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Zapwater Communications, Inc. Ranked PR firm

Zapwater Communications, Inc.

Chicago Office, 118 N. Peoria, 4th flr., Chicago, IL 60607


[email protected]

Los Angeles Office
1460 4th St., #306, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Miami Office
95 Merrick Way, #500 Coral Gables, FL 33134

Founded: 2005.

Agency Statement:

Zapwater staffers

Zapwater Communications is an award-winning communications agency with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami. The brands that we serve center on five primary lifestyle categories, including fashion/beauty/retail, consumer, real estate and design, travel, and hospitality brands.

Zapwater has won over 250 of the public relations industry's biggest awards, a number that goes unmatched by small and midsize agencies in the United States. In addition, PRWeekThe Holmes Report has named the agency a finalist for "Creative Agency of the Year – North America."

In 2019, Zapwater acquired Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications (CAMC), South Florida's largest full-service public relations firm specializing in the travel and tourism. Their high-profile client roster spanned Florida, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond, and is the ideal match with Zapwater's existing accounts and areas of expertise.

As a full-service agency, Zapwater services include media relations, influencer marketing, event management, strategic partnerships, trade communications, crisis communications, and social media.

Zapwater is proud to be a founding member of the Travel Lifestyle Network (TLN), an international network of independent, like-minded marketing communications agencies.

David Zapata, CEO & founder; Mayra Bacik, CFO; Jenn Lake, EVP; Jennifer Barry, mng. dir., Los Angeles; Holly Zawyer, mng. dir., Miami; Stephanie Poquette, SVP, social media & influencer programming

Clients Include:

Advanced Clinicals
Ball Horticultural Co.
Borgo San Vincenzo
Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort
Burpee Home Gardens
Casa Kimberly
Cayo Espanto
Coco Collection
Copa Airlines
Discover Dominica Authority
Dr. Scholls
Ethiopian Airlines
Fairmont Chicago
Frangipani Beach Resort
Gallagher Way
GHM Hotels
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
Grupo Xcaret
Hawks Cay Resort
Hestan Culinary
Hollywood Partnership
Hotel Belmar
Hotel La Compania
Hotel Zachary
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
Jungfrau Railways
Marriott International
Mount Cinnamon Grenada Resort
Museum of Illusions
Ocean Club Resorts
Royal Uno All-Inclusive Resort & Spa
Skydeck Chicago (Willis Tower)
Sofitel Chicago
Swissôtel Chicago
The Board of Tourism of La Paz
Tourisme Montréal
Visit Baja California Sur
Visit Finland
Wave Petunias
West Town Chicago

Zapwater Communications, Inc. in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Accounts in Transit: 5W Public Relations Adds The Strong National Museum of Play

Wed., Jan. 25, 2023

...make them the perfect partner,” said The Strong'a VP for marketing and communications Sara Poe. Zapwater Communications takes on Tricoci Salons & Spas. The agency will manage communications on behalf...

Accounts in Transit: Zapwater Checks in at AYANA Resort

Tue., Nov. 15, 2022

... Zapwater Communications is retained by AYANA Resort Bali to support the grand opening of AYANA Segara...

Accounts in Transit: 5W PR Lands AirHelp

Wed., Sep. 14, 2022 terms of education and communication, which is why we chose to work with 5WPR.” Zapwater Communications is retained by Hyatt Hotels Corporation to provide public relations and influencer services...

PR's Top Pros Talk: David Zapata

Fri., Sep. 9, 2022're more passionate about, your win rates are higher and your work is better," Zapwater Communications tells Doug Simon. When Zapata looked back on the causes for his agency's recent...

Accounts in Transit: Trust Relations Orders Gregorys Coffee

Wed., Sep. 7, 2022

...biggest splash and bring to life some of the creative ideas they shared,” said Zamfotis. Zapwater Communications adds LOJEL, a Hong Kong-headquartered luggage brand, to drive ongoing media relations, celebrity stylist relations...

Accounts in Transit: Dixon Schwabl + Co. Reps 2023 PGA Tournament

Tue., Aug. 23, 2022

...Floyd's 99 Barbershop aims to have over 150 locations open by the end of 2023. Zapwater Communications lands Plum Market, a chain known for its organic groceries and chef-crafted cuisine, to...

Accounts in Transit: DiGo Picks Up Go City

Wed., Jul. 20, 2022

...brand during this critical time in the industry,” said Deborah Jourdan, Go City SVP brand.  Zapwater Communications picks up Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta. The agency’s scope of work will include media...

Accounts in Transit: CIIC PR Checks in at Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Tue., Jul. 12, 2022 hotels and resorts under the Latitudes: Lifestyles by Crescent umbrella, Crescent includes the Crescent Restaurant Group. Zapwater Communications has been retained by Boyne Mountain Resort to launch SkyBridge Michigan, a 1,200-foot long, 118-foot high...

Accounts in Transit: Hemsworth Communications Signs AOC Hospitality

Tue., Jun. 28, 2022

...Sirens, a recently launched seafood concept. Both are located in North Charleston’s Park Circle neighborhood.  Zapwater Communications is named US PR firm for Copa Airlines, which was founded in 1947...

On the Move: Zapwater ReCupido Chicago MD

Wed., Jun. 15, 2022

... Amanda ReCupido Zapwater Communications names Amanda ReCupido managing director, Chicago. ReCupido comes to ...

Accounts in Transit: MikeWorldWide Orders Marco's Pizza

Tue., May 31, 2022

...great creative thinking," said Marco's Pizza senior vice president and chief marketing officer Chris Tussing. Zapwater Communications picks up North American destination marketing duties for Discover Dominica Authority, the government agency...

Accounts in Transit: Zapwater Picks Up Billdr

Wed., Apr. 13, 2022

... Zapwater Communications has been hired by Billdr to launch the company’s efforts in the Chicagoland area....

Accounts in Transit: Jenerate PR Picks up Maui's Pacific’O on the Beach

Wed., Mar. 2, 2022

...strong understanding of the restaurant industry and the expertise to amplify our unique dining offerings.” Zapwater  Communications adds Hotel Belmar in Costa Rica and Borgo San Vincenzo in Italy to its client list...

Accounts in Transit: Finn Partners Picks Up Best Day Brewing

Tue., Feb. 22, 2022

...worlds of outdoor adventure, which is where the Best Day brand was born,” said Gunning. Zapwater Communciations lands Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa for the North American media marketplace. The agency...

Accounts in Transit: FWV Fetching Scoops Up DocuPet

Tue., Jan. 25, 2022 leveraged to help us reach new audiences,” said DocuPet founder and CEO Grant Goodwin. Zapwater  Communications is retained by Hotel La Compañía, part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, to launch the  Panamanian hotel...

Accounts in Transit: [K]overt Creative signs Chef Bobby Flay's Cat Food Brand

Tue., Jan. 18, 2022

...cement us as the leader in ground service equipment providers," said Mercury president Jason Gendron. Zapwater Communications promotes Hestan Culinary. It will oversee media relations, influencer marketing, strategic partnerships and...

Accounts in Transit: Zapwater Picks Up Hotel of South Beach

Tue., Sep. 14, 2021

... Zapwater Communications has been named agency of record for The Hotel of South Beach, an art...

Accounts in Transit: Zapwater Books NxTSTOP

Tue., Aug. 24, 2021

... Zapwater Communications books travel apparel brand NxTSTOP. The agency will oversee media relations, influencer marketing, strategic...

Accounts in Transit: Zapwater Lands Ethiopian Airlines

Wed., Aug. 18, 2021

... Zapwater Communications lands North America PR duties for Ethiopian Airlines. The firm will pitch the...

Accounts in Transit: TURNER Lights Up Empire State Building

Wed., Jul. 28, 2021

...a longtime presence in NYC, we are thrilled to represent the World’s Most Famous Building.” Zapwater Communications adds BLANCO North America, which makes residential kitchen water hub systems, to its...

Accounts in Transit: Feintuch Lands Sea Change Int'l

Wed., Jun. 30, 2021

...Feintuch Communications, which has extensive background and experience in the broadcast, advertising and technology markets.”  Zapwater Communications picks up The Hollywood Partnership, a non-profit community and business organization that manages the commercial...

On the Move: IPG Names Gardner Global Culture Officer

Thu., Jun. 24, 2021

...will allow her to dedicate more time to that type of broad-based, strategic activity.” Jennifer Lake Zapwater Communications promotes Jennifer Lake to executive vice president. Lake joined ...

Accounts in Transit: Emerald Isle of Caribbean Taps Zapwater

Tue., Feb. 16, 2021

... Zapwater Communications has been engaged by the Montserrat Tourism Division for media relations activations in...

Accounts in Transit: Zapwater Adds Contour

Tue., Feb. 9, 2021

... Zapwater Communications signs up real estate developer and investor, Contour. ...

Accounts in Transit: Zapwater Serves Up Foodhaul

Tue., Feb. 2, 2021

... Zapwater Communications has been retained to provide strategic communications support for Foodhaul, a technology platform...

Accounts in Transit: Pollack Group Picks Up Openpay

Tue., Jan. 19, 2021

...side," said Openpay global chief strategy officer and Openpay US chief executive officer Brian Shniderman. Zapwater Communications and Studio Jungla are working together as agencies of record in the U.S....

News of Firms: Hill+Knowlton Strategies Launches Habits+

Thu., Jul. 23, 2020 H+K is bringing to clients as they prepare for operation in the post-COVID-19 economy. Zapwater Communications has formed a partnership with travel trade marketing company Studio Jungla. Both firms...

Travelers Still Plan to Hit the Road in 2020

Wed., Jul. 22, 2020 is people will travel, and we’ll regain confidence in the travel experience again. Zapwater surveyed more than 1,200 U.S.-based frequent travelers about post-COVID-19 travel to help our clients...

Accounts in Transit: Feintuch Communications Wins ClassWallet

Wed., Mar. 11, 2020 break through the crowded produce space that is home to hundreds of apple varieties.” Zapwater Communications checks in at Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, the first Sofitel flagged property in Mexico. ...

Accounts in Transit: Hemsworth Checks In at Hyatt Grand Cayman

Wed., Mar. 4, 2020

...allows companies to predict future behavior and market outcomes with 90 percent or better accuracy. Zapwater Communications has been named U.S. public relations agency of record for Tourisme Montréal. The...

Accounts in Transit: Diffusion Lands Core Digital Media

Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

...with social media finance influencers to offer their perspectives in partnership with WalletJoy site content.  Zapwater Communications has been retained by FOUND Hotels, which transforms old buildings into spaces where...

Accounts—Rubenstein Goes Crowdfarming; SourceCode Gets Handshake

Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

...plan with the farmer for the funds they need to grow and operate their business. Zapwater Communications has been retained by Vail Resorts for seasonal support of three of the...

Accounts in Transit: Zapwater Dines, Plays Bocce at Pinstripes; FrazierHeiby Checks In at St. Elizabeth Healthcare; DH Communications of Tel Aviv Adds Cybersecurity Trio

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

... Zapwater Communications has been hired by Pinstripes, Inc. ...

Account in Transit: SourceCode Wins IDAGIO; Zapwater Lands Visit Maldives; Jenerate PR Scoops Up Siena Italian Authentic Tratttoria & Deli

Mon., Aug. 12, 2019 include clients in the music, automotive, dating, smart home, femtech and consumer electronics spaces. Zapwater Communications has been selected as US PR firm for Visit Maldives, the tourism authority...

Accounts in Transit: Weber Shandwick Reps USAA; French/West/Vaughan Promos Sercy Spiked Seltzer; Zapwater Goes To Packed Party

Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

...will initially be rolled out in its home state before expanding distribution nationally and beyond. Zapwater Communications has been retained by Packed Party, an Austin, TX-based company that sells gift...

News of Firms: PROI Adds Agency 1323 to Network; Travel Lifestyle Network Names Virginie Le Norgrant Exec Chair; Wagstaff Rolls Out Diversity Fellowship

Mon., Jul. 8, 2019

...becomes honorary chairman and will remain on the board. David Zapata, CEO and founder of Zapwater Communications, was reappointed to the board and will continue to be the representative member...

Publicity Club of Chicago Hands Out Golden Trumpets

Fri., Jun. 7, 2019

... Zapwater Communications CEO David Zapata was named the first-ever “Member of the Year” at the...

Data Reign as PR Faces Future Market Volatility

Tue., May 28, 2019

...$5.1 million, down 5.7 percent), Touchdown PR (#73, $4.1 million, down 2.5 percent) and Zapwater Communications (#89, $2.8 million, up 14.3 percent), among others. James P. Judge One such newcomer, Tampa’s...

On the Move: Marino Adds Sam Goldstein; Zapwater Hit with Promotion Wave; Alorica Names Colson Hillier CMO

Wed., May 22, 2019

...roster has also included McDonald’s, Walmart, The Home Depot and One World Trade Center. Brigid Parr Zapwater Communications has promoted Brigid Parr to vice president in its Chicago office, one of 10 recent promotions...

Accounts in Transit: Diffusion Wins Brightfox; Zapwater Adds Revel Group; Germany's VOK DAMS Launches Volkswagen Jetta MK2 in China Via Shanghai Auto Show

Tue., Apr. 30, 2019

...and their employees to accelerate their growth and evolve culture through engagement, feedback, and performance. Zapwater Communications has added The Revel Group to its roster of hospitality clients. ...

Zapwater Adds Cheryl Andrews Marketing Comms.

Wed., Apr. 24, 2019

... Zapwater Communications has acquired Miami-based Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications, travel and luxury PR shop. Cheryl Andrews,...

Accounts in Transit: Champion Management Goes into Dog Haus; Red Fan Communications Adds Texas Trio; Zapwater Communications Picks Up Travel Manitoba

Wed., Apr. 3, 2019

...featuring Mexican cuisine and Parker Jazz Club is a music venue that focuses on jazz. Zapwater Communications is now public relations agency of record in the US for Travel Manitoba, the province’s...

Top 25 PR Firms Post 12.9% Jump in '18 Income

Wed., Mar. 27, 2019

...Strategies (#75, $4M, up 21.5 percent), SPI Group (#68, $5.1M, down 5.7 percent), Touchdown PR (#73, $4.1M, down 2.5 percent),  Zapwater Communications (#89, $2.8M, up 14.3 percent),  Zeno Group (#5, $73.3M, up 13.6 percent). New York Firms Dominate O'Dwyer's...

News of Firms: Cision Flies with; 5W Eyes Hemp Opportunities; Travel Lifestyle Network Adds India, Russia, UAE Members.

Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

...Spain, the UK, Australia, China, Mexico, Brazil and South Korea. TLN’s U.S. member is Zapwater Communications. ...

Accounts in Transit: 3rd Coast PR, Hawkins International, Child's Play, Zapwater win biz

Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

...also enable parents to download the child’s photo—or even a series of photos—into the stories. Zapwater Communications has been named public relations agency of record by Ecoco Inc. and Oilixia Skincare. The agency has...

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

...of U.S. Sales. 5W has also secured media coverage in The Drum, MarTech Series, MarTech Advisor and Marketing Industry News Zapwater Communications has been retained by Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club in Grenada. ...

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Aug. 7, 2018

...30,000 square feet of event space, five onsite restaurants, and a  127-slip, deep water marina.  Zapwater Communications has expanded its relationship with Veggie Grill to include all national public relations programming. ...

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Jul. 24, 2018

... Zapwater Communications has been named PR firm for Uptown United, one of several Special Service Areas, community...

Accounts in Transit

Tue., Apr. 17, 2018 leveraging our capabilities to drive publicity for the platform,” said Sharp president Laura Mortensen. Zapwater Communications has been retained by Glenapp Castle, a luxury castle hotel in Ayrshire, Scotland, as its...

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Apr. 13, 2018 $9.5M per person and deposits are now being accepted online at, at $80,000 each. Zapwater Communications has been named U.S. PR agency of record for PrivateFly, a global booking platform for...

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