L. Blake Harvey appointed as Chairman and Global CEO of Lawrence Blake Group Int'l.

[May 5, 2016. New York, NY] Rising New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed L. Blake Harvey as Chairman and Global Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Formerly, L. Blake Harvey served as a member of the firm's executive management team, as Founder. Over the past year, Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. has seen impressive growth within its core focus areas, as well as the debut of multiple subsidiary companies operating under the Lawrence Blake Group umbrella. In this new role, L. Blake Harvey plans to develop the firm's new packaged communications solutions aimed at small to mid-sized organizations, increase clientele to the firm's thriving public policy practice, add value to partners involved in the firm's corporate citizenship programs, and build a strong brand-presence for the firm within its niche target market.

As Chairman and Global CEO, L. Blake Harvey will lead Lawrence Blake Group's five regional divisions, including Lawrence Blake Asia-Pacific, Lawrence Blake Euro, Lawrence Blake Mid-East, Lawrence Blake Latino, and it's flagship division Lawrence Blake North America. L. Blake will also directly oversee five subsidiary companies that allow the firm's expertise to reach an ever-growing audience of smaller to mid-sized organizations across the world, including Lawrence Blake Green, Foundation, Executive Coaching by Lawrence Blake, Lawrence Blake Capital, and Hyperlocal by Lawrence Blake.

"Today marks the start of something new. I've committed myself to the firm since day one as its founder, but there's a big difference between overseeing and leading. I'm excited to stand tall as the Global CEO of Lawrence Blake Group Int'l., using my voice to motivate our staff, curate stellar campaigns for our clients, and build a foundation for growth into the next century." Says L. Blake Harvey, Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. Chairman and Global CEO.

About Lawrence Blake Group Int'l.: Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. is a rising corporate communications firm pioneering innovation in public relations, digital marketing, and brand architecture. Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. assists our clients in creating long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders, by providing invaluable assets to the client’s brand architecture. Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. provides expertly crafted communications solutions from idea to program execution, with global assets in place to amplify efforts across all appropriate media channels, industry associations, and to influential individuals alike.
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Statement on the terror attacks against the people of Brussels

[New York, NY. March 22, 2016] New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. shares the following statement on today's terror attacks in Brussels that have claimed the lives of over 30 people, and injured over 100. 

Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. founder L. Blake Harvey said via Twitter, "We are awaking to this devastating news, and it holds heavy on our hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with those injured and the families of those we lost. This is a developing situation, and we fully support the investigation effort."

He continues, "I'm really having a tough time comprehending why today's attacks against the people of Brussels took place. My heart is heavy, and my spirit is itching to contribute to solving the many issues that have led our civilization to this point. Terrorists are using fear to get their point across, and however you feel about their message, know that there is a counter message of love and peace that will prevail."

Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. formally announces its support of the multi-national and multi-agency effort to capture those responsible, and hold them and any participating organizations responsible for this horrific event.  

Contact: Camille-Marie Gourdet, 212.220.8578, cgourdet@lawrenceblake.com. 

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NY-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. launches hyperlocal, an all-inclusive division focusing on smaller brands with big visions

[New York, NY. February 4, 2016] On February 4th, 2016, rising NY-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. announced the debut of hyperlocal, a new division offering smaller organizations the opportunity to implement the same strategic marketing tactics used by the world's most successful organizations - at an affordable cost. hyperlocal pricing begins at $99 per week, and includes public relations management specifically within one local geographic region or demographic group. Gone are the days when smaller brands would have to pay an exorbitant monthly retainer fee for larger public relations and marketing firms. hyperlocal is able to offer such competitive pricing because we work at the community-level, by designing our initiatives for specific, local markets, and eliminating any waste of resources. In addition to public relations management, clients receive: 

  • Corporate social responsibility program development, targeting key issues affecting a specific local geographic region or demographic group.
  • Media tour management and material development.
  • Thought leadership counsel with emphasis placed on developing material that targets one geographic region on demographic group.
  • Message development and branding to be used within a specific geographic region or demographic group.
  • Crisis and issue management in a local geographic region or among a specific demographic group.

hyperlocal is a division of Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. helping small businesses and nonprofits create innovative and exciting communications and public relations strategies targeted to their local community. hyperlocal brings together the resources of Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. to help alleviate some of the marketing obstacles faced by countless small business owners and nonprofit directors including access to high end media, budget restrictions, and limited staffing resources.

L. Blake Harvey, Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. Founder commented; “Since I started the firm, I noticed that the biggest barrier to successful public relations for smaller organizations is affordability of hiring professional help. Face it, it's not a cheap process positioning an organization for long term success, however, it's an investment that deserves the same attention that would be given to an operations budget. I'm so proud to prepare to announce the debut of hyperlocal, by Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. - offering strategic communication services starting at $99 per week. For the first time in history, small businesses now have access to the same strategic planning tactics that the world's most successful organizations use every day. I look forward to sharing hyperlocal with the small business community on February 8th, 2016.”

“hyperlocal is an essential stepping stone that will give our clients the platform that they need to reach new heights.” Says Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. Global CEO Camille-Marie Gourdet. “As we build the foundation of this element to our firm in the US we plan to launch this worldwide within the next 9 months. hyperlocal is affordable and takes the guesswork out of where to begin in marketing your business. Think of it as a community that has the good intentions and knowledge to help jumpstart your organization without breaking the bank. We know that it takes a certain amount of strength to get the gears in motion to even start a business because we were once in your shoes. hyperlocal is here to support, cultivate, and manifest your ideas.” Camille-Marie continues.

hyperlocal provides clients with a dedicated communications specialist to oversee their account, and a team of public relations professionals who are constantly developing new and powerful ways to give your brand a voice. hyperlocal will begin accepting client requests on Monday, February 8th, 2016. Request a meeting with one of our communication specialists by visiting www.lawrenceblake.com/hyperlocal

About Lawrence Blake Group Int'l.: Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. is a rising corporate communications firm pioneering innovation in public relations, digital marketing, and brand architecture. Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. assists our clients in creating long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders, by providing invaluable assets to the client’s brand architecture. Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. provides expertly crafted communications solutions from idea to program execution, with global assets in place to amplify efforts across all appropriate media channels, industry associations, and to influential individuals alike.

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Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. debuts Foundation, offering strategic global communications management for organizations aiming to reach foreign markets

[October 26, 2015, New York, NY] Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. today announced the debut of Foundation, a subsidiary of the multifaceted public relations firm picking up traction globally for it’s creativity-driven work. Foundation offers strategic global communications management for organizations aiming to expand across multiple foreign markets. Foundation provides clients the ability to develop and execute public relations, corporate communications, and digital marketing initiatives globally, while dramatically maximizing budgets of any size. Foundation allows for a seamless unification of resources within Lawrence Blake Group Int’l.’s growing global network, with regional divisions in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Middle East.

“Building Foundation with my team has been amazing. Years of noticing organizations of all sizes working with multiple marketing and communications firms in order to effectively introduce or promote something overseas have culminated in this groundbreaking movement. I call it a movement because that’s just what is is - we’re working with organizations small and large to inspire them to share their innovation with the world, and realistically stand up amongst so much competition. Our work is more than just advising which media outlet to partner with, or when to make a strategic business move; it’s about reminding people of the greatness within them, and encouraging them to share it with the world.” explains L. Blake Harvey, founder of Lawrence Blake Group Int’l.

Foundation uses innovative technology to allow clients to keep track of their progress overseas, with up-to-date analytics information on all of our efforts, alongside educational resources to help you learn the new markets you’re venturing into, and round the clock media monitoring to keep a pulse on the conversation happening about your organization. Client’s are able to access this information from their personalized client portal via our website and mobile app. 

“I remember the first time I heard Blake [Harvey] bring up Foundation - almost two years ago. He said the goal for each account would be the same: to help build a foundation for success. Although every organization is different and is presented with varying challenges to foreign growth, the “foundation” is ever so important. I have come to learn that a solid foundation for any organization includes a grounded corporate culture both internally and externally, a passion for sharing innovation that can benefit the global community, and the thoughtful allocation of resources.” says Camille-Marie Gourdet, Chief Executive Officer of Lawrence Blake Group Int’l.

To learn more about Foundation, inquire about pricing, or request an appointment with a member of our team, please visit www.lawrenceblake.com/foundation

About Lawrence Blake Group Int'l.: Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. is a rising corporate communications firm pioneering innovation in public relations, digital marketing, and brand architecture. Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. assists our clients in creating long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders, by providing invaluable assets to the client’s brand architecture. Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. provides expertly crafted communications solutions from idea to program execution, with global assets in place to amplify efforts across all appropriate media channels, industry associations, and to influential individuals alike.

Contact: Tuso Boothe. (571) 882-9125. TBoothe@LawrenceBlake.com
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Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. Announces New Regional Division, Lawrence Blake North America, Names Damila Howard Regional CEO, NA.

[July 21, 2015. New York, NY] New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. announced today the promotion of Damila Howard to Regional Chief Executive Officer of North America, in a move aimed at expanding operations of the firm in the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico. Lawrence Blake North America joins the firm's growing global network, with regional divisions in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

Howard served as Senior Account Executive for entertainment, retail, and life sciences clientele at Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. from 2011-2014, before being promoted to the firm’s Senior Vice President of Public Relations in 2014, and has been directly involved in the calculated growth of the firm.

"Damila's steadfast commitment to the firm and it's long term goals from our early beginnings is what lead to her promotion today. Damila has played a pivotal role in the expansion of our U.S.-based consultancy, Lawrence Blake Executive Coaching, and piloted the development of the firm's thriving corporate citizenship program. As the head of our North American operations, Damila will continue to pioneer innovation and inspire creative collaboration for all of our clientele." L. Blake Harvey, Founder and Chairman, Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. 

Howard was named Executive Vice President of Public Relations at Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. in June of 2014. Howard also serves as Chair of the Selection Committee of the firm's pro bono division, Lawrence Blake Ventures, selecting and developing a wide variety of rising brands, personalities, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Howard looks forward to bringing on more entertainment, nonprofit, and public policy clientele, while working to further develop the firm's current roster of accounts.

“I am both energized and excited about the opportunity to lead Lawrence Blake North America and its team members during this essential time of foundational development and growth. The timing for this move could not be better. The management team is incredibly impressive and the organization very dynamic. Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. is growing rapidly everywhere and is heavily investing in areas that I firmly believe are, and will continue to be, key for the success of our clients such as strategic communications, multi-brand collaborations, and digital infrastructure development." Says Damila Howard.

About Lawrence Blake Group Int'l.: Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. is a rising corporate communications firm pioneering innovation in public relations, digital marketing, and brand architecture. Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. assists our clients in creating long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders, by providing invaluable assets to the client’s brand architecture. Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. provides expertly crafted communications solutions from idea to program execution, with global assets in place to amplify efforts across all appropriate media channels, industry associations, and to influential individuals alike.

Contact: Tuso Boothe, Chief Operations Officer. (571) 882-9125. TBoothe@LawrenceBlake.com

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Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. Announces Philanthropic Initiative to Help Launch Twenty Innovative Africa-based Digital Startups by 2020

[February 23, 2015. New York, NY] New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. today announced the debut of the 20|Startups campaign, aimed at launching twenty innovative Africa-based digital startup businesses and nonprofit organizations by the year 2020. Over the course of five years, Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. will help incubate and bring to market organizations across the technology, sciences, and arts industries, with the goal of highlighting the wealth of talent across the continent of Africa. To participate, organizations are asked to apply for free at www.lawrenceblake.com/20startups

“Our goal is to help introduce the world to amazing people and organizations pioneering innovation that will benefit humanity as a whole.” Says Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. Founder L. Blake Harvey. He continues, “the level of creativity at our firm is inspiring, and I know that we’ll truly be able to add value to the startups that we’re able to work with.”

Participating organizations are paired with an industry expert who will serve as a mentor and advisor, and their journey will be documented via in-depth video blogs and articles, allowing the public to enjoy a first-hand look into the day-to-day life of a startup and all those involved. There are no costs associated with participation, and accepted organizations benefit from receiving up to a year’s worth of public relations, digital marketing, and development services via Lawrence Blake Ventures, a division of Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. extending probono strategic communications services.

At the 2014 U.S.-Africa Business Forum, President Obama announced $7 billion in new financing to promote U.S. exports to and investments in Africa under the Doing Business In Africa Campaign (DBIA), which demonstrates both the economic and social benefits of encouraging international business development. The DBIA Campaign encourages U.S. commercial engagement in Africa by harnessing the resources of the U.S. government to assist businesses in identifying and seizing opportunities and to engage with members of the African Diaspora in the United States. Learn more about the DBIA at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/05/fact-sheet-doing-business-africa-campaign 

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Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. Expands its Board of Advisors with Appointment of Anton Dmytriiev as Chair of Public Policy, Europe

[February 23, 2015. KYIV, Ukraine] New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. today announced the addition of Anton Dmytriiev to the firm's Board of Advisors. Mr. Dmytriiev will serve as the Chair of Public Policy for European Countries, providing counsel to the firm’s growing European division, Lawrence Blake Euro (www.lawrenceblake.com/euro). With a rising presence in four countries, Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. pioneers innovation within strategic communications and issues management, with a focus on providing vital development services to organizations that positively impact our daily lives.

“Everyone at Lawrence Blake Group International is excited about our 2015 development initiatives for our European division, Lawrence Blake Euro, and the addition of Mr. Dmytriiev only adds value to our efforts.” said L. Blake Harvey, Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. Founder and Chairman of the Board. He continues, “In 2015, the strategic growth of our public policy practice is vital, and Mr. Dmytriiev will serve as the Chair of Public Policy for European Countries, assisting the firm in ensuring public office candidates we work with are vetted, competent, and truthful in their commitment to make our world a better place.”

Anton Dmytriiev holds a bachelors’ degree in communications from Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, and is a passionate journalist and news editor covering public policy and elections for Europe’s most powerful newspapers and magazines including “Echo of Moscow” (echo.msk.ru), and “Left bank” (lb.ua) and “Korrespondent.net”. Mr. Dmytriiev previously served as a spokesperson for the Head of Parliamentary Committee on Business and Regulatory Affairs in Kyiv, Ukraine. Mr. Dmytriiev is also the current Head of the external communications department and leading editor at newspapers Lb.ua and Echo.msk.ru. In addition to print journalist, Mr. Dmytriiev is a regular on-air contributor at popular TV channels “Espreso.TV”, TBi, and ICTV.

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Lawrence Blake Group International Expands its Advisory Board with Appointment of an Independent Advisor

[February 17, 2015. New York, NY] New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. today announced the addition of Philip (Phil) Akogu to the firm's Board of Advisors. With a rising presence in four countries, Lawrence Blake Group International pioneers innovation within strategic communications and issues management, with a focus on providing vital development services to organizations that positively impact our daily lives.

"We welcome Phil to the Board of Advisors and look forward to working with him to build value for all of the firm’s stakeholders," said L. Blake Harvey, Founder of Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. and Chairman of the Board. "We are committed to fostering long-term growth and we believe we have the resources and leadership in place to achieve this goal. We also believe that Lawrence Blake Group Int’l.’s growing entertainment practice will benefit from having access to Phil’s expertise and are excited about this new relationship."

Philip (Phil) Akogu is a singer, actor, teacher, mentor and entrepreneur with an innate passion for the entertainment industry. Phil attended the City University of New York- Lehman College where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance-Theatre. Mr. Akogu is a current member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and has been seen onstage in numerous Off Broadway plays/musicals. He has enjoyed working with major corporations such as Nike and Seviroli Foods as part of their marketing teams. He has extensive knowledge in athletics with titles ranging from Early Childhood Sports Coordinator, Swim Coach, Tennis Coach as well as Gymnastics Instructor. As he continues to pursue his music and acting career, he is committed to giving back and helping others reach for their dreams.
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Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. Debuts Free Year Long Startup Accelerator to Incubate 10 Rising Eco-Friendly Businesses

[February 11, 2015. New York, NY] Lawrence Blake Green, a division of New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group International has begun accepting applications for The Green Incubator, a year-long start-up acceleration program where 10 of the world's most promising young eco-friendly companies will receive the communication tools and development strategy necessary to create a sustainable, fun, and environmentally conscious brand. Each organization will receive any and all resources available via Lawrence Blake Group Int'l., including a team of experienced start-up mentors, public relations and communications management, and website development and digital marketing services. 

After the year-long incubation period has ended, the team of start-up mentors will help Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. to select one organization to win The Green Incubator's Start-up of the Year Award - which will include a year-long advertising partnership with a handful of the world's most popular eco-business publications, a one-year public relations contract with Lawrence Blake Group Int'l., and a multi-city organization launch tour sponsored by Lawrence Blake Green's corporate partners. To submit your organization for review, please visit www.lawrenceblake.com/incubator. Applications are being accepted through March 1, 2015. 

Lawrence Blake Green is a division of Lawrence Blake Group Int’l. dedicated to eco-friendly business development, sustainable operations management, philanthropic and community relations strategy, and multi-national environmental impact research and results promotion.

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Statement on Announcement of U.S. - Cuba Embargo Talks by Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. Founder

[December 19th, 2014. New York, NY] On Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro took the first steps toward ending the 56-year Cuban embargo, whose discontinuation requires congressional approval. The announcement came as part of a prisoner exchange that was negotiated with the assistance of Pope Francis and the government of Canada.

“Though reaction from both sides of the political isle is mixed, it's important to note the benefits that an embargo reversal would pose across all industries” says L. Blake Harvey, Founder at New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. “Although Cuba remains a communist country, CEO's around the United States are excited to explore the possibility of expansion into Cuban markets. The tourism, aviation, hotel, agriculture, and automobile industries are among those who are anticipated to reap the largest benefit from this historic deal. The expected influx of American businesses into Cuba will create long-lasting job opportunities for both countries, as well as for interested candidates around the world” continued L. Blake Harvey.

L. Blake Harvey added, “The firm will commit to inviting American businesses to consider investment in Cuba, as this country's level of talent, especially in healthcare and technology, will positively impact our entire civilization. Thank you to U.S. President Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro, the Canadian government, and the Vatican for piloting negotiations, and considering the stability of the country of Cuba for years to come.”

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Details Announced for New York Collaborative Live Art Show, FutureArt 2015 Presented by Bai, Benefiting Arts Education for Local Youth

[New York, NY. December 8, 2014] Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 from 7-10PM at New York City's renowned 1 OAK, FutureArt 2015 presented by Bai (www.drinkbai.com) will feature a special live music performance by Brainfeeder recording artist, Taylor McFerrin (www.TaylorMcFerrin.com), three innovative and engaging art presentations, and an awards ceremony recognizing key supporters of the arts in New York City. FutureArt 2015 is proud to support arts education for youth in New York City's public schools, with a portion of proceeds benefiting our nonprofit partner B.E.A.T. NYC (www.beatnyc.org). FutureArt 2015 will also feature live performances from student participants of B.E.A.T.'s programs in local public schools. Participating artists', guest judges, and special guests to be announced shortly. 

FutureArt 2015 presented by Bai is a special event asking five of New York City's rising artists to step outside of their comfort zone, by collaborating with fellow artists to create an interactive, emotional work of art, pulling together from unlimited possibilities to express their art including music, dance, spoken word, film, painting, and other forms of fine art. After six weeks of collaboration, artists will present at FutureArt 2015, where a special guest panel of judges, alongside the event's audience, will select one artist to take home the event's grand prize including the FutureArtist 2015 Award, a prize package from the event's sponsors and a one-year public relations contract with NY-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group Int'l..

“Bridging Education and Art Together's (B.E.A.T.) mission is to transform the lives of youth in under-served areas through engaging, exciting and culturally relevant music, dance and writing programs which include beatboxing, B-boying/B-girling (breakdancing), music production/composition, and creative writing.” -- James Kim, Executive Director B.E.A.T. N.Y.C.

Tickets for FutureArt 2015 will be available for purchase beginning December 8th, 2014. Tickets start at $40 for general admission per person, and $100 for reserved seating per person and includes complimentary 1-hour open bar and hor d'oeuvres, as well as special recognition during the event. 1 Oak is located at 453 W 17th Street, New York, NY 10011. Doors open at 7PM, and show begins at 8PM, with a special closing reception to follow. Red carpet arrivals begin at 7:45PM. To purchase tickets please visit http://futureart.eventbrite.com. 

Special thank you to FutureArt 2015's event partners, including our headline sponsor Bai (www.drinkbai.com), as well as supporting sponsors 1 OAK NYC (www.1oaknyc.com), Skillshare (www.skillshare.com), Uber (www.uber.com), Krave Jerky (www.kravejerky.com), Host Committee (www.hostcommittee.com), Flavorpill (www.flavorpill.com), FForward (www.fforward.in), and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com). FutureArt 2015 is produced as a philanthropic effort by Lawrence Blake Group Int'l. (www.lawrenceblake.com). 

James Kim, Executive Director of B.E.A.T. NYC, as well as student performers from the organization's local school programs are available for live interview. 

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Lawrence Blake Group International Announces Appointment of Chief Business Development Officer

[New York, NY. October 20, 2014] New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group International (www.lawrenceblake.com) today announced the appointment of Ariana Yiannios as Chief Business Development Officer. With a rising presence in four countries, Lawrence Blake Group International pioneers innovation within strategic communications and issues management, with a focus on providing vital development services to organizations that positively impact our daily lives.

Ms. Yiannios will play a key role in the strategic direction of the firm by leading the planning, development and execution of all business development, sales, marketing and public relations activities. In addition, Ms. Yiannios will mentor, coach and guide the management and professional staff in practices, processes and techniques that facilitate and promote strong client-focus and consultative client relationships. Ms. Yiannios will also develop, implement and drive firm-wide business development activities in accordance with corporate growth and revenue goals.

Ms. Yiannios is a native of Greece, with a keen love for New York City. A graduate of the City University of New York's Hostos College, Ms. Yiannios used her passion for the big city to maneuver it like a pro - building a name for herself within the live event planning and marketing industries alongside some of New York City's most prized venues and corporate partners including The Liquid Chef, Hedge Funds Care, Greenhouse NYC, and the Roseland Ballroom. As a former student of New York City's public school system, Ms. Yiannios advocates for equal education accessibility, and volunteers eagerly to support organizations that provide arts education programs to public school students.

“Lawrence Blake Group International is one of the most exciting strategic communications firms today, and I’m thrilled to be joining at a time when business development is a top priority,” Said Ms. Yiannios. “Our strong roster of clients and commercial and development expertise make the firm well-positioned to execute on a variety of strategic transactions. I’m looking forward to working with L. Blake Harvey and the executive leadership team as we lead the firm to the next stage of transmutation and growth.”

"Ms. Yiannios is a strong and well-respected leader in the meeting and event community, and we are thrilled to have her join our team," Said L. Blake Harvey, Lawrence Blake Group International Founder. "We conducted an extensive search to find the right development leader for our firm and steadfastly believe her proven track record in business-to-business transactions and commitment to our industry will be invaluable assets as we continue to transform and strengthen Lawrence Blake Group International.

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