Brown & Cohen may be an independent public and government relations firm, but international connections have helped set it apart from the crowd.

Being the only firm in the country that’s a member of Public Relations Organization International (PROI) Worldwide is quite a feather in the cap of the Toronto-based firm. Brown & Cohen joined PROI in 2010, making it a part of a network of independent integrated communications agencies in more than 50 countries.

“It turned out to be one of the best things we’ve ever done,” said Howard Brown, president of Brown & Cohen. “I think [it] allowed us to overcome a lot of obstacles [in that], when people see you as small- or medium-sized, having that international network is so key.”

That’s the theory of award-winning Toronto-based Brown & Cohen Communications & Public Affairs Inc., who this year, celebrates its 25th-anniversary building profile and profit for its clients. “We believe our unique brand of high ethical standards and finding ways our client’s business intersects with public interest has been a key part of our success,” said Howard Brown, President and Founder of Brown & Cohen, a graduate of Toronto’s Ryerson University School of Journalism.

“We maintain the highest level of perseverance and bold creative thinking that gives clients the advantage of being steps ahead of the competition, whether it is in corporate communications, digital and social media or public affairs,” said Brown & Cohen CEO Kim Cohen, an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management who was also educated at top schools in New York, Washington and Philadelphia.

Brown & Cohen is one of the only Canadian companies, and the only in Ontario, that is part of the Public Relations Organization International (PROI) worldwide network, with 75+ partner agencies with 5,000+ PR professionals across five continents, 50 countries and 100+ cities.

Brown & Cohen Communications & Public Affairs Inc. provides a unique blend of public relations, government relations and marketing services.

We work with companies to increase their revenue stream strictly through the use of PR. We have worked with 10 of Profit Magazine’s hottest start-ups and have a proven track record of success.

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