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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, Founder & CEO
Dara A. Busch, Matthew Caiola, 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, Digital Marketing & 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 are designed to impact our clients’ bottom line, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-driven approach to communication.

5WPR’s diverse client experience includes Sparkling ICE, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, Bowlmor AMF, CheapOAir, L’Oreal, SAP NS2, VIZIO, The Trade Desk, CareerBuilder, Santa Margherita, Topps, Retro Fitness, Welch’s, LifeStyles, SodaStream and Zeta Global, among others. Our innovative programs have received recognition and we have won many awards including PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year and Business to Business Program of the Year.



The Brandman Agency

261 Fifth Ave., 22nd flr.
New York, NY 10016
212/683-2442
connect@brandmanagency.com
www.brandmanagency.com

8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 245
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
323/944-0064

Melanie Brandman, Founder & CEO
Kristen Vigrass, President
Ty Bentsen, Managing Director, Global Strategy
Stephanie Krajewski, Senior Vice President

Clockwise from top left: Melanie Brandman, Kristen Vigrass, Ty Bentsen & Stephanie Krajewski.Clockwise from top left: Melanie Brandman, Kristen Vigrass, Ty Bentsen & Stephanie Krajewski.

The Brandman Agency is a dynamic, results-driven integrated communications and public relations firm specialized in travel, luxury and lifestyle. Founded by Melanie Brandman in 2000, The Brandman Agency is consistently ranked one of the top tourism and hospitality agencies in the industry. With offices in New York City (HQ), Los Angeles, London and Sydney, the Agency prides itself on the global lens we bring to our work, supporting some of the industry’s most respected organizations.

Clients Include: Blue Waters Resort & Spa, BodyHoliday, Cathay Pacific Airways, CIVANA, COMO Hotels & Resorts, Crystal, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Experience Scottsdale, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Hilton Chicago, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, InterContinental San Diego, Jamaica Inn, JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, La Mamounia, LUMA Hotel Times Square, Marriott International Caribbean & Latin America, Moxy Chelsea, Moxy East Village, Moxy Times Square, Palmer House Hilton, Raffles Singapore, Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Starhotels Collezione, The Galt House Hotel, The Lodge at Sonoma, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Triumph Hotels, Troutbeck, Viceroy Los Cabos, Visit Victoria, W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal, Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead and Windsor.



Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications (CIIC)

NY / Miami
845/358-3920 x11
connect@ciicnews.com
www.ciicnews.com

Carolyn Izzo-Feldman, President & Founder
Amy Sedeño, Executive Director & Partner
Paola Cuevas, Senior Director

The CIIC team on location at an Aliz Hotel Times Square event hosted by Barton & Guestier Wines.The CIIC team on location at an Aliz Hotel Times Square event hosted by Barton & Guestier Wines.

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 24 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 and resorts as well as independent hotels and hospitality brands in both the US and internationally including, Marriott International, Hyatt, Hilton, Palladium Hotels & Resorts, The Norman Estates at Rancho San Lucas, Vivo Resorts, Aliz Hotel Times Square, The Savoy Miami, and Cala Luna Hotel in Costa Rica to name a few.  As destination experts, CIIC’s roster of tourism clients includes, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, The Mexican Caribbean, Surfside, FL and Barbados, among others.

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.



Coyne Public Relations

5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973/588-2000
coynepr.com/industry/travel-tourism

1400 Broadway
36th and 37th Floors
New York, NY 10018
212/938-0166

Thomas F. Coyne, CEO
John Gogarty, President
Jennifer Kamienski, Executive Vice President
Lauren Mackiel, Senior Vice President

The travel industry has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and, in response, Coyne Travel is helping clients from the east coast to the west coast—including the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Outrigger Hotels & Resorts—navigate this unprecedented situation with on-going creative and strategic counsel. From developing rebound travel road maps, crisis and issues management, and offering creative solutions that will inspire people to travel again, once it’s safe—our team has a pulse on the future of the industry. And while the landscape already looks and feels different, the transformative power of travel will never leave us. As we look ahead, we believe people will rely and seek out travel experiences to help them heal, connect with others and more deeply understand the world around them. After all, it’s not about the destination or hotel—it’s about who we are and who we can become along the way. With an understanding of the ever-changing consumer experience and critical needs within the travel/tourism and hospitality space, we invite you to come along for the journey.



Decker/Royal

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

Cathleen Decker, Stacy Royal, Founding Partners

D/R helped luxury river cruise company Uniworld make news of its first foray into the Peruvian Amazon.  Launching this September, The Aria Amazon brings Uniworld’s all-inclusive amenities and five-star cuisine by top chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino to this incredible river.D/R helped luxury river cruise company Uniworld make news of its first foray into the Peruvian Amazon.  Launching this September, The Aria Amazon brings Uniworld’s all-inclusive amenities and five-star cuisine by top chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino to this incredible river.

Decker/Royal is an integrated marketing and communications agency serving hospitality, travel, and tourism clients worldwide.  Merging traditional public relations with a digital first approach, D/R connects, engages, and influences audiences wherever they are, whenever they are.  It’s why we understand that while a glossy magazine feature and major newspaper placement have their place, in today’s PR space—a conversation surrounding SEO and strategic brand partnerships are just as key. We do storytelling for a new era— right now, and always with a singular objective: results.

And it begins with leadership.  After running successful teams at a well-known agency, partners Cathleen Decker and Stacy Royal broke with tradition to open their communications workshop, the eponymous Decker/Royal, with offices in New York City and London.  With decades of experience in the evolving PR and travel industries, our modern approach to marketing has led the agency to numerous honors, including most recently the coveted Platinum HSMAI Award and PRSA Big Apple Award for a socially conscious campaign targeting the Millennial and Gen-Z demos.

Clients: Abu Dhabi, The Affluent Traveler Collection, App in the Air, Bowling Green, KY, Brendan Vacations, City Wonders, Costsaver, Friendly Planet Travel, Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa, NEST, Porter and Sail, Reno Tahoe, Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Trafalgar, TRAVELSAVERS, U River Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.



Development Counsellors International (DCI)

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

750 N San Vicente Blvd., Suite 800 W
West Hollywood, CA 90069
424/281-6717
 
1 Adelaide Street East, Suite 3001
Toronto, ON M5C 2V9
647/276-1917

Karyl Leigh Barnes, Pres., Tourism
Daniella Middleton, SVP, Tourism

Our passion is places. Established in 1960, Development Counsellors International (DCI), is focused on elevating the lives of people living, traveling and working in the places we serve by engaging our passions for travel, exploring new cultures, and doing good. During the last half century, we have worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries to help them attract visitors, business investment (economic development) 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. We 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. The firm is globally connected through TAAN Worldwide, a network of 46 agencies in 29 countries. Over the years we have partnered with the world’s strongest travel brands, from Visit California, Travel Texas and Visit Florida, to Tourism Australia, Prom Peru and South African Tourism.



Eleven Six Public Relations

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. 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.

Highlights and successes over the past year include securing top-tier and buzzworthy partnerships for clients with brands such as Free People, Core Power Yoga, Tipsy Scoop and Smorgasburg as well as handling digital engagement for select IHG’s U.S. Open activations in New York City and securing broadcast coverage on Queensland, Australia with ABC and National Geographic to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The agency signed on a variety of new clients including Andaz West Hollywood, Art of Living Retreat Center and Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino. Client work expanded beyond travel to working with Dairy Market, a new merchant hall opening in Charlottesville, VA as well as the Internal Family Systems Counselling Association. Additional clients include: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Craddock Terry Hotel, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Kimpton Hotel Eventi, Kimpton Muse Hotel, Pestana Hotel Group, Remote Lands, Red Savannah, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, The Ritz-Carlton New York Westchester, Tourism & Events Queensland and Visit Richmond.



EVINS Communications

830 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212/688-8200
info@evins.com
www.evins.com
instagram.com/evinssct

Mathew L. Evins, Chairman
Louise R. Evins, CEO
David Harrison, Executive Vice President & Head of Digital Content & Integration Practice
Drew Tybus, Senior Vice President & Head of Food, Wine & Spirits Practice
Chad Belisario, Vice President & Head of Travel & Hospitality Practice, Lifestyle, Health & Wellness Practice

Founded in 1987, EVINS has been consistently recognized for its creative excellence, strategic planning and tactical execution for industry innovators and pioneers in the travel and lifestyle space including, American Express, Colgin Cellars, Departures Magazine, Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani, Inspirato, Jet Linx Aviation, The Fifth Avenue Hotel, The Knickerbocker Hotel, The Lanesborough, The Lowell, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Rosewood Hotel & Resorts and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection amongst many others. In 2020, EVINS was chosen as a Brand Official by Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury travel.

EVINS uses media and influencer engagement, strategic partnerships, digital & social media, content creation & management and branding & brand language to make a significant impact on the development, growth and success of a client’s business. EVINS also offers clients advice on corporate and executive reputation management; issues and crisis management; cause-related marketing; and affinity programs. 

Mathew Evins serves on several philanthropic, professional and industry boards, including Luxury Travel Exchange International, ULTRA Luxury Exchange, the International Hotel Investment Forum and the International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA). He has also contributed to numerous industry publications and business media including Elite Traveler and HOTELS Magazine.



Fahlgren Mortine

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

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

The PR team for Fahlgren Moreint client Travel Nevada gathers at the Haunted Ball media event in NYC.The PR team for Fahlgren Moreint client Travel Nevada gathers at the Haunted Ball media event in NYC.

As an integrated communications company, Fahlgren Mortine represents five countries, six states, dozens of cities, food and beverage companies, numerous national attractions and countless local favorites, and is known 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 Discover Dominica Authority; Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB; Travel Nevada; Destination Panama City; Coastal Mississippi; Airstream; Niagara USA; Monterey, CA CVB; 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
212/715-1646
www.finnpartners.com

FINN Partners Travel and Lifestyle team, on behalf of its Jamaica Tourist Board client, hosted wedding and bridal writers on a press trip to experience the romantic side of the island and learn about the latest trends and event resources at the Jamaica Bridal Expo & Conference. The annual event allows Jamaica to showcase why it’s a continued top destination for weddings and honeymoons.FINN Partners Travel and Lifestyle team, on behalf of its Jamaica Tourist Board client, hosted wedding and bridal writers on a press trip to experience the romantic side of the island and learn about the latest trends and event resources at the Jamaica Bridal Expo & Conference. The annual event allows Jamaica to showcase why it’s a continued top destination for weddings and honeymoons.

Virginia M. Sheridan, Travel & Lifestyle Director, New York Travel
Debbie Flynn, Travel & Lifestyle, Global Director

Finn Partners is one of the world’s fastest growing independent marketing and communications firms with an international Travel & Lifestyle practice operating out of three main hubs—United States, UK/Europe and Asia.   With 100 professionals, the team offers client excellence, fresh thinking, and integrated strategies with global and localized approaches to ensure client differentiation and market presence. As travel makes its recovery after COVID-19, FINN Partners’ clients tap into our expertise  in travel and lifestyle and also seek our guidance in repositioning and marketing themselves across tech, health, wellness, culinary, social responsibility and other sectors to diversify offerings in a changing world environment.  

Supported by trend research, insights, digital and influencer marketing, our team is unrivaled for award-winning creativity and bottom-line results.  Our deep industry knowledge and skill sets put us in a unique position to develop thoughtfully conceived strategies to elevate client brands for immediate recognition and long-term success.

The agency’s global travel portfolio includes clients in lodging, destinations, airline and cruise, design, health and wellness, attractions and travel related services.  FINN’s travel portfolio includes top destinations such as New York State, Jamaica, Hong Kong, South Africa, Iceland and Brand USA.  Hotel brands include Kempinski, Raffles, Mandarin Oriental, and Accor.  Airlines include Air France-KLM and Turkish Airlines.

In addition to communication strategies, FINN Travel & Lifestyle offers Trade Representation for clients such as Jordan, Taiwan, Belize, Dominica and Saint Helena.   The agency also specializes in Responsible Tourism, Cruise Marketing Services and Economic Development.

Our commitment to our clients is to be an extension of their brands —a true partner in every way.



Fish Consulting

117 NE 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954/893-9150
lfisher@fish-consulting.com
www.fish-consulting.com

Lorne Fisher, CFE, CEO / Managing Partner
Jenna Kantrowitz, SVP / COO
Lauren Simo, VP

Founded in 2004, Fish is a national communications consulting firm that has helped some of the fastest growing brands achieve their business goals. Our clients span a variety of industries, including the restaurant, retail, hospitality, home services, fitness, beauty, and health/wellness segments.

In 2020, Fish was named the global agency of record for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. This win is a result of several experienced travel and hospitality PR professionals joining the firm over the past few years. The Best Western account anchors Fish’s newly formed Travel & Hospitality practice.

From brand building, national media relations and influencer marketing to local grand openings, crisis management and corporate communications, Fish’s expertise in travel and hospitality runs deep and its creative, strategic approach to PR drives impactful results.

Our strategic media relations campaigns consistently land our partners coverage in the most widely read and watched consumer and business outlets nationwide. We love developing creative ways to get media talking about the brands we work with—and getting customers talking about them, too.

Fish is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with operations in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and London.



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, VP, Travel & Tourism Practice

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; Visit Greenville, NC and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the state’s most-visited attraction.

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; Dorothea Dix Park, a 308 acre destination park in Raleigh, N.C.; 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.).

Founded in April 1997, the firm is led by Chairman & CEO Rick French, President David Gwyn and Chief Operating Officer Natalie Best. Among its operating divisions are: FWV Fetching, a pet and veterinary PR and marketing agency based in Tampa; AMP3 PR, a fashion, beauty, luxury and lifestyle PR firm based in New York City; CGPR, an active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel PR and consumer brand marketing agency based in Greater Boston; and Prix Productions, the company’s longform content feature and documentary film division, with offices in Raleigh and L.A. FWV employs more than 120 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C. headquarters and other offices around the country.



Hawkins International Public Relations

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

Jennifer Hawkins, CEO, Founder

Founded in 2002 by Jennifer Hawkins, Hawkins International Public Relations is a bi-coastal, award-winning communications agency with offices in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Hawkins International’s creative, integrated and tailored approach to public relations and digital strategies, has earned numerous accolades from industry peers, media and clients around the world. The agency’s strong domestic footprint, coupled with its global reach and varied cultural sensibilities have afforded it the opportunity to work with a variety of hospitality-affiliated companies specializing in sectors including travel and tourism, wellness, design, culinary, real estate and more. Clients include Accor, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Seabourn Cruise Line, 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 • Tampa • Los Angeles

Samantha Jacobs, Founder & President
Michael Jacobs, COO

Hemsworth Communications is a full-service global public relations agency that specializes in travel, tourism and hospitality.  Capabilities include brand strategy, media relations, promotions, social media, event planning, thought leadership, crisis communications and more.

With an impressive global reach, Hemsworth leverages its Passion. Insight. Connections. to surpass client expectations at every turn. The agency has been hired by companies large and small because of its track record for delivering outstanding results with a distinctively personal touch. Under its innovative new ‘PR Stimulus Program’ launched in Q2 2020, Hemsworth now—in addition to ongoing, retainer-based work—offers three levels of customized, affordable PR, social media and marketing support designed to specifically help those in the lodging, cruise, destination and hospitality sectors who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, Coral Hospitality’s Georgia State Parks & Lodges, Cruise Barbados, Discover Dunwoody, Driftwood, Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman, Kenefick Ranch Vineyard & Winery, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Massanutten Resort, Oasis Travel Network, Orion Span, SmartCruiser.com, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, Waters Edge Wineries and others.



Heron Agency

1528 W. Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
773/969-5200
info@heronagency.com
www.heronagency.com

Noreen Heron, President
Lianne Hedditch, Executive VP

Heron is an award-winning hospitality communications agency. Our comprehensive results-driven campaigns are ROI-proven and help garner attention that leads to real bottom line results. Simply put, we go beyond producing glossy placements.

In our 20-year history, when we start with a client, our trajectory is that we grow with them and continue to represent them in various capacities, developing strong allegiances and partnerships.

Our robust local, national and international campaigns include not only Public Relations and Marketing, but digital elements including SEO tactics, social media/influencer relations, and the development of strategic long term alliances and promotions. We have the bandwidth to deliver unprecedented exposure for clients, who never question what we are up to. We provide constant communication, and have a reputation for organization and speed.

With an emphasis on hospitality throughout the 20-year history of the firm, Heron Agency has managed campaigns for over 30 hotel brands spanning over 500 properties. From Brand Relationship Management, Crisis communications, Grand Opening Event Coordination, FAM Trip Coordination and Execution, Outlet PR, Marketing and Social Media, and Influencer Relationship Management, our team has the experience and tenure to deliver.



HUNTER

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

Grace Leong, CEO
Jonathan Lyon, Partner
Donetta Allen, Partner
Gigi Russo, Partner
Erin Hanson, Partner
Alexandra Conway, Managing Director, UK Office

With our powerhouse insights team, HUNTER’s senior-most strategists with expertise across various industries help our clients develop positioning and articulate a distinct brand identity that transcends borders and helps them show up with a unified voice around the world. For TABASCO® Brand we spearheaded the development of a global brand strategy, identified consumer + influencer targets and developed supporting programming to be better partners for the 195 countries and territories that sell their products. With our powerhouse insights team, HUNTER’s senior-most strategists with expertise across various industries help our clients develop positioning and articulate a distinct brand identity that transcends borders and helps them show up with a unified voice around the world. For TABASCO® Brand we spearheaded the development of a global brand strategy, identified consumer + influencer targets and developed supporting programming to be better partners for the 195 countries and territories that sell their products.

Contact: smormar@hunterpr.com
Samara Farber Mormar, Executive Vice President, Strategy + Partnership

HUNTER is an award-winning consumer products and services marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, staff located strategically across the U.S., and relationships for on-the-ground execution with like-minded agencies globally, including Mexico, Brazil, Japan, China, and others.

Founded in 1989, HUNTER has grown to be one of the 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 a variety of consumer sectors including 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 communications strategy and architecture, creative campaigns, content creation and toolkiting, in-market counsel, and executional support. HUNTER understands there is rarely a silver bullet, and therefore looks for a balance between a consistent brand narrative and the need for flexibility in executing at a local level. We tailor turnkey global solutions to our client’s specific objectives. Our approach considers strategic stakeholders and their individual market challenges to understand and prioritize marketing communications needs. Solutions are scalable by-design and often supported with ongoing market counsel to ensure executional excellence.



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, Managing Partner

IMAGINE PR is an award-winning hotel and travel public relations firm based in New York City with global reach. We are a creative communications agency with a modern approach to digital and traditional lifestyle & travel public relations. IMAGINE PR works with some of the most well-known hospitality, destination and travel brands. Our clients are leaders in high-end hospitality and experiential travel who value us for our ingenuity, love of travel and knowledge of the ever-shifting media & influencer landscape.

Clients include: Ellerman House, Cape Town; Maisons Pariente; Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve; Hotel Arts Barcelona, a Ritz-Carlton Company Hotel; Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; Quasar Expeditions; Fregate Island Private; Singita; The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, Thailand; The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; The Saxon Hotel; ThirdHome; Tschuggen Hotel Group; Tswalu; YTL Hotels.



J Public Relations
 
530 7th Ave., #502
New York, NY 10018
212/924-3600
letstalk@jpublicrelations.com
www.jpublicrelations.com
Instagram.com/jpublicrelations/
Podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/priority-status/id1377405287
 

J Public Relations partners Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans.J Public Relations partners Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans.

Jamie Sigler O’Grady and Sarah Evans, Partners
 
J Public Relations (JPR) is a global communications, influencer management and social media agency specializing in travel, destinations, consumer, real estate, wellbeing and sustainable brands. The agency has four offices: New York City, London, Los Angeles and San Diego, along with additional locations in Toronto, Denver, Nashville and Arizona. The company’s global portfolio includes clients in the U.S., U.K. and throughout Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Dubai, New Zealand, Asia and more.

Since launching in 2005, travel brands, destinations and hotels have been at the core of JPR’s expertise and client portfolio. An integrated agency with an approach rooted in holistic marketing, storytelling and ROI, JPR approaches their client campaigns from all sides. JPR reaches beyond the headlines and into guest programming, brand partnerships and influencer management. Always innovating, JPR was the first agency in its space to launch a podcast in 2018, Priority Status, and the agency curates a quarterly industry newsletter for top travel media called Window Seat.

JPR is consistently listed on the Observer’s annual “PR Power 50” as one of the country’s most powerful PR firms and was in Crain’s 2019 list of “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. JPR’s client campaigns have won multiple HSMAI Adrian Awards and been named a finalist in The Shorty Awards.

Sampling of clients: Adare Manor; Bobby Hotel; Hotel Chateau du Grand-Lucé; Chewton Glen; Cliveden House; Eden Roc Cap Cana; The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort; Four Seasons Resort Lana’i; Grand Hotel Tremezzo; Great Wolf Lodge; Helena Bay; Hotel del Coronado; Iconic Luxury Hotels; InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown; InterContinental, Washington D.C.—The Wharf; L’Auberge de Sedona; Perry Lane Hotel; Rancho La Puerta; Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa; The Jefferson Washington DC; The Palms Turks & Caicos; The Shore Club; Twin Farms; Utah Office of Tourism; Viceroy Sugar Beach; Visit North Carolina and Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.



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 California and Chicago. The firm has been at the forefront of integrated initiatives for destinations, international hotel companies, independent resorts, luxury tour operators and lifestyle products. We balance creativity with strategic thinking and hold ourselves accountable with KPIs to ensure we are tracking for success to support our clients’ business goals. We have an in-house social media team that utilizes their network of influencers to avoid the ‘cookie cutter’ approach and instead shifts the narrative to a tailored partnership. Our team utilizes their hospitality expertise to implement impactful social strategies that provide a true ROI. LDPR’s culture is defined by our collaborative approach - we create highly curated and individualized programs for clients we consider family, and who continue to partner with us for our proactivity, personalized strategies, and pure and heartfelt passion for this industry.

Our clients include Aman; Abercrombie & Kent; VisitScotland; Sydney/Destination New South Wales, Australia; Tahiti Tourisme; The Resort at Paws Up, Montana; Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort; Park Hyatt, St. Kitts; Ocean House, Rhode Island;  Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod; Bequia Beach Hotel; 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 Group worked with Space Center Houston on the Apollo 50-anniversary celebration, with fireworks to countdown when Neil Armstrong first stepped on the Moon. Lou Hammond Group worked with Space Center Houston on the Apollo 50-anniversary celebration, with fireworks to countdown when Neil Armstrong first stepped on the Moon.

Lou Hammond, Founder/Chairman
Stephen Hammond, CEO
Presidents: Terence Gallagher, New York; Gina Stouffer, Charleston; Ivie Parker, Denver; Amanda Hansen, Houston

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 36 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
• Founder of the global PR World Network, 20-year organization
• Impressive client retention, serving partners over a decade; Charleston, Nassau Paradise Island, New Haven, Norfolk, Panama City Beach, Providence, Sonoma, Santa Fe
Results, our key to success. In 2019, LHG:
• Organized 270+ media visitors, 95% on-time production; 29 media missions, 240 participants and contracted 70 top influencers
• Clients recognized with 60+ magazine awards including #1, #2, #3 and #10, Top Small Cities, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice
• Integrated campaigns for Space Center Houston, Visitor Center, drove record attendance; produced Apollo 50th anniversary concert celebrating first steps on the moon, largest single-day ticket sales in history
• Provided social media services from strategic consulting to full community management for organic and paid social media campaigns
• Launched New Jersey’s Anthony Bourdain Food Trail securing 175 million impressions, 40+ stand-alone features including NBC’s Today Show, Afar, Eater, The Daily Meal
• In response to demand from destination clients, augmented partnerships to include economic development and placemaking
• Sampling of new travel clients: Sacramento, Marquette, Pearland Economic Council, McNair Interests/Houston, Fifth Avenue BID, Kimpton Key West, Cherokee Plantation, Divi Tamarijn Aruba, The Gant Aspen and, after competitive review, retained contracts for Collier County and Kentucky
• 2020—secured coverage, 117 million reach, March and April, COVID-19 Recovery

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
www.magrinopr.com

Susan Magrino, Chairman & CEO
Allyn Magrino, President & CRO
LeighAnn Ambrosi, EVP & CAO

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 is dedicated to maximizing the reach and power of earned media for our clients, putting 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. Our break-through strategies look beyond the silos of traditional PR and individual social channels;  Magrino has a fluency in all mediums, understanding that each function serves as a launchpad for the other to shape perceptions and inspire change.  That is the reason some of the world’s most revered lifestyle brands turn to us—and return to us. www.magrinopr.com



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.

Clients include: Athenaeum Hotel & Residences (London), Celestyal Cruises, Condor Airlines, My Greek Table with Diane Kochilas, Park Royal Beach Resort (Cancun), Safari Pros, Visit Guernsey, and Visit Sarasota County.



MMGY NJF

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

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

How do you inspire people to travel when they’re stuck at home? Through their stomachs! MMGY NJF leveraged the popularity of Taco Tuesdays to create a campaign during the COVID-19 crisis for Travel Texas that drove forward momentum to keep the Lone Star State top of mind for future travel. We got chefs from around the state to share their taco recipes and create cooking demos that we transformed into an IGTV series for consumers and media. We also sent media home gardening kits so they could make their own fresh tacos. Taco ‘bout results—the campaign trended nationally on social media and generated placements in Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure and BuzzFeed, among others.How do you inspire people to travel when they’re stuck at home? Through their stomachs! MMGY NJF leveraged the popularity of Taco Tuesdays to create a campaign during the COVID-19 crisis for Travel Texas that drove forward momentum to keep the Lone Star State top of mind for future travel. We got chefs from around the state to share their taco recipes and create cooking demos that we transformed into an IGTV series for consumers and media. We also sent media home gardening kits so they could make their own fresh tacos. Taco ‘bout results—the campaign trended nationally on social media and generated placements in Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure and BuzzFeed, among others.

At MMGY NJF 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. MMGY 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. We are the winners of the 2020 HSMAI Adrian Award Best of Show in PR for our work on the National World War II Museum’s 75th Anniversary of D-Day campaign.

For those seeking senior level counsel, unwavering brand advocacy and unrivaled media savvy, MMGY NJF is a PR powerhouse and one-stop shop. Hundreds of hotel, destination, travel and lifestyle brands have entrusted their reputations to MMGY 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, MMGY 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, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Austin, London, Miami, Dubai, Vancouver 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, Aparium Hotel Group, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Breezes Resort & Spa, British Virgin Islands, Cheap Caribbean, Costa Rica Tourism, Etihad Airways, Eurail, Fitler Club, Generator Hostels, Greater Palm Springs CVB, Hamilton Princess, HEI Hotels, Hotel Vermont, Intrepid Travel, ITC Hotels, Karisma Hotels, Meritage Resort Collection, Oceania Cruises, Pod Hotels, Refinery Hotel, Rhode Island Tourism, Sea Island, Shinola Detroit, South Dakota Tourism, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, The Asbury, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, The James New York Nomad, The National World War II Museum, Travel Texas, Visit California, Visit Dallas and Visit San Jose.



TJM Communications

2441 West State Rd. 426, Suite 1061
Oviedo (Orlando area), FL 32765
407/977-5004
info@tjmcommunications.com
www.tjmcommunications.com
 
Treva J. Marshall, President
(treva@tjmcommunications.com)
Joel Kaiman, Vice President
(joel@tjmcommunications.com)
 
TJM Communications is an award-winning lifestyle public relations firm servicing the travel, food, wine, convention and event sectors.  We provide strategy, media and influencer relations, storytelling, crisis management and social media services for leading hospitality brands domestically and globally.

Our agency is distinguished by a committed team of passionate professionals who develop genuine long-standing relationships with media and clients and thrive on exceeding expectations. 

We don’t believe in PR for the sake of PR. We believe in public relations as a creative, strategic approach aligned with sales and marketing goals. 

Clients Include: Walt Disney World (Disney Dreamers Academy, runDisney), Visit Sarasota, Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, The Cove at Walt Disney World Swan, Ocean Prime Restaurant, Mandara Spa (Orlando), Shula’s Steak House (Orlando), Todd English’s bluezoo and Il Mulino



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, Chief Strategy Officer

TURNER is an industry-leading communications agency with a 20+ year history representing lifestyle, heritage, outdoor, travel and hospitality brands, skillfully blending public relations and social media strategy, delivering boundless creativity supported by data-driven knowledge.

What We Do: Our capabilities span the mixed marketing spectrum—earned media strategy, digital communications, experiential & entertainment marketing, social media and travel trade representation. We specialize in building brands. We are creators at heart, always finding fresh ways to craft the right narratives.

Who We Work With: Our travel and tourism portfolio spans destinations including Bermuda, Houston and Toronto; hotels and resorts from major brands and independent stars. Our consumer portfolio ranges from emerging F&B brands like Tractor Beverage Co., to established heritage brands like Obermeyer, Duluth Trading Company and Red Wing Heritage Shoes. We also represent some of the biggest names in studio fitness and wellness: Mindbody, Pure Barre and CorePower Yoga.

Why We’re Different: Boutique-minded with big agency resources, we deliver some of the best creative ideation anywhere. Authenticity is a core value for TURNER and we’re proud to live the lifestyles we represent through our clients. Our bilingual team has helped us work with global brands in Latin America and our team’s diverse backgrounds ensure we bring a worldly perspective to our work. Our Simply Give program encourages our team to get involved with volunteer efforts that will effect change in our world. 

Where To Find Us: Our offices are in New York, Denver, Chicago and Miami, and we have a team of multilingual associates to best service our worldwide client base.



VIVA Lifestyle PR

22 Griffin Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
646/266-0387
alison@vivalifestylepr.com
www.vivalifestylepr.com
 
Alison Sager, Founder

VIVA Lifestyle PR is a boutique creative consulting firm specializing in integrated public relations, communications, marketing, and branding services for international clients in the travel, lifestyle and wellness sector.

Clients: AG Group, AG Hotels, Boutique Journey, Elewana Collection, Manfredi Fine Hotels Collection and SIT Platinum.



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
Beth Levin, Asst. VP

Nicky Fitzgerald and Kate Fitzgerald Boyd, owners of Angama Mara (a Weill client) in Kenya, celebrating the lodge’s 5th anniversary, with Willow and Anna Boyd.Nicky Fitzgerald and Kate Fitzgerald Boyd, owners of Angama Mara (a Weill client) in Kenya, celebrating the lodge’s 5th anniversary, with Willow and Anna Boyd.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, WEILL specializes in promoting luxury, exclusive travel experiences and national tourist offices.

Of our 25+ 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.

Unlike most travel PR firms our staff ratio is 50% male, 50% female. We’re single, married, straight, gay, Christian, Jewish, atheist, white, black and people of color.

We’re also proud that many of our clients are owned and/run by women. AdventureWomen, a tour company for and by women, is owned by Judi Wineland and her two daughters, Nicole Wineland-Thomson and Erica Landerson. Heckfield Place, the sustainable country manor house in Hampshire, England, is commandeered by GM Olivia Richli; and the iconic Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, site of such historic events as the Treaty of Lausanne and the Iran Agreement, is lead by GM Nathalie Seiler-Hayez.  Nicky Fitzgerald and her daughter Kate Fitzgerald Boyd, founded, own and operate the 30-tented safari lodge, Angama Mara, overlooking the Great Rift Valley in Kenya; and Liz Biden is owner and co-founder of The Royal Portfolio, a collection of small properties in South Africa, that includes The Silo Hotel, La Residence in Franschhoek, and Royal Malewane in Kruger National Park. Red Carnation Hotels, which owns Ireland’s historic Ashford Castle and The Milestone in London, to name a few, is owned by Beatrice Tollman and now overseen by her daughter Vicki Tollman; and the boutique Orania.Berlin hotel in the trendy neighborhood of Kreuzberg, is run by manager Jennifer Vogel.

Weill remains committed to being diverse and inclusive both in whom the company hires and whom it represents.



Zapwater Communications

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

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

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

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

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
carrie@zimmerman.com
www.zimmerman.com

Carrie Zimmerman, Kerry Anne Watson, Principals

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 utilizes proprietary Momentum Planning to drive creativity, strategy and technology to deliver relevant and timely content and communications for clients.

Hospitality/travel clients include: Belize Tourism Board, Bohemian Hotel Savannah, Brazilian Court, Blue Diamond Resorts, Brown Palace, Canyon Ranch Woodside, Champions Retreat Golf Club, Chateau Elan, Grand Bohemian Hotels, Grand Lucayan Resort, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, Hotel DuPont (Delaware), Innisbrook Golf Resort, Florida, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Kartrite (New York), Kessler Canyon Resort, Kessler Collection of Luxury Resorts, Little Palm Island, Mansion on Forsyth Savannah, North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, Orlando World Center Marriott, Mahekal Resort (Playa del Carmen), Montage Palmetto Bluff, Pelican Grand (Ft. Lauderdale), Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, Reunion Resort, Streamsong Resort (Florida), TPC Network (Corporate), Visit Florida’s Sports Coast, Visit Park City, Visit Tallahassee and Westgate.


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, Founder & CEO
Dara A. Busch, Matthew Caiola, 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, Digital Marketing & 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 are designed to impact our clients’ bottom line, bringing leading businesses a resourceful, bold and results-driven approach to communication.

5WPR’s diverse client experience includes Sparkling ICE, It’s a 10 Haircare, jane iredale, Bowlmor AMF, CheapOAir, L’Oreal, SAP NS2, VIZIO, The Trade Desk, CareerBuilder, Santa Margherita, Topps, Retro Fitness, Welch’s, LifeStyles, SodaStream and Zeta Global, among others. Our innovative programs have received recognition and we have won many awards including PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year and Business to Business Program of the Year.



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

Exchanging international learnings at 2019 Board Meeting of PR World Alliance in Paris are (left to right) Marianne van Barneveld, The Netherlands; Anna Krajewska, Poland; Henry Feintuch, U.S.; Catherine Kable, France; and Meike Grisson, Germany.Exchanging international learnings at 2019 Board Meeting of PR World Alliance in Paris are (left to right) Marianne van Barneveld, The Netherlands; Anna Krajewska, Poland; Henry Feintuch, U.S.; Catherine Kable, France; and Meike Grisson, Germany.

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

Launching your company/product into the U.S. market? We excel at that!

Feintuch Communications has a solid track record of supporting companies looking to internationalize into North America. And we do it in a smart and cost-effective way.

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 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 throughout Europe and North and South 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).



PROI Worldwide

Jeff Altheide, Global Managing Director, jaltheide@proi.com
www.proi.com
Facebook: @PROIWorldwide
Twitter: @PROIWorldwide
LinkedIn: @PROIWorldwide
 
International Board of Directors

The 2020-2021Board is comprised of:

Ciro Dias dos Reis, Global Chair, Brazil (Imagem Corporativa)
Clare Parsons, Immediate Past Chair, UK (Lansons)
Laura Tomasetti, Vice-Chair, Americas Region, US (360PR+)
Lisa Ross, Vice-Chair, Americas Region, US (rbb Communications)
Jeff Lambert, Vice-Chair, Americas Region, US (Lambert)
Kaija Pohjala, Vice-Chair, EMEA Region, Finland (COCOMMS)
Rania Azab, Vice-Chair, EMEA Region, Egypt (4PR Group)
Eliza Rogalski, Vice Chair, EMEA Region, Romania (Rogalski Damaschin PR)
Lena Soh-Ng, Vice-Chair, APAC Region, Singapore (Huntington Communications)
Angela Scaffidi, Vice-Chair, APAC Region, Australia (SenateSHJ)
Elaine Chuah, Vice-Chair, APAC Region, Malaysia (Priority Communications)
Jeff Altheide, Global Managing Director
Allard W. van Veen, APR, FCPRS, LM, Senior Board Advisor
Jean Leopold Schuybroek, Director, Global Dev.

Background

PROI Worldwide harnesses the collective power of the world’s most ambitious entrepreneurial communications firms. By sharing global insights and best practices, PROI agencies remain best in market trendsetters, supporting the drive to deliver the most impactful communications campaigns for their clients. In 2019, PROI encompassed 78 partners with 7,300 employees in more than 165 cities and 50 countries. With combined revenue of nearly US$ one billion, PROI ranked 4th among consolidated communications groups, and was the only one in the top ten that is based on a unique partnership of independent business people.

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.

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 (Oklahoma 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, President, PR World Alliance and Founder, Marcommit, The Netherlands.Marianne van Barneveld, President, PR World Alliance and Founder, Marcommit, The Netherlands.

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

Daniel Bruin (Brazil)
daniel.bruin@xcom.net.br
+55 (11) 2898 7461

Catherine Kablé (France)
catherine.kable@kable-cf.com
+33 (1) 44 50 54 75

Anna Krajewska (Poland)
akrajewska@nbs.com.pl
+48 (22) 826 74 18

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.



Public Relations Global Network

Argentinierstrasse 71
TOP 16/DG, 1040
Vienna, Austria
+43 1 227 60 40-0
robert.bauer@accelent.at

Gabor Jelinek, Executive Director gabor.jelinek@PRGN.com

President: Robert Bauer, Managing Partner, Accelent Communications

The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) is “the World’s Local Agency.” Clients across six continents depend on the combined resources of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) to deliver targeted public relations campaigns in markets around the world. PRGN is one of the world’s largest international public relations networks measured by revenue. PRGN harnesses the resources of 51 independent public relations firms in 53 locations and more than 1,000 communications professionals to connect international companies and organizations with individual and culturally diverse markets globally. Visit PRGN online at www.prgn.com or on twitter at @PRGN.



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
Monty Hagler, RLF Communications, 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$300+ 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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