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Lou Hammond Group
900 Third Avenue,
212/308-8880; fax: 212/891-0200
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.
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: Destinations
Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau, NC
Cartersville-Bartow County, GA
Explore Bristol, RI
Explore Newnan Coweta County, GA
Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, NC
Jamaica Tourist Board
Kentucky Department of Tourism
Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
New Hampshire Div. of Travel & Tourism Development
New Jersey Div. of Travel & Tourism
Panama City Beach, FL
Paradise Coast (Naples, Marco Island, Everglades), FL
Santa Fe, NM
South Dakota Department of Tourism, SD
Visit Athens, GA
Culinary & Spirits
Sonoma County Winegrowers
Vintage Hospitality Group|Ravello
Cliff House Maine
Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives (Aruba)
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
Arts, Culture, Attractions & Nonprofits
Gibbes Museum of Art
Houston Golf Association
Space Center Houston
St. Johns Cultural Council
Real Estate & Finance
The Beach Company
Kiawah River, SC
Sea Pines Community Services Associates
Sharbell Development Corp.
SIKES Group, Inc.
The Peninsula of Charleston
Lou Hammond Group in the news with O'Dwyer's:
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....
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: 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...
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...
Lou Hammond Group Expands to Texas
Thu., Sep. 6, 2018...
Lou Hammond Group is expanding into the Houston market with a new office headed by Amanda Hansen.
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...in 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.
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...
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 forbes.com 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.
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...online/offline 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....