CKP increases its reach, joins international network of independent communication agencies


CKP joins Unified Strategies Public Relations Network (USPR), an international network of independent public relations, communications and marketing agencies and professionals.

“USPR is honored to have CKP name as its newest member,” said USPR CEO Susan Hamburg. “Our network brings together some of the brightest, most talented public relations and communication professionals in the world in an effort to share expertise, develop new business and provide members with reach well beyond their traditional territories.”

With more than 60 members representing markets in North America and Europe, fast-growing USPR was founded by Susan Hamburg of Susan Hamburg Marketing and Public Relations Consultants in Orlando, Florida, and Bob Schiers, founder of RAS Associates Public Relations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“CKP is always looking for opportunities to serve our partners more effectively and efficiently,” CKP CEO and founder Carey Kirkpatrick said. “USPR gives us the ability to scale up when campaigns require national and international support, and scale appropriately when strategies call for local and regional tactics and presence.”

Brand and partners benefit from this group of specialists with expertise in areas that include social media and analytics, diversity, millennial marketing, healthcare marketing, design, content development, crisis communications, B2B and B2C marketing, media buying, corporate social responsibility, research strategic marketing, multicultural marketing and government affairs.

“CKP’s membership not only provides every other member of our network with outstanding expertise in marketing, branding, public relations, crisis communications, creative services and content marketing, but also extends the reach of CKP throughout North America and Europe,” said USPR president and co-founder Bob Schiers. “Working in concert and drawing upon deep experience and expertise, the network is a formidable and cost-effective force for clients that need communications support in virtually every type of business or industry.”

Along with these specialists, USPR offers full-service marketing communication agencies throughout the North America and Europe. USPR is still in its growth phase and has plans for continued expansion into Europe, Mexico, South America and Asia.

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