NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Widmeyer Communications, a Finn Partners Company, has been chosen to lead the marketing and communications efforts for the U.S. Army's Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). Widmeyer will work closely with Battelle, who is leading a consortium of nine organizations in this effort, to revamp communications and marketing for the $185 million AEOP effort over the next 10 years.
AEOP, one of the nation's largest educational outreach programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), reaches more than 35,000 students and teachers across the country. By 2025, the consortium aims to nearly double its reach by recruiting more than 65,000 participants.
"Our deep expertise in education communications, and particularly in STEM, make us a great fit for this effort," said Jason Smith, managing partner, Finn Partners and leader of the agency's PK-12 education practice. The assignment will be managed by Marina Stenos, Vice President and Director, from the agency's New York office. Account services will include strategic communications and partnerships, marketing and media relations, social media integration, community management, digital research and brand management.
About Finn Partners, Inc.
Finn Partners was launched in late 2011 to realize Peter Finn's vision to create a leading communications agency dedicated to shaping a bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong drivers of the brand. Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of communications services, including digital and social media. Specialty areas include technology, consumer, education, travel & lifestyle, CSR, arts, health, and public and corporate affairs.
Finn Partners was named "Best Midsize Agency" in 2015, "Best Agency to Work For" in 2013 and "Best New Agency" in 2012 by the industry's Holmes Report. Headquartered in New York City, the company has approximately 500 employees, with offices in Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, San Francisco and Washington D.C., and has additional international capabilities through its own global network and PROI Worldwide. Find us at www.finnpartners.com and follow us on Twitter @finnpartners.
About Widmeyer Communications
Founded in 1988, Widmeyer Communications has been anchored around public policy issues in the fields of education, health care, the economy, workforce development and energy. From representing Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, labor, non-profits and the philanthropic community, Widmeyer has been at the forefront of breakthrough efforts ranging from school reform, the well-being of children, equality and consumer protection. In 2010, Scott Widmeyer was inducted into the PR Hall of Fame by PR News. In 2013, Widmeyer Communications joined Finn Partners. Find more information on us at www.widmeyer.com and follow us on Twitter @WidmeyerED.
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