Global Teams.

Our client and market expertise includes industries such as consumer electronics and lifestyle, financial services, healthcare, information technology, renewable energy, sustainability, tourism and various technology topics. Clients vary from global brands to midsized companies and start-ups either looking for PR support in specific regions or planning to extend their reach into international markets.

With more than 1,400 experienced PR consultants, GlobalCom PR Network serves national and international clients who benefit from our local expertise and international presence. Our overall goal is to provide clients with the best, most cost-effective approach to multi-market PR.

70

offices world-wide

1,400

experienced PR consultants

60

different nations

Ralf Hartmann

CEO & FOUNDER

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ralf started his carreer in the microelectronics industry at Motorola Semiconductors and an English consulting firm in telecommunications and computing. In 2004 he founded GlobalCom PR Network Ltd to work for international high technology and green energy companies in Germany and all over the world. Supported by a strong team, friends and partners, he built a global infrastructure of independent PR & Marketing Communications agencies with 70 offices.

Robert Nyström

MD & CO-FOUNDER

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Robert Nyström is on the Board of Directors and Manager of the Nordics Region covering all Scandinavian countries. Robert is also one of the founders of GlobalCom PR Network. He has been instrumental in the development of the organisation and a key asset to the management and many talents that he has brought on board. He is a senior PR & Marketing professional with a strong background in managing strategic international clients such as Airbus.

Richard Merrin

CEO

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Richard Merrin is on the Board of Directors at GlobalCom PR Network. He has been with GlobalCom for over 10 years and become a key supporter of GlobalCom’s international business development. Richard is a public relations professional with experience in the field of IT, business to business and reputation management and CEO of Spreckley Partners. Richard is heavily involved in the Cloud Industry Forum, as well as a host of other industry bodies including the Federation Against Software Theft and The Green Grid. With both Global and Pan European experience he has considerable experience in helping US companies enter the UK and mainland European markets having worked with brands such as Brocade, LSI, Open Text, and many others.

Richard Fogg

CEO

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Richard Fogg is on the Board of Directors at GlobalCom PR Network and a visionary key strategic advisor to GlobalCom. Richard is the CEO of CCgroup, a B2B technology PR and marketing consultancy based in London. CCgroup has been a member of GlobalCom for more than 10 years, and has worked on dozens of campaigns with GlobalCom partners. Rich has spent the last 18 years working with organisations of all sizes – from Visa, the GSMA and Toshiba, to some of the world’s most innovative start-ups. His firm specializes in telecoms & mobile, fintech, enterprise tech and broadcast and media technology.

Kelvin Chen

MANAGING DIRECTOR

REGIONAL MANAGER

Kelvin is based in Beijing, China and managing GlobalCom’s APAC region. He has been working with GlobalCom for about 10 years and managed local and international campaigns for SME and global customers. Kelvin is Founder and Managing Director of ZERONE Communications and Council Member of Center of China and Globalization. Kelvin had experience of working at Ogilvy Beijing providing strategic communication consultancy to multinational firms. His previous role also includes working as managing director of EASTWEST PR firm and working as Editor for London Global Times where he provided editorial ideas and writing feature articles.

Joanne Hogue

SENIOR CONSULTANT

REGIONAL MANAGER

Joanne Hogue (Jo) has worked in Tech PR for over 20 years, specifically cloud, data storage, IT security and was on the forefront of the emergence of the term hyperconverged- a term synonymous with her forward-thinking ethos for Smart Connections’ strategy and results for its clients. Jo continues to bring the agency forward by managing the business, but continues to involve herself in securing high-level opportunities for clients.

Dina Petrosky

BROADCASTER & JOURNALIST

REGIONAL MANAGER

Dina brings years of experience as a writer, broadcaster and journalist to Smart Connections PR.  Dina has been working with Jo since the late 1990’s in Tech PR, with specific experience in cloud, data storage and data security. Dina worked on dotcom bubble-era IPO, as well. Dina is involved in securing speaking and award opportunities, writing case studies and needed collateral for client campaigns.  She is involved in the day-to-day aspects of client needs, making sure timelines are kept so deadlines are met.

Lukasz Wilczynski

CEO

REGIONAL MANAGER

Lukasz Wilczynski is based in Kracow, Poland and Manager of GlobalCom’s Eastern European region. Lukasz is the CEO of the award-winning agency Planet PR and a senior PR & Marketing professional with a strong background in managing strategic international companies from the innovative sectors of the economy. Lukasz is managing international PR campaigns of Eastern European clients in all of Europe and in other regions world-wide. His clients include SENER, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Maxell, CASIO, Medtronic, HID, Akamai, AXIS Communications, KYE Electronics.

Vivian Kelly

CEO

REGIONAL MANAGER

Vivian Kelly is founder and CEO of Interprose, a strategic communications company, providing specialized services that build strong brands for global B2B technology innovators. Vivian has more than three decades experience as a communications professional. Since forming Interprose in January 1998, Vivian and her team across the United States have developed and managed impactful PR and marketing campaigns for global technology companies and organizations.