MMI Public Relations Names Robert Buhler As New President
RALEIGH, N.C. – Patty Briguglio, CEO of MMI Public Relations, a full-service public relations firm based in the Triangle region of North Carolina, has announced that Robert Buhler has been named the new president and partner of the firm. As president, Buhler is taking on the responsibilities of expanding the firm’s divisions, implementing new technologies within the firm, building infrastructure to sustain growth and leading business development. He will be responsible for a broad range of strategic initiatives that will create new business opportunities and ensure MMI’s competitive standing in the marketplace. With Buhler’s leadership and guidance, MMI plans to widen its activities and suite of services while continuing to be a leader in providing quality PR service to all of its clients.
Before joining the firm, Buhler owned and managed the world’s largest corporation of vintage Chrysler auto parts in Massachusetts, with sales in every major country. To improve efficiency and profitability, he replaced an aging 30-year-old, pen-and-paper system with a modern cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and implemented a new eBay store, increasing sales and acquiring new customers. Prior to his work in Massachusetts, he worked for a public relations and lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. where he managed public relations campaigns. During his time in Washington, Buhler worked with former congressmen to help build and create a large national health related association. Among other accomplishments, he worked with high-ranking government officials on behalf of numerous consulting arms, which resulted in increases in business. Drawn back to public relations, he sold his business in Massachusetts to join the team at MMI and follow his passion for helping clients tell their story.
Buhler earned an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., and a Bachelor of Science in speech communication from the University of Utah, where he graduated cum laude.
“We are pleased to announce Robert as president of MMI Public Relations,” said Briguglio. “He has the experience and skills to lead MMI as we continue to grow and expand our client base.”
“I am honored to join such a successful company and to work with the special team at MMI Public Relations,” said Buhler. “The future of the firm is exciting and I look forward to expanding our business and services.”
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MMI Public Relations is a full-service PR firm based in the Triangle region of North Carolina that helps its clients start big conversations and make powerful connections. With a strong base in traditional public relations, MMI has strategically evolved into a market leader in emerging PR tools such as social media, online video and podcasting. MMI works with firms and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries across the nation. Ranked one of the top PR firms in North Carolina and nationally, MMI is the recipient of numerous awards in the public relations arena and the community, including recent recognition with the 2012 Cary Chamber Small Business of the Year award, based on the criteria of innovation, successful growth, community service and an exceptional work environment. For more information, call 919-233-6600, visit the MMI Public Relations website at http://www.mmipublicrelations.com or the MMI Public Relations Blog at http://www.mmipublicrelations.com/blog.