SEATTLE, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based integrated marketing and PR agency Firmani + Associates Inc. today announced Kristi Clough has become a partner and shareholder in the agency. Clough joined the full-service firm in 2007.
Since joining the agency, Clough's role has grown to encompass many aspects of client service, agency management and business development. She manages a broad range of public-relations programs for clients across several industries and is experienced in maintaining collaborative relationships with the firm's clients, marketing partners and business prospects.
In 2009, Clough's work earned the firm a Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Totem Award for the strategic development and implementation of a community outreach program that uses integrated word-of-mouth marketing strategies to raise client company profiles among target audiences in the Pacific Northwest.
"Since I opened the agency 17 years ago, I've had the privilege to work with many extraordinarily talented professionals," Mark Firmani said. "In those 17 years, this is the first time I've asked anyone to become a partner. That speaks legions."
Clough also recently contributed to the Puget Sound Business Journal as a guest columnist and is a member of the Puget Sound Chapter of PRSA. She is a Washington native and attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. where she earned double bachelor's degrees in communication and French.
"Firmani + Associates has been the ideal fit for growing my career as a public relations professional," Clough said. "I'm passionate about the quickly changing developments in the PR industry, the growth of our firm and most importantly, for earning winning results for our clients, and I'm honored to do so as a partner at F+A."
Firmani + Associates partners with innovative companies in diverse fields including legal, consumer, corporate, healthcare, professional services, technology, and other industries to assist organizations with their communications needs. Headquartered in Seattle, the firm also plans to relocate to the South Lake Union neighborhood in the coming months.
About Firmani + Associates Inc.
Firmani + Associates Inc., founded in 1994, is a full-service, award-winning public relations and marketing firm that specializes in helping companies enhance their overall brand image and drive results via integrated marketing communications programs. For more information, visit www.firmani.com.
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