Kreps Demaria Public Relations & Marketing Appoints Melinda Sherwood As Account Director

6/29/16

Melinda Sherwood

Kreps DeMaria Public Relations & Marketing, one of South Florida’s top-ranked public relations and marketing firms, announces that Melinda Sherwood has joined the firm as Account Director.

A former print and TV journalist, Sherwood comes to Kreps DeMaria from Fortune 500 firm CBRE, the global leader in commercial real estate services, where she served as Communications and Media Manager for Florida. She has over 10 years’ experience developing and implementing public relations campaigns for clients in the real estate, architecture/design, education and lifestyle sectors.

“Melinda’s experience in commercial real estate brings added value to our team,” said firm president Sissy DeMaria. “Her depth of industry knowledge, relationships with reporters, and insights as a former journalist will be an asset to our clients.”

Added CEO Israel Kreps, “We’re delighted to welcome Melinda to the firm. She brings strong newsroom instincts and a passion for helping clients communicate their strengths. She rounds out our team of highly trained media professionals and former journalists.”

Sherwood graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s degree in writing, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from William Smith College.

Ranked as one of the top five public relations firms in South Florida by The South Florida Business Journal, Kreps DeMaria comprises a multilingual staff of industry veterans and former award-winning journalists.

Kreps DeMaria’s KD Social, PR on the Net, KD Lifestyle and KD Events divisions provide preeminent services including comprehensive social media campaigns, graphic design and collateral development, crisis management, corporate branding, business development, strategic partnership alliances, special event coordination and corporate, investor and community communications.

Kreps DeMaria offers clients international capabilities through WorldWise PR Affiliates, a global network of leading public relations agencies in key markets, including Buenos Aires, Cartagena, Delhi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mainland China, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Toronto.

About Kreps DeMaria

Kreps DeMaria Public Relations & Marketing, led by industry veterans Israel Kreps and Sissy DeMaria, is a full-service firm with strong regional, national and international reach. Founded in 1988, the firm specializes in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, hospitality, law, banking and luxury retail. Kreps DeMaria provides a broad range of specialized, results-driven services, including corporate communication, publicity, social media strategy, crisis management and special events management. Headquartered in Miami and with an office in New York, Kreps DeMaria is a founding member of WorldWise PR Affiliates, a strategic alliance of well-established independent public relations firms in Buenos Aires, Cartagena, Delhi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mainland China, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Toronto. For more information, call 305-663-3543 or visit www.krepspr.com.

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