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Hemsworth Communications Wins Silver Stevie® Award for Fastest-G rowing Company Across All Industries



Michael Jacobs, COO and Samantha Jacobs, Founder & President, Hemsworth Communications; Stevie Awards for Women in Business Gala in New York City.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – November 21, 2017Hemsworth Communications has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Fastest-Growing Company category as part of the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Nicknamed ‘The Stevies’for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented during a recent event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

“I am honored to accept this prestigious award, and to have been recognized alongside so many incredible women,” said Samantha Jacobs. “This award truly is a testament to the efforts of our fantastic team members. They are hungry, motivated and committed to producing outstanding results while building close-working relationships with our incredible clients. As we head into a new year, this award is a perfect reminder that the passion, insight and connections Hemsworth brings to our clients really do make the world of difference.”

Jacobs launched Hemsworth Communications in 2014 and since that time, the agency has maintained a rapid ascent, signing acclaimed global brands and receiving numerous accolades for its consistent results. Hemsworth focuses on the travel, tourism, hospitality and lifestyle brand categories, crafting tailored, innovative communications programs infused with the agency’s signature personal, passionate client service.

Hemsworth has achieved several milestones in 2017, opening two new office locations in Atlanta and Orlando, making several new hires, promoting existing team members and creating new entry-level positions that afford new opportunities to those looking to break into the PR industry.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. This year, more than 1,500 nominations were submitted from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 170 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process.

“The judges were so impressed with the accomplishments of all of the Stevie Award-winning women and organizations. The 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business received a record number of nominations and had a record number of ceremony attendees,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

In addition to the Silver Stevie, Hemsworth was honored to have two clients also named winners, including Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, CMO of Margaritaville Holdings, and Lily Mockerman, president and CEO of Total Customized Revenue Management (TCRM). The full list of Stevie Award winners are available at

For more information, visit Stay up-to-date on the latest Hemsworth news by following @HemsworthPR on Instagram or by liking the agency on Facebook at

About Hemsworth Communications

A dynamic, full-service agency, Hemsworth Communications caters to companies in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, while leveraging experience within the real estate, philanthropy, entertainment, sports business, home and lifestyle product sectors. Services, among others, include brand communications strategy, media relations, promotions, guerrilla marketing, social media, cause marketing and event planning. Unlike traditional public relations agencies, Hemsworth is dedicated to crafting customized communications programs that are infused with personal, passionate client service and positively contribute to each client’s bottom line.


Media Contact:

Morgan Stemler, Hemsworth Communications

954-716-7614 or Morgan


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Key West Kicks Off Holidays with over a dozen events


Key West’s Better Than Ever Annual Holiday Fest, The “Bight” Before Christmas and the “Harborwalk of Lights” Celebration

Key West, FL. (November 16, 2017) – Kick off the Season, ignite your holiday spirit and visit the Key West Historic Seaport. There are over a dozen different events taking place this holiday season and it all begins next week with the 2017 Key West “Bight” Before Christmas “Lighting of the Harborwalk.”

The annual Lighting of the Key West “Harborwalk of Lights” will take place the day before Thanksgiving on November 22, 2017 at 6:00pm. The Historic Seaport will transform into a bright, nautical wonderland with more lights this year than ever before. Get to this FREE event on the harborwalk at Greene and Elizabeth Street to get the best seat in the house. The evening event will include Music, Lights, Giveaways, Kids Countdown and Holiday Fun.

The annual nautical holiday display meanders along the beautiful harborwalk waterfront from Greene Street to the Ferry Terminal. If you cannot make the kickoff on November 22nd, daily lighting will take place at dusk throughout the Holiday Season.

“I knew that the Historic Seaport could be a magical Holiday destination. Wrapping the harborwalk with lights reflecting off the water of the old Key West Bight Marina provides Christmas cheer while honoring the maritime history of the Key West waterfront,” said Tom Stroh, event creator and director.

Santa will be at the Historic Seaport on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the “Nautical Christmas Tree” at the front of William Street. Stop by to take a picture with Santa and the family, including pets. Dogs, cats and even roosters are welcome to take a holiday picture with Santa with the “Harborwalk of Lights” in the background.
The 27th Annual Lighted Boat Parade at the Historic Seaport put on by the Schooner Wharf Bar starts at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Participants will float through the marina on boats decked out in holiday lights and decorations. Viewing takes place all along the harborwalk waterfront. There are several watch parties, including the Sebago Lighted Boat Parade Cruise and Catamaran Echo Lighted Boat Parade Watch. For these and other Historic Seaport commercial tenants visit the

Also at the Historic Seaport is Conch Republic Seafood’s “Holiday Classic Car Show” on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The event is FREE and is being held from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

For more information and calendar of events, visit the official website of the Key West “Bight” before Christmas Celebration at For general information and directions to the Historic Seaport visit

About Key West Historic Seaport
The Key West Historic Seaport is your gateway for everything to do in Key West, Florida. Enjoy world class dining, shopping, live music, accommodations, museums & water excursions all while soaking up breathtaking views. The Key West Historic Seaport is a twenty-acre facility that has become the go-to destination for those wishing to experience a blend of the old with the new Key West. Key West Historic Seaport is located along the beautiful harborwalk waterfront at the ends of Front Street, Greene Street, Elizabeth Street, William Street, Margaret Street & Grinnell Street.
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Julie Ruffolo
Managing Partner | Public Relations Operations
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Job Listing: PR AE

PR Account Executive
A full-service public relations company with an impressive client roster has an opening for a dynamic Account Executive with 2 – 4 years of experience. The candidate must have excellent AP Style writing and organizational skills.

GPR offers an integrated communications approach with in-house capabilities ranging from media relations to marketing, advertising, event planning, crisis communications, media training, website development and social media management. Our business philosophy reflects giving back to the community while offering quality work to best represent our clients and serving as a stellar example of experienced PR professionals.

The Account Executive will be involved in many aspects of the business including:

  • Offer counsel and strategy to a diverse client base
  • Develop and execute PR plans
  • Brainstorm/pitch media opportunities
  • Draft, edit and distribute press releases
  • Create and maintain target media lists
  • Assist in social media engagement
  • Monitor local, regional and national media placements

Please submit your resume and cover letter to careers. This is a full-time position with benefits and a 401(k).

Tasha Yohan | Account Executive
1995 E Oakland Park Blvd | Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306 /

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For Immediate Release Rebecca Shpektor rebecca(at)transmediagroup.com561-750-9800 x2220

TransMedia Group Names Rebecca Shpektor Director of Public Relations

BOCA RATON, Fla.—July 13, 2017—TransMedia Group (, one of the country’s leading, multi-lingual independent public relations firms, has named Rebecca Shpektor Director of Public Relations.

Ms. Shpektor is a faithful Bostonian at heart, who has moved down to South Florida in pursuit of a career in the public relations sphere. With a B.S. in Mass Communications, a focus in Public Relations and a concentration in Spanish from Boston University, she brings her creative expertise to the table. Whether it’s writing press releases, pitching clients to the media, or drafting creative editorials, Shpektor is sure to please.

“This opportunity is truly opening so many incredible doors for me in the world of media and public relations. I am thrilled to join such a supportive and knowledgeable team,” said Shpektor.

A first-generation American, Shpektor is the only child born to Russian immigrant parents. Her diverse background has led her to travel to over 30 countries around the world and pushed her to utilize her trilingual language-skills. During her time in college, Shpektor was involved in a multitude of clubs and organizations. As an avid ballroom dancer for over ten years, she was involved with the ballroom and salsa clubs on-campus. In addition, Shpektor wrote for an online journal publication, The Tab Boston University. She was also a member of Delta Gamma, and often volunteered for their philanthropy-Service for Sight. Her volunteer work has even extended all the way to Israel, where she worked with troubled children at a full-time summer camp.

Prior to TransMedia Group, Shpektor held an in-house PR position at Dassault Systemes, a French multinational software company. She maintained the company’s North America blog and participated in a variety of key promotional events.

Shpektor is very motivated and taking on TransMedia’s diverse clients with full-force, such as American Dream Investing,, Dr. Myaine Riobe ( and to name a few.