Hastings & Pleadwell Joins USPR International Network

(HONOLULU, HI, JANUARY 28, 2016)—Hastings & Pleadwell: A Communication Company, has become a charter member of Unified Strategies Public Relations (USPR), an international network of public relations and marketing communications professionals.Founded in June 2015, USPR brings together independent agencies in major North American markets to provide strategic communication and media coverage for local and national initiatives. The affiliation provides Hastings & Pleadwell with a vehicle to collaborate on regional and national campaigns, and implement and manage plans with local expertise.

Hastings & Pleadwell (H&P) is one of 38 charter members and is the group’s only Hawaii member.

“Unified Strategies Public Relations network is proud to have Hastings & Pleadwell as Charter members of our international network,” says USPR President Bob Schiers. “We know and worked with H&P for several years and we can’t think of a better agency to represent our network in the great state of Hawaii. We look forward to working closely with Barbara and Barbra and their entire team on national and international projects as our network continues to grow.”

USPR members work together to design turnkey public relations solutions for client needs—from single store grand openings and product launches to regional or national store chain rebranding and Guinness World Record attempts. Their clients have included Audi USA, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Covergirl, M&M’s, March of Dimes, Nintendo, Pampers and Tide.

Hastings & Pleadwell was established in 1996 by Barbara A. Hastings and Barbra Pleadwell. With offices in Honolulu and Hilo, H&P provides select clients in both private and public sectors with fresh communication strategy and personalized outreach. From navigating crises to building brands, H&P’s understanding of Hawaii’s complex market helps it to successfully deliver client messages. Select H&P clients include City & County of Honolulu Deptartment of Environmental Services, Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative, Hawaii Health Information Corporation and Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health.

“The communication scene is constantly evolving,” said Hastings. “Joining an international network of PR and marketing professionals allows H&P entree into conversations about how our industry is progressing and provides opportunities to collaborate. We are proud to be USPR’s Hawaii regional team; this partnership enhances our ability to provide thoughtful, effective and creative stragies.”

For more information, visit www.usprnetwork.com and www.hastingsandpleadwell.com.

Media Note: Download USPR one-sheet and H&P partner headshots here.


Media Contact:
Ashley L. Kierkiewicz
Hastings & Pleadwell
(808) 443-2455 • (808) 989-4004


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