NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2012) - Marketing and public relations firm Lovell Communications Inc. will soon mark its 25th anniversary. Founded in January 1988 as a local public relations firm, the company has grown to an organization that has provided public relations, issues management and marketing communications services to businesses in every state in the country.
Since Founder and President Paula Lovell launched the business with a family loan, Lovell Communicationshas become one of the best known communications firms in healthcare and other service industries. Lovell made the business profitable in just four months, serving start-up companies and publicly traded enterprises in what are nowLovell Communications' focus industries of healthcare, banking and education.
The firm is regularly recognized by its peers and has received more than 150 marketing and PR industry awards.Paula Lovellhas personally been the recipient of many business honors, including the 2012 Tennessee State University Women of Legend and Merit Award, 2007 Junior Achievement Spirit of Free Enterprise Award and the 2007 IABC-Nashville Career Communication Achievement Award; she was also named a Woman of Influence by the Nashville Business Journal in 2008, and Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners Nashville in 1997. She was the first woman to chair the board of directors of the Sixth District Federal Reserve Bank and served on the boards of both theNashvilleandAtlantabranches of the Fed for a total of 10 years.
"The industry has changed so much in the past 25 years. I remember thinking, six months before starting Lovell Communications, that maybe I could retire before I'd have to give up my typewriter and get one of those computer things; what a joke," said Lovell, a Vanderbilt University graduate who began her career while in college working in production and on-air talent in radio and TV at WSM (WSMV.) Later she would serve as a writer /reporter for The Nashville Banner, Nashville, Country Music and Southwest Art Magazines before working as on-air talent for WTBS-Atlanta and P.M. Magazine-San Francisco, among other national networks. "Now with social media, mobile marketing, SEO, and other new channels, it takes a village to provide all the services our clients need, which is why the diversity of our staff and their skill sets are so valuable and appreciated."
Lovell maintained 100 percent ownership of Lovell Communicationsuntil 2005, when she sold a minority interest in the business to Partner & Senior Vice President Rosemary Plorin, who leads Lovell Communications' Healthcare Division. Plorin offers 20 years of marketing, communications and issues management experience in the private and public sectors, as well as expertise in traditional and social media relations. She has served as adjunct faculty at several colleges and universities and is a frequent presenter at national conferences, particularly on the topics of crisis communications and the implications of social media in regulated industries.
"Our industrious team has been incredibly fortunate to build strong, enduring relationships with outstanding clients across the country," said Plorin. "We thrive on helping businesses be successful, and our clients reward us with opportunities to work on game-changing - and sometimes market-moving - projects. We look forward to doing this for another 25 years."
In honor of the company's 25th anniversary, Lovell Communications is launching a re-designed logo, branding package and yearlong communications outreach. In addition, the company will also be searching for new office space as it prepares to relocate from its long-time home on Richard Jones Roadin 2014.
About Lovell Communications Inc.
With operations inNashville,TN, and Washington,D.C.,Lovell Communicationsis a national marketing and public relations firm that protects brand reputations and works with companies to build and grow their businesses. Founded in 1988, Lovell has received more than 150 industry awards and recognition for exceptional marketing and public relations programs and tactics. Visit www.lovell.com for more information. To view the agency's blog, visit www.lovell.com/blog.
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