PARSIPPANY, NJ — Coyne Public Relations has been selected as agency of record by national telehealth provider MDLive, which provides virtual healthcare services from physicians, dermatologists, psychiatrists and therapists specially trained in virtual care. Coyne PR will support MDLive with consumer awareness, media relations, thought leadership, corporate communications and social media.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Virtual care platform eVisit has hired Amendola Communications to manage its media outreach and thought leadership initiatives. Amendola will showcase eVisit’s services, innovation, consultative approach and customer successes, with an emphasis on securing exposure opportunities through media, speaking and other engagements for company leadership, its customers, and the providers and patients who benefit directly from the eVisit solution.

NEW YORK — RooneyPartners has added SMBC Americas (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation), the Global Association of Risk Professionals and Ascensus to the client roster. The content strategy and media relations teams have been retained by SMBC Americas brand PR support and thought leadership.  GARP has hired RooneyPartners for media relations, thought leadership and digital promotion of its financial risk manager and sustainability and climate risk certifications. Ascensus has enlisted the media relations services of RooneyPartners to advance the Ascensus brand and support the company’s business development goals.

NEW YORK — Elysian Brewing has named M&C Saatchi Sports & Entertainment its PR agency of record. The agency is providing creative and media relations strategy across all brand and product work.

DALLAS — SPB Hospitality has named Champion Management Group the company’s public relations, digital and social media agency of record. Champion began working with several of SPB Hospitality’s brands on a project basis in 2019, including Logan’s Roadhouse, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Rock Bottom Brewery and Gordon Biersch.

NEW YORK — Grant PR has signed five new clients. They are: Dynamic Star, a Connecticut-based real estate developer with major projects in New York; Hirschfeld Properties, a Manhattan-based commercial and residential owner/developer; Meltzer/Mandl, a New York City-based architectural firm; Nancy Kowalik Real Estate Group, a Southern New Jersey-based residential real estate brokerage; and Risk Accountants, a forensic accounting firm headquartered in Pleasantville, NY.

LOS ANGELES — Manhattan West Asset Management has selected Bob Gold & Associates to manage its corporate communications. The agency will promote Manhattan West’s approach to investing and deep commitment to a diverse group of private clients and institutional investors, as well as support the firm’s alternative investments practice.

NEW YORK — Magrino has been named the agency of record for Hu Chocolate. The agency will work on creative programming and brand awareness development in the US market through integrated public relations strategy and marketing campaigns.

CHICAGO — Grupo Xcaret, one of Mexico's leading sustainable tourism brands with assets ranging from hotels, resorts and restaurants to eco-adventure parks, tours and transportation, has named Zapwater Communications and Studio Jungla as agencies of record for the US and Canadian markets. Zapwater and Studio Jungla will work in partnership with Mexican firm Alchemia Communications Group to provide strategic communications starting January 2021.