WASHINGTON — Seven Letter has launched an ESG practice that will focus on developing and implementing ESG strategies that align with and support existing business and reputational objectives. Additionally, the firm has expanded its corporate communications offering to support both public and private companies in their efforts to reach existing and prospective investors, sector analysts and the financial media in the form of financial communications and investor relations. The firm has hired two new partners — Scott Deitz (most recently at Kontoor Brands) and Meaghan Hohl (most recently at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation) will boost the ESG and corporate communications practices respectively.

CHICAGO — PROI Worldwide has suspended its partnership with its Russian agency affiliate, SPN Communications. The PROI international management board said suspension of the relationship was based on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as serving the best interests of the majority of PROI partners and clients.

SAN FRANCISCO — Real Chemistry (formerly W2O) grew 36% during 2021, according to the company’s business reporter. The agency achieved revenue of $475 million, making 2021 the company’s 20th year of consecutive double-digit revenue growth. Real Chemistry credited the growth to offering a wider range of services, strengthening its leadership and adding capabilities through acquisitions.