NEW YORK--The 2019 Commemoration has selected Finn Partners to drive communications and public relations for Virginia’s American Evolution campaign, which consists of 20 events and nine legacy projects to celebrate a series of events that occurred in 1619. Finn Partners will work closely with 2019 Commemoration communications, education, and partnership staff, as well as external partners, to drive local, regional and national media coverage of the Commemoration, through signature events and legacy programs.

NEW YORK—Lou Hammond Group has added five new clients: Lincoln Road, a social and civic space in Miami Beach; Balsam Mountain Preserve, a 4,400-acre private family community in the western North Carolina mountains; Localike, a new travel service provider; Hornblower Cruises & Events, offering private event charters and public dinner cruises in New York; and Coastal Expeditions, a Charleston outfitter.

NEW YORK—Clapit, a social community platform that empowers individuals and emerging artists to be heard and seen by showcasing their talent in a positive and supportive environment, has tapped Diffusion as its agency of record to increase awareness and drive user growth to its discovery platform and mobile app. Diffusion's integrated public relations campaign is designed to position Clapit as the most innovative, mobile-first platform for talent discovery.

SAN FRANCISCO—PAN Communications has been named the agency of record for Inpixon, a leader in indoor positioning and data analytics. PAN will work closely with Inpixon’s marketing team to tell the company’s story, increase its thought leadership in the indoor positioning market and build strategic brand visibility and awareness.

CHICAGO—Greektown Special Service Area #16 has retained Zapwater Communications to handle public relations and social media activities for the historic neighborhood in Chicago’s Near West Side. Zapwater’s scope of work will include media relations, influencer relations, social media and strategic partnerships for Greektown Chicago.

NEW YORK—Alliance BioEnergy Plus, a publicly traded company focusing on the commercialization and licensing of cellulose conversion technology, has selected FischTank Marketing & PR as its agency of record for public relations and marketing services supporting key business initiatives. FischTank will seek to increase Alliance’s overall exposure, develop and maintain external communications, and hone marketing strategies.