6/22: Communications In a World of Chaos, Content and Fake News: Experiences from a battle tested strategist and spokesman

Communications In a World of Chaos, Content and Fake News: Experiences from a battle tested strategist and spokesman

Ben Porrittserved as a spokesman in the McCain-Palin campaign during the 2008 United States presidential election. Porritt is the co-founder and president of Outside Eyes, a consulting firm specializing in corporate strategy and crisis management. Porritt has served as a regular on-air contributor for MSNBC and FOX and is a speaker at corporate events, academic institutions, and business forums across the country.

In a career that has spanned the top levels of politics and Corporate America, Ben Porritt has counseled and developed strategies for national campaigns both corporate and political.

Porritt served on three presidential campaigns including 2012, 2008 and 2004. Porritt was a senior advisor to Ambassador Jon Huntsman in 2012 and a public face of the McCain-Palin campaign, serving as a national spokesman and senior advisor to the candidates during the 2008 presidential election. In 2004, Porritt served as a regional campaign spokesperson for key target states.

Porritt is a partner of Outside Eyes, a branding and marketing agency located in South Florida with a national presence. As a partner of Outside Eyes, Porritt works with companies and brands of varying sizes, advising them on corporate strategy ranging from employee engagement and consumer advertising, to brand development and crisis management.

Prior to joining Outside Eyes, Porritt worked for President George W. Bush as a campaign spokesman and as the Press Secretary to the United States House Majority Leader, a position defined by the New York Times as the third most difficult in Washington, DC. As Press Secretary, Porritt helped communicate the strategic course for the Republican Party, focusing the party’s message on legislation and critical political issues. Porritt worked in the West Wing of the White House in 2002-03.

Porritt earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and History from Bradley University. Porritt is originally from Danville, IL and currently resides in South Florida.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM


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Hemsworth Communications Adds Pearl Beach Club to Expanding International Client Roster


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954-716-7614 or PearlBeachClubPR


Fort Lauderdale-Based Firm Hired as Public Relations Agency-Of-Record
for Upscale Beach Venue in Punta Cana

Fort Lauderdale, FL – June 2, 2017 – Hemsworth Communications (HemsworthCommunications.com) today announced it has been hired by Pearl Beach Club (pictured above), an upscale beachfront venue in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The agency will execute a tailored public relations strategy on behalf of Pearl Beach Club, including media relations programming and social media support to increase awareness in the U.S. Localized media relations support in the Dominican Republic and Caribbean will also be part of the agency’s efforts.

Pearl Beach Club(PearlBeachClub.com) is located on a beautiful private beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. One of the Dominican Republic’s most unique, upscale leisure and entertainment venues, Pearl features live entertainment by global artists and notable DJs, along with unique events that guests can enjoy from morning to night. Corporate meetings, private events and weddings are accommodated with the option for personalized planning assistance. Pearl serves up premium food and beverage experiences with three bars and a modern Mediterranean and Caribbean-infused restaurant under the direction of renowned Chef Raul Gonzalez. Amongst its top features, the club invites guests to relax on the venue’s comfortable lounge chairs scattered throughout its private beach or in one-of-a-kind Balinese beds, overlooking the infinity pool and exotic garden.

Led by a global team of luxury dining, entertainment and hospitality industry experts, Pearl Beach Club’s luxurious amenities and atmosphere invite travelers to experience a memorable vacation in Punta Cana.

“Pearl is one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems, and we are excited to help propel them to the next level of exposure,” said Samantha Jacobs, founder and president of Hemsworth Communications. “Pearl is a must for travelers visiting the DR and looking to sneak away from their resort for an upscale, relaxing experience with incredible food, handcrafted cocktails and beachfront entertainment.”

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

About Hemsworth Communications
A dynamic, well-rounded agency with varied areas of expertise, Hemsworth Communications caters to companies in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries specifically, while leveraging its experience with leading brands within the real estate, philanthropy, entertainment, sports business, home and lifestyle product sectors. Services, among others, include research, strategic planning, branding, media relations, promotions, press trips, media tours, guerrilla marketing, cause marketing and event planning. Unlike traditional public relations agencies, this unique marketing consultancy is dedicated to providing customized marketing programs with personal, passionate client service.


Free June 6 ColorComm/Edelman/HPRA/NAHJ Event

Link to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorcomm-miami-building-trust-in-the-age-of-fake-news-tickets-34867542759

Join ColorComm, Edelman Miami, HPRA Miami, & NAHJ South Florida on Tuesday, June 6,
as Journalists, PR, and business experts will share their insights on the impact that TRUST
has in today’s digital age.

Learn key findings on the 2017 Edelman TRUST BAROMETER report, and how to redirect
your communication & marketing efforts.

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Novecento Restaurant

Cost: Free to all attendees. Ticket includes one complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres.

The panelists:

Sergio Bustos, Senior Editor at POLITICO
Twitter: @sbustosFL

Patricia Mazzei, Political Writer at The Miami Herald
Twitter: @PatriciaMazzei

Samira Saba, Integrated Communications Director at Smartmatic
Twitter: @Sab1ta

Kety Esquivel, SVP U.S. Hispanic at Edelman
Twitter: @KetyE

Moderator: Lauren Wesley Wilson, President Color Comm. @Lwesleywilson

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