Karen Addis
Karen Addis

Addis Communications, a strategic communications agency founded by former Van Eperen senior VP Karen Addis, has set up shop in Washington, D.C. Addis has also served as vice president, U.S. health science practice, at Environics Communications. Her new agency is partnering with corporations, associations, and nonprofit organizations, in addition to serving as a subcontractor to the federal government. In addition to serving clients in the health & science sector, Addis Communications will cover such sectors as technology, higher education, energy & environment, and financial services.


Stryker-Munley Group has formed partnerships to open offices in New York, San Diego, Dallas and Denver, bringing their U.S. office count to 11. Wendy Silverstein, founder of WS&A Public Relations, will head up Stryker-Munley Group New York, located in Manhattan. Silverstein’s team offers customized brand marketing and communications services to clients in the consumer and commercial product, design and lifestyle sectors. Stryker-Munley Group San Diego, the firm’s fourth California office, will be run by Susan Fall, owner of Launchit Public Relations and an expert in trucking and logistics public relations. Jo Trizila of TrizCom Public Relations will run Stryker-Munley Group Dallas. Trizila and her team specialize in crisis communications, publicity, expert positioning, promotions, influencer marketing, investor relations and legislative affairs. Andy Boian of dovetail solutions in Denver is president of Stryker-Munley Group Denver. Boian’s firm specializes in business-to-business public relations, public affairs and crisis management.


AMP3 will be holding its second annual “CAMP3,” a complimentary PR Boot Camp for budding PR, marketing and communications students with an interest in fashion & beauty, on July 19. The boot camp is meant to serve as an incubator for upcoming talent, designed to encourage best practices and shape the fashion PR industry. The agency has doubled the amount of available slots this year. Included in the program will be guest speakers, a New York Fashion Week crash course, social media publicity tactics and data analysis, how to excel at a PR internship, and a Q&A with AMP3’s co-founders. To apply, visit https://amp3pr.com/camp3-2018/.