HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Connell & Goldberg, a top independent regional PR firm, announced today that it will expand its base of operations with the opening of a New York City office in January 2012. President and Co-Founder Barbara Goldberg will oversee both offices.
O'Connell & Goldberg has also promoted long-time agency executive, Matt Levinson, to Vice President/Managing Director.
"We have built a solid PR presence in Florida over the past 18 years, while nurturing our contacts throughout the country," Goldberg said. "Now, our clients will have increased exposure in the center of the media mecca, enabling deeper connections and greater access to national resources. New York and South Florida share a vibrant, sophisticated cultural and business relationship. Our expansion enables our Florida clients to further capitalize on the opportunities available on a national playing field."
Levinson, a seasoned communications strategist who has been with the agency for 11 years, will continue to oversee day-to-day client relationships and will work closely with Goldberg in guiding the efforts of the dual-office agency.
"Matt is a highly-respected PR practitioner who has provided our clients with stellar counsel and leadership for the past decade," she added. "He not only exceeds our clients' expectations, but has earned the respect and admiration from staff alike, making this a completely natural evolution for the agency."
Levinson, a Weston resident, is a graduate of the University of Florida.
Effective January 1, 2012, the agency's New York office will be located in the East Village.
According to Goldberg, today's communication technology and convergence of consumer channels and geographic boundaries will make this a smooth extension for the firm, with the same commitment to face-to-face, client interaction.
A top independent, full-service creative public relations firm since 1993, O'Connell & Goldberg prides itself on connecting clients with their key audiences and keeping them relevant in the marketplace. Its unique approach has impacted many business sectors including retail, hospitality/F&B, real estate, education, healthcare, not-for-profit and corporate communications. Recognizing the rapidly-changing way in which consumers receive information, the agency works with clients to engage the most impactful methods of communication, encompassing both traditional and social media channels.
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