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GMG PUBLIC RELATIONS RECEIVES WBE CERTIFICATION TO KICK OFF THEIR 21ST YEAR
JANUARY 25, 2012: GMG PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC. has been granted Women Owned Business Enterprise status from the New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women's Business Development (DMWBD). GMG Public Relations will be listed in the State's Directory of Certified Businesses with the following list of principal products and services:
- Public Relations
- Marketing Consultant
- Graphic Design & Services
- Image Media Consultants
- Advertising & Marketing
- Web Design Marketing
- Digital Graphics
- Digital Media Development
"We are so proud to receive this designation after 20 years in business," states Risa Hoag, President of GMG Public Relations, Inc.
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FEBRUARY 18, 2010, ROCKLAND/ORANGE/WESTCHESTER/BERGEN– Risa Hoag, President of GMG Public Relations, has received the Inbound Marketing Certification awarded by Inbound Marketing University as part of its comprehensive Internet marketing training program. This certification acknowledges Hoag's proficiency in inbound marketing principles and best practices. These principles include: blogging, search engine optimization, social media, lead conversion, lead nurturing and closed-loop analysis.
Prior to founding GMG Public Relations in 1991, Hoag was Director of Public Relations with Ernst & Young in White Plains. She has been active with numerous organizations including the Westchester Association of Women Business Owners (WAWBO), where she held numerous board positions over a fifteen year period, including President, and twice received the organization’s Presidential Award. She has also served as Vice President for the WAWBO Education Fund and for the Partnership for a Better Westchester, an organization she helped found. She is a past Public Relations Chairperson for the Advertising Club of Westchester as well as a past Vice President of the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce and the Tappan Zee International Trade Association in Rockland County. She currently serves on the board of Beth Am Temple and is a member of the Orange & Rockland Utilities Community Investment Grant Committee.
Hoag joins an elite group of Inbound Marketing Certified Professionals; only 1,300 individuals worldwide have successfully passed the IMU program. To complete the Inbound Marketing Certification Hoag completed 16 in-depth classes covering each facet of inbound marketing and passed a comprehensive certification exam.
The courses are taught by a knowledgeable faculty of professors, including New York Times’ best-selling author Chris Brogan, Google’s Analytics Evangelist Avinash Kaushik, Internet celebrity Gary Vaynerchuk, best-selling author and international speaker David Meerman Scott, and more.
This certification is administered by HubSpot which moderates Inbound Marketing University. InboundMarketing.com is an online community and certification program for marketers. The site’s content teaches a new style of marketing that emphasizes business uses of social media, content creation and search engine optimization for marketing.
GMG PUBLIC RELATIONS
GMG Public Relations, founded in 1991, has received numerous awards for their innovative approach to public relations, including several Gold Awards from the prestigious Public Relations Society of America and the North American Summit Creative Awards. GMG Public Relations is the only firm to twice receive the coveted Gannett Best in Show award from the Advertising Club of Westchester, beating over 650 entries. It is also the only PR agency in Rockland, Orange, Westchester, Manhattan, Putnam and Dutchess area to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has received an A+ rating. For more information about their traditional public relations services or new media services, visit www.gmgpr.com or call 845-627-3000. They can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gmgpr.
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GMG PUBLIC RELATIONS SELECTED TO BE A MEMBER OF “THE PR COLLECTIVE”
Innovative Public Relations Company Offers Businesses a Sensible Alternative to Large Public Relations Conglomerates
WESTCHESTER/ROCKLAND– The PR Collective, combining the best aspects of large public relations conglomerates, boutique agencies, and public relations networks, has partnered with six New York area firms including GMG Public Relations to bring its unique approach for meeting the public relations needs of local and national businesses to New York City and beyond. The announcement was made by Jonathan Zaleski, President of The PR Collective.
Only 40 agencies across the country were selected to be in The PR Collective’s initial line up of Affiliates. They will work together, pooling their knowledge and expertise, to provide unparalleled synergy that can fuel the business plans of any company in any industry through expertly crafted and implemented public relations outreaches. From an individual New York-based executive targeting a media relations outreach in the tri-state area, to a centrally coordinated team of public relations professionals working from multiple offices across the country, The PR Collective has a flexible model that allows clients to experience the benefits of working with a public relations company where the executives directly create and execute public relations strategies on their behalf.
“Gathering a strong lineup of six diverse New York Affiliates was an obvious choice to offer the area’s business community the broad knowledge and expertise of a national public relations company along with the targeted executive attention and local market knowledge typically found only when dealing with smaller agencies,” stated Jonathan Zaleski, President of The PR Collective.
“We were thrilled to be selected as part of this elite group of professional and creative agencies,” stated Risa B. Hoag.
Servicing Westchester and Rockland counties as well as supporting the metro area, GMG Public Relations specializes in developing and implementing unique and often unusual public relations and marketing campaigns to clients in a variety of industries. The firm also offers video editing services for video news releases and websites.
To learn more about The PR Collective, visit www.theprcollective.com or contact the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles at 310-943-7143.
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GMG PUBLIC RELATIONS TAKES “BEST OF SHOW” FOR THE SECOND TIME AT AD CLUB OF WESTCHESTER AWARDS CEREMONY
The only agency to ever claim the prestigious award twice!
WESTCHESTER, ROCKLAND– Risa Hoag accepted the “Best of Show” award for GMG Public Relations, Inc. for the second time beating out over 300 entries to the Advertising Club of Westchester’s annual award program. GMG Public Relations is the only company to win the prestigious Best in Show award twice since its inception in 1997.
John Green, Vice President of Advertising for The Journal News, presented Risa Hoag with the beautiful glass engraved trophy in front of a crowd of over 400 who gathered at Tappan Hill for the evening’s festivities.
GMG Public Relations received a Gold award and the Best of Show award for the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research press kit, a collaborative effort with Green Team Advertising who designed the unusual and effective die cut for the piece. Milton Kapelus, a resident of New Rochelle and executive vice president of Green Team, and Hoag were partners in a previous marketing firm and continue to work together on numerous accounts.
Hoag also picked up a Silver Award for the video news release produced by GMG for the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research. GMG Public Relations received the first Best of Show award in 1997 for their “News Conference in a Box” and has won numerous gold, silver and bronze awards from the Ad Club over the past seven years for PR campaigns as well as marketing and promotional pieces.
GMG Public Relations was founded in 1991 by Risa Hoag and provides public relations and marketing services to organizations in the fields of health care, business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales. The firm also offers extensive writing services and video production with an Emmy-award-winning team for public relations and internet use. For more information, visit www.gmgpr.comor contact Risa Hoag at 1-800-994-6477.
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