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Clients

Evidence of the durability of the firm's targeted expertise can be found in the prestigious array of National and International Clients whom we've been honored to serve over the years. Their business and their subsequent satisfaction with our work have been gratifying.

Always listening first, opting for a strategic approach, having a Plan in hand and working doggedly, we stressed the transformational over the transactional, eschewed frills for no-nonsense results, over-communicated, measured and evaluated, and always lived within our budget. It turned out to be a winning formula, as some of the nation's largest corporations and trade associations turned to our boutique firm for help with their most challenging communication issues. Some, more than once.

Their satisfaction led to referrals, which led to more Clients. While ours was largely a pre-social media era, it's worth noting that by practicing Traditional Public Relations at a high standard, The Pires Group developed and prospered without ever spending a dime on paid advertising.

 

Some of our Clients include:

Accounting

Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

KPMG

Associations

Edison Electric Institute

Greater Greenville (SC) Chamber of Commerce

SC Association of Certified Public Accountants

Westchester County (NY) Association

Colleges/Universities

Bob Jones University - Office of President Stephen Jones

Construction/Development

The Cliffs Communities

Creative Builders, Inc.

Hughes Development Corporation

Rescom Construction

Financial Services/Insurance

American Express Co.

American Council of Life Insurers

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

The AXA Group

Northwestern Mutual

Southern First Bank

The Guardian

Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Metpath Clinical Laboratories

Pharmacia (now Pfizer)

Spartanburg (SC) Regional Healthcare System

Hospitality Industry

Table 301 (Soby's, Soby's on the Side, Nose Dive, Lazy Goat, Passerelle, The Loft at Soby's, Jianna, Southern Pressed Juicery, Papi's Tacos, and Highway 301)

Manufacturing

Ford Motor Co.

Hubbell Lighting, Inc.

ICI Americas

International Paper Co.

Outboard Marine Corporation

Petroleum

Chevron-Texaco

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Telecommunications

BellSouth

Verizon

Utilities

Ameren

Aquarion Co.(Yorkshire Water)

Illinois Power

Accounting

Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

KPMG

Associations

Edison Electric Institute

Greater Greenville (SC) Chamber of Commerce

SC Association of Certified Public Accountants

Westchester County (NY) Association

Colleges/Universities

Bob Jones University - Office of President Stephen Jones

Construction/Development

The Cliffs Communities

Creative Builders, Inc.

Hughes Development Corporation

Rescom Construction

Financial Services/Insurance

American Express Co.

American Council of Life Insurers

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

The AXA Group

Northwestern Mutual

Southern First Bank

The Guardian

Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Metpath Clinical Laboratories

Pharmacia (now Pfizer)

Spartanburg (SC) Regional Healthcare System

Hospitality Industry

Table 301 (Soby's, Soby's on the Side, Nose Dive, Lazy Goat, Passerelle, The Loft at Soby's, Jianna, Southern Pressed Juicery, Papi's Tacos, and Highway 301)

Manufacturing

Ford Motor Co.

Hubbell Lighting, Inc.

ICI Americas

International Paper Co.

Outboard Marine Corporation

Petroleum

Chevron-Texaco

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Telecommunications

BellSouth

Verizon

Utilities

Ameren

Aquarion Co.(Yorkshire Water)

Illinois Power

Testimonials

"You are amazingly effective at what you do." 

Kent Satterfield, Former Chairman, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLC

"Thank you for your recent assistance with the growth and development strategy for the Greenville Digital Alliance (now NEXT)."

-John Moore, Founder & CEO of NEXT

"Mary Ann was of considerable help to us at a time when needs and requests have seldom been more numerous."

 -Steve Nail, Former EVP-Human Resources, Hubbell Lighting, Inc., now Dean, Business School -Anderson University.

“In addition to the excellent work provided in the Philanthropy Report done for us, The Pires Group went beyond our contracted services.  Mary Ann was constantly thinking about our business . . .”
-Carl Sobocinski, Founder & President, Table 301 Group

"It is never easy to open up to someone on a personal level and I'm very pleased that you respected the trust I showed in you and paid it back to me in spades with your professionalism and commitment to the standards of your profession."
-Craig Brown, Owner, Greenville Drive

“Mary Ann Pires oversaw conduct of our company’s first benchmarking survey at 40 sites in the U.S. and Canada . . .The firm’s work has been professional in every respect, and conducted with great conscientiousness and sensitivity to confidentiality, timeliness and budget. . ."
-Sandra E. Taylor, Former VP-Public Affairs, ICI Americas, Inc., Washington, D.C.

“The Pires Group has provided professional services to our company for four years. We have found Ms. Pires to be highly professional and committed to achieving maximum results. . .”
-Thomas Tauke, Former Senior Vice President– Government Relations, Verizon, Washington, D.C.

In our years of highest growth, we called upon top consulting firms to augment our external communications programs. We were fortunate to have The Pires Group work closely with us and we profited from its insights and expertise. Mary Ann is a real pro and a genuine person.”
-Ken Costanzo, Former Chief Operating Officer, The Cliffs Communities, now President, Executive Solutions, Inc.