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May 2020 PRGN Meeting Held Virtually; Robert Bauer To Helm Public Relations Global Network

May 2020 PRGN Meeting Held Virtually; Robert Bauer to helm Public Relations Global Network

Social distancing is becoming the new normal thanks to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. This has led to technology dramatically changing the way we live, work, and play. Mileage Communications, a member of the Public Relations Global Network, has also adapted to the situation by teleconferencing with our clients, vendors, and partners.

In May 2020, Public Relations Global Network members expected to hold their spring meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Unfortunately, as cases around the world spiked, travel was curtailed and people were strongly advised to #StayHome. A physical meeting was thus no longer possible. The 51-strong global network of independent public relations agencies banded together to work out a solution and facilitate the handover of PRGN leadership.

Public Relations Global Network member agencies typically meet twice a year to share best practices, initiatives, and strategies. This time, the agencies decided to hold their meeting virtually. Members in Asia-Pacific commenced the teleconference, followed by agencies in Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Americas. There were fruitful and interesting conversations on COVID-19’s impact on the PR industry, updates on financials, and PRGN developments.

Asia-Pacific members of PRGN holding their videoconference call. Mr. Yap Boh Tiong, Chairman of the Mileage Communications Group, and Mr. Sunil Puri, Managing Director of Mileage Communications (India) Pvt. Ltd., sat in for the call.

All in all, it was a two-day affair which concluded with the ceremonial handover of the gavel from outgoing Public Relations Global Network President Aaron Blank, CEO and President of The Fearey Group, to Robert Bauer, Managing Partner of Austrian PR agency accelent communications.

Aaron Blank, outgoing President of PRGN, is CEO and President of Seattle-based The Fearey Group. Mileage Communications thanks him for his service and leadership of the global network.


Robert Bauer, Managing Partner of Austrian PR agency accelent communications, is the new President of Public Relations Global Network. Mileage Communications congratulates him on his appointment and looks forward to the growth of the network under his leadership.

About Public Relations Global Network (PRGN)
Clients across six continents depend on the combined resources of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) to deliver targeted public relations and marketing campaigns in regions around the world. PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks, and harnesses the resources of independent public relations firms to connect international companies and organisations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally. Connect with PRGN on its social media platforms today: Twitter (@PRGN) and on Instagram (@publicrelationsglobalnetwork).


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