Hudson, OH – In an effort to provide international services to its growing list of global clients, AKHIA Public Relations & Marketing Communications has joined the International Public Relations Network (IPRN), the world’s largest network of public relations agencies. IPRN members include agencies in 35 countries, including Brazil, China and Eastern Europe. Collectively, these agencies represent more than $215 million in sales and have more than 1,000 people serving the international needs of clients.

“Clients increasingly rely on us to grow their brands beyond the United States into all parts of the world. Joining IPRN gives us immediate access to agencies across the globe that can provide assistance, guidance and execution in their specific countries,” said AKHIA President Jan Gusich.

IPRN was established in 1995 to enable members to work internationally through cooperation and mutual assistance. Members have access to international experience, case studies, resources, local knowledge, advice and expertise from every member. The organization offers unequalled opportunities for the advancement of knowledge through the exchange of information and experiences.

“IPRN has a very high standard of integrity and agencies with outstanding service models, which immediately appealed to us. We are excited to begin tapping into these global resources,” Gusich said.

All members are permitted to use IPRN’s Seal of Excellence as an assurance to clients and prospective clients that the high standards of IPRN have been met.

IPRN holds an annual meeting in a different member country each year. This year’s meeting, which Gusich is planning to attend, will be held in Istanbul in May.

Founded in 1996, AKHIA Public Relations and Marketing Communications has offices in Hudson, Ohio, and Atlanta, Ga. The 51-person organization was founded on a philosophy of message integrity and best-in-class account service. Today, that philosophy remains in the form of the agency’s dedication to strategic execution for its 30 clients spanning a wide range of industries in the business-to-business, service and consumer sectors.