Dittus Launches New Firm, Story Partners
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Dittus Launches New Firm, Story Partners

Gloria Dittus, a 30-year veteran of the Washington public affairs scene whose firm Dittus Communications was acquired by Financial Dynamics (now FD) in December of 2005, has launched a new firm, Story Partners.

Paul Holmes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Gloria Dittus, a 30-year veteran of the Washington public affairs scene whose firm Dittus Communications was acquired by Financial Dynamics (now FD) in December of 2005, has launched a new firm, Story Partners.

 

The new firm will help clients “amplify your story through compelling messages, leverage your story through an echo chamber of friends and allies and broadcast your story through every communications channel available,” says Dittus, who began her career as a staff member in the U.S. Senate, and worked with Exxon Corporation’s government affairs media team and the Edison Electric Institute’s public information department, before launching her own firm.

She has directed strategic communications programs for clients such as Shell Exploration & Production, Dell, SAP, Southern Company, British Telecom, General Motors, Clear Channel, Playboy, Fluor Corporation and TASER and has worked on campaigns including Americans for Computer Privacy, Pepco’s “DC is Electric” campaign, the High-Tech DTV Coalition’s campaign for DTV transition and the Campaign for Tire Safety.

 

The new firm will have offices in Washington, New Orleans and Birmingham, Ala., and a team that includes Loran Aiken, a veteran of the McCain presidential campaign and senior positions with Powell Tate Weber Shandwick and Smith & Harroff; Collier Craft, formerly with Dittus; Rick Heartsill, former press secretary to Congressman Bill Nichols, Chief of Staff to Congressman Sonny Callahan; Shelton Jones, who has experience with Dittus Communications, Porter Novelli and Powell Tate; Amos Snead, former press secretary to Republican Whip Roy Blunt and press aide for House Energy & Commerce Committee; Jill Neff Watson, former media producer with CNN and a veteran of APCO; and Deborah Sauri, former creative director at Dittus Communications.

 

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