How public relations agencies worldwide can benefit each other
Uwe Schmidt, the CEO and Co-Owner of Industrie-Contact in Hamburg, Germany joins Enterprise Radio. Mr. Schmidt was recently elected President of the Public Relations Global Network, a network of almost 50 independent public relations agencies on six continents.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Uwe Schmidt discuss the following:
- What is the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN)?
- You recently participated in the group’s bi-annual conference in Miami – what were the main topics of discussion?
- As you take over leadership of PRGN for the next year, what will be your main priorities?
- How can public relations agencies worldwide benefit each other by being part of such a group as PRGN?
- What are the biggest benefits for clients when working with the Public Relations Global Network?
Uwe Schmidt brings more than 25 years of experience in public relations as CEO and co-owner of Industrie-Contact in Hamburg, Germany. Before joining IC AG as a trainee in 1989, Schmidt worked as a journalist for newspapers, radio stations and a news agency. After three years, he became an executive with the management team and then co-owner just four years later. Schmidt has driven the internationalization and networking of IC AG for more than a decade, lending his talents to a variety of corporations. Food & beverage, health and medicine, public affairs, professional services, technology and transportation are among his areas of expertise.
His background includes international PR counsel, crisis management, financial communications, special events, website development, government relations/public affairs, search engine optimization (SEO), graphic design, publishing, marketing and direct mail marketing.
As the newly elected president of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Schmidt will lead the worldwide network of 47 independently owned firms on six continents. PRGN is one of the world’s top four international public relations networks. PRGN harnesses the resources of more than 900 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally.
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