February 5, 2023

Advertising & Public Relations

Zelen Communications, Tampa, FL

Laura Woodard, a marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience in multiple industries from ad agencies to large corporations to entrepreneurship, is now a Partner with Zelen Communications. She will oversee sales, marketing, account strategy, and finance at the Tampa-based firm well known for its expertise in integrated marketing and website development. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2023

Florida Public Relations Association, Ocala

The Ocala chapter of Florida Public Relations Association has named Tammy A. Gantt as President for the 2022/23-chapter year. Read more »
Published on 11/21/2022

Omni Public, Tampa

Ivon Rodriguez is a marketing maven with over 20 years of experience in building strong brand presence and leveraging passion for technology to drive continuous innovation. She holds a double B.A. from Brown University, a joint EMBA from Brown University and IE, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Virginia Tech. She joins Omni Public as Chief Marketing and Growth Officer. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2022

Omni Public, Tampa

Ilirian Ameti is the founding partner at Illyria Capital, a private equity and corporate finance advisory firm. He is responsible for the firm's capital raising, financial advisory, and portfolio monitoring efforts. Before starting Illyria Capital, he was a senior analyst at Third Lake Capital and financial analyst at Amazon.He joins Omni Public as Chief Financial Officer. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2022

Omni Public, Miami, Florida

Marcella McCarthy is a Miami-based journalist and PR consultant who specializes in tech, startups, and health. She previously covered tech in Latin America and Healthtech for TechCrunch and was the Tech Editor for Bloomberg Linea. Marcella recently joined the Omni Public team as a part-time consultant to help navigate the media for Omni's innovative tech companies. Read more »
Published on 5/2/2022

O'Connell & Goldberg PR, Hollywood, FL

South Florida PR Firm O'Connell & Goldberg Public Relations (O&G) has named Britney Ouzts senior account executive. Ouzts will manage strategic earned media relations and digital media initiatives and campaigns for clients across various industries. She brings nearly seven years of public relations experience to O&G PR and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from FIU. Read more »
Published on 3/21/2022

BoardroomPR, Fort Lauderdale

Laura Burns has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Burns has played an integral role at BoardroomPR since she joined the award-winning firm in 2012. As a communications professional for nearly twenty years, she specializes in media relations and crisis communications, working with clients in a variety of industries including real estate, healthcare and education. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2021

Consensus Communications, Orlando, Florida

Consensus Communications announced that Margaret Baird joined its Orlando-based team as an Account Manager. In her role, Baird manages client communications initiatives and strategies while also developing publicity material and campaigns sharing client stories with their market. Read more »
Published on 8/3/2021

Consensus Communications, Orlando

Consensus Communications announced that Trent Phillips is joining its Orlando-based team as a Communications Strategist & Political Consultant. In his role, Phillips will develop political and corporate communications strategy as well as public education campaigns that reach policy makers, opinion leaders and neighbors on important projects occurring in their communities. Read more »
Published on 6/14/2021

Cultivate PR, Coral Gables

Sissy DeMaria-Koehne, CEO of Cultivate PR and WorldWise PR Affiliates, has been appointed to join Baptist Health Foundation's Miami Cancer Institute Council Directors. As a council member, DeMaria-Koehne will be responsible for contributing innovative and creative ideas to raise funds, enhance donor relationships and support overall foundation initiatives. Read more »
Published on 5/17/2021

Cultivate PR a Sissy DeMaria + Campbell + Acker Agency, Miami

Cultivate PR a Sissy DeMaria + Campbell + Acker Agency has announced the appointment of Stephanie De Maria Rosado as Partner and Social Media Director. With over a decade of experience, Rosado executes strategic social media marketing campaigns for a number of the firm's prestigious clients spanning the luxury lifestyle, real estate, automotive, and hospitality sectors. Read more »
Published on 4/20/2021

Cultivate PR a Sissy DeMaria + Campbell + Acker Agency, Miami

Cultivate PR a Sissy DeMaria + Campbell + Acker Agency has announced the appointment of Ansley Campbell as President and Partner. With more than a decade of experience, Campbell will oversee strategic media and marketing campaigns for the firm's prestigious clients in the luxury lifestyle, real estate, consumer and hospitality sectors. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2021

ChappellRoberts, Tampa

Agency principal Christine Turner has been promoted to president of ChappellRoberts. As president, Turner will lead all facets of agency operations and growth. Colleen Chappell will remain CEO as the agency continues its long-term succession plan. For more than 20 years, Turner has been instrumental in growing ChappellRoberts into a sought-after branding agency for global, national and regional clients. Turner has led strategy, branding and new business development while managing several key departments within the agency. She has also been a driving force in the agency's positive impact on clients' businesses. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2021

OvareGroup, Miami

Marketing veteran Julian Roca named President of OvareGroup Florida. Roca will expand the OvareGroup's footprint across Florida through the growth and expansion of its existing companies, strategic acquisitions, creation of new offerings, and investment in new ventures. Based in Miami, he was formerly an Executive Director of VMLY&R. Read more »
Published on 12/7/2020

Sachs Media, Tallahassee

Sachs Media, an award-winning public relations, public affairs, crisis and strategic communications firm, is proud to welcome veteran communicator Jenn Meale Poggie to the agency's senior leadership team in the role of Senior Account Manager of Public Affairs. Poggie brings more than a decade of experience as a communications director for three state agencies including the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Florida Attorney General's Office, under former AG Pam Bondi, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, under former Commissioner Adam Putnam. Poggie will play a key role in leading large accounts that involve statewide outreach, public policy, and insider knowledge of state government. Read more »
Published on 8/19/2020

Zimmerman Advertising, Fort Lauderdale

Zimmerman Advertising is pleased to announce Lisa Rossi has been promoted to the role of Chief Client Officer. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Elevate Inc., Tampa

Aakash Patel and his dad, Minesh Patel, are first father-son duo to serve on Indo-US Chamber of Commerce Board Aakash Patel and his dad, Minesh Patel, have become the first father-son duo to serve on Indo-US Chamber of Commerce Board. Aakash Patel, the founder and President of Elevate, Inc. has accepted a board position on the Indo-US Chamber effective January 1. Minesh Patel has been a board member since 2006. "My father and I agree there's nothing more rewarding than helping to grow our collective business community," Aakash Patel said. The Indo-US Chamber has also named Tampa attorney Dipa Shah as chair of its board. Shah, an attorney and in-house counsel for Coastal Dental, is the first woman in history to serve in that role. Read more »
Published on 1/13/2020

Zimmerman Advertising, Fort Lauderdale

Zimmerman proudly announces the addition of Christina Famy as Account Director. Famy was a Senior Account Manager for iCrossing and was responsible for driving brand, content, and search strategy. She... Read more »
Published on 12/11/2019

Zimmerman Advertising, Fort Lauderdale

Zimmerman Advertising, an Omnicom Group company, has announced Taj McClymont as Group Digital Media Director. McClymont most recently served as Vice President of Digital Strategy for Pinnacle.  For nearly 20... Read more »
Published on 12/11/2019

Zimmerman Advertising, Fort Lauderdale

Zimmerman Advertising is proud to introduce Klim Kavall as VP, Digital Media Director. In his role, he will be leading the Media Strategy and Activation for Zimmerman clients. Kavall joins... Read more »
Published on 12/11/2019

ChappellRoberts, Tampa

Preparing for strategic growth, ChappellRoberts has created a new agency position - hiring Matt Boswell as Executive Creative Director and Principal. After a national search, Boswell joined the agency to lead its growing creative team and serve overall agency operations. His experience spans many industries - from retail and tourism to healthcare and financial services. Read more »
Published on 9/9/2019

Wingard, Jacksonville

Russell Baker has been appointed as Wingard’s next CEO and Brand Strategist. Baker brings more than 20 years of marketing strategy and business operations experience to the role. Baker joined... Read more »
Published on 3/13/2019

Zimmerman Advertising, Fort Lauderdale

Zimmerman Advertising announced it has appointed Jeff Pearson as its Chief Client Officer. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2019

The Victory Group Inc., St Petersburg FL

The Victory Group is proud to announce President/Founder Adam Goodman, named Tufts University's first Senior Edward R Murrow Fellow, has been reappointed for a 2nd term. Goodman, a national TV commentator, Times columnist, and long-time political media consultant, was recently named by Florida Trend as one of the state's "most influential business leaders". Read more »
Published on 1/21/2019

Visit Florida, Tallahassee

Visit Florida announced the appointment of Dana Young as its new President and CEO. Read more »
Published on 1/16/2019

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