PR Industry News- Updates from Be Social, Blended Strategy, Hawkins International + More


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Be Social has hired Tera Leuthauser as President. Previously Vice President at Bollare, Tera will lead company operations and client relations for the communications and talent group.

Bastion Elevate and Bastion Rare have announced “Bastion for Startup Launch Program” for Southern California startups looking for marketing and launch support. 

Blended Strategy Group adds PR to their list of agency services, launching with clients will include OLLY Nutrition and Chelsea Handler’s cannabis line (launching late 2019).

Hawkins International Public Relations continues to expand its West Coast operations with the appointment of Alexis Murray-Merriman as Account Director. Drawing upon nearly a decade of bi-coastal experience in communications and much of it in the travel and hospitality realms, Alexis is focused on continuing the growth of Hawkins International’s Los Angeles office through new client opportunities in Los Angeles’ growing hospitality and wellness boom.

Lynette Nicole PR announces that they will host the first Chicago installment of Pilates and PR on September 25, 2019. Pilates and PR aims to give influencers, publicists and editors a place to connect and features a 50-min mat Pilates class followed by small bites, wine and conversation. 

Issa PR has been appointed to launch luxury cannabis company, Herbés. Issa PR will help to drive US media relations, while providing strategy for seeding, influencer engagement, and guerilla marketing. 

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Faith Dye

Faith Dye

Faith is an ambitious PR and digital marketing specialist who loves telling the stories behind amazing brands and connecting businesses with audiences who will support them. A lover of all things in the beauty, lifestyle and wellness space, when Faith isn’t working on social campaigns or securing press for clients, she’s likely reading about the latest and greatest wellness products and testing out new fitness trends.