For most of our clients, media relations is an important piece of an integrated PR program. Coverage in well-respected media outlets has credibility. Plus, many outlets have large and relevant audiences. We’ve built relationships with local, regional and national journalists, which helps us effectively pitch stories about our clients.
Below are a few notable media mentions our team has secured for clients recently.
- Wilbert client Crane Island, the secluded island located on Amelia Island’s western edge, has been chosen as the location for this year’s Southern Living Idea House. Designed to encourage both indoor and outdoor living with 1,400 square feet of porches, the residence sits near the water with unsurpassable views. The Fernandina Observer reports the “Idea House” will be featured in the August 2019 issue of Southern Living. Each year, the design team of the selected “Idea House” is challenged to come up with a list of at least 101 new ideas for readers. Look out for Southern Living’s August issue to read all 101 idea from the 2019 Crane Island Idea House.
- The development of Georgia Avenue, undertaken by Wilbert client Carter, is progressing with new smells and tastes. Curbed got exclusive access to Halfway Crooks Brewery, which opened just last week in Summerhill at 60 Georgia Avenue. Business owners Shawn Bainbridge and Joran Van Ginderacther said the renovation of the century-old building did not come without challenges, but luckily, the team was able to install new metal beams and overcome leaking issues. The craft beer will be accompanied by Heaps New Zealand Meat Pies, founded by Jake Harvey. Down the road, Wood’s Chapel BBQ opened shop on June 19. Along with new retail, new homes are being developed such as Carter’s 311-unit apartment complex projected to be complete by mid-2021.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently reported on new statistics released from the state’s Labor Department that signify a modest increase in Georgia job growth in May after two months of declines. With the addition of about 2,600 jobs and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.8%, officials are hopeful that the state’s economy will positively progress after no improvement for the first four months of 2019. Although the early months of 2019 were slow, the overall view of the past 12 months is positive with Georgia adding about 69,000 jobs. Casey Halliburton, managing director of ExecuSource, an Atlanta-based Wilbert client, says as of now, it is still a “very tight labor market,” but suggests a slowdown.
- According to Development Magazine, landscape architecture is becoming more important than ever. As tenants and end users are expressing increased interest in outdoor physical spaces that promote dwell time, mixed-use developers are evolving their design strategies to allot functional outdoor spaces. Wilbert client Cooper Carry, in collaboration with H.G. Hill Realty Company, Hawkins Partners and TMPartners, has successfully incorporated landscape architecture in its master plan for Hill Center that focuses on walkable areas to connect both buildings and the public realm. Located about 10 miles south of downtown Nashville, Hill Center creates experiences through its pathways and flexible design.
- Authority Magazine recently spoke with Chief People Officer for Wilbert client Lucas Group, Carolina King. Carolina shares her human resources tips and key practices with reporter Kage Spatz. Some of her insights include the five techniques she uses to identify the talent that would be best suited for any particular job she is looking to fill, the top three ways to attract and engage the best talent in an industry when they haven’t already reached out to you and the most effective strategies used to retain employees.
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