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The travel and international issue of our PR magazine features articles and commentary on travel and tourism public relations as well as the changing face of public relations in a global environment. Don’t forget to consult our profiles of agencies that specialize in these two specialties.

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Travel & Tourism PR Firms:

5W Public Relations

230 Park Ave., 32nd floor
New York, NY 10169
212/999-5585
Fax: 646/328-1711
info@5wpr.com
www.5wpr.com

Ronn D. Torossian, President & CEO
Dara Busch, Matthew Caiola, Executive Vice Presidents

Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR) has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include Consumer Products & Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Housewares, Travel & Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports, Corporate, Technology, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Nonprofit, Crisis Communications, Events and Digital & Social Media. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients.

Our 150 tenacious and creative communications practitioners develop and execute creative campaigns that connect our clients with their target audiences in memorable ways. Every aspect of our programs is designed to impact our clients’ bottom line, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-driven approach to communication.

Clients include: AirHelp, Bowlmor AMF, Camp Bow Wow, CheapOAir.com, Duane Reade, El Cid Resorts, Gray Line New York, Gulliver’s Gate, JetSmarter, Loews Hotels, McDonald’s, Millennium Hotels, Patina Restaurant Group and Wendy Williams, Inc.



Berk Communications

304 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
646/308-2397
www.berkcommunications.com

Ron Berkowitz, CEO and Founder
Marisa Carstens, Senior Vice President
Brenda Fuster, Senior Director, Travel & Hospitality

Berk Communications is a full-service public relations firm specializing in the travel and hospitality, food and beverage, sports and entertainment, and lifestyle industries. We pride ourselves in understanding the ever-changing media landscape and creating strategic, results-driven campaigns that speak to our clients’ audiences. Berk isn’t a conventional travel shop. Our strategists go beyond traditional media relations and storytelling to weave in influencers and celebrities into our programs. We constantly study today’s travelers to understand their triggers and find memorable ways to integrate our clients into their conversations.

Our travel clients consist of some of the world’s most dynamic destinations, such as the Israel Ministry of Tourism, as well as iconic hotel brands including Brisas Group in Mexico, Baros Resort in the Maldives, Adriatic Luxury Hotel Group in Croatia and the Meatpacking District in New York. Berk is a division of MWWPR, one of the top leading independent public relations agencies.



BLAZE

1427 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310/395-5050
mkovacs@blazepr.com
www.blazepr.com

Matt Kovacs, President

BLAZE is the trusted partner of choice for lifestyle challenger brands hungry for a real piece of the marketshare. BLAZE has been retained by a growing number of savvy clients who want integrated PR, influencer and social media strategies - and flawless execution. BLAZE senior level professionals play a hands-on, day-to-day role with clients. With more than two decades of relationships and a solid team founded in strategic approaches, BLAZE is adroit in advancing client objectives and nimble to the quick-changing pace of media technologies.

Clients include: AmaWaterways, Great Mall, Marriott Hotels, Ontario Mills, Outlets at Orange and Santa Barbara Airport.



Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications (CIIC)

1 Piermont Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
845/358-3920
www.ciicnews.com

Carolyn Izzo-Feldman, President & Chief Strategist
Patricia Fahie, Executive Vice President
Amy Sedeño, Director

CIIC is a full-service public relations, social media and communications firm specializing in creating dynamic campaigns for the travel, hospitality, food and beverage and lifestyle industries.

CIIC’s work is strategic, creative and results-driven. In its 22 years in business, CIIC has been honored with a Media Relations Award by PR Daily, as well as numerous HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International) Adrian Awards across Gold, Silver and Bronze categories. With offices in New York and Miami, CIIC is an esteemed member of LATAM PR and is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise by WBENC. For more information or to inquire about new business opportunities, please contact 845-358-3920 x11 or visit us online at www.ciicnews.com.



D & D PR

1115 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10010
646/393-4392
info@dndpr.com
www.dndpr.com

Teresa Delaney, Nichole DiBenedetto, Partners

Based in New York City, D&D PR specializes in luxury travel, hospitality and lifestyle and is led by principals — Nichole DiBenedetto and Teresa Delaney — who have more than 40 years of combined experience in lifestyle and hospitality marketing.

Passionate about telling our clients’ individual stories, the agency was born from a deep love of travel and personal curiosity of global exploration. From hotels and resorts to independent brands and destinations, each of our clients have a distinct tale to tell, inspiring us to be fervent storytellers. The D&D PR team gets a thrill from placing coverage in the most sought-after media and celebrating every success along with our clients. We take nothing for granted in the ever-changing world of travel and media. This is why we partner with our clients. We take the time to immerse ourselves in their world and to discover first-hand the unique experiences they offer, so we can communicate their message with authentic enthusiasm.

From print to broadcast, bloggers to social media influencers, no two client’s needs are alike, which is why each client receives a tailored approach to their programs. Supported by a strong team, the agency’s partners oversee client campaigns, helping to curate the important details and respond directly to individual needs. We choose our partners carefully, protect their brands vehemently and tell their stories passionately. This level of commitment is what continues to stoke our creative fire and drive D&D PR to push ourselves and our team to exceed expectations.

Clients: Castadiva Resort & Spa, Cox & Kings, Discover Your Italy, Forte Village Sardinia, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Navigo 360 and Saba Tourist Bureau.



Development Counsellors International (DCI)

215 Park Ave. South, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10003
212/725-0707
www.aboutdci.com

8560 West Sunset Blvd., 5th Floor
Suite 426
West Hollywood, CA 90069
424/274-4767

1 Adelaide St E, Suite 3001
Toronto ON M5C 2V9
647/276-1917

Karyl Leigh Barnes, President, Tourism Practice
Daniella Middleton, Vice President, Digital
Andrew Levine, Chairman

One Agency. Two Specialized Practice Areas. Established in 1960, Development Counsellors International (DCI) focuses exclusively on economic development and tourism marketing. During the last half century, we have worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries to help them attract business investment, visitors and talent. Our Tourism Practice partners with destinations to increase leisure, corporate and association visitor arrivals and spending. How? By winning the support of key influencers — media, digital influencers, meeting planners and the travel trade. Our goal always? Combine smart strategy with the right tactics to deliver powerful results. DCI’s work has been recognized annually by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, achieving Best In Show and Platinum awards. DCI is globally connected through TAAN Worldwide, a network of 46 agencies in 29 countries.



Decker/Royal

135 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
646/650-2180
info@deckerroyal.com
@deckerroyal
www.deckerroyal.com

Cathleen Decker, Principal
Stacy Royal, Principal

Decker/Royal connects people to the places special enough for them to visit. Founded by industry veterans, Cathleen Decker and Stacy Royal, the company specializes in merging the best of traditional PR tactics with today’s evolving platforms to create programs with a singular purpose: measurable results.

Our rich programs keep clients in the conversation wherever it lives — in the digital space, in print or on-air that seamlessly integrates and enhance clients’ overall marketing objectives. We know that working as part of a team — from in-house PR and stakeholders to other agencies, is how goals are reached and we never stand on ceremony. We’re all about rolling up our sleeves to get the job done.

Award-winning Decker/Royal represents a diverse stable of clients including among others, Reno Tahoe, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Trafalgar and Sandals Resorts International. New clients this year include destination spa Royal Champagne, the Villas at Le Barthélemy and Abu Dhabi.



Eleven Six Public Relations

261 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
646/325-5894
info@elevensixpr.com
www.elevensixpr.com

Katie Barr Cornish, Principal

Eleven Six Public Relations was founded in 2013. Eleven Six prides itself on creating a new normal in the PR agency world. It is not business as usual at this young and rapidly growing company.

Our media relationships are deep and varied. We seamlessly pitch across multiple verticals, placing our clients beyond the travel pages and in business, arts and fashion pieces. Our thinking is strategic and most importantly, creative. We push the creativity envelope, always aiming to create the trends and not just stay ahead of them. Our innovative campaigns deliver tangible, profitable results.

With a focus that goes beyond just public relations and includes marketing and social media, we are driven not only by how much press we can secure for our clients but rather how we can positively impact their bottom lines. The marketing and social media tactics we employ are creative, cost-effective, and realistic to execute. And most importantly, they drive sales and impact the bottom line.

Over the past year Eleven Six has handled the official grand opening of Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya as well as the Institute for Contemporary Design in Richmond (Virginia), worked with the Australia Zoo on Steve Irwin’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and signed on new clients such as Kimpton Hotels + Restaurants’ three New York City properties, luxury travel company Red Savannah, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester and Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa in Panama. Additional clients include: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Cavit Wines, Hyatt Centric Times Square, Remote Lands, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Tourism & Events Queensland and Visit Richmond.



Evins Communications

830 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212/688-8200
facebook.com/evinscommunications
twitter.com/EVINSsct
Instagram.com/evinssct
www.evins.com

Mathew L. Evins, Chairman
Louise R. Evins, CEO
Robert Schaltenbrand, Senior Vice President, Cultural Programming & Strategic Partnerships
David Harrison, Senior Vice President/Director, Digital Content & Social Communications Practice Group
Drew Tybus, Vice President/Director, Food, Spirits & Wine Practice Group
Matthew Berritt, Vice President/Director, Lifestyle Group Practice & Celebrity/Influencer Programming
Stephanie Preston, Senior Director, Travel & Hospitality Group Practice

EVINS architects and builds brands, and transforms brand and business potential into brand and business performance. The Agency facilitates connecting brands and audiences, helps to define a brand’s essence and create emotive experiences that foster engagement between brands and constituents, as well as catalyzes and optimizes how brands and their publics converse and interrelate. EVINS creates programs that engender brand trial and experience; leverage brand experience to foment engagement, conversation and storytelling; catalyze brand engagement to optimize brand advocacy and mind-share; and transform brand mind-share into brand market-share. The Agency is at the point where insight meets execution and bridges the divide between what a brand is now and what it can become in the future.

EVINS is the leading branding, marketing, communications and public relations firm in the luxury, premium and prestige sectors, with specialist expertise in travel and hospitality. In addition to its Travel & Hospitality Group, EVINS encompasses three other practice groups: Digital Content & Integration; Food, Spirits & Wine and Lifestyle. The Agency offers a client far more than traditional public relations, and we are committed to providing consummate business and strategic counsel in order to make an essential and measurable contribution to a client’s brand and business.

In February 2018, EVINS and Sheila Donnelly & Associates (SDA / www.sheiladonnelly.com), a renowned travel and lifestyle public relations, media relations and communications firm based in Honolulu, formed a strategic partnership to provide clients with an unparalleled and accretive breadth, depth and scope of capabilities, experience, expertise and strategic advisory services. Both EVINS and SDA were founded in 1987, are celebrating their 31st year in business, and maintain long-term client relationships, some of which span more than two decades. EVINS and SDA are brand and business strategists that utilize media and influencer engagement, partnerships and creative programming, content and thought leadership, to make a consequential, profound and transcendent contribution to the development, growth and success of a client’s business.

Together, EVINS and SDA provide clients with accretive and unparalleled luxury travel and hospitality experience and expertise, as well as a breadth, depth and scope of integrated luxury travel and hospitality services that redefine and transform the traditional agency/client relationship. Both firms also offer clients advice on corporate and executive reputation management; issues and crisis management; cause-related marketing; and affinity programs.



Fahlgren Mortine

4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
614/383-1500
www.fahlgrenmortine.com

Neil Mortine, President and CEO
Marty McDonald, Executive Vice President, Tourism Practice Leader

As a communications-led integrated agency, Fahlgren Mortine works with clients in 29 states, and is recognized as a firm that gets results. The agency has been recognized with dozens of national PR and tourism awards for enhancing brand perception, including Silver and Bronze Anvils from PRSA, Mercury and Destiny Awards from the U.S. Travel Association and many others. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Fahlgren Mortine has locations in Colorado, Florida, Idaho, New York, South Carolina and West Virginia. Travel industry client experience includes Office of TourismOhio; Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB; TravelNevada; Airstream; Niagara USA; Visit Sun Valley; North Dakota Department of Commerce/Tourism; and many other destinations, regions, hospitality properties and more.



Finn Partners

301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212/715-1600
www.finnpartners.com

Gail L. Moaney, APR Director & Founding Managing Partner, Travel / Lifestyle Group

The Finn Partners Travel / Lifestyle Group expanded its global footprint in 2017 with the acquisition of The Brighter Group, a highly respected London-based PR and marketing firm, adding 22 travel experts and clients such as Belize, Dubai, Intrepid Travel, Jordan, Air Europa and South African Tourism. Debbie Flynn, founder & CEO of the Brighter Group, is now a managing partner in our Travel / Lifestyle group.

Our international team is unrivaled for the creativity, execution and commitment we bring to our clients, proven by our successful long term partnerships with some of the world’s top travel brands. We have consistently gained and retained clients through our measurable bottom-line results by comprehending their unique histories, preserving and bolstering their reputations and understanding their vision for the future. Our commitment to our clients is to be an extension of their brands — a true partner in every way. When that commitment is combined with unsurpassed skill and experience in all the critical areas of travel and lifestyle marketing, we deliver results that provide an elevated, long-term brand life, a stronger share of mind and an increased share of market.

Our services include strategic public relations planning and execution, global consumer/travel and trade media relations, crisis communications, reputation management, brand development, social and digital applications, partnership alliances, promotions, special events, hospitality marketing services and social influencer programs.

We have represented airlines, cruise lines, domestic and international destinations, hotels, resorts, rail companies, real estate developers, travel associations and travel service providers. The greatest measure of our success is the satisfaction of our clients, the longevity of our client relationships and the recognition we’ve received from industry influencers and clients alike for delivering high-quality, substantive work.



French/West/Vaughan

112 East Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
919/832-6300
www.fwv-us.com

Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President / Principal
Natalie Best, Executive Vice President/ Director of Client Services /Principal
Leah Knepper, Vice President & T&T Practice Lead

French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is the leading integrated marketing firm in the Southeast and one of the nation’s 15 largest independent public relations, advertising and digital media agencies. FWV is the only N.C.-headquartered public relations firm to earn Agency of the Year honors, with 19 nominations and 12 wins, including seven in the past 18 months. The firm is the winner of the Bulldog Reporter 2017 Stars of PR Awards, including the Grand Prize for Best PR Agency of 2017. FWV earned top honors for Midsize and Consumer PR Agency of the Year and was also named the country’s Most Innovative Agency. In addition, the firm is the Holmes Report 2016 Consumer Agency of Year winner and is a 2018 Midsize Agency of the Year finalist.

Founded in April 1997 by Chairman & CEO Rick French, FWV employs more than 100 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C. headquarters and New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa offices.

FWV’s dedicated travel and tourism practice boasts extensive destination marketing experience, specializing in lifestyle and leisure marketing and public relations. Current travel and tourism industry clients include Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, Wilmington and Beaches CVB (Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, N.C. and the Wilmington Convention Center), Greater Raleigh CVB, Tweetsie Railroad and the Washington Tourism Development Authority (N.C.).

The agency has also done work with Divi Resorts and its nine Caribbean properties, and co-operative destination marketing with each of the tourism organizations for Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Croix (U.S.V.I. Dept. of Tourism) and St. Maarten; Gatlinburg, Tenn.; Cabarrus County, N.C. — home to NASCAR’s Lowe’s Motor Speedway; Oakland County, Mich.; Branson, Mo.; the Old Salem Moravian Village in N.C.; America’s Historic Triangle, located in Williamsburg, Va.; and Trailways Transportation System based in Fairfax, Va.

In addition, FWV’s fully integrated creative and digital team provides award-winning advertising, graphic design, and digital and social media services for a wide range of local, national and international clients.



Hawkins International Public Relations

119 West 23rd St., #600
New York, NY 10011
212/255-6541
hipr@hawkpr.com
www.hawkpr.com

Los Angeles:
12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Jennifer Hawkins, Founder/
President
Corey Finjer Bennett, COO

At Hawkins International, travel is our passion. As an award-winning public relations and communications agency, Hawkins International has built an impressive global reputation for full-scope and impactful integrated social and digital campaigns.

A bi-coastal agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles, Hawkins International boasts a strong team of communication professionals that seamlessly cross from traditional public strategies to social activations in dynamic and stimulating ways on behalf of a roster of internationally acclaimed hospitality clients.

With expertise in creative, engaging and multi-dimensional storytelling, Hawkins International promotes its clients through calculated media relations, influencer activations, inventive experiences and the development of newsworthy content for its prestigious clients which include hotels, resorts, and real estate and lifestyle brands. While Hawkins International specializes in new property launches, it continues to successfully drive national and regional coverage and engagement for its 60+ clients, including AccorHotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Dorchester Collection, La Compagnie, Seabourn Cruise Line, and Wilderness Safaris, among others.



Hemsworth Communications

1011 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954/716-7614
info@hemsworthcommunications.com
www.hemsworthcommunications.com
Fort Lauderdale • New York • Atlanta • Orlando

Samantha Jacobs, Founder & President
Michael Jacobs, COO
Kate Wark, Managing Partner

Hemsworth Communications is a full-service public relations agency that specializes in travel and hospitality companies, tourism destinations, restaurants, food/wine/spirits brands, and luxury lifestyle brands. Capabilities include brand strategy, media relations, promotions, social media, event planning, thought leadership and more.

With an impressive global reach, Hemsworth leverages its Passion. Insight. Connections. to surpass client expectations. The agency has been hired by companies large and small because of its track record for delivering outstanding results with a distinctively personal touch.

Ranked one of the country’s fastest-growing agencies every year since its 2014 debut, Hemsworth has received numerous accolades including HSMAI Adrian Awards and American Business Awards. Founder Samantha Jacobs was named to PR News’ Top Women in PR for 2017.

Clients include Air Partner, AmaWaterways, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Coral Hospitality’s Georgia State Parks & Lodges, Driftwood, Margaritaville Holdings, Massanutten Resort, Oasis Travel Network, Orion Span, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, and others.



Hunter Public Relations

41 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010-2202
212/679-6600
Contact: smormar@hunterpr.com (Samara Farber Mormar)
www.hunterpr.com

Grace Leong, Jonathan Lyon, Mark Newman, Donetta Allen, Gigi Russo, Erin Hanson, Partners
Meagan McCutcheon, Travel Practice Leader

Hunter is an award-winning consumer products and services marketing communications firm with offices in New York City and London, and staff based across North America including Orlando, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Toronto, as well as affiliate partners in Mexico City. Our mission is “earning it,” and from consumer attention, to long-term client relationships, to our talented staff’s dedication, we strive to “earn it” every day.

Founded in 1989, Hunter has grown into one of the most respected mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, proudly serving a broad range of esteemed companies and brands in the travel and tourism, hospitality, food and beverage, home and lifestyle, consumer services, health, wellness and beauty sectors.

From creating wanderlust for Wyndham Rewards members on social and digital channels, surprising and delighting tour-goers with a celebrity encounter during TripAdvisor Attraction’s #1 Game of Thrones Tour in Northern Ireland, to engaging media and telling brand stories through unique travel experiences around the globe, our creative approach and client-service orientation has led to some of the most enduring client relationships and impactful public relations programs in the business.



J Public Relations

530 7th Ave., #502
New York, NY 10018
212/924-3600
letstalk@jpublicrelations.com
instagram.com/jpublicrelations/
www.jpublicrelations.com

J Public Relations is an international PR and social media agency specializing in hospitality, travel and luxury lifestyle brands with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego and London. JPR is a trusted leader in media relations and brand strategy, trend forecasting, brand partnerships, influencer relations, social media strategy and unparalleled media placements worldwide.

Established in 2005, the award-winning agency has consistently risen to become one of the world’s fastest growing agencies in the luxury travel and hospitality spaces. JPR’s global roster includes more than 125 hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Dubai, Europe, New Zealand, Asia and more. JPR steadily garners and retains notable clients including Relais & Châteaux, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Vail Resorts Hospitality and Vail Mountain Resorts, Grace Hotels and many individual Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts.

JPR is listed on the Observer’s annual “PR Power 50” as one of the country’s most powerful PR firms. The agency also garnered “Top Places to Work” by PR News and “Agency of the Year” by Bulldog Reporter in addition to multiple trade and consumer awards for company culture and brand success. The agency has recently been featured in dedicated articles in Inc. Magazine online and Forbes.com as an innovator and gamechanger in travel PR and social media.

Sampling of clients: Adare Manor, Adventures by Disney (project work), Aulani, a Disney Spa & Resort (project work), Chateau du Grand-Lucé, Chewton Glen, Cliveden House, Discover Baja California, Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Great Wolf Lodge, Gurney’s Resorts - Montauk & Newport, Helena Bay, Hotel del Coronado, Iconic Luxury Brand, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, InterContinental, Washington DC — The Wharf, Lido House, L’Auberge de Sedona, Mountain Shadows, Perry Lane Hotel, Rancho La Puerta, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, The Palms and The Shore Club, The Resort at Pedregal.



K. Sutherland PR

18 Winter Street, Studio C
Reno, NV 89503
775/360-6101
www.ksutherlandpr.com

K. Sutherland PR is a full-service, boutique firm that offers a comprehensive and personal approach to modern public relations. Delivering 5-Star results for travel and tourism clients worldwide, the firm knows what it takes to promote any destination or resort. At the heart of K. Sutherland PR lies their public relations expertise, but their services expand beyond traditional PR, offering clients a holistic mix of strategic communications, social media, influencer marketing, content marketing and more. K. Sutherland PR maximizes exposure through extensive understanding, and because they are a boutique PR agency, are able to provide impactful public relations services at affordable prices.



KTCPR

77 N. Centre Ave, Suite 215
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516/594-4100
info@KTCpr.com
Facebook.com/KTCprNews
Instagram.com/KTCprNews
Twitter.com/KTCpr
www.KTCpr.com

Richard S. Kahn, President
Theresa M. Oakes, Senior Accounts Supervisor
Josh Kahn, Senior Accounts Supervisor

KTCpr is an award-winning boutique public relations, tourism consulting and crisis communications agency founded 28 years ago by Richard S. Kahn, former editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Travel Agent magazine. KTCpr has developed its practice around the niche travel and tourism markets with clients in the public and private sectors.

KTCpr has become renowned for responsiveness and going “that extra mile” to assist editors with travel stories, while helping to establish, define and amplify clients’ brand messaging. KTCpr’s expertise covers media relations, product launches, social media campaigns, marketing consultation, crisis communication, events, promotions, speech writing and brand management.

While KTCpr excels in the art of elevating clients’ brand recognition, the firm’s expertise in crisis management further sets it apart in the industry. KTCpr has tracked and coordinated media response to numerous hurricanes, developed communications to assure visitor confidence in response to reports of crime, Zika concerns, the SARS emergency, natural disasters and terrorist attacks, and consulted upon a variety of crisis situations on behalf of the governments and tourism stakeholders in the Caribbean, Mexico, China and Philippines.
KTCpr’s current client roster includes Aranui Cruises, Apple Vacations, April Travel Protection, the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Interval International, the Mango Bay Hotel Group, Pacific Delight Tours, Spice Island Beach Resort, Travel Impressions, Victoria Cruises, and Warwick Paradise Island - Bahamas.



LANE

New York City | Portland | Seattle
503/221-0480
wendy@lanepr.com
www.lanepr.com

Wendy Lane Stevens, Managing Partner
Shannon Riggs, Partner

LANE, a Finn Partners Company, delivers results that build business for clients. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, we create integrated public relations strategies that connect with key audiences and stakeholders across all communication channels. We track trends, monitor consumer sentiments, and place stories where audiences seek information and inspiration: online, in print or over the airwaves. We reach our clients’ audiences wherever they reside, garnering proven results in markets that matter most.

Whether elevating a property or a destination, we use fresh ideas and creative energy to educate, inform and inspire people to action. Our award-winning campaigns have produced measurable results for clients such as Travel Oregon, Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Riverhouse on the Deschutes, The Grand America Hotel, The Heathman Hotel Group, Brasada Ranch Resort, Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark and Travel Portland.



Laura Davidson Public Relations

72 Madison Ave., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212/696-0660
Facebook.com/lauradavidsonpr
twitter.com/ldpr
instagram.com/ldprtravel
www.ldpr.com

Laura Davidson, President
Leslie Cohen, Executive Vice President

LDPR is a highly driven and innovative travel and lifestyle PR agency with headquarters in New York City and a presence in Chicago, LA and San Francisco. Guided by industry visionary Laura Davidson, the firm has been at the forefront of integrated initiatives for destinations, international hotel companies, independent resorts, luxury tour operators and lifestyle products. The agency is well regarded for its integration of consumer brand partners and strategic alliances into PR activations to increase brand awareness and reach beyond the travel media.

LDPR pursues bold approaches that exceed client expectations across all channels. We have an in-house social media manager and a partnership with Thin Pig Media to implement content development, community and influencer outreach, SEO and contest/sweepstakes. LDPR’s unique culture is defined by our collaborative and strategic approach to working with clients, media and our staff, leading to successful long term partnerships and measurable results.

Our clients include Aman; Abercrombie & Kent; VisitScotland; Sydney/Destination New South Wales, Australia; Travel Portland, Oregon; Curtain Bluff, Antigua; DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co; The Resort at Paws Up, Montana; Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas; Park Hyatt, St. Kitts; The Dominick, New York City; Residence Inn by Marriott; The Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island; The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes; Briggs & Riley, among others.



Lou Hammond Group

900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212/308-8880
lhg@louhammond.com
www.louhammond.com

Lou Hammond, Founder/Chairman
Stephen Hammond, CEO
Terence Gallagher, President, New York
Gina Stouffer, President, Charleston

Lou Hammond Group (LHG) is a celebrated integrated marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Charleston, Miami and Los Angeles. LHG has built a legendary reputation over the past 33 years as the leading mid-sized agency serving the travel industry. A few things to know:

• Independent: known for boundless creativity and enthusiasm
• Operates differently: no time sheets — clients get the attention they need when they need it
• International: founder of the PR World Network
• Owns one of the industry’s highest client retention rates serving destinations such as Norfolk, Providence, New Haven, Charleston and the state of Virginia for more than a decade
At the end of the day, however, it’s all about the results. In the past year alone LHG has:
• Arranged more than 289 visits to clients from top media and influencers
• Secured broadcast hits from outlets such as: “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNBC, Peter Greenberg Worldwide and more
• Regularly delivered impactful results including: Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, Food & Wine, Forbes, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and many more
• Opened dedicated office in L.A., lead by a 15-year veteran, to serve clients on the West Coast
• Continued to expand in-house services to include branding, creative and digital marketing

LHG clients know they are working with the most trusted, go-to media and influencer resource in the industry with a singular commitment to delivering quality, measurable results.



Magrino

352 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
212/957-3005
Allyn.magrino@magrinopr.com
magrinopr.com

Allyn Magrino, President & Chief Revenue Officer

Magrino celebrates its 26th year in business in 2018 as an award-winning PR and Social Media agency with a 360 lifestyle approach that has earned both media and consumer recognition.

We work with clients in our practice areas of Travel and Real Estate, Spa & Wellness, Food, Wine and Spirits, and Consumer brands to craft campaigns and communications that are exciting, culturally-relevant and integrated within brand narratives.

As passionate communicators, we are adept at telling stories that reflect brand values, consumer attitudes and end-user behaviors. We believe the heart drives the head in terms of purchase intent and work with our client teams to bring emotional resonance to our campaigns and pitches.

Our work drives sales, awareness and consumer affinity. We are proud of our shared success with clients that include Hilton Hotels’ Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and Canopy brands; Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Fontainebleau Miami Beach; The Ranch Malibu; the Duniway Portland; Martha Stewart Omnimedia/Sequential Brands; Whispering Angel; James Beard Awards; Hendrick’s Gin and Moet Hennessy, to name a few.

Our Digital practice is dynamic and on the leading edge of this ever-changing field of marketing. We work with our Digital clients to craft, manage and execute a multi-pronged approach to their social needs. Campaigns include overarching social strategy, Influencer campaigns, events and trips, content curation and creation, and paid advertising support that produces measurable results.

We develop digital strategy for clients who want to make sure their brands come to life on social platforms in the most relevant and engaging ways — on their fans’ feeds. Digital clients (all of which also work with Magrino for media relations and brand positioning) include Christie’s International Real Estate; Grace Bay Club; Hunter Douglas; Chateau d’Esclans; Mouton Cadet, Tishman Speyer, and Mack-Cali.

In a world where substance is the true indicator of style, you can be assured that our work is driven from meaningful insights that represent the image, identity and intent of our brands and clients.



Mardiks PR

261 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
646/283-5273
www.mardikspr.com

Charles Mardiks, President/Managing Director

At the intersection of creative and strategic, Mardiks PR is a marketing solution provider, specializing in travel and tourism. The agency leverages the power of storytelling to create engaging, integrated campaigns. Our multi-channel campaigns combine media outreach, social media and event activation along with strategic partnerships to build buzz and business for leading global travel brands, destinations and associations.

The agency was founded by Charles Mardiks. Charles has two decades of integrated marketing and public relations experience in global travel and tourism, and he brings together a highly networked, nimble team of senior-level, hands-on strategists and creative thinkers. The dedicated Mardiks team is fueled by a love for travel, a nose for news and a scrappiness that gets the job done. As a true extension of our clients’ teams, we work diligently to nurture, build and connect media and industry relationships to solve clients’ marketing problems with smart, strategic and creative solutions.

Current clients include: Condor Airlines, Safari Pros, Thomas Cook Airlines UK, The Travel Foundation, Visit North Carolina, Visit San Jose and Visit Sarasota County.



MFA Marketing & PR (Missy Farren & Associates)

30 Irving Place, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
212/528-1691
www.mfaltd.com

Missy Farren, Founder & CEO
Samantha Lacher, Vice President

Mfa is a full-service communications agency delivering sharp strategy and results that matter. A vast array of travel/tourism, culinary and hospitality clients benefit from a holistic approach to travel marketing that reaches consumers beyond the travel pages. Campaign strategies capitalize on trends and integrate earned and social media, spanning owned and influencer channels.

A true passion for travel drives success in various niches, including: culinary, Caribbean, adventure, ski and snow, family, romance, arts and culture, wellness, spa, wine and spirits, fitness and sports. Mfa specializes in strategic media relations; influencer campaigns; social media strategy and management; omni-channel campaign execution; press trip planning and execution; partnership development; event facilitation; spokesperson positioning; and crisis communications.

Industry experience includes: Aspen Ski Co., Cayman Airways, Cayman Cookout, The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Charlie Bird restaurant (NYC), Chatham Bars Inn, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Colorado Ski Country, Dart Real Estate (Cayman Islands), Disneyland, Disneyland Food & Beverage, Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Intrawest, Limelight Hotel, The Little Nell, The Lodge at Woodloch, Martin’s Lane Winery, Megpies, Michelin Food & Travel, Mountain Collective, Mission Hill Family Estate winery, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Pasquale Jones restaurant (NYC), Peet’s Coffee, Replay Resorts / Yotel, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of New York, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Ski Utah, The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Squaw Valley, Twin Farms, Westin Hotels & Resorts and more.



Myriad International Marketing
an MMGY Global Company

360 Lexington Avenue, 10th floor
New York, NY 10017
212/219-7560
www.myriaddestinations.com

Al Merschen, Partner
Julie Cuesta, Senior Vice President, Destination Services

Myriad, an MMGY Global Company, specializes in international destination marketing. With an emphasis on destination representation, Myriad provides integrated services to destinations that want to reach the highly valued North American traveler. Myriad works with more international destinations in North America than any other marketing company. Our executive team provides senior level strategic direction and tactical solutions to clients in the travel and tourism sector.

Many of our clients have been with us since the day we first opened for business in 1989. We provide a complete range of highly integrated services ranging from destination representation, creative direction, media buying, public relations, crisis communication, experiential events, trade relations and partnership marketing programs. With clients ranging from international tourist offices to convention bureaus, airlines to travel companies, Myriad offers an in depth global perspective.

Clients include: Australia’s Northern Territory, Dominica, Kenya, Macao, Melbourne Convention Bureau, Nicaragua, South Tryol, Papua New Guinea and Qatar.



NJF
an MMGY Global Company

360 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212/228-1500
www.njfpr.com

Nancy Friedman, Partner
Julie Freeman, Manging Director
Lauren Kaufman, Senior Vice President

At NJF, an MMGY Global company, we inspire people to go places. As marketers specializing solely in travel and hospitality, we help put travel brands on the map and navigate their narrative through innovative thinking, creativity and storytelling. NJF offers boutique service and expertise in consumer and trade media relations, social media, corporate and brand positioning, experiential and event marketing, strategic partnerships and promotions, influencer engagement and crisis communications.

For those seeking senior level counsel, unwavering brand advocacy and unrivaled media savvy, NJF is a PR powerhouse and one-stop shop. Hundreds of hotel, destination, travel and lifestyle brands have entrusted their reputations to NJF whose “Leave No Stone Unturned” philosophy has catapulted the firm to the top. Our integrated PR and social media team prides itself on long-standing client relationships and an innate ability to move within many spheres: tapping media and industry influencers, forging creative partnerships, uncovering strategic advantages, and providing global perspective. Our campaigns are rooted in research and insights, and we are master storytellers and content creators who know how to make news out of simple concepts or large-scale programs. We forge an emotional connection to reach our audiences where they live, work and play.

Industry innovators and thought leaders, NJF is the pioneer of Hotel Week NYC, and MMGY is the author of the widely-acclaimed Portrait of American Travelers® annual research study. With offices in New York City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Orlando, Washington, D.C. and an international partner network, Travel Consul, we serve many of the world’s premier travel and tourism brands. Other MMGY Global areas of expertise include research and insights, strategic communications planning and implementation, brand marketing, traditional and social media buying, digital/social media strategy, website development and management, e-CRM, and travel industry relations.

Client list includes: Angad Arts Hotel, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Canyon Ranch, Cheap Caribbean, Enchantment Hotels, Eurail, Gansevoort Hotel Group, Harley-Davidson Museum, Hotel Vermont, Intrepid Travel, ITC Hotels, Lufthansa, Oceania Cruises, One Aldwych, Playa Hotels & Resorts, Pod Hotels, Proper Hotels, Regent Hotels, Rhode Island Tourism, South Dakota Tourism, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, The Asbury, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, The Bowery and Visit Los Cabos.



Padilla

Headquarters:
1101 West River Parkway
Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612/455-1700
www.PadillaCo.com

Greg Tarmin, Executive Vice President

Padilla is a top 10 independent public relations and communication company comprised of 210 employee-owners. Padilla builds, grows and protects brands and reputations worldwide by creating purposeful connections with the people who matter most through public relations, advertising, digital and social marketing, investor relations and brand strategy. Padilla includes the brand consultancy of Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS.

We don’t just connect consumers with brands, we convert them into brand advocates. Padilla’s marketing experts combine industry knowledge and consumer branding channel expertise to exceed client expectations and achieve results. We apply insightful ingenuity and creative tenacity to engage consumers and drive purchases in the areas of travel and tourism markets, consumer packaged goods, personal care and beauty, OTC, home products, branded/specialty foods, pet care and consumer education.

Clients in the travel and tourism sectors have included Air New Zealand, Cambria Hotels, Meet Minneapolis, Tru by Hilton, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and Visit Houston.

Padilla is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 143 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Make a connection at PadillaCo.com.



Peppercomm

470 Park Ave. South
4th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
212/931-6100
hello@peppercomm.com
www.peppercomm.com

Steve Cody, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ed Moed, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ted Birkhahn, Partner & President
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Deborah Brown, Partner & Managing Director
Jacqueline Kolek, Partner & Managing Director
Maggie O’Neill, Partner & Managing Director
Mike Friedin, Chief Digital officer

Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London. The firm connects brands, messages and people through data-driven insights, cross-channel communications and brilliant customer experience. Employing an omni-channel approach, the company uses customer insights to determine the right mix of tools and platforms to help clients reach, engage and influence customers along their path to purchase.

Founded in 1995, Peppercomm has received numerous accolades, including The Holmes Report’s North American Corporate/B2B Agency of the Year and Bulldog Reporter’s Midsized Agency of the Year. The agency has been listed as one of Fortune’s 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising and Marketing, 100 Best Workplaces for Women, 50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces and 50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads.

Services include Branding, Content Strategy & Development, Creative Services, Crisis Management, Digital Solutions, Experiential, Insights & Strategy, Licensing, Public Relations & Social Media and Research & Measurement.

For more information, visit www.peppercomm.com.



rbb Communications

355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33134
305/448-7450
www.rbbcommunications.com

Lisa Ross, President & Travel Practice Leader
Maite Velez-Couto, Vice President
Shawn Warmstein, Vice President

rbb is an integrated marketing communications firm and four-time Agency of the Year. As Champion of Breakout Brands, rbb inspires companies with insights on creating customer passion to increase sales. Whether it’s an in-market activation, multi-city media tour or digital marketing campaign, developing emotional connections to target audiences is always our goal.

rbb’s Travel Practice develops breakout campaigns for hotel and cruise industry clients that spark new conversations and drive meaningful business results. Our deep hospitality experience comes from working across industry segments with global hotel brands, boutique resorts and developers to airlines, cruise lines and OTAs. From gaining share of voice, increasing bookings, enhancing reputations or all the above, rbb gets clients there faster and smarter.

rbb’s recent “Seekender” campaign with client Hampton by Hilton earned every major industry award, including a Silver Anvil and Platinum Adrian. Initial program results showed the Seekender microsite drove a 226 percent jump in site visits. The campaign reached 64 million potential travelers, and significantly increased online mentions of Hampton, across all channels. Success metrics like these is why AMResorts, DHL Express, Hilton, Virgin Voyages and others choose rbb as their communications partner.

Specialty practices include consumer, entertainment, food, health, real estate and more. rbb’s family of brands offers media relations, digital marketing, influencer engagement, creative/advertising and crisis management. With offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New Jersey and Los Angeles, the firm also has international reach across 50 countries through its partnership in PROI Worldwide, the largest global network of communications agencies.



TJM Communications

2441 West SR 426, #1061
Oviedo, FL 32765 (Orlando)
407/977-5004
Fax: 407/977-5009
treva@tjmcommunications.com
Facebook.com/TJMCommunicationsInc
www.tjmcommunications.com

Treva J. Marshall, President

TJM Communications is an award-winning boutique lifestyle public relations firm specializing in travel, food, wine and the arts.

Since 2001, the agency has serviced international and domestic clients from its Orlando, Florida location and is a proud recipient of multiple Hospitality Sales and Marketing International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards for Public Relations. As a boutique agency, we focus on delivering personalized service with an emphasis on innovation, creativity and strategy. Our work is distinguished by a basis of strategic marketing. We operate as an extension of our clients’ sales and marketing team as trusted and integrated partners delivering measurable results and nothing less than client satisfaction.

TJM Communications has been called upon to service clients in Spain, South Africa, Canada and throughout the United States. We have represented domestic and international destinations, hotels and major tourism entities. Our travel practice currently includes clients such as: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Westgate River Ranch Resort, Westgate Park City Resort & Spa, Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort, along with other noted hotels, resorts and tourist attractions.



Turner

250 W. 39th St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212/889-1700

info@turnerpr.com
www.turnerpr.com

Christine Turner, President
Mariana DiMartino, Executive Vice President
Angela Berardino, CSO
Leslie Rummel, Senior Vice President

TURNER is an industry leading, communications agency specializing in travel and lifestyle brands. We partner with the world’s best hotel, resort, destination, fashion, wellness and outdoor brands to help define their stories, and to share them far and wide.

TURNER lives and breathes our clients’ cultures; our approach to integrated public relations, digital, content, and social media campaigns delivers bottom-line impact through powerful media exposure, influencer programs, brand partnerships and consumer engagement. With offices in New York, Chicago, Miami, Denver and Los Angeles, to best service our worldwide clients, the TURNER team works hard, gets results and gives back.



Weber Shandwick

909 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
www.webershandwick.com

Alice Diaz, Executive Vice President
adiaz@webershandwick.com

The Weber Shandwick Travel & Lifestyle practice is the leading specialist in travel and tourism public relations. Our work consistently produces some of the biggest initiatives in the travel industry, garnering widespread attention, praise and accolades. Whether we are eclipsing the Great American Eclipse by charting a course to totality with Bonnie Tyler and Royal Caribbean, making Mexico City a must-visit destination or driving year-round awareness for The Bahamas, we create programs that blend the right mix of paid, owned and earned results that stand out.

We know the traveler’s purchase journey is often a long one; it begins months before the plane departs or the ship sails and wanders a unique path to purchase. Our mission is to create programs that target consumers and deliver inspiration to them early and often. We specialize in tapping into cultural moments to influence through innovative storytelling, activations and compelling content.

Our deep travel expertise is complemented by an array of agency resources representing a variety of skillsets — strategists, creatives, media mavens, influencer specialists — that allow us to build teams that work in dynamic unison to deliver business results in a vastly changed media marketplace.

We inspire. We protect. We incite. We shape ideas to move travel and lifestyle businesses forward. And above all, we are committed to be “engaging always.”



WEILL

29 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
212/288-1144
Toll Free: 866/PRWEILL
Fax: 212/288-5855
www.geoffreyweill.com

Geoffrey Weill, President
Ann-Rebecca Laschever, Executive Vice President
Mark Liebermann, Senior Vice President

WEILL, a boutique PR firm specializing in luxury, exclusive travel experiences and national tourist offices has moved downtown, joining the majority of the travel media now based in lower Manhattan. Our offices at 29 Broadway are situated in a landmarked Art Deco building, across from the Charging Bull and Fearless Girl statues, and overlooking the Hudson River from our 22nd floor eyrie.

Of our 30+ clients, more than 60% have been with us for more than 5 years, and 25% for more than ten. Clients don’t stay if agencies don’t produce and we are proud of our rate of customer retention. We also shy away from open-to-the-world RFPs — almost every client has hired us because of word-of-mouth and personal recommendation. Now that the days of campaigns limited to press-releases and press-tours are long over, we specialize in across-the-spectrum communications, ensuring every client’s messages are transmitted via all print, electronic, broadcast, digital, influencer and social media. For several clients, we also handle their UK public relations.

More than half our clients are family-owned, including such iconic hotels as The Hassler Roma; the Baur au Lac in Zurich; The Royal Portfolio, South Africa; Soneva resorts in Thailand and the Maldives, Aqua Expeditions in Peru and Asia; Inkaterra in Peru; the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen; Monastero Santa Rosa in Amalfi; the Regina Isabella in Ischia and Ashford Castle in Ireland & The Milestone in London, both curated by Bea Tollman of Red Carnation; London Perfect and Paris Perfect; and Boston-based Adventure Women.

Clients recently coming under the WEILL spell include San Diego-based Classic Journeys; L’Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouira, Morocco; Medjet, Ovolo Hotels in Hong Kong and Australia; Relais Bernard Loiseau in Burgundy and England’s long awaited Heckfield Place country-house hotel.

To celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, WEILL engineered an on-air contest on NBC’s TODAY show, bringing winners to London’s Milestone Hotel which is situated across from Kensington Palace, home of the happy couple.



Winger Marketing

180 W. Washington
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60602
312/494-0422
info@wingermarketing.com
www.wingermarketing.com

Karolyn Raphael, President
Alisa Bay, PR Director
Maeve McNaughton, Travel PR Director

Winger Marketing is a full-service, award-winning marketing agency with a focus on public relations. For more than 30 years, we have successfully worked with businesses in the travel and hospitality industry, non-profits and middle-market clients to meet their business goals through inspired public relations and integrated marketing campaigns. Expansive industry relationships and long-term partnerships with our clients contribute to our continuous success. Our custom marketing and PR solutions for businesses allow us to scale a marketing and PR program that is right for your company.



Zapwater Communications

118 North Peoria
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
312-943-0333
www.zapwater.com

David Zapata, President & Founder
Jennifer Lake, Senior Vice President

Zapwater Communications is a strategic communications agency specializing in lifestyle brands, with a focus on travel, hospitality and destination clients. We integrate multidisciplinary services — digital engagement, experiential tactics and media relations — to drive bottom-line results. To date, we have won 120+ industry awards for excellence many for our travel and destination clients.

Our offices in Chicago and Los Angeles share a culture that fosters creativity, quality, collaboration and enthusiasm. Long-standing relationships and the determination to lead in a dynamically evolving industry distinguishes Zapwater’s work.

Zapwater is a founding member of Travel Lifestyle Network (TLN) and represents the United States within its international network of owner-managed marketing and communications agencies serving tourism and lifestyle clients. Network members collaborate to deliver international know-how to clients seeking connections and reach across the globe.

Our clients include a curated mix of destinations, hotels & resorts and airlines including Visit Finland, Finnair, National Tourism Office of Serbia, La Paz Tourism, Fairmont Mayakoba, CASA Kimberly, Pacifica Hotels, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Glenapp Castle, Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino, Coco Prive Private Island and La Sultana Signature Hotels.



The Zimmerman Agency

1821 Miccosukee Commons
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850/668-2222
www.zimmerman.com

Carrie Zimmerman, Founder/CEO
Kerry Anne Watson, President

For more than three decades The Zimmerman Agency has been among the leading hospitality and travel public relations firms in North America. Today, the firm offers a highly creative and contemporary approach to public relations that includes the support of full-service social media, a 360-degree approach to digital channels, and proprietary analytics. The Zimmerman Agency teams employ a signature WOW! level of creativity, strategy and technology to deliver relevant and timely communications for public relations and social media clients. The firm generates measurable results through public relations for extraordinary travel clients including the country of Aruba, Park City, Utah, the southern Outer Banks, Hard Rock Hotels, the Kessler Collection and award-winning resorts and hotels from Hawaii’s Waikoloa Village to Montage Palmetto Bluff. The firm’s consumer division represent major brands including Cooper Tires, Firehouse Subs, Pilot Pens and Wonder Bread.



International PR Firms:

5W Public Relations

230 Park Ave., 32nd floor
New York, NY 10169
212/999-5585
Fax: 646/328-1711
info@5wpr.com
www.5wpr.com

Ronn D. Torossian, President & CEO
Dara Busch, Matthew Caiola, Executive Vice Presidents

Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR) has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include Consumer Products & Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Beauty, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Housewares, Travel & Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports, Corporate, Technology, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Nonprofit, Crisis Communications, Events and Digital & Social Media. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients.

Our 150 tenacious and creative communications practitioners develop and execute creative campaigns that connect our clients with their target audiences in memorable ways. Every aspect of our programs is designed to impact our clients’ bottom line, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-driven approach to communication.

Clients: All-Clad Metalcrafters, Ashley Stewart, CheapOAir.com, Diono, Ethique, FULLBEAUTY Brands, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, JetSmarter, KRUPS, Lifestyles Condoms, Loews Hotels, McDonald’s, Medifast, Payoneer, Rowenta, SAP NS2, Servcorp, SMEG, Sparkling ICE by Talking Rain, Storyblocks, T-Fal, The Trade Desk, Zeta Global and ZICO Coconut.



Feintuch Communications

245 Park Ave., 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10167
212/808-4900
info@feintuchpr.com
www.feintuchcommunications.com
www.PRWorldAlliance.com
www.jumpstartglobal.com

Henry Feintuch, President
Richard Anderson, Senior Managing Director
Doug Wright, Senior Account Director

Looking for an efficient way for your company to enter the U.S. market with your product or service?

We can help. Feintuch Communications has a strong track record of supporting companies looking to internationalize into North America. Our senior team of PR and marketing pros has helped all types of organizations to adapt their brand and messaging while providing the experienced, hands-on public relations street smarts to help ensure local market success. Specialty market segments include ad tech, media and marketing; consumer electronics; energy and clean tech; financial services and fintech; and technology.

Our JumpStart Global Advisors subsidiary provides a blended set of business services that allow them to enter the market quickly and efficiently — everything from market assessment and strategy, business establishment, legal/financial/accounting/HR and back-office support to recruitment, sales/distribution/channel and partnership development. In addition, for U.S. companies seeking to enter world markets, our global network — the PR World Alliance — is ready to assist. The network of best-of-breed independent consultancies is particularly adept at coordinating market entry public relations programs in our 15 member nations – and 109 countries globally through our membership in thenetworkone.



GLOBALHealthPR

250 Vesey St., Ste. 2630
New York, NY 10281
212/468-5370
www.globalhealthpr.com

Jonathan Wilson, President
Tim Goddard, Executive Vice President

GLOBALHealthPR is the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide, providing on-the-ground insights and implementation driven by the top health-focused agencies in their regions. Operations are centralized in New York at the global headquarters and Americas Hub, with partner agencies in more than 40 countries. All partner firms are independently owned and operated, choosing to work together based on a shared belief in insight-driven strategies, commitment to collaboration and specialization in strategic healthcare communications — providing clients the best possible counsel, quick and creative thinking and flawless execution.

Together, GLOBALHealthPR consists of more than 600 health-specialist communications professionals including researchers and medical advisors. Collectively GLOBALHealthPR has worked with two thirds of the world’s 50 leading pharmaceutical brands.



Hunter Public Relations

41 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor    
New York, NY 10010-2202
www.hunterpr.com
212/679-6600

Grace Leong, CEO
Alexandra Conway, Managing Director, UK Office
Samara Farber Mormar, Executive Vice President, Business Development

Hunter is an award-winning consumer products and services marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Toronto, and London, staff based across the US and international affiliate partners extending our reach around the globe.

Founded in 1989, Hunter PR has grown to be one of North America’s most recognized and resourced firms providing strategic communications counsel and services to major consumer brands, products and services. Our mission is “earning it,” from consumer attention, to long term client relationships, to our talented staff’s dedication, we strive to earn it every day.

With a broad range of expertise in many industries, the firm is best known for its work in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and home and lifestyle sectors. Hunter PR offers a suite of global services including a combination of communications strategies & architectures, creative campaigns & content partnerships, content creation & toolkits, and market counsel & executional support. Hunter’s global offerings aim to unite marketers around the world to speak the same brand language but in their own native tongues and cultural vernaculars. The output of these efforts is to maintain consistency, control messaging, and maximize resources for our clients.



Peppercomm

470 Park Ave. South
4th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
212/931-6100
hello@peppercomm.com
www.peppercomm.com

Steve Cody, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ed Moed, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ted Birkhahn, Partner & President
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Deborah Brown, Partner & Managing Director
Jacqueline Kolek, Partner & Managing Director
Maggie O’Neill, Partner & Managing Director
Mike Friedin, Chief Digital Officer
 
Peppercomm is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London. The firm connects brands, messages and people through data-driven insights, cross-channel communications and brilliant customer experience. Employing an omni-channel approach, the company uses customer insights to determine the right mix of tools and platforms to help clients reach, engage and influence customers along their path to purchase.

Founded in 1995, Peppercomm has received numerous accolades, including The Holmes Report’s North American Corporate/B2B Agency of the Year and Bulldog Reporter’s Midsized Agency of the Year. The agency has been listed as one of Fortune’s 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising and Marketing, 100 Best Workplaces for Women, 50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces and 50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads.

Services include Branding, Content Strategy & Development, Creative Services, Crisis Management, Digital Solutions, Experiential, Insights & Strategy, Licensing, Public Relations & Social Media and Research & Measurement.

For more information, visit www.peppercomm.com.



PROI Worldwide

Allard W. van Veen, APR, FCPRS, LM, Founding Partner + Global Mng. Dir., avv@proi.com
www.proi.com
Facebook: @PROIWorldwide
Twitter: @PROIWorldwide +
@GlobalPRMan
LinkedIn: @PROIWorldwide

International Board of Directors:

Clare Parsons, Global Chair, London (Lansons)
Laura Tomasetti, Vice-Chair, Americas, Boston (360PR+)
Lisa Ross, Vice-Chair, Americas, Miami (rbb Communications)
Kaija Pohjala, Vice-Chair, EMEA Region, Helsinki (COCOMMS)
Henning Sverdrup, Vice-Chair, EMEA Region, Oslo (Slager)
Lena Soh-Ng, Vice-Chair, APAC Region, Singapore (Huntington Communications)
Angela Scaffidi, Vice-Chair, APAC Region, Melbourne (SenateSHJ Australia)
Allard W. van Veen, APR, FCPRS, LM, Founding Partner, Corporate Secretary + Global Mng. Dir.
Jean Leopold Schuybroek, Director, Global Dev., Brussels

Global Management Group:

Allard W. van Veen, APR, FCPRS, LM, Founding Partner and Global Mng. Dir., avv@proi.com
Jean Leopold Schuybroek, Director, Global Development,  jlschuybroek@proi.com
Misha Cook, Director, Communications and Meetings, mcook@proi.com

Founded in Europe in 1970 and incorporated in the US in 1994, PROI Worldwide is rated the world’s largest partnership of integrated independent communications agencies both by revenue and reach through more than 75+ agencies operating from 135+ offices in 50+ countries. Its 5,450+ staff service 8,215+ clients. PROI Worldwide’s 2017 net fee income of US$ 868+ MILLION places it 5th largest among global holding companies, behind WPP, Interpublic, Omnicom and DJE Holdings. Among multi-nationals, PROI is rated second largest, ahead of Weber Shandwick, FleishmanHillard, Ketchum, Burson-Marsteller, MSL, H & K Strategies and Ogilvy PR Worldwide.

Each PROI Worldwide agency ranges in size from 15 to 500+ consultants, depending on their breadth of services and location. In the Americas, PROI Agencies include Finn Partners (New York), G&S Business Communications (New York), Jackson Spalding (Atlanta), rbb (Miami), RF|Binder (New York), 360PR+ (Boston), Falls Communications (Cleveland), Lambert Edwards & Associates (Michigan), Jones PR (Kansas City), Crenshaw Communications (New York), GroundFloor Media (Denver), MPRM (Los Angeles), c+c (Seattle-Portland), The Vandiver Group (St. Louis), Walker Sands (Chicago), Brown & Cohen (Toronto) and Imagem Corporativa (Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro-Brasilia).

Globally, PROI Worldwide has offices in most European countries, The Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific and includes some of the largest and leading Agencies in each Region.

When you retain a local PROI Worldwide agency: They will help you localize a communications program and help you to recognize, prioritize and address differences in culture, custom, values and social mores as the campaign is developed beyond your local market.

Our local PROI Partners drive their own business based on proven local competence in their respective markets. Competence is not centralized at regional or global offices as can often be the case within multinationals.



PR World Alliance

www.PRWorldAlliance.com

Board of Directors:

Catherine Kablé, Chairman (France), catherine.kable@kable-communication.com,
 +33 (1) 44 50 54 75
Henry Feintuch, CFO (U.S.), henry@feintuchpr.com
+1 212-808-4901
Christian Josephi (Germany), c.josephi@panama-pr.de;
+49 (711) 6647597-0
Anna Krajewska (Poland), akrajewska@nbs.com.pl
+48 (22) 826 74 18
Marianne van Barneveld (The Netherlands)
 marianne@marcommit.nl
+31 (653) 372 153

PR World Alliance, headquartered in Canada, is an international network of premier independent communication consultancies. Member firms are carefully selected and represent established, respected and accomplished firms with a solid reputation for producing superior results for clients.

The key difference between PR World Alliance and other international groups is its individual and collective commitment to professionalism, integrity and the highest ethical standards. It is also the assurance that all client campaigns are overseen by the owners and senior practitioners of partner firms — from the smallest single country project to the most complex multinational campaigns.

The organization encompasses public and investor relations companies and offices in North America and Europe with offices and joint venture partners in numerous markets. The network continues to seek new members in strategic locations.

PR World Alliance provides clients with an extensive depth of knowledge in individual countries as well as a solid understanding of the dynamic multi-national marketplace. Members can be engaged for support of an individual event, an ongoing retainer relationship or a pan-continent campaign. Our membership in thenetworkone connects us to 1,000 additional independent agencies in 109 countries.



Public Relations Boutiques International

New York, NY
412/246-0340
info@prboutiques.com
www.prboutiques.com

Executive Committee:

President: Amanda Foley, Kiterocket, Seattle, WA, USA
Vice President: Lynnette Werning, Blue Water Communications, Bradenton, FL, USA
Secretary: Juris Petersons, Jazz Communications, Ltd., Riga, Latvia
Treasurer: Pawel Osowski, Warsaw Consultants, Warsaw, Poland
Member(s)-at-large: Paul Furiga, WordWrite Communications, Pittsburgh PA, USA; Lee Weinstein, Weinstein PR, Portland OR, USA

PR Boutiques International is an international network of small public relations firms led by highly experienced professionals. Network firms, which offer a comprehensive range of services, are carefully selected for membership. The network was founded in 2008 by boutique agency owners who realized that the strength and service differentiation they all had in common was the hands-on experience they offer clients from top-grade professionals (including themselves). The network has offices in 45 locations around the world to meet clients’ needs for international service.



Public Relations Global Network

300 Sevilla Avenue, Suite 311
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305/445-7550
cl@conroymartinez.com
www.conroymartinez.com

C.L. Conroy, APR, President, PRGN; President, The Conroy Martinez Group
Sortedam Dossering 55
2100 København Ø
Copenhagen, ­Denmark
0045 23 96 77 33
cr@scandcomm.com
www.scandinaviancommunications.com

Christina Rytter, Immediate Past President, PRGN; Managing Director & Founder, Scandinavian Communications

The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) is “The World’s Local Agency.” More than 1,000 clients across six continents depend on the combined local resources of PRGN to deliver targeted public relations campaigns in more than 80 markets around the world. With revenues of more than $110 million (USD), PRGN is among the world’s top four public relations networks. PRGN harnesses the resources of 51 independent public relations firms and more than 1,000 communications professionals. Visit PRGN online at: www.prgn.com.



Rogers & Cowan

1840 Century Park East
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
inquiries@rogersandcowan.com
www.rogersandcowan.com

Mark Owens, CEO

Meet Rogers & Cowan.  The Agency with global reach and connectivity, with locations in London, New York, LA and access to over 40 agency offices in over 100 countries. Where storytelling combines data, digital, experiential, brand and talent for a connected journey, limited only by the imagination.

Rogers & Cowan helps its clients become relevant in the cultural conversation, no matter what the culture.  We’re the agency that crafted a collaboration for H&M with international sensation The Weekend, garnered more than 1.48 billion impressions for Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” international tour and consistently covers international festivals and markets around the world including recent work with the Saudi Film Council to establish a presence at Cannes.

Rogers & Cowan is at the forefront of leading brands and consumers on the journey to modern storytelling. Breaking stories is what we do.  Breaking new ground is who we are.



Spectrum

2001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20007
202/955-6222
www.spectrumscience.com

675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Ste. 8500
Atlanta, GA 30308

125 S. Clark St., 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

250 Vesey St., Ste. 2630
New York, NY 10281
212/468-5340

Jonathan Wilson, President & CEO

Spectrum is both one of the nation’s leading health and science communications agencies and proudly independent. While many agencies have a dedicated healthcare practice, Spectrum’s sole focus on science and storytelling is further specialized to deliver the most relevant strategies and counsel with five unique specialties: biotech, biopharma, consumer science, health tech and public affairs.

Spectrum is the founder, US partner, Americas hub and chair of GLOBALHealthPR, the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide. This one-of-a-kind network of firms all specializing in health drives strong global strategy as well as deep local expertise, ensuring each client who works with GLOBALHealthPR gets an “A” team from every local market.

Through the GLOBALHealthPR network, Spectrum is able to support clients with seamlessly integrated global communications campaigns. Spectrum also employs an integrated model for account teams, with digital and creative experts, scientists and precision communications specialists embedded to deliver fully integrated strategic solutions that meet clients’ business goals.

This year, Spectrum was named “Top Millennial Company” and “50 Fastest Growing” by The Washington Business Journal and a “Best Agency to Work For” by The Holmes Report.



Worldcom Public Relations Group

500 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1640
New York, NY 10110
800/955-WORLD (9675)
212/286-9550 (US and Canada)
toddlynch@worldcomgroup.com

Roger Hurni (Off Madison Ave), Group Chair
Brad Fishman (Fishman Public Relations), Americas Region Chair
Todor Janev (Janev and Janev), EMEA Region Chair
Sam Mak (Madison PR), APR Chair
Todd Lynch, Managing Director

Worldcom Public Relations Group, celebrating its 30th anniversary, utilizes a trusted global partnership of independent firms to help clients create the perfect solution to any PR challenge or opportunity, regardless of geography, industry or discipline required. Worldcom’s independently owned public relations firms boast 143 offices in 115 cities on six continents, 2,000+ total employees, and combined revenues of more than US$288 million. The average tenure of Worldcom partners is 13 years. Established in 1988, the group was formed so that the strongest, most capable independent firms could deliver immediate impact and sustained value through the intelligent use of communications — wherever in the world a client needs support. Partners serve national, international and multinational clients, while retaining the flexibility and client-service focus inherent in independent agencies. Through Worldcom, clients have on-demand access to in-depth communications expertise from professionals who understand the language, culture and customs of the geographic areas in which they operate. Learn more at www.worldcomgroup.com or call Todd Lynch at 1-800-955-9675.

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