Sachs Media Group adds four to communications team

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Public affairs firm Sachs Media Group, the Tallahassee-based independent communications experts, announced today the addition of four new team members.

In a statement released today, Sachs Media Group President and CEO Ron Sachs said that the new staff members would benefit the firm — now in its 19th year — by bolstering its strengths in public relations, public affairs, design and administration.

“Our team is the strength of our firm. Recruiting the best young talent and combining that with deeply experienced career professionals is a winning combination,” Sachs said. “We’re proud of our reputation, and our newest team members further expand our reach and impact.”

The new team members of Sachs Media Group include:

Drew Piers, Public Affairs Associate

Sachs calls Piers a “strong writer with a special affinity for finding creative solutions to challenging problems.” Piers’ role will be to track policy issues and construct strategic messages.

Chidozie Acey, Designer

Acey is a “skilled designer with an eye for creative typograph,” Sachs said. Acey’s role will be to create “memorable artwork and graphic designs that truly resonate with people,” provoking both awareness and action.

Porsche Haynes, Public Relations Associate

As an individual who pays particular attention to detail and unrelenting pursuit of results, Haynes will help grow the firm’s public relations department with “strong communications skills and ability to establish rapport with clients” as well as the media.

Gabby Greenawalt, Financial Officer

Greenawalt will support the firm’s accounting department in the face of steady growth, ensuring that the business side of the firm repeatedly supports the creative side.

“The communications and media landscape is constantly evolving, and these young professionals bring the kind of commitment to innovation and dedicated work ethic that our firm looks for,” said Sachs Media Group Chief Operating Officer Michelle Ubben. “Individually and as a group, they bring a refreshing perspective that will enable our firm to continue to develop new tools and tactics to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.”

O’Dwyer’s, the respected national public relations industry journal, recognized Sachs Media Group as a top Environmental and Public Affairs PR firm in Florida, ranking it 12th in the nation.

Sachs Media Group offers a broad range of communications services, including public affairs, marketing, crisis management, branding, social/digital media, public relations and creation of public education initiatives.

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