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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
646/328-1711
info@5wpr.com

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

Since 2003, New York-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR) has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include B2C (Beauty & Fashion, Consumer Brands, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Travel & Hospitality, Technology, Nonprofit), B2B (Corporate Communications and Reputation Management), Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, and Digital Strategy. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients.

Our more than 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: The Trade Desk, Zeta Global, CareerBuilder, SAP NS2, Jill Stuart, Santa Margherita, Bowlero Corp., and many more.



Blaze PR

1427 Third Street Promenade, Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310/395-5050
mkovacs@blazepr.com
www.blazepr.com

Matt Kovacs, president

BLAZE is the go-to PR agency for lifestyle brands hungry for a real piece of the marketshare. Fresh and seasoned, our boutique agency is comprised of veteran practitioners who stay one step ahead of trends and will not rest on the laurels of past successes. Our media strategies are meaty, creative and on-point because they are backed by a thoughtful process that considers the particular world of each brand.

Recent Awards: PR Week, Best Places to Work; LA Business Journal, Best Places to Work; One Planet Awards, Gold – PR Campaign of the Year; One Planet Awards, Bronze – Product Launch of the Year

Clients include: AmaWaterways, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Santa Barbara Airport, Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts



Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications (CIIC)

NY / Miami
845/358-3920
info@ciicnews.com
www.ciicnews.com

Carolyn Izzo-Feldman, President & Founder
Amy Sedeño, Director
Paola Cuevas,  Account Director

The CIIC team hosting a wine tasting event with Barton & Guestier at Aliz Hotel Time Square.The CIIC team hosting a wine tasting event with Barton & Guestier at Aliz Hotel Time Square.

Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications (CIIC) is an award-winning, highly respected full-service public relations and social media firm specializing in creating dynamic campaigns for the travel & tourism, real estate, hospitality, food & beverage and lifestyle industries. The CIIC team is made up of enthusiastic and connected PR professionals who bring 25+ years of combined experience from several of the country’s top PR firms.  

For 23 years, CIIC has been dedicated to servicing the travel & tourism and real estate development markets with top-tier public relations campaigns and award-winning results. CIIC has represented leading hotels, hospitality brands and tourism boards in both the US and internationally, including, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Solmar Hotels & Resorts, Vivo Resorts, Aliz Hotel Times Square, Krystal Hotels & Resorts, El Ganzo Hotel, Atlantic Hotel & Spa, and the destinations of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Cancun, Riviera Maya/Tulum, and Barbados, to name a few.

CIIC’s work is strategic, creative and results-driven, having been honored with Media Relations Awards 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.



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.

No two clients’ needs are alike, which is why each client receives a tailored approach. 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: Bankside Hotel – London; The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club; Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge; Cox & Kings, Discover Your Italy; El Portillo Residences; Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun; Los Altos Residences; Mint Hotels & Residences; Punta Rucia Lodge; Ray Caye Private Island Resort; Saba Tourist Bureau.



The Decker/Royal Agency

135 W. 41st St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
646/650-2180
info@deckerroyal.com
www.deckerroyal.com
@deckerroyal

Cathleen Decker, Stacy Royal, Partners

For Contiki, the world’s leading travel company for 18-35 year olds, D/Rcreated #VoteWithNoRegrets, joining the national movement urgingyoung people to vote to raise awareness of brand in the United States.For Contiki, the world’s leading travel company for 18-35 year olds, D/R created #VoteWithNoRegrets, joining the national movement urging young people to vote to raise awareness of brand in the United States.

Decker/Royal is an integrated communications workshop, merging rich storytelling, cleverly crafted content and strategic partnerships to connect audiences to its growing list of travel clients.

From prominent freelancers and qualified bloggers to consumer and trade print, digital and broadcast media, we maintain relationships with top influencers in the industry to maximize and ensure consistent coverage.  Our ability to create narrative extends to blogposts, traditional copywriting and advertorials, a complementary skill set that recognizes the blurring line between advertising, marketing and traditional PR.

It’s why we craft holistic campaigns, weaving media relations, strategic influencer marketing and social media tactics with events, activations and thought leadership opportunities all aimed at one purpose: delivering measurable results.

This year, we added TRAVELSAVERS, the organization of more than 2,500 independently owned travel agencies and personal travel assistant, App in the Air to our roster which among others, includes French retreat Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Uniworld, destination Reno Tahoe and Trafalgar.



Development Counsellors International (DCI)

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

Los Angeles:
750 N San Vicente Blvd., Suite 800 W
West Hollywood, CA 90069
424/281-6717

Toronto:
1 Adelaide Street East, Suite 3001
Toronto, ON M5C 2V9
647/276-1917

Karyl Leigh Barnes, President, Tourism
Daniella Middleton, Vice President, Tourism

One Agency. Two Specialized Practice Areas. Established in 1960, Development Counsellors International (DCI) focuses exclusively on travel marketing and economic development. 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.



Eleven Six

261 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016
646/325-5894
info@elevensixpr.com

Katie Barr Cornish, Principal
Emma Silverman, Vice President
 
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 spark 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 openings of five Six Senses hotels and resorts globally, introduced the world to the first-ever rideshare submarine in The Great Barrier Reef – scUber, brought the Day of the Dead holiday to life in New York City in conjunction with Andaz Mayakoba through a series of partnerships and activations and signed on new clients such as Cradock Terry Hotel, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, King Charles Inn and Pestana Hotel Group. Additional clients include: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Cavit Wines, Kimpton Hotel Eventi, Kimpton Ink48, Kimpton Muse Hotel, Remote Lands, Red Savannah, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, The Ritz-Carlton New York Westchester, Tourism & Events Queensland and Visit Richmond.



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

From serene beaches to savage sand dunes, the Fahlgren Mortine teamtakes a hands-on approach to storytelling.From serene beaches to savage sand dunes, the Fahlgren Mortine team takes a hands-on approach to storytelling.

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; Travel Nevada; Airstream; Niagara USA; Visit Sun Valley; North Dakota Department of Commerce/Tourism; Ski Utah; 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, Founding Managing Partner, Travel & Lifestyle Global Director

Finn Partners has bolstered its global team in the Travel & Lifestyle sector with the recent acquisitions of Missy Farren & Associates, a New York-based agency focused on travel and lifestyle, and CatchOn, an integrated agency with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. These additions bring marquee clients such as Mandarin Oriental, Edition Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Marriott Group to the roster of FINN clients, and increase our global travel practice to over 100 professionals in three continents.

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.



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, Chief Operating Officer / Principal
Leah Knepper, Vice President – Travel & Tourism Practice

French/West/Vaughan worked closely with the Wilmington and BeachesCVB to welcome visitors back to the destination following HurricaneFlorence, including hosting a FAM trip for national media.French/West/Vaughan worked closely with the Wilmington and Beaches CVB to welcome visitors back to the destination following Hurricane Florence, including hosting a FAM trip for national media.

French | West |Vaughan (FWV), the Southeast’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agency, is home to one of the country’s leading Travel & Tourism practices.

For more than two decades, FWV’s dedicated Travel and Tourism practice has worked with and helped grow a number of destinations, resorts, municipalities, attractions, museums, historic regions and event properties. We start by translating a client’s assets into meaningful and emotional storylines and follow that up with meticulously crafted, research-driven campaigns that have been successful at increasing awareness, driving visitation and creating uniquely sharable visitor experiences.

Our experienced and passionate team of storytellers have helped travel, tourism, economic development and special event interests find their voice, from the mountains of Gatlinburg, Tenn., to the islands of the Dutch Caribbean.

Current travel and tourism industry clients include Concord Hospitality Enterprises, a hotel developer and operator of over 100 hotel properties across North America; the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach N.C.); the Wilmington Convention Center; the Greenville (N.C.) Convention & Visitors Bureau; the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Dorothea Dix Park, a 308 acre destination park in Raleigh, N.C.

Prior travel and tourism work includes campaigns for Divi Resorts and its nine Caribbean properties; cooperative marketing campaigns for the tourism organizations of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Croix (U.S.V.I. Dept. of Tourism) and St. Maarten; the Dude Ranchers’ Association; Gatlinburg, Tenn.; Cabarrus County, N.C. (home to NASCAR’s Lowe’s Motor Speedway); Oakland County, Mich.; Branson, Mo.; the Old Salem Moravian Village (N.C.); America’s Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Va.); the Greater Raleigh CVB (N.C.); Tweetsie Railroad (N.C.); Trailways Transportation System (Fairfax, Va.); the National Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center; the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum; and the Washington Tourism Development Authority (N.C.).

FWV is a 15-time National Agency of the Year honoree and the recipient of over 900 awards for individual client campaigns. Founded in April 1997 by agency Chairman & CEO Rick French, FWV employs 113 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., and offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa. Operating divisions of FWV include FWV Fetching, the agency’s specialized pet and veterinary medicine practice; AMP3 PR, a NYC-based PR, social media and influencer marketing agency; and Prix Productions, a longform documentary and feature film production company.



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, CEO, Founder
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 Accor, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Domio, La Compagnie, Seabourn Cruise Line, and Wilderness Safaris, among others.



Hemsworth Communications
 
1510 SE 17th Street, Suite 200A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954/716-7614
info@hemsworthcommunications.com
www.hemsworthcommunications.com
Fort Lauderdale • New York • Atlanta • Charleston

Samantha Jacobs, Founder & President
Michael Jacobs, COO

Hemsworth Communications is a full-service public relations agency that specializes in travel, tourism and hospitality.  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 for five years running, Hemsworth has received numerous accolades including Adrian Awards, American Business Awards, “Best Places to Work” Awards and others.

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



HUNTER

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 and London, staff based across the US and international affiliate partners extending our reach around the globe.

Founded in 1989, Hunter 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 motto is “we earn it,” and at Hunter we focus on doing so in three key areas: earning consumer attention, earning client relationships and earning staff dedication. With a broad range of expertise in many industries, we proudly serve brands across Travel + Restaurants, Food + Beverage, Wine + Spirits, Home + Lifestyle, Health + Beauty, Retail + Ecommerce, Education, Fashion, and Toys + Games.

Hunter 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.



IMAGINE PR

262 W. 38th St., #703
New York, NY 10018
212/922-1961
info@imagine-team.com
www.imagine-team.com

Gabriele Sappok, Partner
Andreas Sappok, Mng. Partner

IMAGINE PR is a New York-based, award-winning boutique public relations agency with a smart approach to hospitality and travel public relations. We specialize in experiential and luxury travel PR and work with a portfolio of key players that span the globe.

Clients Include: Ellerman House, Cape Town; Hotel Arts Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton Company Hotel; Jacada Travel; Marchay; Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; Natural Selection; Quasar Expeditions; Robin Pope Safaris; Singita; Slovenian Tourist Board; The Broadway Collection; The Draycott Hotel; The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, Thailand; The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; The Saxon Hotel; ThirdHome; Tschuggen Hotel Group; YTL Hotels.



Impact PR & Communications

2 LaGrange Ave., #209
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
845/462-4979
filomena@prwithimpact.com
https://prwithimpact.com

Filomena Fanelli, CEO/Founder
Kate Wark, Exec. VP

The Impact PR & Communications team pictured at its office in the Hudson alley.The Impact PR & Communications team pictured at its office in the Hudson alley.

Impact PR & Communications crafts meaningful, strategic campaigns that help our clients exceed their goals by attracting attention and generating results that help their businesses flourish. Our team works tirelessly and leverages our relationships with media and influencers to create real value for our clients. Based in New York’s Hudson Valley region, Impact PR & Communications is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and has just celebrated five years in business. Practice areas include travel and tourism; retail, real estate, design and construction; food and beverage; and non-profits. Our work for clients like Dutchess Tourism and Angry Orchard is strategically executed, award-winning and always done with heart.

For more information on Impact PR & Communication, call (845) 462-4979, visit www.prwithimpact.com or follow us on social media @prwithimpact.



J Public Relations

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

Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans, Partners at J Public Relations.Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans, Partners at J Public Relations.

J Public Relations (JPR) is an international luxury PR, influencer management and social media agency specializing in hospitality, travel and luxury lifestyle brands. With 75 team members across four offices in New York City, London, Los Angeles and San Diego, plus a presence in Denver and Arizona, JPR is a trusted leader in media relations and brand strategy, trend forecasting, brand partnerships, influencer relations, digital and social strategy. JPR is an innovator in all things travel, being the first travel PR agency to launch a podcast in 2018, Priority Status.

Established in 2005, JPR has consistently risen to become the world’s fastest growing agency in the travel and hospitality spaces. JPR’s global roster includes more than 150+ hotels in the U.S., U.K. and throughout Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Dubai, New Zealand, Asia and more. JPR represents destinations such as North Carolina and Utah as well as brands including Marriott, Relais & Châteaux, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Vail Resorts Hospitality and multiple 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 and Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City.”  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.

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, Helena Bay, Hotel del Coronado, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, InterContinental, Washington DC — The Wharf, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Rancho La Puerta, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Relais & Châteaux, The Palms and The Shore Club, The Resort at Pedregal, The Ritz Carlton (multiple properties), Vail Resorts Hospitality, Vail Mountain Resorts, Visit North Carolina and Visit Utah.



K. Sutherland PR

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



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 dynamic and innovative travel and lifestyle PR agency headquartered in NYC with staff in Chicago, LA and San Francisco. 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 delivers a highly personalized service, listening to clients’ needs and customizing strategies that deliver exceptional ROI. We have an in-house social media team to implement strategies, content development and influencer outreach. 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; Azores Getaways; Curtain Bluff, Antigua; The Resort at Paws Up, Montana; Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort; Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas; Park Hyatt, St. Kitts; The Dominick, New York City; The Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island; 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

The Kentucky Department of Tourism, a client of Lou Hammond Group,took Chicago by storm recently hosting 20 top local journalists, with acombined reach of 180 million, aboard a riverboat to experience the tourismoffering of the Bluegrass state.The Kentucky Department of Tourism, a client of Lou Hammond Group, took Chicago by storm recently hosting 20 top local journalists, with a combined reach of 180 million, aboard a riverboat to experience the tourism offering of the Bluegrass state.

Lou Hammond Group (LHG) is a celebrated, integrated marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Charleston, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and Miami. LHG has built a legendary reputation over the past 35 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.

• Global: founder of the PR World Network.

• One of the industry’s highest client retention rates serving destinations such as Norfolk, Providence, Sonoma, 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:

• Met individually with 90+ top-tier writers, conducted 57 media missions with clients in target markets such as New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago Houston, Dallas, Miami and Washington, D.C. hosted 360+ media visits and partnered with 180+ social media influencers.

• Secured broadcast hits from outlets such as: “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNBC, The Weather Channel, “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” and AP podcast, “Get Outta Here.”

• Regularly delivered impactful results including: Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Departures, Food & Wine, Town & Country, Worth, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, to name a few including two cover stories.

• Added new travel clients: New Jersey Div. of Travel & Tourism, Fischer Travel Enterprises, Burgess Yachts, Cliff House Maine, Kentucky Dept. of Tourism.

• Continue to expand in-house creative services to include branding, marketing, advertising, content development, social media and digital solutions.

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



Magrino PR

352 Park Ave. South, 6th Flr.
New York, NY 10010
212/957-3005
Fax: 212/957-4071
allyn.magrino@magrinopr.com
www.magrinopr.com

Susan Magrino, Chmn. & CEO
Allyn Magrino, Pres. & Chief Revenue Officer
LeighAnn Ambrosi, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer

Susan Magrino, Chairman & CEO of Magrino PR.Allyn Magrino, Pres. & Chief Revenue Officer of Magrino PR.

At Magrino, we put over 25 years of strategic insight and intelligence into everything we do. Employing our 360° lifestyle approach to brand building and public relations, our campaigns are focused, strategic and assembled to balance cost-effectiveness with positive results. That is the reason some of the world’s most revered lifestyle brands turn to us — and return to us.

Magrino offers a full suite of public relations and social media services, from media relations and strategic partnerships to platform management, content creation and influencer and event marketing.

Magrino Travel Clients Include: Cala di Volpe, Canopy Hotels, Conrad DC, Conrad Dublin, Conrad Hotels, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Grace Bay Resorts, Hotel Pitrizza, Hotel Romazzino, Independent Lodging Congress, Joali Maldives, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, JW Marriott Nashville, LXR Hotels, Marchesi Antinori, Motto by Hilton, Point Grace, The Duniway Portland, The Estate Yountville, The Lexington, The Ranch Malibu, SHA Wellness Clinic, Waldorf Astoria Hotels, and West Bay Club.



Mardiks PR

261 Madison Avenue
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: Athenaeum Hotel & Residences (London), Celestyal Cruises, Condor Airlines, HB Hospitality, Park Royal Beach Resort (Cancun), Safari Pros, Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Visit Guernsey, Visit San Jose and Visit Sarasota County.



MFA | FINN
a Finn Partners Company

301 E. 57th Street
NY, NY 10022
212/528-1691
www.mfaltd.com

Missy Farren, Managing Partner
Samantha Lacher, Vice President
 
MFA | FINN provides sharp strategy and results that matter to a vast array of travel/tourism, culinary and hospitality clients. A consummate personal touch accompanies extreme professionalism, deep expertise, and the power of a global agency behind us.

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

Industry experience includes: Aspen Ski Co., Bluegreen Vacations, 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, Roadtrips Inc., St. Regis Aspen Resort, Ski Utah, Squaw Valley, Twin Farms, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Whistler Blackcomb, and more.



NJF
an MMGY Global Company

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

Nancy Friedman, Founder
Julie Freeman, EVP & Managing Director
Lauren Kaufman, SVP

On behalf of client Visit Costa Rica, we partnered with WanderLuxxe, a luxury membership concierge service,to warm up festivalgoers at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, introducing them to Costa Rica’s “pura vida” lifestyle.Festivalgoers enjoyed wellness experiences, including daily yoga led by Lululemon, a sauna, facials,massages and a custom coffee bar serving authentic Costa Rican coffee – reflecting the destination’s long historyof traditional and environmentally-friendly coffee production. NJF developed the concept, generated top-tierpress coverage and introduced new audiences to Costa Rica’s diverse tourism offering.On behalf of client Visit Costa Rica, we partnered with WanderLuxxe, a luxury membership concierge service, to warm up festivalgoers at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, introducing them to Costa Rica’s “pura vida” lifestyle. Festivalgoers enjoyed wellness experiences, including daily yoga led by Lululemon, a sauna, facials,
massages and a custom coffee bar serving authentic Costa Rican coffee – reflecting the destination’s long history of traditional and environmentally-friendly coffee production. NJF developed the concept, generated top-tier press coverage and introduced new audiences to Costa Rica’s diverse tourism offering.

At NJF, an MMGY Global company, we are global connectors, storytellers and curators of travel experiences – inspiring people to view the world differently and then see it for themselves. 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, Miami, Madrid, and 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, travel industry relations and international destination representation.

Clients Include: Amtrak, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, Blue World Voyages, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, British Virgin Islands, Cheap Caribbean, Costa Rica Tourism, Eurail, Generator Hostels, Greater Palm Springs CVB, Hamilton Princess, Hotel Vermont, Intrepid Travel, ITC Hotels, Kennebunkport Resort Collection, Oceania Cruises, Pod Hotels, Proper Hotels, Refinery Hotel, Rhode Island Tourism, Sea Island, South Dakota Tourism, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, STA Travel, Tahiti Tourism, The Asbury, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, The Bowery, The Marmara, The Whitley Atlanta, The National World War II Museum, Visit California and Visit Dallas.



Padilla

1101 West River Parkway, Suite 400 (Headquarters)
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612.455.1700
PadillaCo.com

Matt Kucharski, President

Padilla is an independently operated, globally resourced public relations and communication company with offices across the United States. The agency 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 Research Advisors.

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 Suites Hotels/Choice Hotels International, Meet Minneapolis, Tru by Hilton, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation/Amtrak Virginia, and Visit Houston.

Padilla is an AVENIR GLOBAL company and is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 132 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Connect with purpose at PadillaCo.com.



Peppercomm

470 Park Ave. South, 5th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
212/931-6100
connect@peppercomm.com
www.peppercomm.com

Steve Cody, CEO & Founder
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Jacqueline Kolek, Partner & General Manager, New York Office
Maggie O’Neill, Partner & Chief Client Officer
Tara Lilien, Chief Talent Officer

Peppercomm’s purpose is to use our innovation and imagination to inspire people to come to know and trust the organizations we work with.

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 combines 24 award-winning years of expertise serving blue chip and breakout clients with forward-thinking new service offerings and the freshness of a start-up. This unique mix of experience and energy attracts and empowers teams with a creative edge, drive and a passion for promoting, protecting and connecting clients in a fast-changing marketplace. Travel experience includes clients such as 1 Above, AirPlus, Norwegian Cruise Line, Magellan Jets, Japan Airlines, Viking River Cruises and Tui Travel, among others.

Leveraging analytics to drive insights, our experts create a unique mix of thinking for today’s fast-paced media cycle. Core capabilities include media relations, creative design, website design, digital marketing, crisis communications, user experience, branding and positioning, and employee engagement.

Visit http://www.peppercomm.com or find us on Twitter at @Peppercomm.



TJM Communications, Inc.

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 lifestyle public relations/content marketing firm specializing in travel, food and wine.

Since 2001, the agency has serviced international and domestic clients, focusing on delivering personalized service with an emphasis on innovation, creativity and strategy. Our work has been recognized with awards from Hospitality Sales and Marketing International (HSMAI), PR Daily, Florida Public Relations Association and more.   We operate as an extension of our clients’ sales and marketing teams as trusted and integrated partners, delivering measurable results and a proven track record for client satisfaction.

Our travel client roster includes global and domestic destinations, hotels, resorts and tourism entities, including clients such as: Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, South African Tourism, Florida’s Space Coast, Illinois Bureau of Tourism, Westgate Resorts, Cocoa Beach Pier, Hotel Majestic Barcelona, SunStream Hotels and Resorts and other noted hotels, resorts, destinations 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
Angela Berardino, CSO
Leslie Rummel, SVP

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 tell stories that inspire action and engage the modern consumer.

Our approach to integrated public relations, digital, content, social media and experiential campaigns delivers bottom-line impact for our clients. We deliver powerful media exposure, influencer and celebrity engagement, brand partnerships and consumer activations. We’ve delivered award-winning work for destinations including Bermuda, Toronto, and Houston; a portfolio of boutique hotels and luxury resorts; and global travel brands including Hertz and Audley.

Authenticity is a core value for TURNER and we’re proud to live the lifestyles we represent through our clients. Our offices are in New York, Chicago, Miami, Denver and Los Angeles, and we have a team of multilingual associates to best service our worldwide client base.



WEILL

29 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
212/288-1144
866/PR-WEILL
www.geoffreyweill.com

Geoffrey Weill, President
Ann-Rebecca Laschever,  EVP
Mark Liebermann, SVP

WEILL is in its 25th year of specializing in luxury, exclusive travel experiences and national tourist offices.

Of our 30+ clients, more than 60% have been with us for more than 5 years, and 40% for more than ten.  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 some clients, we also handle UK public relations.

Several of our clients have long been pioneers in sustainable travel and in health and wellness: Inkaterra, the innovator in sustainable travel in Peru; Soneva (Maldives, Thailand), which recycles 90% of the waste on site at Soneva Fushi; Heckfield Place, in Hampshire, which follows biodynamic principles on its 333 acres of farmland, are standard bearers in the industry. Schloss Elmau in Bavaria is a destination in itself, with a full program of concerts, cultural activities, and spa and wellness programs. And, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in western Pennsylvania is launching the first of its kind wellness program at its Holistic Healing Center in collaboration with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute of West Virginia University.



Zapwater Communications, Inc.

Chicago Office:
118 North Peoria, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
312/943-0333

Los Angeles Office:
1460 4th Street, Suite 306
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310/396-7851

Miami Office:
331 Almeria Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305/444-4033

www.zapwater.com
david@zapwater.com

David Zapata, CEO
Cheryl Andrews, Executive Vice President
Jennifer Lake, Senior Vice President
Jennifer Barry, Managing Director – Los Angeles
Holly Zawyer, Managing Director – Miami
Stephanie Poquette, Vice President, Social Media and Influencer Programming

Finland has seen double digit growth of travelers from the USA since beginning work with Zapwater.Finland has seen double digit growth of travelers from the USA since beginning work with Zapwater.

Zapwater Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in lifestyle brands, with a focus on travel, hospitality, and destination clients. Founded in 2005, the agency has grown into one of the premier creative firms in the United States. In fact, a leading public relations industry publication named Zapwater one of the five most creative agencies in North America.

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

Our agency integrates multidisciplinary services such as digital engagement, experiential tactics and media relations — to drive bottom-line results. To date, Zapwater has won 145+ industry awards for excellence, including some of the industry’s most prestigious accolades, many for our travel and destination clients. 

Zapwater is also a founding member of Travel Lifestyle Network (TLN), representing 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 expertise to clients seeking connections and reach across the globe.
Our travel client roster includes a curated mix of destinations, hotels & resorts and airlines including: Visit Finland, Finnair, PrivateFly, Visit Maldives, Grenada Tourism Authority, Tourisme Montréal, Turismo de Portugal, Travel Manitoba, Bianca Sands, Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, Cayo Espanto, Frangipani Beach Resort, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, Hacienda San Angel, Hyatt Regency Trinidad, National Tourism Office of Serbia, La Paz Tourism, Fairmont Mayakoba, CASA Kimberly, Mount Cinnamon Resort, Ocean Clubs Resorts, Hawks Cay Resort, Hotel Zachary, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, Marriott Marquis Chicago, Pacifica Hotels, Swissôtel Chicago, The Kinney SLO, The Kinney Venice Beach, The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort Panama, Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino, and Coco Collection Resorts Maldives.



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 influencer marketing and 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 Park City, Utah, Hard Rock Hotels, Hertz, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Discover The Palm Beaches, the Southern Outer Banks, the Kessler Collection and award-winning resorts and hotels from Little Palm Island, Hotel DuPont, Montage Palmetto Bluff and more. The firm’s consumer division represent major brands including Domino Sugar, Firehouse Subs, Pilot Pens, TastyKake 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

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

Since 2003, New York-based 5W Public Relations (5WPR) has worked with widely known and emerging brands, corporations and high-profile individuals. Our practice areas include B2C (Beauty & Fashion, Consumer Brands, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Travel & Hospitality, Technology, Nonprofit), B2B (Corporate Communications and Reputation Management), Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, and Digital Strategy. We have a 360-degree approach to PR, social media, branding and digital marketing that delivers game-changing results to our clients.
Our more than 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: The Trade Desk, Zeta Global, CareerBuilder, SAP NS2, Jill Stuart, Santa Margherita, Bowlero Corp., and many more.



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

Henry Feintuch, president, Feintuch Communications at a recent PRSA-NY seminar he moderated.Henry Feintuch, president, Feintuch Communications at a recent PRSA- NY seminar he moderated.

Looking for a smart and cost-effective way for your company to enter the U.S. market with your product or service? We can help.

Feintuch Communications has a solid 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 PR “street smarts” to help ensure local market success. Specialty market segments include ad/marketing tech; audio video/AV; consumer electronics; ecommerce; clean tech; fintech; manufacturing tech; and technology. We offer both project and retainer services.

For domestic 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 throughout Europe and North America and excel in coordinating multinational campaigns. We offer even broader reach – into 109 countries globally – through our membership in thenetworkone.



Global Communications Partners

https://www.globalcommunicationpartners.com/about

Global Communications Partners is a specialist financial and corporate communications network bringing together leading independent public relations consultancies in the world’s major financial markets. Since 1995, GCP member firms have been providing the skills needed to help clients successfully communicate their messages to financial and corporate decision-makers. GCP is represented in the United States by Lansons Intermarket, one of this country’s ten largest financially-focused public relations firms according to -O’Dwyer’s.

Other member firms include Honner (Australia), Interel (Belgium), Cunha Vaz Brazil, Argyle Public Relations (Canada), Grupo Albión (Columbia), Shan (France), Charles Barker (Germany), Adfactors (India), Twister Communications Group (Italy), Sharpe International (Netherlands), Cunha Vaz Portugal, Klareco Communications – Asia (Singapore,  Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Yangon), Access Communications & Consulting (South Korea), Grupo Albión (Spain), Farner Consulting Ltd (Switzerland), Borouj Consulting (UAE) and Lansons (UK).



Peppercomm

470 Park Ave. South
5th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
212/931-6100
connect@peppercomm.com
www.peppercomm.com

Steve Cody, CEO & Founder
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Jacqueline Kolek, Partner & General Manager, New York Office
Maggie O’Neill, Partner & Chief Client Officer
Tara Lilien, Chief Talent Officer

Peppercomm’s purpose is to use our innovation and imagination to inspire people to come to know and trust the organizations we work with.

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 combines 24 award-winning years of expertise serving blue chip and breakout clients with forward-thinking new service offerings and the freshness of a start-up. This unique mix of experience and energy attracts and empowers teams with a creative edge, drive and a passion for promoting, protecting and connecting clients in a fast-changing marketplace.

Leveraging analytics to drive insights, our experts create a unique mix of thinking for today’s fast-paced media cycle. Core capabilities include media relations, creative design, website design, digital marketing, crisis communications, user experience, branding and positioning, and employee engagement.

Visit http://www.peppercomm.com or find us on Twitter @Peppercomm.



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 
The Board represents the make-up of its many women led PROI agencies around the world. The Board is comprised of:

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)
Rania Azab, Vice-Chair, EMEA Region, Cairo (4PR Group)
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 MD
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, Operations and Communications, mcook@proi.com

PROI at its recent Global Summit in Quebec City.PROI at its recent Global Summit in Quebec City.

Background
With net fee income nearing US$ one billion, PROI Worldwide, founded in Europe in 1970 and incorporated in the US in 1994, is independently rated by The Holmes Report and other rating services as the world’s largest partnership of integrated independent communications agencies both by revenue and reach through their more than 75+ agencies operating from 165+ offices in 50+ countries and its 6,417+ global staff servicing 8,173+ clients.

What distinguishes the PROI global partnership from ‘networks’ is that PROI Worldwide includes agencies ranging from very large, to medium and small – with staff numbers of 10 to 850 per agency. The size of PROI firms is usually directly related to the size of the market, the agency’s regional or global reach and the broad integration of digital, marcom, public affairs, consumer, healthcare and other practice areas.

PROI Worldwide’s 2018 net fee income almost US$ one billion places it 5th largest among global holding companies, behind WPP, Omnicom, Interpublic and DJE Holdings. Among multi-nationals, PROI is rated the largest, ahead of Edelman, Weber Shandwick, Burson-Cohn & Wolfe, FleishmanHillard, Ketchum, MSL, H & K Strategies, Ogilvy PR Worldwide, Blue Focus, Brunswick and Golin.

When you retain a local PROI Worldwide agency
They will help you plan a global, regional or local communications program and help you to recognize, prioritize and address differences in culture, custom, values and social mores, especially 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.

PROI Worldwide’s Americas Region
PROI Agencies with head offices in North and South America include Finn Partners (New York + Offices throughout the US), G&S Business Communications (New York-Chicago-Raleigh), Jackson Spalding (Atlanta-Dallas), rbb (Miami- Fort Lauderdale), RF|Binder (New York-San Francisco), 360PR+ (Boston-New York-San Francisco), Falls Communications (Cleveland-Washington, DC), Lambert (Detroit-Lansing-Grand Rapids-New York), Jones PR (Kansas City), Crenshaw Communications (New York), GroundFloor Media (Denver), MPRM (Los Angeles), c+c (Seattle-Portland-Boston), The Vandiver Group (St. Louis), Walker Sands (Chicago-San Francisco-Seattle), Brown & Cohen (Toronto), FWD Consultores (Mexico City) and Imagem Corporativa (Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro-Brasilia).

Global Footprint
PROI Worldwide has offices in virtually every European country, The Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific and includes some of the largest and leading Agencies in major markets including Germany, The Nordics, England, France, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong-China, India, Australasia and Japan.



PR World Alliance

www.PRWorldAlliance.com

Board of Directors

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

Marianne van Barneveld, president,PR World Alliance andFounder, Marcommit, The NetherlandsMarianne van Barneveld, president, PR World Alliance and Founder, Marcommit, The Netherlands.

PR World Alliance is an international network of premier, independent communication consultancies. Our members – public relations, investor relations and public affairs firms – have well-developed competencies in a broad array of communication practice areas and industry sectors. Our skills and experience help us to form strong, productive partnerships with companies, institutions, governmental entities, non-profits/NGOs and industry and professional associations.

PR World Alliance provides clients with an extensive depth of knowledge in individual countries as well as a solid understanding of the dynamic multinational marketplace.

We provide strategic communication, public relations and public affairs counsel, product promotion and introduction, social media programs and more.

Members can be engaged for support of an individual event, in-country support or a coordinated multi-national campaign. Our membership in thenetworkone connects us to 1,200 additional independent agencies in 109 countries; we continue to seek best-of-breed firms in strategic locations.



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
www.worldcomgroup.com

Roger Hurni (Off Madison Ave), group chair
Brad Fishman (Fishman PR), Americas region chair
Todor Janev (Janev & Janev), EMEA region chair
Todd Lynch, Managing Director.

Worldcom Public Relations Group 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 employing some 2,000 staff in 115 cities across six continents. In total, Worldcom partners reported combined revenue of US$288 million from 3,034 clients. Established in 1988 and recently celebrating its 30th anniversary, the average tenure of Worldcom partners is 13 years. Whether seeking a single firm or creating the ideal solution/team through a collaboration of Worldcom partners, brands have access to seasoned professionals dedicated to providing creative, strategic solutions that deliver results. Our firms are accustomed to working together and provide agility, strong media and local influencer relationships, deep industry and discipline experience and the knowledge and willingness to provide thoughtful, objective, results-driven counsel. Learn more about Worldcom at www.worldcomgroup.com or call Todd Lynch at 1-800-955-9675. Connect with Worldcom PR Group on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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