The Atlanta 100 Gets New Managing Member
As announced in last week’s issue, a veteran public relations firm next week will become the new managing market member and publisher of The Atlanta 100, flagship of The 100 Companies member network. Following the acquisition of SPR Atlanta, The 100 Companies began looking for a new PR firm manager in Atlanta. The first owner Publisher Chris Schroder approached after closing was a longtime friend in the business, Tara Murphy, founder of 360 Media, Inc.
“We were very happy when Tara told us she would be honored to take over as the managing market member of The Atlanta 100,” said Chris. “She runs an extremely successful PR firm with a great mix of clients. Similar to SPR Atlanta, 360 Media includes both hospitality clients and commercial and real estate clients. We’re confident Tara will be an outstanding partner to lead our flagship publication.”
360 Media’s first issue of The Atlanta 100 will publish on April 12. The Atlanta 100 was launched as a weekly eNewsletter, website and social media platform in October 2013 and currently has 30,000 subscribers. There are more than a half million subscribers across The 100 Companies PR publishing network, which stretches from Denali to Dubai.
New Hire & Promotion
The 100 Companies recently welcomed Brian Zimmerman (left) to the team as our Pacific Rim Salesperson. Brian has been in the publishing business for over 30 years and worked in sales with Ted Langford (right) at Cox and with Chris and Jan Schroder at Atlanta Intown newspapers. Currently based in Kauai, Hawaii, he will be responsible for leading The 100 Companies’ expansion to major markets throughout the U.S. West Coast, Polynesia, and Eastern Asia.
We’re also excited to announce the promotion of Ted Langford to General Manager after nearly three years as VP, Director of Sales. In his new role, Ted will continue leading our growth and managing our operational area.
News From Our Members
In the latest WordWrite Communications newsletter (The WordWriter), Paul Furiga discussed the idea of brand journalism, why it’s important, and how The Pittsburgh 100 has been a successful brand journalism platform for his firm. Read the full email to see how Paul Furiga was able to effectively explain and promote The Pittsburgh 100. On3PR, co-member along with Core Message, of The Tallahassee 100, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Christina Johnson founded the Florida PR firm in 2008.