Special Olympics

Allison+Partners enters a three-year global partnership with Special Olympics International designed to support both organizations’ global inclusion objectives and increase brand awareness for its programming in sports, education, health and athlete leadership. The partnership will provide Special Olympics with access to Allison+Partners’ offices in each of its 34 markets worldwide for localized PR support around major events and seasonal milestones, including the Special Olympics Unified Cup from July 31 – August 6 and the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin in 2023. The two organizations are also launching a program that will match Allison+Partners staff to their local Special Olympics Program. “This first-of-its-kind Global Volunteer Engagement Program will give all Allison+Partners employees the opportunity to see inclusion on and off the playing field and be part of something bigger than themselves,” said Jason Teitler, SVP of global communications and brand lead, Special Olympics.


InnoVision Marketing Group launches InnoVision Español, which will serve businesses and brands wanting to reach the Hispanic community and Hispanic-oriented clients and companies. InnoVision has been executing Hispanic campaigns for clients such as Palomar Health, Penske Automotive, Valley View Casino and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts for several years. InnoVision Español will be led by SVP & senior creative director Giselle Campos, and SVP & executive art director Jose Carrillo. “


The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations will present its Betsy Plank Award to APCO Worldwide senior advisor Charlene Wheeless at the center’s 12th annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala on Nov. 3 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Wheeless is also principal and chief executive officer of Charlene Wheeless, LLC. Other honorees will include Karp Randel co-founder Jane Randel (Legacy Mentor); Google VP, global communications and public affairs Corey duBrowa (Corporate Mentor); Flowers Communication Group chairman and CEO Michelle Flowers Welch (Agency Mentor); California State University, Fullerton College of Communications dean Bey-Ling Sha (Educator Mentor); and PAN Communications VP, general manager and head of DEI Brandon Thomas (Emerging Leader Award). Sponsorship opportunities for the event are available.