Hemsworth Communications signs on to represent AOC Hospitality, a Charleston, S.C.-based restaurant group. The agency’s scope of work includes local, regional and national media relations, event programming and social media support for their two concepts: Stems & Skins, a neighborhood wine bar recognized by the James Beard Foundation for its Outstanding Wine Program; and Three Sirens, a recently launched seafood concept. Both are located in North Charleston’s Park Circle neighborhood.


Zapwater Communications is named US PR firm for Copa Airlines, which was founded in 1947 as the National Airline of Panama. Zapwater will support U.S. communications strategy and launch a campaign to celebrate the airline’s 75th anniversary. The fully integrated campaign, which will include media relations, influencer marketing and social media, will be managed by the agency’s bilingual team in its Miami and Chicago offices. Copa offers more than 295 daily scheduled flights to more than 72 destinations in 32 countries throughout South America, Central America, North America and the Caribbean.


Xhibition checks in at Hotel Indigo Williamsburg. The agency will spearhead an international public relations campaign to relaunch the property, as well as providing community engagement and programming support. The 187-room hotel, which closed its doors at the onset of the pandemic, is now welcoming travelers again. It also offers 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with AV support, including a 6,630-square-foot ballroom, a 2,800-square-foot pre-function space, a 480-square-foot Union Mezzanine, and a large outdoor courtyard


FischTank PR is retained by The Coretec Group, which is developing a portfolio of engineered silicon to improve such energy-focused verticals as electric vehicles and consumer batteries. FischTank will oversee Coretec’s corporate communications, including press releases, social media platforms, email marketing and editorial media opportunities. It will also work to increase the brand’s footprint in the automotive, cleantech and electric vehicle categories. “By retaining FischTank, we seek to assertively communicate the strength of our technology and partnerships to decision makers at potential customers and broader securityholder audiences,” said The Coretec Group CEO Matthew Kappers.