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Lou Hammond Group Ranked PR firm

Lou Hammond Group

900 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

212/308-8880; fax: 212/891-0200

[email protected]

Lou Hammond Group (LHG) is a full-service agency serving eight key industries: destinations, economic development, travel and hospitality, cruise, real estate, arts/culture, nonprofit, culinary/spirits and technology.

Headquartered in New York with offices in Atlanta, Charleston, Denver, Houston, Tampa and Miami, the agency has more than 40 employees offering expertise in public relations, marketing strategy, branding and integrated campaigns. LHG has an impeccable record for getting results, earning the agency one of the highest client-retention rates in the industry for the last 39 years.

Agency Statement:

LHG has raised the bar as the industry leader by combining an innovative approach with a timeless work ethic and sense of integrity, empowering the agency to provide superior, results-driven marketing communications services to like-minded clients who set the standard within their respective industries.

The agency offers powerful multichannel programs, along with sound strategic vision, earning the recognition and respect of today’s most influential media professionals.

The agency employs industry-leading tactics in public relations and flawless execution to deliver campaigns that capture media attention, drive community engagement and build long-lasting consumer advocacy for clients.

Founded by industry trailblazer Lou Hammond, the agency takes pride in remaining fiercely independent and departing from business-as-usual. The agency provides superior service to its clients by operating from an agreed-upon scope of work that is customized, strategic and measurable. We are guided not by time sheets, but from a commitment to do whatever it takes to deliver results.

With quality as a guiding principle, LHG has developed a proven yet agile strategic approach that contributes to its clients’ success, earning recognition as one of the nation’s most award-winning agencies.

Lou Rena Hammond, chmn./founder; Stephen Hammond, CEO

Clients Include:

Alexandria, VA
Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau, NC
Cartersville-Bartow County, GA
Charleston, SC
Cheyenne, WY
Explore Bristol, RI
Explore Newnan Coweta County, GA
Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, NC
Jamaica Tourist Board
Kentucky Department of Tourism
Marquette, MI
Visit Mississippi
Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
Natchez, MS
New Hampshire Div. of Travel & Tourism Development
New Jersey Div. of Travel & Tourism
Norfolk, VA
Paducah, KY
Panama City Beach, FL
Paradise Coast (Naples, Marco Island, Everglades), FL
Providence, RI
Sacramento, CA
Santa Fe, NM
South Dakota Department of Tourism, SD
St. Barts
Visit Athens, GA
Visit Dubai

Culinary & Spirits
Jukes Cordialities
Picnic Brunch
Sonoma County Winegrowers
Sycamore Brewing
Vintage Hospitality Group|Ravello

Cliff House Maine
Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives (Aruba)
Emeline, SC
Garden of Gods Resort and Club, CO
Grand Hyatt Vail, CO
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
The Alida, GA
The Junto, OH
The Ryder Hotel, SC

Economic Development & Technology
Pearland Economic Development Corp. (PEDC)

Cruise & Travel
MSC Cruises

Arts, Culture, Attractions & Nonprofits
Brookgreen Gardens
Gibbes Museum of Art
Houston Golf Association
Space Center Houston
St. Johns Cultural Council
Touchstone Golf

Real Estate & Finance
The Beach Company
Kiawah River, SC
Lowe Enterprises
McNair Interests
Sea Pines Community Services Associates
Sharbell Development Corp.
SIKES Group, Inc.
The Peninsula of Charleston
Venterra Realty
Wellby Financial

Lou Hammond Group in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Accounts in Transit: The Pollack Group Reps Bahamii Snacks

Tue., Jul. 18, 2023 invaluable as we expand distribution and launch new products," said Bahamii founder Noah Nazarian. Lou Hammond Group adds Visit Oxford, MS; Explora Journeys and Lambs and Dragons to its client roster....

On the Move: O'Kane Upped to President at Syneos Health Communications

Wed., Apr. 5, 2023 associate VP of operations and HR. She previously worked at TURNER, BPCM and Lou Hammond Group . At Dreamday, Spoto’s responsibilities will include working to grow the company’s revenue and new...

Lou Hammond Books Dubai Economy & Tourism

Fri., Mar. 31, 2023

... Lou Hammond Group has picked up Dubai Economy and Tourism as the emirate works to increase the...

Accounts in Transit: Lou Hammond Group Adds Trio

Thu., Feb. 9, 2023

... Lou Hammond Group signs up Explore Newnan-Coweta, GA; Space Center Houston Moon 2 Mars Festival and SIKES Group....

Accounts in Transit: AOPR Lands Butterfly Mark

Thu., Oct. 27, 2022

...and PR. Founded in 2011, The Butterfly Mark works with more than 150 luxury organizations. Lou Hammond Group adds independent living residence The Peninsula of Charleston to its client roster. LHG will...

Jamaica's Foreign Minister Taps Finn Partners

Fri., Jun. 10, 2022

...30. It used to represent Jamaica tourism but resigned that account, which is now at Lou Hammond Group , in 2021. Finn Partners took on The Bahamas following the split with Jamaica....

On the Move: Weber Shandwick Adds EVP Mellon, SVP Sullivan

Tue., May 24, 2022

...hires Michelle Kelly as vice president, travel & lifestyle. Kelly joins the agency from Lou Hammond Group , where she was senior vice president. She was previously at The Zimmerman Agency, where...

Accounts in Transit: Padilla Reels in Norwegian Seafood Council

Fri., May 20, 2022 this space, fully integrated approach, extensive retail and food-service knowledge, and strong digital expertise.” Lou Hammond Group is selected by the State of South Dakota as public relations agency of record...

Accounts in Transit: Lou Hammond Group Adds Wellby

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022

... Lou Hammond Group signs on to represent Wellby, a Houston-based credit union that serves 130,000 members from...

Accounts in Transit: Lou Hammond Group Lands Visit Cheyenne

Tue., Feb. 15, 2022

... Lou Hammond Group signs up to provide public relations/corporate communications, strategic planning, branding and digital marketing for...

PR Rebounded in ’21 From Chaos of Pandemic ’20

Thu., Dec. 30, 2021

...on passion and agility, challenging industry convention and always prioritizing cultural needs and client service.  Lou Hammond Group books the Jamaica Tourist Board following a competitive pitch, replacing Finn Partners, which decided...

Accounts in Transit: SourceCode Signs on With Legion

Wed., Nov. 10, 2021

...Brennan. “We recognized a partner in SourceCode that really understood and empathized with our goals.” Lou Hammond Group is chosen by the State of Mississippi as public relations agency of record for...

Accounts in Transit: Peaks Strategies Picks Up Ready Capital

Tue., Oct. 12, 2021

...venture capital fund-of-funds BlockChain CoInvestors and global network WomenExec on Board to its client roster. Lou Hammond Group adds Jukes Cordialities, Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah and...

Travel in the New Normal: What’s Changed So Far?

Mon., Jul. 19, 2021

...had a lasting effect on how people travel. Michelle Kelly, Senior Vice President at Lou Hammond Group , said “we’ve seen an increased interest in how destinations are thinking about their DEI...

Accounts in Transit: Lou Hammond Promotes NC's Blue Ridge Mountains

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

... Lou Hammond Group  lands The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority. LHG will be providing public relations/corporate communications, strategic planning,...

Jamaica Tourist Board Books Lou Hammond

Mon., Apr. 26, 2021

... Lou Hammond Group has won the Jamaica Tourist Board following a competitive pitch, replacing Finn Partners, which...

Accounts in Transit: Evins Rebrands Schaller & Weber

Wed., Feb. 3, 2021

...Weber sells its products from a store in Manhattan’s Yorkville neighborhood, as well as online. Lou Hammond Group adds imaware, Russell Lands On Lake Martin and The Alida to its client roster....

PR's Top Pros Talk: Lou Hammond

Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

...Lou Hammond, founder and chairman of Lou Hammond Group , talks with Doug Simon about how travel-focused agencies can navigate the changes—and opportunities—brought about...

Accounts in Transit: PAN Communications Picks Up SailPoint

Wed., Sep. 9, 2020

...communicate the value Brightspot brings to our current and future customers,” said Brightspot CEO David A. Gang. Lou Hammond Group has added several clients to its travel/real estate and tech client rosters. LHG has...

Engaging Destination Partners in Uncertain Times

Wed., Jul. 8, 2020

...COVID, you are a valuable part of our team.” *** Lou Rena Hammond is Founder of Lou Hammond Group (LHG)....

Accounts in Transit: Hemsworth Adds Zombie Coffee

Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

...with the brand on national public relations and communications, ongoing initiatives and new product launches. Lou Hammond Group has been engaged to provide public relations/corporate communications, strategic planning, creative services and digital...

On the Move: Fairmont Century Plaza Hires Lou Hammond's Brenda Urban as PR Director

Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

...named Brenda Urban director of public relations. Urban was previously a vice president at Lou Hammond Group and director of communications at Klick Communications. She has represented all facets of the...

Accounts in Transit: BackBay Reps 29Bison; Lou Hammond Group Promotes NJ; Uproar Raises Awareness for WHILL; Global Results Works Internet of Things Conference

Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, impact investing and financial technology clients as well as service providers to these industries. Lou Hammond Group has added the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism Development to its client...

Creating Lifelong Brand Ambassadors in the Travel Market

Thu., Jul. 18, 2019 that good content is still king. *** Lou Rena Hammond is Chairman and Founder of Lou Hammond Group , with offices in New York, Charleston, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston and Denver....

News of Firms: Lou Hammond Group Opens in Denver; Matter Launches Live Video Unit; RooneyPartners Starts Medical Comms Practice

Tue., Jul. 16, 2019

... Ivie Parker Lou Hammond Group is expanding into the Denver market. LHG Denver offers expertise in communications, marketing, media...

Accounts in Transit: Backbay Promotes Economist's Climate Risk Summit; Pollack PR Adds Frontline Wildfire Defense System; SRW Feasts with Calbee Snacks; Lou Hammond Lands Nexton, Travel Marquette, Brookgreen Gardens

Wed., Jun. 26, 2019 media, reaching inventors and law firms that require support securing IP protection in China. Lou Hammond Group has added Nexton, Travel Marquette and Brookgreen Gardens to its client roster. LHG will...

Accounts in Transit: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry Lands Seismic; S&A Picks Up McAdams; Lou Hammond Group Lands American Quilter's Society, Others; Scenario Straps On Puma NA

Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

...on large-scale commercial developments, residential communities, education campuses, municipal projects, energy companies and healthcare facilities. Lou Hammond Group  will be providing public relations, digital marketing and positioning for six new clients: Burgess Yachts;...

Lou Hammond Group Expands to Texas

Thu., Sep. 6, 2018

... Amanda Hansen Lou Hammond Group  is expanding into the Houston market with a new office headed by Amanda Hansen. Located midtown,...

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

...Chicago, Miami and Denver, and will soon be opening a new location in Los Angeles. Lou Hammond Group has added Blade and Bow, Grand Luxury Group, Flightgiftcard and Hotelgift to its client...

People on the Move

Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

...communications—domestic and promoted Britt Hijkoop to director, communications—international. Schmid joins NYC & Company from Lou Hammond Group , where she worked for more than six years, most recently as a vice president....

A Look at the ‘New South’

Mon., Jun. 11, 2018

...unique flavor that defines the Southern experience. *** Lou Rena Hammond is Chairman and Founder of Lou Hammond Group ....

Accounts in Transit

Wed., May 30, 2018 the technology and health space include Ciox, Big Cloud Analytics/EVO, Aesara and Harken Health. Lou Hammond Group  has brought on several clients for public relations, digital marketing and positioning. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line bills...

Accounts in Transit

Fri., Apr. 6, 2018

... Lou Hammond Group  has added the Kentucky Department of Tourism to its client roster.  The agency will drive awareness of...

Accounts in Transit

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

...from around the world to discuss the latest trends in private equity and venture capital. Lou Hammond Group  has brought on five new clients for PR, digital marketing and positioning. LHG will work with Sea Pines...

News of PR Firms

Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

...that will guarantee stability and continuity.” Hering leaves behind a wife and three children. Terry Gallagher Lou Hammond Group  president Terry Gallagher will receive the Winthrop W. Grice Award for Public Relations at the HSMAI Adrian Awards...

Accounts in Transit

Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

...which represent the best in class in their respective industries,” said Allyn Magrino. Antigua's English Harbour Lou Hammond Group beefs up roster with Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Redding Convention and Visitors Bureau and the...

An Integrated Approach to Travel PR

Fri., Jul. 7, 2017

...the highest levels and in perfect accord.   *** Lou Hammond is Founder and Chairman of the Lou Hammond Group . ...

Lou Hammond Group Beefs Up Roster

Mon., Jun. 12, 2017

...New York-based Lou Hammond Group has announced the addition of six clients to its roster. The new clients are Montgomery...

PR is Good Field for Women Biz Owners

Thu., Apr. 20, 2017

...A piece in the MentoringMoments section of profiles Lou Hammond Group chairman and founder Lou Rena Hammond. Lou Rena Hammond Hammond recounts her career, which started out...

Lou Hammond Adds Five to Roster

Tue., Mar. 7, 2017

... Lou Hammond Group has added five new accounts recently to its roster of travel, destination, hospitality, food...

LHG Becomes Santa Barbara AOR

Mon., Nov. 7, 2016

...Travel and lifestyle agency Lou Hammond Group has been named PR agency of record for the California city of Santa Barbara. LHG...

New Name for Hammond

Mon., Jul. 25, 2016

...New York-based Lou Hammond & Associates has changed its name to Lou Hammond Group and installed a new corporate identity. Founder and chair Lou Hammond said the change...

Travel Influencers: A New Frontier

Mon., Jul. 18, 2016 influencer marketing is the path to success.*** Lou Hammond is Founder and Chairman of Lou Hammond Group ....

Visit Panama City Beach Seeks Ad Agency

Fri., Jul. 1, 2016

...performed marketing duties for Visit Panama City Beach. New York-based travel and lifestyle agency Lou Hammond Group is currently Visit Panama City Beach’s PR agency of record.  View the full RFP here....

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