Bond Public Relations Expands US Presence

Bond PR international and San Francisco Technology PR Agency Rainemakers Merge

Jun 07, 2010, 08:00 ET from Bond Public Relations & Rainemakers

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BondPR International, the specialist in multi-country PR and communication campaigns, today announced that it has strengthened its US presence by merging its US business interests with Rainemakers, a San Francisco based public relations agency.  Rainemakers, founded by Debra Raine in 2009, has quickly established a strong roster of technology, consumer tech and innovation clients.  Raine will head up BondPR International's US business.

For US clients, this move gives a strong domestic PR capability plus the option to have seamless and scalable international campaigns without the high cost associated with traditional multinational PR firms or the hassles of managing multiple agencies.  For international clients, this move provides access to a deep bench-strength and service offering for US public relations campaigns including consumer, corporate, digital, IR and technology capabilities.   

In January 2010, BondPR announced it was to set up 10 regional hubs around the world.  All 10 are now active and managing campaigns.  BondPR is currently active in 50 countries worldwide working for 40 clients, including Regus in 30 countries across three continents, and Bay Area-headquartered Autodesk in five markets across Central and Eastern Europe.

Tom Burgess, Group CEO BondPR, said, "We looked at number of options in San Francisco.  Rainemakers was clearly the best match in terms of client service and business philosophy, with a complementary client base.  Debra and her team have the resources in place to provide great service to domestic clients as well as having a clear understanding and experience of international markets, so our clients have one point of contact to talk to the world."

Debra Raine said, "I founded Rainemakers on a service model that does away with the complex and costly practices of traditional agencies.  Senior people serve clients from strategy through execution.  This approach delivers the highest quality of service, value and results.  This is why we have been able to drive sustained growth in tough economic times.  Bond PR has a similar service and business philosophy.  We are a natural fit.  I'm excited about the international service we can now offer clients; and the bigger business opportunity ahead now that Rainemakers is a Bond public relations company."

Prior to setting up Rainemakers, Debra was GM Western Region and Head of global business development at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, EVP Bay Area at Porter Novelli Public Relations, and EVP/Head of Asia Pacific for Copithorne & Bellows Technology PR/Porter Novelli.

Rainemakers will become Rainemakers, a Bond PR International Company.  

About BondPR

BondPR specialises in coordinating and executing multi-country integrated public relations and communications campaigns with one contact, reporting and billing point. Currently active in over 50 countries, BondPR has regional hubs in London, Paris, Munich, Prague, Dubai, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney. Together with trusted delivery partners, BondPR professionals in place in 80 cities around the world offer scalable, seamless and measurable support to clients as well as to other public relations firms.

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