República, one of America’s leading independent cross-cultural advertising, communications and digital agencies, announced that it was selected by PR News as one of the “Top Places to Work in PR.” The national award was presented at a luncheon held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Each year, PR News receives entries from across the United States, including agencies and Fortune 500 companies as well as nonprofit and non-governmental organizations. PR News editors and an outside panel of industry experts select winners based on the following criteria: opportunities for career development and growth, open communication, unique benefits, compensation, and diversity in the workplace, among others.

República offers its employees an array of unique perks and benefits, including full-time baristas brewing cafecito throughout the day; Friday morning breakfast; a full on-site fitness center with showers; a game room featuring pool, foosball, ping pong and Ms. Pac-Man; pet insurance; birthday holiday; summer Fridays (early departure on Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day); annual companywide retreats with team-building activities; quarterly town hall meetings; and regular raffles to the best sports, concerts and community events, among others.

“We thank PR News for recognizing us as a great place to work. Our people are the heart and soul of República and we’re committed to offering them a fun and creative atmosphere where they feel appreciated and inspired to do their best work,” said Jorge A. Plasencia, República co-founder, chairman and CEO.

República’s award-winning public relations team is comprised of a cross-section of professionals with a broad range of experience in the communications field, including individuals hailing from multinational agencies, boutique shops, Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial ventures.

“We’ve built a special culture of innovation and camaraderie that’s second to none, and it’s gratifying to be recognized as a company that cares for its people,” said Luis Casamayor, República’s co-founder, president and CCO.

In addition to República, other top organizations such as MasterCard, Best Buy, General Mills, Adobe, Reebok International, Boehringer Ingelheim, MSLGROUP and the United Nations Foundation were also selected as Top Places to Work in PR. A full list of winners is available here.

Founded in 2006, República is one of America’s leading and fastest-growing independent cross-cultural advertising, communications and digital agencies, providing counsel and services to multinational consumer and B2B companies. República’s honors include multiple ADDY, Appy, Bravo, Communicator, MarCom, Silver Anvil, Telly and W3 awards. República is a member of MAGNET, the world’s leading network of independent agencies with offices in more than 100 cities across the globe. For more information, visit, like on Facebook at and follow @RepublicaWorld on Twitter.

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