As the UK basked in a summer heatwave this week, Partners director Karen Tinkler dusted off her finest GCSE German to spend a few days in the beautiful city of Munich with some of our European PR agency partner agencies.
Hosted by Griffiths Consulting, the conference saw agency owners from Spain, France, Belgium, Poland and the UK come together to share ideas, welcome new members and discuss the continued growth of the network.
It also gave members a taste of life in Bavaria, with visits to a traditional beer garden and a guided tour of the city on conference beer bikes.
Karen is the current IPRTeam network chair, and has been a member since 2002. The group has members across five continents and was set up to help clients run global publicity campaigns, working with an agency in their home market whilst benefiting from the experience, knowledge and expertise of independent, owner managed PR agencies in their target countries.
As well as tapping into the experience of other agency owners around the world, our IPRTeam membership has enabled us to help clients launch new products and offices overseas, support them at trade shows and communicate global acquisitions to stakeholders across the world.
Karen says, “As always, meeting our network partners was time well spent. Having a network of trusted agencies located around the world is a huge advantage for our business and our clients, and it’s always valuable sharing experiences, knowledge and best practice with other PR agency owners.
“Since our last meeting in Europe we have expanded the network reach to cover Benelux, and it was good to meet our new partner this week. Thank you to Ulrica and her team for being superb hosts; I’m already looking forward to our next meeting in Gdansk in spring 2020.”