Pugh & Tiller PR expands its Florida operations, opening a second space in the Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area. The agency says its new office, located at 3620 57th Avenue Drive W in Bradenton, is a response to the region’s strong and growing economy. Annapolis, MD-headquartered Pugh & Tiller PR has been providing services to a variety of companies with operations and/or presence in Florida, including Benezon and DreamFinders Homes. It has also handled conference and trade show management in the state for a significant number of clients. “Florida’s business-friendly climate, combined with the fact that the state is growing three times faster than the rest of the nation, were major factors in our decision to expand here and a logical next step in our growth,” said Pugh & Tiller PR partner Jessica Tiller.
The Public Relations Global Network elected a new slate of officers at its recent bi-annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ—the group’s first in-person meeting since the autumn of 2019. Xenophon Strategies CEO and president David Fuscus takes over as PRGN’s president, succeeding Alexandra Diniță, general manager of Bucharest, Romania’s Free Communications. She now assumes the duties of immediate past president and chair of PRGN’s Advisory Board. Andy See Teong Leng, principal partner and managing director of Perspective Strategies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was confirmed as president-elect and secretary. “PRGN is more than just firms around the globe linked by a website,” said Fuscus. “It is also the vehicle by which best practices and new communications techniques flow to members worldwide.” Also, at the event, PRGN launched its special eBook – 30 PR Tips You Can Apply Today – a free collection of PR insights from PRGN members around the world.
Lightbox Search launches its “Action Plan,” which provides real-time identification to reveal threats and opportunities and offers recommended steps users can take to improve Google search results and online profiles. The platform, which incorporates the input of dozens of beta users at agencies, corporations, healthcare systems and political campaigns, relies upon native language artificial intelligence provided by IBM’s Watson along with custom-designed databases and proprietary algorithms. “We now give professional communicators the tools to not only monitor, review and better understand search results but our new technology provides custom action plans to help strengthen page one results or mitigate negative, incorrect or damaging information,” said Lightbox Search chief technology officer Jesse Jacobs.