Investor Relations Firm Access IR/PR and The Communications Strategy Group Announce Strategic Alliance

Access IR/PR, a San Diego-based investor and public relations firm, and The Communications Strategy Group Inc. (CSG), a corporate/financial communications consultancy based in Boston, have formed a strategic alliance. The alliance expands the senior-level talent and services available to both firms' clients and provides extended access to key financial, investor and media communities in the U.S. and abroad as well as assistance with capital formation, joint ventures and corporate partnering.

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San Diego, CA, and Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 29, 2009

Access IR/PR, a San Diego-based investor and public relations firm, and The Communications Strategy Group Inc. (CSG), a corporate/financial communications consultancy based in Boston, have formed a strategic alliance. The alliance expands the senior-level talent and services available to both firms' clients and provides extended access to key financial, investor and media communities in the U.S. and abroad as well as assistance with capital formation, joint ventures and corporate partnering.

Access IR/PR
Access IR/PR provides strategic, senior-level investor relations and corporate communications counsel and support to public and private companies in the biotechnology, medical device and emerging technology industries. The firm is led by Scott A. Rieger, who previously served as Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: HEPH), and Andrew Wiseman, Ph.D., formerly Senior Director of Investor Relations at La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ: LJPC).

Access IR/PR's services include counsel on corporate message development; drafting and production of communications tools and materials; execution of targeted investor, media, key opinion leader and industry outreach programs; development and execution of appropriate internal systems, policies and procedures; and training and counsel on current communications practices, trends and issues. Private company consulting services support IPO and transaction oriented exit strategies, including access to and communications with appropriate investors and strategic partners. For more information on Access IR/PR, see accessirpr.com.

The Communications Strategy Group Inc.
CSG, led by Edward D. Agne, provides a full range of communications and international business development services to emerging companies in advanced technologies, life sciences, biotechnology and medical technology. Specialized expertise areas include media relations, mergers & acquisitions communications, crisis management and employee relations. CSG operates through a team of consultants with backgrounds in large communications agencies, government, university-level teaching and major media.

Mr. Agne founded CSG, having served as an officer at Burson-Marsteller, a global communications and lobbying consultancy, and Connell Limited Partnership, a privately owned industrial conglomerate based in Boston. Mr. Agne is active in the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council, the British American Business Council of New England and the three major UK biotech/medtech regions of Oxford, Cambridge and London. For more information on The Communications Strategy Group Inc., see http://www.comstratgroup.com.

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