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Planit makes Adweek fastest growing agencies list; Lisa Coster to Howard County; Larry Young to retire from WOLB

by | Oct 26, 2022

Baltimore-based Planit has been named #59 on Adweek’s 2022 list of 75 Fastest Growing Agencies, reflecting the company’s 91% growth in revenue from 2019 to 2021. Planit is the only Maryland-based agency to be named to the list.

Clients in the healthcare, consumer packaged goods and financial services verticals have powered Planit’s recent successes. Since 2019, Planit has added more than 20 new employees to its overall headcount in support of new regional and national clients. The Maryland Marketing Partnership, Preen Garden Weed Preventer, GreenView lawn fertilizers, The Toro Company, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, SECU Maryland, Kelly Benefits, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Minute Rice, and Success Rice, are among the new clients that Planit has added to its roster.

“We are thrilled to be named one of AdWeek’s fastest growing agencies,” said Matt Doud, president and co-owner of Planit. “This award is a testament to the hard work of our employees —Planiteers—who are nimble, hardworking and ever evolving in their expertise and creativity. Everyday, our employees are encouraged to invent new ways of doing things and we are consistently impressed with what they are able to achieve for our clients.”

Larry Young, the former Maryland State Senator turned radio host, will retire from Radio One talk WOLB Baltimore (1010) after 25 years with the station, reports InsideRadio. Young will be celebrated during a special anniversary and retirement dinner attended by Urban One founder and chairwoman Cathy Hughes and the Rev. Al Sharpton. “The Larry Young Morning Show” will officially sign off at the end of the year.

Lisa Brusio Coster, M.A., in main photo, has joined Howard County’s (MD) Department of Community Resources and Services as Communications Manager. The department oversees nine human services offices and 10 commissions that serve to better the lives of Howard County residents. A former PRSA Maryland president, Coster joins Howard County after serving as PR Director for Pennsylvania-based boutique branding and communications agency Gavin.

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy based in Baltimore. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Baltimore regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

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