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Comms Has An Important Role Fighting Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Comms Has An Important Role Fighting Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

The digital revolution has changed business in countless ways. One constant remains: Companies still don’t know how to deal with sexual harassment. Recent reports of alleged harassment at Uber and Tesla suggest that technology companies — innovative as they might be — are not immune to the cultural problems... Read More
Kivvit Director Kelly Penton Celebrates Two Years at the Miami Office — And Offers Some Advice

Kivvit Director Kelly Penton Celebrates Two Years at the Miami Office — And Offers Some Advice

It’s been two years since the opening of Kivvit’s Miami office, and in that time we have built a diverse roster of clients that include some of South Florida’s most high-profile and impactful organizations. Many of those clients have brought us on board to manage the communications and public affairs surrounding an important ci... Read More
Kivvit Leadership Recognized in Annual New Jersey Power Ranking

Kivvit Leadership Recognized in Annual New Jersey Power Ranking

Kivvit is excited to announce that Managing Partner Maggie Moran and General Manager Laura Matos have both been named to PolitickerNJ's 2016 Power List. PolitickerNJ's Power List, which was released this week, is an annual ranking of who's who in New Jersey politics. Maggie, described as a "Democratic Party power player", was ranked #21, and La... Read More
Kivvit Managing Director Maggie Moran Honored as Rutgers 250 Fellow

Kivvit Managing Director Maggie Moran Honored as Rutgers 250 Fellow

This week Managing Director Maggie Moran was honored as a Rutgers 250 Fellow, a prestigious honor celebrating the university’s founding in 1766. She is one of 80 select alumni who are distinguished scientists, writers, doctors, urban planners, artists, technology experts, journalists, business executives and policy makers. Moran was honore... Read More
Managing Director Chuck Meara On Why He Chose Kivvit

Managing Director Chuck Meara On Why He Chose Kivvit

In 2014, I’d been finishing a decades long political career in the New York City Council and the Port Authority, working with some incredibly talented policy makers. I wasn’t quite ready to leave the working world, and I wanted to make sure the next step was the right one. My nephew, Tom Meara, had been working at Kivvit and spoke hi... Read More
Kivvit Continues 2016 Growth with Addition of Seven New Team Members

Kivvit Continues 2016 Growth with Addition of Seven New Team Members

Asbury Park -- Award-winning national public affairs and communications firm Kivvit continues to grow its New York and New Jersey offices with the addition of seven new professionals covering a variety of specialties. “We continue to grow our capabilities across all public affairs disciplines,” said Managing Partner Maggie Moran. &ld... Read More
Kivvit Chicago Bolsters Public Affairs Expertise With Brian Sleet Hire

Kivvit Chicago Bolsters Public Affairs Expertise With Brian Sleet Hire

Kivvit, the award-winning national public affairs and communications firm, announced today that Brian Sleet has joined the firm's Chicago office as a Principal. Brian, a seasoned political professional and trained attorney, brings a wealth of public affairs, policy and campaign experience.   "After 15 years working in government, p... Read More
Kivvit NYC Welcomes Media and Crisis Strategist RoseMarie Terenzio

Kivvit NYC Welcomes Media and Crisis Strategist RoseMarie Terenzio

The New York office of Kivvit is proud to announce RoseMarie Terenzio as its newest director. Terenzio joins Kivvit as the founder and CEO of RMT PR Management, a public relations and strategic crisis communications firm in New York City that provided media relations, production, reputation management and crisis management in the areas of med... Read More
Managing Partner Maggie Moran Named to PolitickerNJ’s 30 Most Influential Women in NJ Politics

Managing Partner Maggie Moran Named to PolitickerNJ’s 30 Most Influential Women in NJ Politics

This week, Kivvit Managing Partner Maggie Moran was named to PolitickerNJ’s 30 Most Influential Women in NJ Politics list, making the list as one of the most powerful non-elected women in the state. The list includes other strong female leaders in NJ, including state senators, congresswomen and assemblywomen. Last year, Moran was also name... Read More
Managing Partner Eric Sedler Named to Who's Who in Chicago List

Managing Partner Eric Sedler Named to Who's Who in Chicago List

Kivvit is excited to announce that Managing Partner Eric Sedler has been named to Crain's 2016 Who's Who in Chicago list. Eric joins the ranks of some of the most influential people in Chicago, from leaders in the media and marketing industry to philanthropists and public officials. View the full list here. Read More
Kivvit Annual Spring Meeting 2016 Slideshow

Kivvit Annual Spring Meeting 2016 Slideshow

This year's annual meeting was held in Washington, DC on April 28, 2016. Click here to see the full photo gallery.   Read More
Kivvit listed as one of The Holmes Report's Top PR Agencies

Kivvit listed as one of The Holmes Report's Top PR Agencies

Kivvit is proud to announce that it has been named one of the Top 100 PR Agencies in the World and one of the Top 50 PR Agencies in the Country by The Holmes Report. The Holmes Report used fee income, staff size and annual growth, among other criteria, to assemble the ranking. See the full ranking here. Read More
Kivvit's Bryan DeAngelis On 4 ways higher ed communicators can capitalize on March Madness

Kivvit's Bryan DeAngelis On 4 ways higher ed communicators can capitalize on March Madness

The men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments are nearing their championship games. Your bracket sheet was filled out long ago. As a communications manager for a team in the Big Dance, is your PR ready? For communicators at big-time schools accustomed to high seeds and media visibility, PR is part of your March playbook. What if your team i... Read More
Managing Director Eric Herman talks 2016 campaign ads with CBS Chicago

Managing Director Eric Herman talks 2016 campaign ads with CBS Chicago

In an exclusive interview with CBS Chicago, Kivvit’s Managing Director Eric Herman discusses the recent attack ads from presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Read More
Kivvit's Kent Holland on Five Ways Law Schools Unintentionally Sabotage Student Recruiting

Kivvit's Kent Holland on Five Ways Law Schools Unintentionally Sabotage Student Recruiting

By Kent Holland kholland@kivvit.com  In the past twelve months I have been asked to moderate two law school industry conferences and have been honored to work with a variety of law schools. I’ve been impressed by the intelligence and willingness of some law schools to change and experiment with new classes and programs as this industr... Read More
New Hire Jason O'Donnell Discusses Why He Chose Kivvit

New Hire Jason O'Donnell Discusses Why He Chose Kivvit

After a 20-year career as a firefighter, coupled with 5 1/2 years as N.J. Legislator, I felt it was time to put my life experiences to use in the private sector.  In choosing the best possible match for this new endeavor, I wanted to join a public affairs firm that, above all, shared my core values.  Another factor that drew me to Kivv... Read More
Kivvit Announces Newest Staff Members in New Jersey and New York

Kivvit Announces Newest Staff Members in New Jersey and New York

Kivvit today announced the addition of several new members to their continuously growing team.  The new hires represent individuals from a variety of backgrounds and specialties, bolstering Kivvit’s ability to operate at the highest levels of public affairs and communications.  Joining the Kivvit team are Jason O’Donnell, A... Read More
Kivvit's Chicago Office Announces Millions of Media Impressions on Behalf of Clients in 2015

Kivvit's Chicago Office Announces Millions of Media Impressions on Behalf of Clients in 2015

Kivvit’s Chicago office has been hard at work this past year! Led by professionals who have decades of experience in government, economic development, journalism, non-profits, corporations, and political campaigns, Kivvit has an unparalleled understanding of the Chicago communications climate. Experts in digital, print, and broadcast news,... Read More
Kivvit's Maggie Moran discusses NJ Senator Cory Booker's Exceptional Leadership

Kivvit's Maggie Moran discusses NJ Senator Cory Booker's Exceptional Leadership

Read the full article on PolitickerNJ.Senator Booker Continues to Show Exceptional Leadership (December 11, 2015)  New Jersey and the nation are facing a series of difficult issues, from enhanced racial tensions to crumbling infrastructure to deep divides over foreign policy. Unfortunately, the response to many of these problems has be... Read More
Obama White House Digital Expert, U.S. Department of Energy Official Join Kivvit

Obama White House Digital Expert, U.S. Department of Energy Official Join Kivvit

Kivvit today announced the addition of former White House digital practitioner and award-winning media producer Thomas Kelley and former U.S. Department of Energy and Obama Administration official Damian Bednarz to their growing team. Kelley will serve as Digital & Social Advocacy Coordinator and Bednarz will serve as Director in the firm&rs... Read More
Kivvit’s Maggie Moran and Laura Matos named to the 2015 PolitickerNJ “Power List”

Kivvit’s Maggie Moran and Laura Matos named to the 2015 PolitickerNJ “Power List”

The 2015 PolitickerNJ “Power List” was recently announced, and two of Kivvit’s own public affairs practitioners appear on the list of most influential political actors in New Jersey. Maggie Moran serves as Managing Partner at Kivvit, the newly rebranded public affairs firm she helped found in 2012. Laura Matos joined Kivvit in ... Read More
Grace Ros Turiano and John Heffernan Join the Kivvit Team in Miami

Grace Ros Turiano and John Heffernan Join the Kivvit Team in Miami

Grace Ros Turiano and John Heffernan have been hired as Principals to Kivvit’s growing Miami office, joining the team led by Director Kelly Penton Chacon. Kivvit’s Miami office opened for business in January 2015, and has been rapidly expanding its roster of highly experienced public affairs and corporate communications professionals... Read More
In Case You Missed It: Maggie Moran Interviewed By City & State NY

In Case You Missed It: Maggie Moran Interviewed By City & State NY

In an exclusive interview with City & State NY, Kivvit’s Managing Partner Maggie Moran discusses the birth of the Kivvit brand and the company's expanding national reach.  Read More
Kivvit Principal Laura Matos Honored with Women Pioneer Award

Kivvit Principal Laura Matos Honored with Women Pioneer Award

Laura Matos, a Principal in Kivvit’s New Jersey office, was one of three women last night to be honored with the Women Pioneer Award from the Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE) PAC.  Honorees are chosen for excelling in their professional careers while staying committed to advancing the interest of the Latino community in... Read More
Kivvit’s First Week

Kivvit’s First Week

Kivvit launched this week with great coverage through local and national outlets as well as a strong following through social media. Thank you for sharing, following, liking, and tweeting with us! Stay tuned for more announcements. ASGK, M Public Affairs merge to become KivvitPR Week ASGK Public Strategies and M Public Affairs have merged and re... Read More
Welcome to Kivvit

Welcome to Kivvit

We are excited to announce Kivvit, which merges the talent, capabilities, and geographic reach of ASGK Public Strategies and M Public Affairs under a single banner. Kivvit exists to provide innovative and immersive public affairs and communications strategies to our clients. Working from Kivvit’s offices in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, W... Read More
Kivvit Launches

Kivvit Launches

ASGK Public Strategies and M Public Affairs Rebrand as KivvitPublic Affairs and Communications Firms Announce New Brand Identity Reflecting National Growth and Expanded Capabilities ASGK Public Strategies and M Public Affairs announced today the two firms have merged and rebranded as Kivvit. ASGK and M Public Affairs have been jointly owned sinc... Read More