April emerges as an exciting month for the PR industry, as numerous communications companies release statements about business growth and brand development. Here’s some PR news.
Visit Florida Partners with DKC Public Relations:
The official state tourism marketing group “Visit Florida” recently announced their decision to partner with DKC PR. DKC will act as the group’s domestic public relations agency of record, working closely with the “Visit Florida” brand to oversee an in-depth communication strategy, media and influencer relations, and creative campaign programming. The goal is to position Florida as the ultimate meeting and leisure destination.
New Hires for French/West/Vaughan:
Public Relations organization French/West/Vaughan, or FWV announced their decision to welcome five new hires to their team, alongside six new promotions. The people joining the team this year include:
- Vice President Rachel Wing
- Creative director John Moore
- Social Media Art Director Jerstin Crosby
- Account Coordinator Rachel Jackson
- Account Executive Amanda Yantos
In addition to the new team members, FWV also announced the promotions of Katie Johnson, VP, Melissa Timney, SVP, Jordan Nowlin manager of paid social, Evan Burkhard Senior supervisor, Jillian Spitz, Account supervisor, and Erin Mcguire account executive.
Porter Novelli Supports “Displaced” Podcast:
Porter Novelli are doing their part to support the launch of the International Rescue Committee’s “Displaced” series, which highlights the global refugee crisis plaguing the world today. The Displaced podcast, produced with Vox media, explores the work of humanitarians, policymakers, and advocates in the quest to solve global crises and conflicts. The “PN” sector of Omnicom is working on an integrated communications program for the IRC events.
Allison & Partners Appoint 7 New Partners:
Allison & Partners recently announced the arrival of seven new partners to their mix. All the individuals given the partner status have made large contributions to the evolution of the agency throughout Europe and the US. Partners are responsible for helping the business to grow, as well as driving agency-wide event initiatives. New additions include:
- SVP Courtney Newman
- Managing director Brent Diggins
- SVP Jeremy Rosenberg
- CFO Julia Farrell
- Managing director Jim Selman
- Managing Director Kevin Nabipour
- Managing Director Tom Smith
Lou Hammond Group Partner with Kentucky Department of Tourism:
The Lou Hammond Group just announced that the Kentucky Department of Tourism has emerged as a new client for marketing communication services. Alongside showcasing the stunning outdoor locations that Kentucky has to explore, LHG will be responsible for driving awareness for the Bluegrass State’s selection of stunning culinary offerings. The group will be promoting the “Kentucky Year of Food” throughout 2018, showcasing the nine regions of the state filled with beverage and food talent.
Growth for Next Fifteen Communications:
April was a fantastic year for Next Fifteen Communications, who saw a 15% increase on their annual revenue growth to a fantastic $275 million for the year ending on the 31st of January 2018. The organic growth for the business measured at 5.2%. According to recent reports, pre-tax profit increased by 21% to 41 million for the parent of Bite, MBooth, Text100, and TheBlueShirtGroup.