PROI Worldwide names its international management board slate for 2021/2022, led by global chair Ciro Dias dos Reis, president of Brazil-based Imagem Corporativa. In addition to Reis, the board includes EMEA region vice-chairs Nicola Nel of South Africa’s Atmosphere Communications and Rania Azab, 4PR Group, Egypt; Americas region vice-chairs Trudy Kremer of Jackson Spalding and Lambert CEO Jeff Lambert; and APAC region vice-chairs Angela Scaffidi of Australia’s Senate/SHJ and Elaine Chuah of Priority Communications in Malaysia. PROI Worldwide encompasses more than 80 PR and communications businesses in 165 cities and 55 countries.
MikeWorldWide accepts applications for its second-year pro bono PR program supporting small business founders and entrepreneurs from under-represented communities. Eligible applicants must represent businesses owned by people of color, women or members of the LGBTQ community, and earn less than $5 million in annual revenue. Two applicants will be selected to enter a six-month pro bono engagement with MWW that will start in the fall. “We know the value that good PR can bring to a company's growth, so we are grateful that we can give under-represented founders an extra boost to support their business,” said MWW vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion Amber Micala Arnold. The application can be accessed on the agency's website and will be open until 11:59 pm ET on Friday, Sept. 17.
Tigercomm, which focuses on the cleantech industry, acquires Tampa, FL-based Chase Media Services, a consultancy focused on cleantech and climate change communications. Chase Media president Melissa Baldwin will join Tigercomm as senior VP. The company says the acquisition is intended to help Tigercomm meet an expanding contract flow from several fast-growing clean economy sectors. “This acquisition is a strong fit with our growth trajectory,” said Tigercomm founder and president Mike Casey. The acquisition is expected to be completed by Nov. 1.