Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. adds Dan Drummond as its director of public relations at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. Before joining CFP Board, Drummond worked in senior roles at D.C. PR agencies including Burson-Marsteller and Powell Tate. Prior to working in the private sector, Drummond was Communications Director for Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and a reporter, with his last assignment at The Washington Times. “In hiring Dan Drummond, we are taking public relations to another level. His background and experience will contribute greatly to using communications to help shape policy, educate the public on the importance of personal financial planning and support the CFP® certificant community,” said Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kevin R. Keller.
NPJ Advertising & Public Relations is assisting the Collective Banking Group, Inc. (CBG), which works to break economic barriers to African-American and other underserved communities, by redesigning the CBG newsletter, The Spirit. Meanwhile, CBG has chosen NPJ Direct, Inc., a sales and marketing firm, to be the authorized sales representative for The Spirit.
PlowShare adds Eric L. Frost as senior campaign manager. Previously, he was an account executive at Stokefire Consulting Group and Merrick Towle Communications; and has worked on regional and national advertising campaigns for clients such as US Airways, Marriott International and Beazer Homes. He also serves on the Membership Committee of the DC Ad Club and the Communications Committee of iMAGINE Alexandria.
Strauss Radio Strategies received a Platinum and Gold 2010 Hermes Creative Award in the Radio Placement category. The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition that honors professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. A Platinum Award was presented to SRS for the GM Restructuring radio media tour, which was judged to be among the most outstanding entries in the competition. For this project, SRS developed a fifteen-hour, multi-day national radio tour after GM filed for Chapter-11 bankruptcy, for GM executives to address GM’s new restructuring plan.