MMGY Global acquires Germany-based PR and marketing firm Lieb Management, expanding the company's European footprint. Lieb Management will now be known as MMGY Lieb, with founder and managing director Ralf Lieb remaining integral to the MMGY Lieb brand. MMGY Lieb offers marketing, sales, public relations and influencer relations services for the tourism and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions) industries in Europe’s Dutch- and German-speaking markets. With MMGY Lieb comes other travel firms working in the German-speaking market, including LMG Management, specializing in international PR, and Piroth Kommunikation, which focuses on the German-speaking European market. “This is a significant move as we strengthen global services for our client portfolio, bolstering our expertise with the investment in this team of experts specializing in the Germany, Austria and Switzerland regional markets,” said MMGY Global CEO Katie Briscoe.

Fish Consulting

Fish Consulting is acquired by Big Rock Brands, a private-equity owned holding company specializing in serving the marketing needs of the franchising sector. Fish will continue operating as an independent brand under Big Rock Brands and remain headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Agency president Lorne Fisher will continue to lead Fish and serve on Big Rock Brands’ board of directors. The acquisition of Fish Consulting marks the fourth by Big Rock Brands since it was created in 2020, when investment partners Greens Farms Capital LLC and Landon Capital Partners LLC acquired content marketing agency 919 Marketing. “The combination of Fish’s innovative storytelling with our data and analytics platform is certain to deliver strategic insights for our current and future clients,” said Big Rock Brands chairman Michael Kessler.

Plank Center
Madeline Chadwick, Marlene Neill

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations board of advisors has announced the appointment of two new board members: Papa Johns chief corporate affairs officer Madeline Chadwick and Dr. Marlene Neill, an associate professor in the Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media, and graduate program director for the Journalism and American Studies programs at Baylor University. “The goals of The Plank Center remain steadfast,” Dr. Karla Gower, director of The Plank Center, said. “The board is confident that our newest additions will continue our mission to empower and advance the next generation of emerging leaders in the profession.”