Amy Littleton
Amy Littleton

Stretch PR is launched by former Reputation Partners president Amy Littleton. Littleton, who was previously executive VP and managing director at KemperLesnik, has assembled a client services team at the Chicago-based creative PR firm that has experience in media relations, content marketing, social media, brand activation, thought leadership marketing, influencer marketing and issues management. “My goal is to create the Stretch PR way of serving clients’ PR needs, including bringing together the most talented PR professionals in the business; housing advanced technology and analytics capabilities; always setting and striving to reach stretch goals; and producing results beyond expectations,” said Littleton. The firm will serve clients worldwide.

VVK

VVK PR + Creative, a Detroit-based PR, digital and video production agency, launches the VVK PR + Creative Student Scholarship at Wayne State University to support diversity within and access for the next generation of PR practitioners, video producers, digital strategists and graphic designers. Awarded by the university’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, the first scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2024. The announcement comes as the agency announces that it has exceeded the $2 million revenue projections for its first year by over $400,000, expanding its team to 20 employees, and more than doubling its client roster to over 40 organizations.

Lisbon

The Lisbon International Advertising Festivals Awards, which includes the Lisbon PR Awards, is partnering with Rio do Prado, an eco hotel located in Óbidos, Portugal, to host its 8th edition, being held on September 18. The judges for the awards are Rodger Beekman, creative director at Monstarlab; Eva Santos Bouzas, CCO and founder at Delirio & Twain/Forbes 100; Luis Silva Dias, creative director at FCB International; Sara Fatima Koraishy, commercial director - Inviqa | HAVAS Group and Gabriel Augusto, dDirector at FLAG. Submissions for the PR Awards, as well as for the Advertising Fesitval and Lisbon International Health Festival, will be open through August 8. All awards categories can be found on the official website.