Montieth & Company is providing pro-bono PR to support St. Louis' Afghan Resettlement Initiative. It worked with the media to help tell the story of people like Shazia Jamili, who shared with BBC Radio how she barely made it out of Afghanistan, and Inamullah Niazai, who spoke with the Associated Press in May. The initiative is led by Jerry Schlichter, founder of the St. Louis-based non-profit global startup competition Arch Grants in collaboration with the International Institute of St. Louis, the region's leading resettlement organization. "This is an important call to action and we are honored to contribute to a cause that has a tangible impact on people's lives," said M&Co CEO Montieth Illingworth.
Wondersauce and Praytell, which are both part of the Project Worldwide network, launched a marketing collective designed to help brands enter the Web3 space. Wondersauce and Praytell W3 will be led by Wondersauce CEO and co-founder John Sampogna and Praytell head of innovation Nate Jaffee. The collective will work with clients to shorten the Web3 learning curve, identify brand-centric opportunities and execute Web3 concepts. Its services include web and NFT design, frontend and backend development, crisis management and message development. "Our focus is on building bridges between innovation happening natively in Web3 and mainstream adoption," said Jaffee.
Dragon Horse Agency of Naples, FL, opens a Los Angeles area office in Santa Monica's 100 Wilshire Building. The location provides access to LA's creative, marketing, and media-related companies, as well as to "Silicon Beach" with Microsoft, Meta, Google, Activision, E.A. and SNAP. Dragon Horse director of business development Robert Kenney will lead the Los Angeles/West Coast office. "L.A.'s diversity of culture and industry, talent-rich environment, and top universities will allow Dragon Horse to expand and enhance our platform," said Dragon Horse co-founder Patrick Blake Renda.