Account News in Brief (June 30, 2008)
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Account News in Brief (June 30, 2008)

Gibbs & Soell picks up Seward & Kissel account, plus new business for Trevelino/Keller, Zapwater Communications, and a pro bono account at William Mills.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—Seward & Kissel, a leading New York law firm, has named Gibbs & Soell Public Relations its agency of record. Gibbs & Soell will work to promote the firm, its practice groups and key partners. Seward & Kissel was established in 1890, and its practice includes corporate finance and securities, investment management, global banking and institutional finance, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, litigation, tax, real estate, employment and employee benefits, trusts and estates, intellectual property and legislative and regulatory advice.


ATLANTATrevelino/Keller Communications Group has added Brookhaven Solutions Group and Risk Mitigation Systems to its client list. BSG is a business solutions partner providing full-lifecycle technology consulting services.  Risk Mitigation Systems is a technology and services company that helps businesses, universities and other organizations optimally plan for and respond to emergencies. BSG is both a partner to and an investor in Risk Mitigation Systems. Trevelino/Keller’s initial charter is to launch Risk Mitigation Systems to the public and gain traction for its FIRSTResponder system in the national business and university and public venue vertical markets. 


CHICAGO—Zapwater Communications has added Feldco, one of the Midwest's leading home renewal companies and a leading provider of replacement windows, siding and doors, to its growing client roster. Zapwater has been retained to handle media relations for Feldco as the company continues its expansion in the Midwest region and will coordinate media opportunities for Feldco's spokesman,  "Installer Dave" Cook.


ATLANTA—William Mills Agency is providing pro bono support to Atlanta Urban Ministries, a nonprofit affiliate of Action Ministries and the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church that delivers assistance to financially challenged women and children in Midtown Atlanta. The agency is providing Atlanta Urban Ministries with strategic communications planning, audit of existing activities and oversight of new materials to promote the good work the nonprofit provides to the community and to differentiate it from other worthwhile organizations serving the area.

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