Overland Park, KS–INK inc. Public Relations, the oldest and largest pay for performance PR firm in the country, today announced Ryan Gerding has been named as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Gerding previously served as Senior Vice President, Client Services for INK. INK also announced it has signed three new national accounts: construction technology firm Rhumbix, eco-friendly fashion maker Bioscarf, and internationally known exhibition company Imagine Exhibitions.

“When I started this company 20 years ago, a lot of PR people told me our pay for performance model was an aberration and so far outside the norm that it would never work,” said INK founder, Chairman, and CEO Dick Grove. “Twenty years later we’re still here and growing, and with Ryan’s leadership, I’m confident we’ll be annoying those same folks for the next 20 years.”

Grove will remain Chairman and CEO, focusing on new business and finishing his book outlining INK’s unique PR approach.  Gerding will be responsible for overseeing all INK accounts on a day to day basis and working to ensure maximum media coverage for each.

“INK inc. is PR without the BS,” said Gerding. “For 20 years clients all over the U.S. and around the world have come to us because they are tired of the way most traditional PR firms work. They don’t want to pay fat retainers every month. They don’t want firms that bill by the hour where a meter is running every time someone thinks about them. And they don’t want their account work handed off to inexperienced newbies.  They want to work with an agency that provides accountability and results.”


The newest companies added to the INK roster of clients include:

 Rhumbix (www.rhumbix.com) is a San Francisco-based technology company that is modernizing the construction industry by helping builders go paperless in the field and improving how they track and manage their workers.

 Bioscarf (www.bioscarf.com) is an Atlanta company that makes fashionable, functional scarves that can protect people from the dangers of pollution and germs. When worn properly over the face, these scarves can provide as much protection from smoke and smog and germs as a respiratory mask does.

 Imagine Exhibitions (www.imagineexhibitions.com) is currently producing over 35 unique exhibitions globally in museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resorts, and non-traditional venues, with millions of people around the world visiting our exhibitions each year.

“Each of these companies came to INK because they wanted accountability and results,” Grove said. “I’m confident that with Ryan’s leadership and the work of the great folks on our INK team, we will deliver.”


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INK inc. Public Relations is the oldest and largest pay for performance public relations firm in the United States. INK delivers PR without the BS. That means results under a pay for performance model with senior level people working on your behalf. INK’s corporate office is in Overland Park, Kansas. But most of our people work out of home offices around the country. That means we can tap the best talent no matter where they live. And it means our clients aren’t paying extra every month so we can afford a glimmering office in New York City or Silicon Valley. That’s it. Results, experience, accountability. PR without the BS. Learn more by visiting www.inkincpr.com

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