NEW YORK — Marino has added DKMS, an international nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancers, to its portfolio of nonprofit accounts. Currently operating in six countries with plans to expand further, DKMS tapped the 26-year-old agency to develop and execute a media relations and awareness campaign for the US office, as it looks to recruit more bone marrow/stem cell donors in the US to provide patients with a second chance at life.

CHICAGO — Zapwater Communications, Inc. has been retained by the restaurant and entertainment chain Pinstripes for strategic communications support as the brand accelerates its national expansion and growth. Zapwater will serve as public relations agency of record.

NEW YORK — Lou Hammond Group (LHG) has won seven new clients for public relations, digital marketing and positioning. They are:  New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism Development;  New York’s Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District; South Carolina’s Cherokee Plantation; Kimpton Key West; Virginia boutique hotel The Georges, Virginia; private club company Club Corp. and Divi Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives.

BOSTON — 29Bison, a strategic human capital advisory firm, has selected BackBay Communications as its agency of record. In this new partnership, BackBay will be leveraging its integrated marketing and PR experience to PE and VC firms to help 29Bison raise awareness of its role as a strategic human capital partner.

SANTA ANA, CA — The Internet of Things Consortium has handed its PR business to Global Results Communications. The agency’s first task is to support the launch of IoTC NEXT: The Connected Future Summit taking place on Nov. 12, 2019, at The TimesCenter in New York City.

LOS ANGELES —  Beach House PR has added IBY Beauty to its agency roster.  Beach will handle the cosmetic brand’s public relations and influencer marketing efforts.