Grand Hyatt

Issa PR books Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen, located on the Mexican Riviera. The 314-room property, which opened in 2015, sits on a 460-foot stretch of Mamita's Beach, which is walking distance from the restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and nightclubs on Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue. "We are very excited to partner with Issa PR, an agency we believe shares our modern vision and approach to hospitality, luxury and culture," said Juan Mercadante, general manager, Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen.

Like App

Bob Gold & Associates has been engaged by social video platform and special effects app LIKE App to represent its North American communications effort. The platform, which is built by Singapore-based BIGO Technology, leverages cutting-edge technology using artificial intelligence, augmented reality and independently innovated body recognition to allow anyone to create and share videos enhanced with special effects through an easy-to-use mobile application. “Bob Gold & Associates brings a proven track record of success, and will without a doubt elevate our visibility in the United States and help drive greater US adoption,” said Michelle Xu, PR Director, BIGO Technology.

Servicing Solutions

S&A Communications has been selected as strategic communications agency of record for Servicing Solutions, a Dallas-based loan servicing organization. S&A will provide Servicing Solutions with marketing communications services including content marketing, media relations, digital marketing and trade show strategy. “We are excited to leverage our deep background in the financial and automotive industries on behalf of Servicing Solutions,” said S&A Communications owner/principal Chuck Norman. S&A’s clients include the Commercial Finance Association and MerchLogix.


Landis Communications, Inc. has added Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. to its roster of consumer technology, healthcare, real estate and nonprofit clients. The Alameda, Calif.-based company is the leading supplier of LiDAR sensor technology, which is used for advanced automotive safety systems, autonomous driving and 3D mapping. “We chose to partner with LCI not only because of their strong track record around making brands like ours a household name, but also because of the insightfulness, professionalism and big ideas they bring to the table,” said Cesar Montero, marketing director at Velodyne LiDAR. LCI has also represented such brands as Walmart, Old Navy, Whole Foods Market, and The North Face.


REQ, a digital marketing and brand management company, has been engaged by the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, the national trade association representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry. REQ will conduct extensive research on WSWA’s existing website and its target audiences in order to design a new website with intuitive architectural and functional capabilities. REQ also provides digital advocacy work for non-profits, associations, and for-profit clients such as PhRMA, American Chemical Society, and eBay.


King + Company has recently been retained by Kiva, a San Francisco-based international nonprofit that works to connect people through lending as a way to alleviate poverty. King + Company’s initial engagement with Kiva will center on the organization’s World Refugee Platform and the release of its 2018 Impact Report. Efforts will include strategizing and pursuing media relations, securing national and international placements, and bolstering brand awareness. King + Company has worked with clients including amFAR, City Harvest and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.