The Pires Group Inc. : National Experience...Local Presence

Proudly Celebrating Our 31st Year


An Exceptional PR Firm

THE PIRES GROUP, INC., is a national, boutique public relations consulting firm, located in Greenville, South Carolina, since 2004. The 31-year-old firm, formerly based in Westchester County, New York, has served 93 clients of all sizes, nationally and locally, since its founding.

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Our Core Competencies

Strategic Philanthropy
Tired of just reacting to requests for support? Overwhelmed by the increasing number of them? Not sure you’re giving is doing much good?

Emergency Communication
Think an emergency will never happen at your business? Think you’ve got it “covered”? If your Emergency Operating Plan does not have a separate Communication Plan, you may want to think again.

Public Relations Marketing
Having trouble differentiating your business in the marketplace? Hungry for some innovative thinking and approaches?

Research & Evaluation
Want to know what your prospects or customers think about a new product or service? Curious as to how that new program or department is doing? Want to better-serve your membership?

Seminar & Workshop Resources
Like to be a better speaker? Come over better in interviews (print or broadcast)? Handle the media skillfully in a crisis? Present more effective legislative testimony? The Pires Group can help you, via multi-length, cost-effective coaching, just as it has assisted any number of companies and associations.

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Experience Counts

Mary Ann Pires, who has worked in Greenville since 2000, has more than 45 years of diversified Public Relations experience. Ms. Pires' background includes managing for such Fortune 500 companies as John Hancock, Chevron-Texaco, and Combustion Engineering (now A.B.B.)...

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From National to Local

The Pires Group's wealth of experience touches a variety of markets from accounting and financial services to manufacturing, utility, construction and development, health-care, colleges and universities, hospitality industry and telecommunications, as well as trade associations and non-profits. All of this is available to clients in a firm with minimal overhead, since TPG is a virtual agency and uses professional associates only as needed.

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News From TPG

  • Mary Ann Pires Reappointed by County Council to Board of Greenville Area Development Corporation. In recognition of her energetic first-term contribution to the work of the GADC, Ms. Pires was reappointed to a second three-year term.
  • Mary Ann Pires

    Mary Ann Pires with Youth Leadership Greenville Class Seven. (Photo provided by Gr. Greenville Chamber of Commerce.)

  • Pires Makes Pro Bono Contribution to Upstate Schools. Ms. Pires has focused considerable time over the past two years to speaking before area school audiences about Volunteerism. [See special section of Photo Archives.)

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