; TBT & Company of Poland; Mailander of Italy; Bijl partners of the Netherlands; Connective Communications of Greece; cR Komminikation of Switzerland; Knight & Svoboda of the Czech Republic; and Paniagua Consultores of Spain. Additional firms in the U.K., Turkey, Sweden and Belgium have already confirmed their intent to join.