Heritage House

Italian PR and consultancy firm Heritage House Reputation Architects has become a partner agency of PROI Worldwide. Established in 2014 in Milan, with an office in Rome, Heritage House offers services in reputation building, crisis management and CSR, as well as business education. According to PROI Worldwide global chair Clare Parsons, Heritage House’s focus on improving and defending corporate reputation and its investments in stakeholder engagement, corporate reputation and CSR made the agency a natural choice to include in PROI Worldwide’s global partnership. “Our growth in the Italian market will also be enhanced by a third office in Rome,” Parsons said.


Business Wire and digital PR platform TrendKite have announced that they will integrate TrendKite analytics into Business Wire’s NewsTrak reports as part of its Global-Mobile-Social-Measureable suite of services. The integrated service is the first offering to emerge from the recently announced partnership between the two companies. “Measuring organic press release pickup and business impact has been extremely difficult, if not impossible, because PR industry monitoring tools haven’t kept pace with the rest of the marketing stack,” said TrendKite CEO Erik Huddleston. He says that the new service offers users a “solution to measure the true impact of their public relations efforts including reach, key message pull-through and organic impact of your press release.”

Michelle Flowers Welch
Michelle Flowers Welch

Chicago-headquartered Flowers Communications Group has expanded its service into the Los Angeles market. Flowers, a 100 percent minority-owned, women-owned firm that is celebrating its 27th anniversary, is also expanding Greenhouse Studio, its creative services division, as well as building up its experiential marketing capabilities and work in diversity and inclusion. Agency founder Michelle Flowers Welch was recently honored with the 2017 Distinguished Senior Leader Award by the Public Relations Society of America Chicago Chapter. The firm also won two 2018 Golden Trumpet Awards from Publicity Club of Chicago for a Jack Daniel’s PR campaign, and video content work for MillerCoors, as well as a Silver Trumpet for video content work for the Chicago Park District.