CGPR is celebrating a decade of solid growth this August. In addition to reaching this 10 year milestone, CGPR added 7 new clients to its roster in the last 6 months. CGPR will mark the anniversary this week at the 2003 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
New clients added include: three winter resorts in New England that are part of the Booth Creek Ski Holdings family, Cranmore, Loon and Waterville; Inova, a manufacturer of state of the art hand-held LED lighting products; Intercast, the world's largest manufacturer of hard resin cast sunglass lenses; Harmony paddling accessories, one of the WaterMark brands; and SOSpenders personal flotation devices, also a WaterMark brand. The company also marks its 10 year relationship with Merrell, its first client.
CGPR's clients regularly appear in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on The Today Show. In this week's Newsweek, five CGPR clients were featured in the Tip Sheet section.
“CGPR started with one client, and has grown to include a whole spectrum of products in the outdoor industry and beyond,” said Chris Goddard, president and founder of CGPR. “Our experience spans in every sector, from Merrell Performance Footwear, our longest standing client, to component brands such as W.L. Gore & Associates. Beyond the outdoor industry, we've worked with hotels, travel, tourism and business to business accounts. We have solid partnerships with our clients and the media, and we thank them for working with us during the past 10 years.”
Chris Ann Goddard, a public relations veteran with over 28 years of experience, heads CGPR. The agency is known for its strong media relations skills, strategic planning, event planning and execution, sponsorship expertise and client service. Quickfire, CGPR's consulting division offers training and seminars for in-house staff. Quickfire develops customized teaching programs that range from basic PR skills and media training, to long-term communications strategy.
CGPR is headquartered in Marblehead, Massachusetts, just outside Boston, with another office in Rowayton, Connecticut, just outside New York City. The agency has a European office located in the south of France, just outside Nice.