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Rudd Resources, Chicago-based, minority-owned public relations agency joins IPREX as new Partner

by | Feb 3, 2021

Rudd Resources LLC, a full-service, award-winning public relations agency based on Chicago’s South Side, has joined the premier international communications network IPREX. Rudd Resources, a strategic communications and marketing agency that handles public affairs and storytelling for philanthropic, equity and community development initiatives, will now provide its clients with access to IPREX’s global network of communication agencies with 1,220 staff and 93 offices worldwide.

Kimberley Rudd, President and Senior Counselor of Rudd Resources, said IPREX can now help the agency’s clients in key markets across the United States and the globe.

“We decided to join IPREX because of the standards it holds and the company it keeps through its array of strong partners,” Rudd said. “We look forward to contributing our insights and expertise on equity and diversity while we develop our capabilities through the IPREX partners. We’re excited about our membership.”

Rudd Resources’ work advances people, ideas and communities on behalf of its clients, which include nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations and corporations. It is a certified, women-and-minority-owned public relations agency. Its clients include Cummins Inc., the Cook County Land Bank Authority, The Chicago Community Trust, the League of American Orchestras, Elevated Chicago and St. Bernard Hospital. In 2020 Rudd Resources’ work was recognized with awards from the Publicity Club of Chicago, the American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter, and the Friends of the Chicago River.

Julie Exner, Global President of IPREX, said it was great to see IPREX’s service offerings continue to diversify.

“What’s brilliant about the addition of Rudd Resources to our network is its unique service offerings that reflect what clients are increasingly prioritizing. That is, Rudd Resources provides clients with strategic communications leadership and support in issues of racial equity, philanthropy, and advancing access to opportunity,” Exner said. “At the same time, Rudd Resources’ work is steeped in thoughtfulness, creativity and humility, which makes the agency a natural culture fit for IPREX. Our members from Washington State to Warsaw eagerly welcome Rudd Resources into the fold.”

IPREX is a $420 million network of communication agencies, with 1,220 staff and 93 offices worldwide working across the spectrum of industry sectors and practice disciplines.

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