The Airport Commission confirmed The Markham Group yesterday as the airport's agency of record for the next three years. The Markham Group, Ghidotti Communications and Eric Rob & Isaac will work together to provide strategic marketing, public relations and advertising counsel to the airport staff and the seven-member Municipal Airport Commission, chaired by Virgil Miller Jr., Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development at Metropolitan National Bank.
"We are thrilled to be chosen as the airport's new PR and marketing partner," said Robert McClarty, principal with The Markham Group, who will serve as the airport's day-to-day contact. "We believe we are bringing together a first-class team to provide the airport with the best minds in PR, marketing and public affairs. We are looking forward to helping the community better connect with the airport and its place in our state's growing economy."
"This will be the first major client that we serve together as one team," said Eric Lancaster, principal with Eric Rob & Isaac. "We saw a need that the airport had and felt that The Markham Group's extensive public affairs expertise and our proven advertising and public relations successes in partnership with Ghidotti Communications could be put to use. We already have some great ideas that we hope to start putting in place soon."
The Markham Group will oversee public affairs for the account, while Eric Rob & Isaac will provide advertising and marketing services. Ghidotti Communications, owned by Natalie Ghidotti, APR, and Vines Media, owned by Brooke Vines, already strategic partners with Eric Rob & Isaac, will work on the account overseeing public relations and media services, respectively.
Natalie Ghidotti, APR