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PROI Worldwide

PROI Worldwide

Allard W. van Veen, APR, FCPRS, LM, Founding Partner + Global Mng. Dir., avv@proi.com
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Agency Statement:

Background
With net fee income nearing US$ one billion, PROI Worldwide, founded in Europe in 1970 and incorporated in the US in 1994, is independently rated by The Holmes Report and other rating services as the world’s largest partnership of integrated independent communications agencies both by revenue and reach through their more than 75+ agencies operating from 165+ offices in 50+ countries and its 6,417+ global staff servicing 8,173+ clients.

PROI at its recent Global Summit in Quebec City.

PROI at its recent Global Summit in Quebec City.

What distinguishes the PROI global partnership from ‘networks’ is that PROI Worldwide includes agencies ranging from very large, to medium and small – with staff numbers of 10 to 850 per agency. The size of PROI firms is usually directly related to the size of the market, the agency’s regional or global reach and the broad integration of digital, marcom, public affairs, consumer, healthcare and other practice areas.

PROI Worldwide’s 2018 net fee income almost US$ one billion places it 5th largest among global holding companies, behind WPP, Omnicom, Interpublic and DJE Holdings. Among multi-nationals, PROI is rated the largest, ahead of Edelman, Weber Shandwick, Burson-Cohn & Wolfe, FleishmanHillard, Ketchum, MSL, H & K Strategies, Ogilvy PR Worldwide, Blue Focus, Brunswick and Golin.

When you retain a local PROI Worldwide agency
They will help you plan a global, regional or local communications program and help you to recognize, prioritize and address differences in culture, custom, values and social mores, especially as the campaign is developed beyond your local market.

Our local PROI Partners drive their own business based on proven local competence in their respective markets. Competence is not centralized at regional or global offices as can often be the case within multinationals.

PROI Worldwide’s Americas Region
PROI Agencies with head offices in North and South America include Finn Partners (New York + Offices throughout the US), G&S Business Communications (New York-Chicago-Raleigh), Jackson Spalding (Atlanta-Dallas), rbb (Miami- Fort Lauderdale), RF|Binder (New York-San Francisco), 360PR+ (Boston-New York-San Francisco), Falls Communications (Cleveland-Washington, DC), Lambert (Detroit-Lansing-Grand Rapids-New York), Jones PR (Kansas City), Crenshaw Communications (New York), GroundFloor Media (Denver), MPRM (Los Angeles), c+c (Seattle-Portland-Boston), The Vandiver Group (St. Louis), Walker Sands (Chicago-San Francisco-Seattle), Brown & Cohen (Toronto), FWD Consultores (Mexico City) and Imagem Corporativa (Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro-Brasilia).

Global Footprint
PROI Worldwide has offices in virtually every European country, The Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific and includes some of the largest and leading Agencies in major markets including Germany, The Nordics, England, France, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong-China, India, Australasia and Japan.

International Board of Directors
The Board represents the make-up of its many women led PROI agencies around the world. The Board is comprised of:

Clare Parsons, Global Chair, London (Lansons)
Laura Tomasetti, Vice-Chair, Americas, Boston (360PR+)
Lisa Ross, Vice-Chair, Americas, Miami (rbb Communications)
Kaija Pohjala, Vice-Chair, EMEA Region, Helsinki (COCOMMS)
Rania Azab, Vice-Chair, EMEA Region, Cairo (4PR Group)
Lena Soh-Ng, Vice-Chair, APAC Region, Singapore (Huntington Communications)
Angela Scaffidi, Vice-Chair, APAC Region, Melbourne (SenateSHJ Australia)
Allard W. van Veen, APR, FCPRS, LM, Founding Partner, Corporate Secretary + Global MD
Jean Leopold Schuybroek, Director, Global Dev., Brussels

Global Management Group
Allard W. van Veen, APR, FCPRS, LM, Founding Partner and Global Mng. Dir., avv@proi.com
Jean Leopold Schuybroek, Director, Global Development, lschuybroek@proi.com
Misha Cook, Director, Operations and Communications, mcook@proi.com

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