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John Manlove Marketing & Communications, LLC and Stratus Public Relations, LLC announce Joint Venture

Posted on April 24, 2019

Gina Manlove, Leah Howard, Michelle Hundley

– Combined companies to be full-service communications and public relations firm for local and international organizations –

HOUSTON, Texas, April 23, 2019 – John Manlove Marketing & Communications, LLC (JMMC) and Stratus Public Relations, LLC join forces. The Joint Venture, effective immediately, will work under the JMMC name and provide a broad range of services for local and international organizations looking for services in Strategic Planning, Economic Development & Tax Incentives, Domestic & Global Communications, Media Relations, Government Relations, and Consumer/Customer Engagement.

“Over decades of incredible work both in the Houston region and abroad, Michelle Hundley and her team have earned a reputation of effectiveness and success. JMMC and our clients are excited to have the opportunity to join forces with and benefit from Hundley’s added expertise,” said John Manlove, CEO and founder of JMMC. “Through the years, we’ve worked on some exciting projects together, and it was clear that with our shared values and complementary offerings, we could address client needs in a more innovative way and seize on untapped opportunities domestically and globally.”

“I founded Stratus Public Relations after more than three decades of experience in government relations, public relations, and economic development, and have cultivated a network that is second-to-none. Stratus Public Relations’ growth and global engagement over the past few years has outpaced anything I could have dreamed, but I’ve always wanted to offer my clients more,” said Hundley. “We’re joining forces with JMMC to engage clients in a completely unique way and on an entirely new scale, while continuing to deliver the outstanding service for which each company independently has become known for.”

Hundley and her company have long defined excellence in supporting business development and expansion within local and global markets; and draw on a long and deep history of economic development, public relations, and government relations expertise. Since its founding in 1961, JMMC has become a market leader in designing strategies that support clients’ visions for the future, with values that include: giving the client more than they expect, creating campaigns based on proven fundamentals, and building the company on lasting relationships.

Together, they will take their combined traditions of excellent service, multifaceted expertise, and a client-centered approach to a game-changing level. Current and future clients will benefit from the expanded expertise and resources created by this joint venture.

The joint venture will operate under the John Manlove Marketing and Communications brand and will remain headquartered in Houston, Texas, with a network in Austin, Washington, D.C. and Bucharest, Romania.

About JMMC

John Manlove Marketing & Communications is the oldest, one of the largest and one of the most award-winning ad agencies in the Houston Area.

Started in 1961 it is a third-generation family owned firm that specializes in planning, creating and executing complex marketing campaigns. JMMC is competent in several advertising disciplines: corporate branding, research, branded content, television production, radio production, outdoor, print, digital marketing, media planning, media buying and public relations. JMMC services companies in the building and development industry, healthcare, oil and gas, luxury goods, home services, convention and visitor bureaus, cities and political campaigns.

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