Trefoil Group recently welcomed Anne Klein Communications Group (AKCG) to the growing list of partners that comprise IPREX, the worldwide corporation of public relations and communication agencies. Based in the greater Philadelphia area, AKCG has developed award winning work for a variety of clients in four main industry sectors: healthcare; education; chemicals, energy & environment; and utilities.

AKCG concentrates on developing and maintaining positive public opinion among diverse stakeholders – from employees, neighbors and shareholders to online communities, advocates and detractors. Much of the agency’s work is in crisis and issue preparation and response, including crisis communication planning, media strategy consulting, message development and spokesperson training. Clients include Catholic Health East, Mercy Health System, Thomson Reuters, New Jersey American Water and Exelon Generation. AKCG is an approved provider for crisis communications consulting for United Educators’ education institution clients and for the Michigan University Self-Insurance Corporation (M.U.S.I.C.).

John Scheibel, CEO of Trefoil Group and President-elect of IPREX says, “AKCG’s award winning work expands IPREX’s already impressive offerings, providing greater depth in areas like crisis communications and community outreach. We look forward to any future collaborations and learning opportunities that this new partnership will provide.”

“We’re hearing from many of our clients, across numerous industries, that recruiting and retaining qualified employees is a major concern,” said Mary Scheibel, principal and founder of Trefoil Group. “Our goal is to partner with our clients’ busy human resources teams to do that.”

The new partnership with AKCG increases the total membership to 74 partners with 115 offices across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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In a complex business environment, Trefoil Group provides strategic marketing communications services that help people see clearly. Services include communications strategy; branding and positioning; websites and digital marketing; advertising and direct marketing; public relations and social media; recruitment and internal communications; and more. Trefoil Group is the Wisconsin partner of IPREX, a global communication enterprise owned by an alliance of 74 partner firms with 121 offices and 1,900 professionals in 33 countries. For more information about Trefoil Group, go to