Impress Public Relations Opens Portland Office

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Impress Public Relations, Inc., a leading business-to business marketing communications agency specializing in the high-technology and life science industries, today announced the opening of its Portland, Oregon office. The new Portland office, headed by Impress vice-president Mark Button, was set up primarily to serve the company's life science practice, while also offering a stepping stone as it builds out its technology and renewable energy practice in the Pacific Northwest.

Portland marks the company's fourth full-service office, adding to its existing network which encompasses Phoenix, San Francisco and Manchester, UK, as well as satellite offices in Rhode Island and Taiwan. The new office will offer Impress' full portfolio of strategic public relations and marketing communications services, which also include branding, creative, interactive and social media strategies.

"We are proud to be in a position to expand our agency, particularly in the current economic climate," said Impress founder Martijn Pierik. "The Pacific Northwest offers a dynamic and innovative business climate with a strong focus on all of our key markets: high-technology, renewable energy and life science. We see our Portland expansion as a strategic investment that will allow us to capitalize on the improving business climate and accelerate the growth of our key practice areas."

About Impress Public Relations: Impress Public Relations is an integrated B2B marketing communications agency specializing in microelectronics, photovoltaics, electronic chemicals and life sciences. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., with offices in Silicon Valley, the Pacific Northwest, New England and the United Kingdom, with direct reach in Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan. Impress executives combine more than 100 years of experience in high-tech public relations, journalism, publishing and financial communications. The agency's mission is to use its broad service offering to shape perceptions and create positive lasting impressions.

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