Digital Nutrition Innovator Zipongo Names Amendola Communications its Public Relations Agency of Record

Amendola lands New York Times article on Zipongo's mobile and online solutions helping employers, health plans and consumers battle obesity, chronic disease, and other health issues

Feb 25, 2016, 10:07 ET from Amendola Communications

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized and award-winning public relations, content creation and marketing firm specializing in healthcare and health information technology (HIT), announced that it has been selected as the public relations agency of record for Zipongo, the digital health company that makes it easy to eat well.

Zipongo's mission is to reduce chronic disease by positively impacting the one thing everyone does: eat. The San Francisco-based company provides highly personalized and medically relevant meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists tied to grocery loyalty cards, as well as a growing number of food-related innovations. Some of the nation's largest employers and health plans use Zipongo to improve the health, satisfaction and productivity of employees and members by making it easy for them to eat healthy food at home, on the job and while eating out.

As part of Amendola's comprehensive and aggressive public relations program for Zipongo, the agency has already delivered a New York Times article, "Wellness App Aims to Improve Workplace Nutrition," in the Feb. 22 national edition of the newspaper and online. The Amendola team will provide Zipongo with ongoing strategic counsel on market developments and messaging to support media and analyst relations, as well as speaker and award initiatives.

"I'm delighted to have a public relations partner like Amendola, whose team has already demonstrated their ability to get us in front of the news," said Scott Smith, Senior Vice President of Revenue for Zipongo. "Brands are built on what people are saying about you, not what you're saying about yourself. We've already seen that the Amendola team can help foster critical relationships within healthcare and the benefits management industry, and position us as knowledgeable and trusted thought leaders."

"Zipongo is one of the most exciting companies I've seen in a long time, with a unique means of addressing the single biggest influencer of population health – what we eat," said Jodi Amendola, CEO of Amendola Communications. "Until this week's New York Times article, Zipongo was flying under the radar despite landing some of the nation's best-known self-insured employers, health plans, and large provider organizations, who see the company as the answer to many of their wellness problems. Our deep knowledge of healthcare and technology media is helping to viralize the Zipongo story, which we believe will drive ever greater market success for the company."

About Zipongo
Zipongo is a San Francisco-based digital health company that makes it easy to eat well. We work with employers, health plans and other wellness partners looking for an easy way to engage their members in healthy and sustainable eating habits that drive positive results. Zipongo's proprietary MealRx™ personalization engine delivers individualized recommendations tied to convenient, real-time actions that enable healthy eating at home and at work, including healthy recipes, meal planning tools and discounts and incentives to healthy groceries. We provide a HIPAA-secure, easy-to-implement software-as-a-service platform that runs on web, mobile and tablet. Learn more at

About Amendola Communications
Amendola Communications is an award-winning national public relations, marketing communications, social media and content marketing firm. Named one of the best information technology (IT) PR firms in the nation by PRSourceCode for four years running, Amendola represents some of the best-known brands and groundbreaking startups in the healthcare and healthcare IT industries. Amendola's seasoned team of PR and marketing pros delivers strategic guidance and effective solutions to help organizations boost their reputation and drive market share. For more information about the PR industry's "A Team," visit, and follow Amendola on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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