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D.C.-area agency updates: Sable Strategy, Firestarter and Digital Lion Media

by | Feb 14, 2023

Two former Qorvis Communications execs – Elissa Dodge, left in photo, and Philippa Levenberg, right in photo – have launched Sable Strategy, billed as an exclusively senior-level strategic communications firm led entirely by women executives.  Dodge, former Chief Client Officer at Qorvis, and Levenberg, former head of digital at Qorvis, co-founded Sable Strategies “to be an exclusively senior-level strategic communications firm to bring clients the ultimate team of deeply-experienced collaborators that can personally execute and deliver on public affairs campaigns, crisis management, media training, creative design, paid digital strategy, and more.” According to Dodge, she and Levenberg “chose the name because Sables are unique animals that travel in female-led herds where they reach and maintain high speeds for long distances, displaying the stamina and nimbleness to outlast their predators.  The name and brand identity reflects our approach and values, as well as the caliber of extremely talented media relations experts and trainers, digital strategists, creative directors, advertising executives, producers and writers who make up “the herd” (our team).”

Firestarter announced a formal partnership with Pittsburgh-based sponsorship sales and consulting agency CohnCollab. The collaboration allows both firms to provide their high school, college and professional athlete and coaches clients with seamless marketing, public relations, events and sponsorship services.  “In the age of name, image, and likeness (NIL), helping my clients holistically build their brand is vital – and a critical piece of that growth is sponsorships,” said Firestarter founder and CEO Frances Reimers.

Digital Lion Media is expanding into the D.C. market. With this move, states a release, the digital marketing agency “can now leverage local knowledge and resources to offer clients cutting-edge strategies for reaching potential customers online. Digital Lion Media is dedicated to helping businesses grow through strategic partnerships and creative campaigns that foster customer engagement across various channels. By offering a global perspective on digital marketing trends, the agency is poised to help its clients reach and engage with target audiences in an effective manner.”

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