Global Vision Communications announced its rebranding to GVC Strategies, reflecting an increased focus on providing government relations services. “Increasingly, our clients requested direct lobbying as part of strategic communications and public affairs campaigns, and so we expanded to officially provide government relations services,” said Neil Hare, President and CEO of GVC Strategies. “Over GVC’s 16 years working in Washington, the lines have blurred as to what is lobbying and what is public relations or strategic communications, so it is critical to provide clients both services.”
Seven Letter announced the addition of Kris Fetterman, Anthony Thomas and Erin Hill. The firm also announced additional staff and leadership moves, including naming Catherine Adamchak a partner, founding partner Allison Fastow as head of Seven Letter talent and engagement, and director Holly Jackson to a leadership role in the firm’s grassroots and grasstops advocacy practice.
Fetterman, who was previously with the firm for several years, returns as a director after serving most recently as a writer for philanthropist Melinda French Gates and her investment and incubation company, Pivotal Ventures. Prior to his time with Pivotal Ventures, he was on the speechwriting team of the 2016 Democratic National Convention and penned over 500 speeches as the speechwriter for U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro—who now chairs the House Appropriations Committee.
Thomas, who recently completed a fellowship with Seven Letter, joins as a content specialist in the firm’s messaging and opinion research practice, launched one year ago this fall.
Hill will join the firm’s Finance & Operations department.
Bullhorn Creative appointed Ingrid Vax as Director of Client Partnerships. Vax will lead marketing outreach and business development initiatives for the agency. She will be based out of Washington, D.C. Vax most recently served as Vice President of Business Development for WHITE64, a Northern Virginia creative agency owned by PenFed Credit Union. She previously served as Vice President of Business Development for Yes& and President of Spurrier Group. She started her career at Volvo over 30 years ago and has since remained a strong advocate of using business as a force for good.