Morrow Sodali, a stakeholder engagement advisory services firm, acquires Australian corporate communication and reputation management consultancy Domestique. Founded in 2013, Domestique works across complex and high-profile reputation management issues, transaction communications involving large scale M&A and IPO’s, strategic investor relations, public affairs advisory and listed company disclosure. All five Domestique partners will become Morrow Sodali shareholders. The move follows Morrow Sodali’s acquisition and integration of Citadel-MAGNUS in November 2022. “The combination of Domestique and Citadel-MAGNUS brings together a powerhouse of complementary, expert advisers that will deliver an unprecedented level of experience and knowledge to the Australian and APAC market,” said Morrow Sodali CEO international Christian Sealey.


The Public Relations Global Network adds Seoul-based PR House to its global network. Founded in 2010, PR House provides reputation management services, specializing in creative integrated communications, effective and measurable implementation and communications counsel. The agency works with clients in such sectors as hospitality, technology, government, gaming, healthcare and transportation. PRGN also marked the opening of a new member office in the Netherlands by its Belgium member agency Two cents. The network now has 55 members. “PRGN’s entry into South Korea is a great opportunity for our members and their clients as it will accelerate growth and open access to local expertise in a very dynamic marketplace,” said PRGN president Andy See.


TrendyMinds of Indianapolis acquires Utah-based agency Faktory Inc. Based in the Salt Lake City suburb of Centerville, Faktory also has an office in Denver and nearly 30 employees in six states. The acquisition lifts TrendyMinds’ workforce to 135. Contour Ridge, a San Antonio-based private equity firm that made an eight-figure investment in TrendyMinds in March 2022, partnered on the Faktory deal with Houston-based investment firm Genesis Park. “Faktory is a stellar addition to our talented team. This expansion broadens our public relations and media offerings, and brings a wealth of new services to Faktory’s valued clients plus a fresh new perspective to our existing clients,” said TrendyMinds chairman and CEO Trevor Yager.