Abel Communications, an award-winning public relations firm, announced that it has become a partner of the Worldcom Public Relations Group (Worldcom), the leading global partnership of independent public relations firms.

Founded in 1988, Worldcom has grown to include 86 firms across six continents and provides access to expertise across a range of industries, disciplines and cultures.

“Joining Worldcom is the start of an exciting chapter at Abel Communications as it allows us to dramatically broaden our access to industry knowledge, resources, and global partners,” said Greg Abel, CEO and president of Abel Communications. “What this means for our clients is that if they have a challenge or opportunity in any part of the world, we likely have a partner with local knowledge of that market. We look forward to connecting with the Worldcom partners and proudly representing Baltimore.”

Following a rigorous application and interview process, Abel Communications and New York-based McDougall Communications were welcomed into the organization in May.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome these two excellent agencies to the Worldcom partnership as they help in expanding both our deep expertise and our global footprint. They are highly respected in their local markets, and have deep regional, national, and global experience in public relations and communications,” said Stephanie Paul, Managing Director, The Phillips Group (Brisbane, Australia), and Worldcom’s Global Recruitment Chair, in a recent press release.

This announcement follows the recent launch of “Expertise, Amplified” Abel’s new on-demand thought leadership program designed to strategically raise the profile of subject matter experts.