With more than 1,400 experienced PR consultants, GlobalCom PR Network serves national and multinational 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 and to forge long-lasting connections.
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 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 80 offices.
Lars is an experienced global communications and business professional with over 20 years of expertise in growing, managing and defending leading brands’ reputation from an in-house and agency perspective.
He is the founder and Managing Director of PRecious Communications, an award-winning integrated, strategic communications consultancy headquartered in Singapore with operations across the Asia Pacific. Lars has provided strategic communications counsel to over 200 startups (including 15 unicorns), as well as enterprises, lifestyle brands and government agencies.
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.
Richard Merrin is on the Board of Directors at GlobalCom PR Network. He has been with GlobalCom for a decad and become a key supporter of GlobalCom’s worldwide 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 companiesenter the UK and mainland European markets having worked with brands such as Brocade, LSI, Open Text, and many others.
Joanne Hogue (Jo) has worked in Enterprise 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.
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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 B2B 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 is based in Krakow, 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 global 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.
Richard Fogg is 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.