California Business Journal: To Ron Wong, politics is business and business is politics. And communications – in an increasingly diverse country – intersects both.

Ron Wong turned his passion for politics — and his commitment to empowering communities of color — into a thriving business. As President and CEO of Imprenta Communications Group, a Los Angeles-based public affairs, ethnic marketing and campaign firm, Wong develops and executes campaigns for a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and prominent candidates.

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Cision PR Newswire: Imprenta Communications Group President & CEO, Ronald W. Wong, Honored as Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Professional of the Year

Imprenta Communications Group’s founder and CEO received the prestigious “PR Professional of the Year” award from the Public Relations Society of America—Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA). The award, which was voted on unanimously by the PRSA Board, recognizes Imprenta’s long-standing position as an industry leader in communications, public affairs, and marketing, and comes on the heels of other industry recognitions that close out one of Imprenta’s most successful years.

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Korean Sunday News: Imprenta Communications Group Named “One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America” by Inc. Magazine for the Second Year in a Row

Imprenta Communications Group received recognition from Inc. Magazine, the premier publication for entrepreneurs and business owners for over 30 years, as one of the fastest growing companies in America on its 35th annual Inc. 5000 list. Imprenta reports $19.4 million in revenue in 2015, and ranks no. 584 among an elite group of companies.

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The Street: Imprenta Communication Group Named “One Of The Fastest Growing companies In America” By Inc. Magazine for The Second Year In A Row

“Imprenta is extremely proud to receive this recognition,” said Ronald W. Wong, President and CEO, Imprenta Communications Group. “We are happy to be able to contribute to the success of our clients. Furthermore, this recognition is a testament to our unique business model- which celebrates diversity and communicates and engages people in ways which truly understands and respects their culture and language.”

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The Epoch Times: Chinese-American Company Recognized as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America

Inc. Magazine released its Inc.5000 list recently on the 5000 fastest growing companies in America. There are 15 Asian-owned companies on the list, of which nine are Chinese-American owned, four are Korean-American-owned, and two are Vietnamese-American-owned. On August 24th, our reporter interviewed Ronald W. Wong, the President and CEO of Imprenta Communications Group, one of the nine Chinese-American-owned companies on the list.

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China Daily: Chinese Marketing Company Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America

Chinese-American-owned Company Imprenta Communications Group received recognition from Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. Imprenta Communication Group is an ethnic marketing, public affairs and campaign firm that specializes in reaching minorities. The company has achieved remarkable success in reaching the Latino and Asian Pacific American communities.

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No.413 Rank Imprenta Communications Group

Ronald Wong, 49, learned his way around the political landscape as a senior staffer for California governor Gray Davis and an appointee in the Clinton administration. Today, his Pasadena, California– based marketing firm, Imprenta Communications Group, is leveraging that experience to help businesses, utilities, politicians, and nonprofits reach America’s consumers of color.

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Katreena Salgado

 Senior Vice President and Creative Director

  • Strategic marketing professional with more than 30 years’ experience
  • Medical school graduate with extensive experience in health care marketing
  • Served as media spokesperson, and led marketing, branding and media campaigns for hospitals and healthcare for over 15 years
  • Received Top Women in PR 2014 award, by PR News
  • Developed award-winning creative winning more than 100 awards and recognition  

Katreena Salgado is a 24-year marketing communications and public affairs expert whose career took off when she decided to pursue an uncharted course rather than follow a planned path to a career in medicine. Katreena attended and completed medical school, before pursuing her true creative passion of design and branding. This path allowed her to develop a unique point of view that combines the discipline of medical science and research, with the creativity of communications design and the focus of strategic marketing.

As an outreach, marketing, and media strategist, Katreena’s abilities to grasp the big picture, work collaboratively with others, and draw on a wide range of skills, give her teams a strong competitive advantage.

Katreena has served in various senior leadership roles at major hospitals, including media spokesperson and public information officer, as well as head of public affairs and marketing where she focused on strategically developing hospital service lines to their highest potential. 

Katreena earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, in the Philippines, and attended Medical School at the University of Michigan. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Photography from University of California, Los Angeles.

Ronald W. Wong

President & CEO

  • Recognized business, political and community leader with more than 30 years of professional experience.
  • Successfully built one of the nation’s most successful multicultural, media, advertising, political campaign, and public relations firms
  • 2018 “Professional of the Year” – Public Relations Society of America
  • Advise C-suite executives and prominent elected officials on communications, media, marketing and political strategies
  • Served in President Clinton’s Administration, senior staff to Governor Gray Davis and Speaker of the Assembly Willie Brown

As President of Imprenta, Ron is responsible for the overall management and growth of the company. Through his leadership Imprenta has grown into one of the largest independent PR firms in California, and was recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the “Fastest Growing Companies in America” 2015 & 2016.

Ron has more than 30 years of professional experience developing and implementing results-driven communications, social media, marketing and public education campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, government entities, elected officials, candidates, initiatives and causes. Ron develops overall campaign strategies, messaging, creative direction and strategic approach leveraging his unrivaled contacts with elected officials, business and community leaders.

Previously, Ron served in the Clinton Administration where he developed and implemented communications strategies for the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Services. He handled community outreach, and served as a spokesperson for the department.

Awards & Recognition:

  • 2018 “Professional of the Year”, Public Relations Society of America
  • 2016 “Individual of the Year”, PR News Diversity in PR Awards
  • 2017 Image Innovator of the Year, Asian Business Association
  • 2017 & 2017 Ernest & Young Entreprenuer of the Year, Semi-Finalist
  • 2017 Labor and Community Partnership Award, Asian Pacific Labor Alliance
  • Asian Business Advocate Award, L.A. Business Journal
  • 2016 Citizen of the Year, Chinese Elected Officials

Ron received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a recipient and participated in the Sloan Foundation Fellowship at the University of Washington, Graduate School of Public Affairs, and the Management Development for Entrepreneurs graduate program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.