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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. With offices in New York, Atlanta, Charleston, Denver, Houston and Tampa, 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 38 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
Charleston, SC
Cheyenne, WY
Explore Bristol, RI
Geneva, Switzerland
Hattiesburg, MS
Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, NC
Jamaica Tourist Board
Kentucky Department of Tourism
Marquette, MI
Visit Mississippi
Montgomery, AL
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
Redding, CA
Sacramento, CA
Santa Fe, NM
St. Barts
Visit Athens, GA

Culinary & Spirits
5th Street Group
Jukes Cordialities
Sonoma County Vintners
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
Hotel Haya, FL
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
The Alida, GA
The Kimberly Hotel, NY
The Gant Aspen, CO
The Georges, VA
The Ryder Hotel, SC
The Set Hotels, Europe
The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, RI

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

Cruise & Travel
MSC Cruises
Vacay My Way

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

Real Estate & Finance
The Beach Company
Kiawah River, SC
Lowe Enterprises
McNair Interests
Russell Lands on Lake Martin
Sea Pines Community Services Associates
Sharbell Development Corp.
Venterra Realty
Wellby Financial

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

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

...in 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...

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