Oregon-based agency Weinstein PR today announced that it is being acquired by PR veteran Molly Ishkanian, owner of Portland-based shop Noteworthy PR.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ishkanian founded Noteworthy PR in 2019. She was formerly director of PR at Portland-based marketing shop RWest, where she was stationed for 10 years. She has served as a Weinstein consultant since 2019.
Molly Ishkanian and Lee Weinstein.
"Every so often in PR, you meet a practitioner who just has it all—and then some," Weinstein PR president and CEO Lee Weinstein told O’Dwyer’s. "Molly has a level of ideas and creativity that puts her in a very special league. So excited to see where she takes this business and our industry."
Weinstein will remain at the agency as a senior consultant. Weinstein, who is also president of global PR network PR Boutiques International, will continue to provide advice and counsel to clients as well as offer creative input and assistance in business development efforts.
The Weinstein PR name and branding remains in light of the acquisition, and no other staffing changes were reported.
Weinstein, which was founded in 2007 by Lee and Melinda Weinstein, counts Facebook, Intel, LaCrosse Footwear, Nike and the University of Oregon as clients.