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Merritt Group | Partnerships

Partnerships

As a recognized strategic communications agency, Merritt Group partners with some of the best and brightest in the industry to collaborate on new and innovative ways of driving awareness for clients.

GlobalCom PR Network two lined text RGB 150 x 166 pxMerritt is a member of the GlobalCom PR Network, an international PR and Marketing Communications agency network with more than 70 independent public relations agencies globally. GlobalCom clients vary from global brands to mid-sized companies looking to extend their reach into other world markets. GlobalCom provides clients with professional PR and communications services for technology, energy, healthcare, pharma and other market sectors. The overall goal of GlobalCom is to provide clients the best, most cost-effective approach to multi-market PR and marketing, by utilizing experienced, quality entrepreneurial teams in each country or region.

We’re also affiliated with a number of local, national and international organizations dedicated to moving business forward, including the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the American Marketing Association and the International Association of Business Communicators. To learn more about our affiliates, explore the list below.

“Merritt Group is the best partner we have had. We look forward to the future.”

Phil Dunkelberger,Chief Executive OfficerPGP

Affiliations

American Marketing Association

American Marketing Association
AMA is the trusted go-to resource for marketers and academics and is counted on as the most credible marketing resource where members can stay relevant with knowledge, training and tools to enhance lifelong learning and obtain valuable information and connections. Merritt Group is an active participant in AMA in D.C. and CA area events.

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce's GovCONnections Steering Committee

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce's GovCONnections Steering Committee
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce created the GovCONnections Steering Committee to develop educational events about critical issues of the day, ranging from cyber security to affordable healthcare, for small and mid size government contractors. As a member of the Committee, Merritt Group supports PR and marketing efforts. The Committee also has an Advisory Board, which includes Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, General Dynamics IT, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technical Services Company.

Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)

Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
NVTC is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. Merritt Group has been active in NVTC networking events over the past 14 years – from their well-known Titans of Technology Breakfast series to the organization's committee events and sessions.

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
PRSA is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for its members and, more broadly, the multi-billion dollar global public relations profession. Merritt Group's Erica Hiar is a member of the Professional Development Committee for the Public Relations Society of America, National Capital Chapter.

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
Founded in 1970, the IABC provides a professional network of about 15,000 business communication professionals in over 80 countries. Its members hold positions in public relations, public affairs and marketing communications among others in the communication field. Merritt Group is an active participant in IABC networking events in D.C. and San Francisco.

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR)

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR)
WWPR is a vital resource for communications professionals in metropolitan Washington, D.C. With a thriving membership base and a slate of highly anticipated annual events, WWPR is committed to delivering outstanding professional development, networking, marketplace positioning and leadership opportunities to area communicators. Merritt Group′s Erica Hiar is on the executive board, where she coordinates and plans monthly continuing education brown bag lunches and events ranging from media roundtables to mentoring workshops.

Women in Bio


Women in Bio
Women In Bio was established in 2002 to help women entrepreneurs and executives in the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia area build successful bioscience-related businesses. Today, WIB aims to serve all women in the bioscience industry. Merritt Group’s Erica Hiar is an active member of Women in Bio.

Exhilarator

Exhilarator
A new model for scaling startups, Exhilarator is part fund, part operating company. Exhilarator partners use their backgrounds in consumer-facing startups to help companies execute on their vision. In 2013, the company launched SwitchPitch, a first-of-its-kind reverse pitch event where major corporations pitch vetted startups for their technology needs. As an in-kind sponsor, Merritt Group provides marketing and media relations services to help generate awareness for the SwitchPitch initiative and amplify the thought leadership and innovation stemming from the event.

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2014 Hermes Creative Awards

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