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JOB POST: Fort Lauderdale PR Agency


Title – Hemsworth Communications is Hiring Travel/Lifestyle PR Pros

Hemsworth Communications is hiring travel/lifestyle PR professionals for our Fort Lauderdale office, located on Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. This is a terrific opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing travel and tourism PR agencies in the United States, as ranked by O’Dwyer’s and South Florida Business Journal. Your clients will include hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise lines and more!

We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Account coordinator (at least one year of agency experience or an

agency internship, please) Account executive Senior account executive

Account supervisor

While we specialize in fun, exciting travel, tourism, hospitality and lifestyle accounts, experience in those areas is not required. Agency experience is, however, preferred. Being bilingual is a plus!

Benefits include paid vacation and personal time (including your birthday!), paid Summer Fridays, an array of travel perks, monthly team outings, spot bonuses, free Netflix subscriptions and much more. We are open to candidates who are interested in relocation to Atlanta, as we are also looking to add to our team in that office.

To be considered, please send your resume to Samantha.Jacobs.

Samantha Jacobs

Founder and President

Hemsworth Communications

1011 E. Las Olas Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

954-716-7614 (office)

954-319-1787 (cell)

Samantha.Jacobs / Samantha.Jacobs (AT)

Top Travel & Economic Development PR Firm

O’Dwyer’s 2016 PR Firm Rankings

RFP Alert: Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Dear Advertising/Public Relations Professional:

The Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., dba 54th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, will be sending an RFP for our 2018
Arts Festival. The RFP will be sent shortly after our 2017 event, February 18-20, 2017.

Part of the RFP will be based on your knowledge of our event. We will be asking for your ideas on how to foster and maintain our brand and take our 54-year old event into the future.

Your intimate knowledge and understanding of our event will prove be essential in this process.

If you would kindly email our Director of Operations, Matt Fillioe, at Matt / Matt (AT)


Monty Trainer

VISIT FLORIDA House Hearing Next Week – Take Action

VISIT FLORIDA House Hearing Next Week – Take Action

Tourism in Florida continues to be threatened. Lawmakers are trying to cut VISIT FLORIDA, which helps support over 1.4 million employees in the Florida tourism industry. Tourism marketing is vital to Florida’s economy. Cuts to VISIT FLORIDA will hurt our local communities and place jobs at risk.

Next week, the House Appropriations Committee will hear HB 7005, a bill that will eliminate VISIT FLORIDA and several economic incentive programs. We need to stand together to protect Florida Tourism and stop this bill.


To make your voice heard and prevent HB 7005 from reaching the House floor, please consider taking part in the following advocacy actions:

  • Attend next week’s committee hearing and urge members to oppose HB 7005

House Appropriations Committee
Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Knott Building, Room 212

RSVP to mjacobson

We need your help today! Do not let this opportunity to make an impact pass by. Please take action right now – it will only take a few moments of your day.

Together, we can remind lawmakers that travel and tourism works for Florida.

Stacy Ritter


Important – Action Necessary for VISIT FLORIDA

The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee will be considering the bill that eliminates VISIT FLORIDA (HB 7005) this Tuesday, February 21 from 1pm–3:30pm. If tourism marketing at the state and local level is important to you, it is critical that you take action right away.

Between today and Tuesday, the tourism industry needs you to focus your energy, your team’s energy and your entire tourism industry’s energy on the following two tasks:

1. Bring 10-25 people to Tallahassee on Tuesday at 12:00 noon. (Proponents of the bill will attempt to fill the room to shut you out, it’s important to arrive early.)

Meeting location: The Capitol, 212 Knott Office Building
Meeting start time: 1pm (please plan to be there by 12:00 noon)

You’ll receive a Tourism Works for Florida sticker or buttons at the meeting.

*** By noon on Monday, let me know how many people you are bringing from your county.

2. Unleash at least 25,000 messages to members of the Appropriations Committee members.

Talking points:

Eliminating VISIT FLORIDA would:

  • Cost the State of Florida tax revenue and jobs – just a 5 percent drop in visitors means a loss of $5.5 billion in revenue, $563 million in taxes AND 70,000 jobs.
  • Every 76 visitors to the state supports one tourism job.
  • When Colorado lawmakers stopped their state’s tourism marketing efforts they lost 40% of their leisure traveler market and within three years tax revenues declined $134 million.
  • For every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA, $3.20 in tax revenue is generated (according to Amy Baker, Chief Economist, Office of Economic & Demographic Research).
  • In the absence of the state and local taxes generated by tourism, each Florida household would need to pay $1,535 to maintain the current level of government services

VOTE NO on “HB 7005."

I know this is a huge disruption of your week and life. Members of the House of Representatives will be hearing from supporters of eliminating VISIT FLORIDA, labeling it corporate welfare. If your industry doesn’t make their message heard, lawmakers will assume your community supports eliminating Florida’s tourism marketing efforts.

Thank you for taking action.

Stacy Ritter





A few hours left to save: Virtual Ticket to Social Media Marketing World

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