PARSIPPANY, NJ—Coyne Public Relations, one of the top 15 independent public relations firms in the US, has joined Worldcom Public Relations Group, a leading partnership of global public relations firms. The network has also added Cookerly Public Relations of Atlanta, Fishman Public Relations of Chicago and Ward of Houston to its North American membership.
Worldcom has also elected a new leadership board including Sharon Linhart, managing partner of Linhart Public Relations in Denver, as chair and Francie Israeli of KellenAdams Public Affairs in Washington, DC, as chair-elect. The new leadership was elected during the Worldcom Americas region meeting in Cancun, Mexico.
Coyne clients include The Walt Disney Company, Hard Rock International, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Chrysler, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Shell Lubricants and Pfizer. The firm has been named Consumer Agency of the Year, Small Agency of the Year and Best Agency to Work For in America by The Holmes Report.
Cookerly Public Relations provides counsel to clients across a broad range of industries including finance, environment, healthcare, technology and professional services. Fishman specializes in PR programs for franchise brands, with an emphasis on media relations and content marketing programs. Ward serves a variety of business-to-business, consumer and non-profit clients.