Qorvis launches and registers its Qorvis GeoPols Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, the firm’s physical presence in the United Arab Emirates. Following the management buyout and relaunch earlier this year, the establishment of the DMCC hub complements Qorvis’ Washington, D.C. headquarters and presence in Geneva, Brussels and Riyadh. Its capabilities include capital and financial transaction compliance and transparency solutions, and branded news and premium content, as well as global advocacy, strategic communications, creative and digital services. The new unit will be led by managing partner for the EMEA region Grace Fenstermaker and chief financial officer Özkan Yilmaz. “The strategic expansion positions Qorvis as the premier partner for clients seeking comprehensive solutions at the nexus of capital and influence,” says Qorvis chief excutive Matt J. Lauer. The agency has also appointed Jesse Schatz as director in Riyadh.
Jackson Spalding unveils a new brand identity, which includes a reimagined logo and color palette, as well as the relaunch of the agency’s website. The agency says that the revamped JacksonSpalding.com was developed with a focus on immediately showcasing the power of the agency’s clients, work and team. The new logo, which was created by Jackson Spalding designer and Steely Works founder Brian Steely, is intended to represent collaboration, performance and relationship. “Our purpose statement is to cultivate meaningful relationships rooted in mutual respect – within our agency, with our clients and in our communities,” said agency co-founder Glen Jackson. Founded in 1995, Jackson Spalding, which works with such clients as The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google and, L.L. Bean, has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Athens, GA, in addition to team members located throughout the country.
The Museum of Public Relations elects Renée Edelman, Mara Hedgecoth and Stacey Jones to its board of directors. Edelman, senior VP, archivist & special projects, worked on the Edelman Museum that opened in the firm's new Chicago co-headquarters in fall 2022 to celebrate Edelman's 70th anniversary. She previously served for 25 years as senior media strategist for Edelman's global technology practice. Hedgecoth is APCO Worldwide chief communication and marketing officer, Hedgecoth leading the firm’s global marketing effort as well as directing brand and global business initiatives on behalf of the agency. Stacey Jones, who most recently led corporate communications at Accenture, is Immediate past president and member of the executive committee of the Institute for Public Relations.