Barbara Wagner Communications has signed on to work with the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, which runs from April 23 to Nov. 27. The agency will work to bring attention to the Ukrainian Pavilion both in the United States, as well as worldwide. Its scope of work will include helping to raise funds for Ukrainian artists through the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund, which provides financial aid or stipend for up to three months for cultural workers.


William Mills Agency is selected to provide public relations services for Shastic, a robotic process automation (RPA) platform specialized for financial institutions. The agency will also assist Shastic with a complete rebrand. The company says its platform lets financial institutions fulfill processes faster and eliminate manual workflows with minimal IT involvement and zero training required. “We want an agency that can help us strike the right tone and communicate our unique message,” said Shastic founder and CEO Joseariel Gomez. “Their track record in fintech public relations speaks for itself and made our decision very easy.”


JC Communications is named PR agency of record for Elwood Hotel & Suites in Lexington, KY. The agency’s scope of work will include media relations/media bureau, story pitching, press visits, partnership promotions and influencer marketing. Elwood is an independent boutique hotel by the Deseo Group Family Office, which offers a sense of place evident through the decor, food and community focus.