Virginia Space

FTI Consulting is providing consulting services for the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority. FTI is to help lobby for the company in Congress around such issues as NASA and Defense Department funding, the National Defense Authorization Act and NASA authorization legislation. FTI’s pitch will be headed by senior director Jack Czerwinski. VCSFA, also known as ‘Virginia Space,’ was created by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1995, with the legislated mission of promoting commercial space activity, economic development and aerospace research within Virginia. It's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, located on the state’s Eastern Shore, one of only four spaceports in the U.S. that is currently licensed to launch to orbit, and is one of only two on the east coast.

Pembroke

French/West/Vaughan is working for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. FWV will manage all external public relations for UNCP, working to elevate its visibility among prospective students and promote its educational value and offerings, including its participation in the recently established NC Promise Tuition Plan, under which tuition expenses are $500 per semester for in-state students and $2,500 per semester for out-of-state students. 

SPARK Neuro

5W Public Relations is representing SPARK Neuro, a pioneer in the use of neuroanalytics in corporate research. To kick off the engagement, 5WPR developed and executed a strategic funding announcement surrounding SPARK Neuro’s $13.5 million Series A led by Thiel Capital, with participation from actor and producer Will Smith as well as Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company. The agency also launched a thought leadership campaign positioning SPARK Neuro’s technology and company CEO Spencer Gerrol as go-to thought leaders in the world of advertising efficacy. 

Special Olympics

Uproar PR will publicize the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games that are slated for Orlando.  More than 4,000 athletes, 10,000 volunteers, 1,500 coaches, and 75,000 fans are expected. The firm was also instrumental in leading the media relations campaign that brought the 2022 games to Orlando, planning and executing a press event that drew thousands of attendees, including athletes, local dignitaries, media, spectators and Florida Governor Rick Scott.