Philadelphia-based Buchanan Public Relations LLC is a full-service public relations firm that specializes in media relations, social media and crisis communications.

home | 610.649.9292 |


Agencies in Minneapolis, New York and Hong Kong join Public Relations Global Network

New member agencies enhance capabilities and expand reach of global communications group

 PRGN looks to continue expansion in the U.S., Europe and in other markets around the globe

PHILADELPHIA – May 6, 2016 – Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced today that three top-notch communications firms, two in the U.S. and one in China, were welcomed as full members at the spring conference of one of the world’s largest networks of public relations agencies on Thursday, April 29, 2016 in Washington, D.C.White House

The agencies are: The Equity Group, headquartered in New York City with a longstanding reputation for excellence in investor communications and outreach; Evans Larson Communications from Minnesota, specializing in omnichannel communications strategies for a broad range of national and international clients; and LBS Communications Consulting Ltd from Hong Kong, excelling in financial communications and investors relations with one-stop expertise in the Greater China region.

These new members extend the range of the network, expanding the PRGN presence into most major cities around the globe. The induction into the global consortium was made during PRGN’s twice-yearly meeting in Washington, D.C.

“With a new total of 47 member agencies, PRGN is ideally positioned to help its clients succeed in global markets,” said Evelyn John Holtzhausen, founder of HWB Communications, Cape Town South Africa, and president of PRGN.

“I am delighted to welcome these three new organizations to PRGN,” said Anne A. Buchanan, APR, President of Buchanan Public Relations and leader of the network’s Training and Development Committee. “PRGN has truly grown into an international organization. I am honored to have my agency be part of a network that continues to increase its impact and expand into new markets.”

PRGN partners meet twice a year in cities around the world. The next meeting will be held in November 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. At each meeting, the firm leaders discuss best practices, and ways the network and its client base can collaborate in local markets around the world.

Agency members are independent, local, owner-operated public relations and communications firms that share expertise and resources, while providing broad-based comprehensive communications strategies to clients worldwide. If a company or organization is interested in the services of PRGN’s local agency network, go to for more information.

Independent agencies interested in joining the network, can visit the member recruitment section of the PRGN website for more information or email its membership chair, C.L. Conroy, CEO and Founder of The Conroy Martinez Group at

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 campaigns in markets around the world.  With revenues of more than $110 million (U.S.D.), PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks.  PRGN harnesses the resources of approx. 50 independent public relations firms and more than 900 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally.  Visit PRGN online at or on twitter at @PRGN.

About Buchanan Public Relations

Buchanan Public Relations is a full-service public relations, digital and crisis communications firm. Its clients include large corporations as well as leading non-profits. The firm was a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network.

# # #

// // Commented by Jon Ericson, 29Feb2016 // // // //