NEW YORK—Lou Hammond & Associates has added seven new clients for public relations, digital marketing and positioning, including Seatrade Cruise Global, a global cruise industry conference; The Cultural Council of Palm Beach; Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston; the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America; INFONewHaven; Charleston Symphony Orchestra; and 5Church Charleston.

CHICAGO—Communications agency Grisko has launched an integrated marketing communications campaign to promote the debut of the new Chicago-region Ventra Mobile App, a new transit payment app. Grisko’s 12-week campaign introduces the app to Chicagoland transit riders through an integrated campaign designed bring the app to life through 3-D in-station installations, transit in-system advertising, collateral and banner advertising.

NEW YORK—Vested, a new communications agency for a new financial industry, has added clients including financial services companies Bloomberg, Citadel, Tabb Group, and Broadridge as well as financial publishing companies Investopedia and Institutional Investor. The firm has also appointed Ali Wells as its chief creative officer. Wells joins from financial communications firm Cognito, where she was creative director. 

ATLANTA—Brandware has been selected by homebuilder Ashton Woods as its public relations agency partner. The Atlanta-based Brandware team will support Ashton Woods’ continued growth with both national and local consumer and B2B communications strategy, planning and execution.