Category Archives: Uncategorized

People On The Move: Sun Sentinel PR brief

Durée & Company Inc. announced that Samantha Mozdzierz was recently promoted to account executive in Fort Lauderdale. She joined the firm in 2016 as an intern, and then worked as an account coordinator for the firm. She was promoted to account executive in 2017. Shannon O’Reilly has joined the firm as an account manager. She was previously with the real estate firm Beckerman PR. Jackie Shames recently joined as a senior account executive, from MGR Communications in Boston.

Wragg & Casas Strategic Communications, with offices in Miami and Orlando, announced that Elysa Delcorto has joined as account executive for its Miami office. Delcorto joins Wragg & Casas after 10 years with Gannett’s Naples Daily News, where for the last five years she was editor of The Banner, a twice-a-week community publication in South Lee County.

SFPRN Member Looking for a Referral to a WPB Banker.

A Question From SFPRN Member: HMPR Editor [mailto:editor]
Do you know a banker in Palm Beach County you recommend?

Respond to:


editor / editor (AT)

Massanutten Resort Selects Hemsworth Communications as Public Relations Agency-of-Record


Massanutten Resort Selects Hemsworth Communications

as Public Relations Agency-of-Record

Hemsworth to Drive Brand Exposure for Premier Family-Friendly, All-Season Resort in Virginia

Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 11, 2018 – Hemsworth Communications today announced it has been named PR agency-of-record by Massanutten Resort. Following a successful project-based assignment in the summer of 2017, Hemsworth has been retained to manage all aspects of the resort’s PR and media relations.

Massanutten Resort (pictured right) is an all-season resort located in the heart of Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Set on an expansive 6,000 acres of land, the resort delivers a wide array of outdoor and family-friendly amenities which include golfing, kayaking, zip-lining, hiking, and mountain biking.

“Working with Hemsworth last year on a unique three-track press familiarization trip demonstrated how strong the agency is in creative thinking, tailoring a plan to meet a resort’s very specific needs, and maintaining close, strong media relationships across numerous sectors,” said Sarah Elson, director of business relations at Massanutten Resort. “As we continue to evolve Massanutten as a top all-season destination, reinventing ourselves in new ways and offering new amenities and experiences, we are excited to have found a partner who will be a strong ally in increasing awareness in the minds of our target traveler.”

Hemsworth will leverage its experience in the dining, entertainment and hospitality industries, crafting dynamic media and public relations strategies designed to position Massanutten Resort as the destination resort of choice for leisure and sports travelers, as well as families and the group market.

“I grew up as a child vacationing at Massanutten Resort, it’s where I learned to ski for the very first time, and it is minutes from my alma mater Mary Baldwin University, so I am personally so thrilled to welcome this incredible resort to the Hemsworth family,” said Samantha Jacobs, founder and president of Hemsworth Communications. “Massanutten has evolved over the years and today really is the premier all-season resort destination for families, adventure travelers, the corporate market, social groups and more. There is something for everyone at Massanutten and we are excited to help the resort craft a powerful PR strategy for 2018 and beyond, showing the world all there is to experience there.”

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.

About Massanutten Resort

Set on 6,000 acres of sprawling land in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Resort is a premier all-season resort destination that offers virtually every type of traveler an unforgettable experience. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure buffs will enjoy Massanutten’s Mountain Bike Park, offering exciting jump trails for beginners and veteran riders alike, and hiking Massanutten’s Western Slope. For those seeking a relaxing escape, the resort Spa delivers a wide menu of services including manicures, pedicures, detoxifying massages, and more. The resort is a paradise for adventurous families, featuring an indoor/outdoor waterpark complete with a triple-jet FlowRider® Endless Wave, a 1920s-themed escape room, the Family Adventure Park, and a petting zoo. Seasonal sports activities include two challenging 18-hole golf courses, skiing, ice skating and snow tubing. Nothing works up an appetite like an active vacation and with 12 on-site dining options, showcasing variety from mouthwatering barbecue to campfire treats, Massanutten offers something for every taste, season and occasion. At Massanutten Resort, there is something for everyone, all within reach – located just two hours from Washington, D.C., and 50 minutes from the Charlottesville Albermarle Airport.


Media Contact:

Morgan Stemler

Hemsworth Communications

954-716-7614 or MassanuttenPR

MassanuttenPR (AT)

Here’s Mine – Who’s Yours?

Get Your Taxes Done – my recommendation!

I’ve worked with Susan Murray for years and highly recommend her for both your taxes, bookkeeping needs and she even tutors in QuickBooks! Remote or on site. Love her!

MAQTAX Services
Susan Murray

Phone: (954) 573-7160
Email: sue

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Tell her: Linda Hamburger sent you!

GoDaddy Scam – hostage negotiations

“My” domain is now worth $900 thanks to GoDaddy, hostage department. For years, I’ve tried to purchase it back. I let it lapse. Now, to repurchase the price is $900 thanks to GoDaddy, which advertises domain name purchases at 99 cents.

Which is mean spirited and penurious corporate greed – Because, it is buried under layers of corporate names. And, only used as a redirect placeholder to other similar types of services – check it out: – the redirect is extensive. It’s like placing cows on your empty lot to avoid taxes, or lower them, or whatever the cows are there for.

  1. GoDaddy subsidiary is “”
  2. Call and its bait and switch or hijack your wallet
  3. is actually a subsidiary cloud company for “”
  4. is owned by…. GoDaddy
  5. ERGO – GoDaddy is parent company of AND – in the order of
  1. Godaddy
  2. Afernic
  3. Namefind

If I wouldn’t spend close to $1,000 for my own oncallresumes dot com URL that has sat as a redirect for over 5 years thanks to GoDaddy for its profit margins – I’m betting not many other people would either.

I’d be flattered by the price tag but resent the exploitation of a small business interest by a super large business in the business of hostage URL negotiations. $899.00 BUY NOW

GoDaddy – Go (bad word here) yourself. Glad I don’t use the service and never will.

Linda of On Call Resumes (aka

NOTE: GoDaddy does not consider this practice a scam. So, for the sake of legal CLARIFICATION… THIS IS NOT A SCAM BUT A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS PRACTICE that they spent hundreds of thousands – millions of dollars for. Ergo, the need to profit from that investment.