Olivia Alair Dalton launched Dalton Strategies.  Dalton was a former spokeswoman to First Lady Michelle Obama, President Obama’s campaigns, then-U.S. Senator Joe Biden, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and the Human Rights Campaign.  Prior to founding Dalton Strategies, Dalton served as Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing at the Human Rights Campaign, the world’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.  Dalton came to HRC from the public relations firm SKDKnickerbocker,

DC Inno’s 2019 ’50 on Fire’ List of the Most Innovative Companies in the Greater D.C. Area, includes (and the DC Inno write-up on why the firm was selected):

-Kelly Miller, Banner Public Affairs:  At Banner Public Affairs, Kelly Miller helps large tech companies navigate an ever-changing media and regulatory environment. She also spearheaded the firm’s startup practice, where she leads communications and branding efforts for high-potential firms. Miller is heavily involved in the Women Who Code and DCFemTech communities, in addition to co-leading Tech, Rebalanced – a conference for underrepresented genders in technology. She also helps early-stage entrepreneurs with free office hours and wrote a book in 2018, “Get Attention: Brand Building for Startups.”

 – Gabriel Marketing Group: Gabriel Marketing Group continues to stand out as a tech marketing and PR agency for disruptive c companies across the D.C. metro area. In 2019, it guided clients through three mergers and managed appearances in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and TechCrunch, among others. As a consistent advocate for the D.C. tech market, GMG supports local companies including Aquicore, Binary Fountain, DocASAP, Infinite, RackTop Systems, ReFirm Labs and Surefire Local, to name a few. This year, GMG won four major industry awards, including the ACQ5 Global Awards “U.S. Boutique Communications Firm of the Year, Technology” and Bronze Stevie Award for “PR Campaign of the Year.”

The Reis Group promoted Lauren Musiol and Tamara Moore to the position of Senior Vice President. In their new roles, they will be supervising work for clients in health and science, promoting the firm’s continuing growth in public education, media relations, and science promotion, and assisting with building the internal capacity of the firm.

Mark DeVito, partner and president of Beyond Definition, will speak at the 2019 Business Information and Media Summit (BIMS) taking place at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL, from November 11-13th. Hundreds of business information leaders from around the world assemble year after year to discuss the latest industry trends in marketing, data, engagement, strategy, and digital sales. BIMS attracts directors and C-suite executives from B2B and B2C organizations and provides them five focused session tracks to navigate including, Marketing and Advertising, Data Strategy and Monetization, Onboarding, Engagement, and Retention, C-Level Strategy, and New Models for Sales and Marketing. More here.

The feature image is an abstract created from the lobby of the D.C.-area Conrad Hotel by Paul Duning, publisher.

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