(W)right On Communications CEO Elected to IPRN Global and Regional Leadership

SAN DIEGO; Nov. 30, 2022 — The International Public Relations Network global membership elected (W)right On Communications’ CEO, Grant Wright, to the Executive Committee of the global organization based in Europe as well as North American Chair at its 2022 Annual General Meeting held in Cartagena, Colombia.

“I’m honored by this and look forward to helping lead public relations excellence around the world” Wright noted. “Each IPRN agency is led by owners who are closely connected to their clients. The attention to service and focus on strategy and creativity by these firms allows for exceptional results in every region, so when one IPRN agency taps another to support a client need or project, we all know the thinking and work will be to the same high standard as our own.”

Founded in 1995, IPRN is one of the world’s largest and most well-established independent agency networks with more than 50 member agencies collaborating worldwide. To ensure members meet the highest standards of strategically integrated PR practice, each prospective member is first screened by all current members within the prospect’s geographic region before the second stage approval requirement of the network’s worldwide membership.

Wright was elected Chair of the North American Chapter of IPRN, a regional collective of agencies from Canada, Mexico and the United States including Puerto Rico. “It’s another honor indeed to lead the IPRN North America group with each of its nine agencies achieving very impressive results,” adds Wright. “Even across the North America group there are key differences of culture, language and agency capability such that our close collaboration is a key differentiator for leading the industry in an extraordinarily complex PR landscape.”

As voted by the worldwide membership, (W)right On also won IPRN’s 2022 Project of the Year and 2022 Video of the Year as previously announced.

About (W)right On Communications

Founded in 1998, (W)right On Communications is an award-winning integrated strategic communications firm with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. With a mission to elevate the agency experience for its client partners, employees, and industry plus a focus on creative and measurable results, (W)right On Communications serves organizations in complex and unpredictable business environments working with business innovators, leaders and difference-makers. (W)right On Communications has been named one of America’s Best PR Agencies of 2021 and is a member of IPRN, a global network of more than 50 independently owned and managed communications and public relations agencies in over 40 countries.

For more, see www.wrightoncomm.com.

About International Public Relations Network

 IPRN is one of the world’s largest and most well-established agency networks of independently owned and managed communications and public relations agencies. Founded in 1995, IPRN members and contacts are located in more than 40 countries and 100 cities worldwide. Member agencies work with client companies and organizations around the world, enabling them to seamlessly access global reach with local expertise and integrated capabilities.

WOC Welcomes Senior Communications Strategist and Multimedia Graphic Designer

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) OCTOBER 18, 2022 – Fresh off winning Project of the Year and Video of the Year awards from the International Public Relations Network, San Diego-based (W)right On Communications’ growth continues with two new team members.

Sonja Hanson joins the agency in its B2B & Technology division as Senior Communications Strategist and will be based in Seattle, Washington in aid of the agency’s overall growth and geographically within the Pacific Northwest. Hanson is a military veteran and brings to (W)right On over two decades of strategic communications experience. “We’re pleased to have Sonja’s considerable capabilities help advance our client partners’ interests said Grant Wright, CEO. “With her prior experience as: Public Affairs Officer at the US Navy and Naval Medical Center San Diego; Deputy Director of Corporate Communications for SPAWAR; Chief Communications Officer for the City of Bellevue, Washington; Strategic Communications Officer for the National Park Service; and Senior Communications Director for JPW Communications, Sonja’s considerable talent will be instrumental in our client partners’ success.”

Aditi Vengurlekar joins the Creative Services team as a Multimedia Graphic Designer. Vengurlekar brings to (W)right On a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting along with a Master of Arts degree in Visual Effects and Animation during which she held a 3.9/4.0 GPA. Over the past decade, Vengurlekar’s experience has included development of marketing, branding and promotional materials as well as projects 3D animation for award-winning Pixeldust Studios.

“As we continue to lead the way from the tell-me to show-me world of communications, Aditi will contribute new in-house capabilities not found at many agencies,” said Wright. “Storytelling will always be there but finding new and compelling ways to advance our programs in complex environments and the ever-evolving communications landscape is how (W)right On strives to stay at the forefront of our industry.”

Wright noted that with the agency’s recently expanded office space at the top of San Diego’s iconic Emerald Plaza hiring continues and additional announcements will come soon. “With our growing team serving many industries and client partners throughout the western seaboard and across the nation, our San Diego base in combination with our other locations and international reach means client partners can rely on (W)right On as a trusted and collaborative partner for achieving their communications goals.”

About (W)right On Communications

Founded in 1998, (W)right On Communications is an award-winning integrated strategic communications firm with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. With a mission to elevate the agency experience for its client partners, employees, and industry plus a focus on creative and measurable results, (W)right On Communications serves organizations in complex and unpredictable business environments working with business innovators, leaders and difference-makers. (W)right On Communications has been named one of America’s Best PR Agencies of 2021 and is a member of IPRN, a global network of more than 50 independently owned and managed communications and public relations agencies in over 40 countries.

For more, see www.wrightoncomm.com.

International Public Relations Network Awards (W)right On “B2B Project of the Year” and “Video of the Year”

Top honors earned for the firm’s San Diego Tourism Marketing District outreach and education program, as well as its senior living marketing video with Healthcare Trust Inc. 

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) OCTOBER 06, 2022 — As judged by fellow member agencies worldwide and from a total of four awards given, (W)right On Communications received two awards — “B2B Project of the Year” and “Video of the Year” — from the International Public Relations Network (IPRN) during the organization’s 2022 Annual General Meeting & Conference in Cartagena, Colombia.

The B2B Project of the Year focused on an education and outreach program for the San Diego Tourism Marketing District (SDTMD) to explain its role guiding the city’s tourism recovery, getting San Diegans back to work and restoring city tax collections from transient occupancy tax (TOT) on hotel room night stays. The program featured an outreach video shared with industry stakeholders to explain how the SDTMD helped fund the work of the San Diego Tourism Authority, as well as provide grants to tourism-oriented events to help attract overnight visitors to the city’s hotels with 70 rooms or more.

“The outreach program began in 2019 and has helped tourism grant applicants and industry stakeholders from entry-level employees to long-time leaders understand how a competitive, well-funded and well-managed tourism industry has a broad impact on their livelihoods and their community,” said (W)right On Communications’ CEO Grant Wright. “We’re honored to be recognized by our impressive peers and to show agency leaders from around the world the beauty and appeal of San Diego as a destination for leisure or business travel.”

The Video of the Year featured a creative take that flipped the narrative about assisted living in the wake of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic for client partner Healthcare Trust Inc. As an owner of multiple senior living communities across the country, HTI sought to support its regional senior living operators with tools to help them more proactively overcome tired, old stereotypes about senior living, as well as new fears arising from the pandemic. The video started with the familiar worries parents had about their kids’ psychological development during the pandemic.It then flipped the script to reveal that the psychological threat was actually to their aging parents who had even fewer opportunities for socialization and stimulation.

“The teaser video on Facebook targeted the ‘sandwich generation’ and older residents living within the drive market of multiple communities. A call to action drove thousands of viewers to a landing page to watch the rest of the video showing the wonderful, enriching daily activities available to residents of HTI’s senior living communities,” said (W)right On Communications’ President Julie Wright.

Agencies from the U.S.A., European Union, Latin America and Middle East presented their best work and awards were determined by a vote of the agencies’ peers.

About (W)right On Communications

Founded in 1998, (W)right On Communications is an award-winning integrated strategic communications firm with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. With a mission to elevate the agency experience for its client partners, employees, and industry plus a focus on creative and measurable results, (W)right On Communications serves organizations in complex and unpredictable business environments working with business innovators, leaders and difference-makers. (W)right On Communications has been named one of America’s Best PR Agencies of 2021 and is a member of IPRN, a global network of more than 50 independently owned and managed communications and public relations agencies in over 40 countries.

For more, see www.wrightoncomm.com.

WOC Welcomes David Cumpston to Director Role

With more than two decades of experience in strategic communications, Cumpston is well-versed in all facets of technology and B2B public relations for prominent brands

SAN DIEGO; June 13, 2022 — (W)right On Communications continues to grow its team with the addition of long-time Bay Area PR counselor David Cumpston in the role of Director, B2B & Tech.

Cumpston will oversee the agency’s work for client partners such as XCOM Labs, a wireless communications disruptor advancing the next generation of wireless performance breakthroughs, and Nuvve, a global cleantech innovator intelligently integrating electric vehicles and fleets into the grid. He’ll also support the agency’s real estate development projects to bring more housing solutions to market in California and advance communications to help one of the world’s biggest private-sector employers recruit talent.

Cumpston brings more than 20 years of communication experience to (W)right On, most recently as Associate Vice President at one of the largest PR agencies in the country. Spending most of his career in the Bay Area, he has developed and managed strategic communications for numerous prominent brands including JP Morgan Chase, Aramark, SEGA, Horizon Organic, Sutter Health, UCSF Medical Center, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Orbitz, Best Western, Walmart and Velodyne Lidar.

“David is seasoned public relations agency pro, and it shows,” said Julie Wright, President of (W)right On Communications. “He has hit the ground sprinting for our client partners with creativity, thoughtfulness and grace.”Cumpston is a two-time winner of Bulldog Media’s Best Response to Breaking News Award and earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and public relations from Texas State University.

About (W)right On Communications

Founded in 1998, (W)right On Communications is an award-winning integrated strategic communications firm with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C. With a mission to elevate the agency experience for its client partners, employees and industry plus a focus on creative and measurable results, (W)right On Communications serves organizations in complex and unpredictable business environments working with business innovators, leaders and difference-makers. (W)right On Communications has been named one of America’s Best PR Agencies of 2021 and is a member of IPRN, a global network of more than 50 independently owned and managed communications and public relations agencies in over 40 countries.

For more, see www.wrightoncomm.com.

WOC Welcomes New Associate Vice President

Whitaker brings considerable experience and a background in major consumer brands

SAN DIEGO; March 3, 2022 — (W)right On Communications has added Terry Whitaker in the role of Associate Vice President leading the agency’s lifestyle practice group, which includes hospitality and tourism, senior living, wellness, higher education and major events.

Whitaker, a communications veteran with more than 18 years’ experience, brings a passion for creative thinking, fresh ideas and satisfied client partners.

Before joining the (W)right On team, Whitaker was based in Sydney, Australia where he represented American brands including the NFL and MLB as well as Visit California, Budweiser, IBM, TEDx and others. Whitaker’s work has been honored with a Bronze Media Lion Award at the Cannes International Advertising Festival.

“Terry is a terrific addition and has been warmly welcomed by the team and our client partners,” said (W)right On Communications President Julie Wright. “We created this leadership position specifically to guide our lifestyle team and programs which have been growing sharply as tourism comes back with a vengeance.”

(W)right On Communications is also recruiting for two open positions, a Senior Communications Strategist supporting its B2B group, and an experienced Communications Coordinator or Strategist to support its Lifestyle group.

About (W)right On Communications

Founded in 1998, (W)right On Communications is an award-winning integrated strategic communications firm with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C. With a mission to elevate the agency experience for its client partners, employees and industry plus a focus on creative and measurable results, (W)right On Communications serves organizations in complex and unpredictable business environments working with business innovators, leaders and difference-makers. (W)right On Communications has been named one of America’s Best PR Agencies of 2021 and is a member of IPRN, a global network of more than 50 independently owned and managed communications and public relations agencies in over 40 countries.

For more, see www.wrightoncomm.com.

New Team Members, Office and Global Partnership

SAN DIEGO — (W)right On Communications has added three new team members, a new downtown address for its San Diego head office and joined the International Public Relations Network (IPRN), a global network of more than 50 independently owned and managed communications and public relations agencies in over 40 countries.

The new hires, downtown location and global relationship are investments in the resources, accessibility and global reach needed to serve (W)right On Communications’ growing roster of client partners.

Newly appointed Director of Creative Services Felicia Watson draws on more than 20 years of diverse creative experience to lead all agency creative capabilities including branded print and digital graphic design, videography, photography, animation, motion graphics and emerging creative technologies.

Senior Communications Strategist Parker Little brings more than a decade of agency experience and is focused on providing client partners with luxury hospitality public relations, senior living public relations and education PR services. Little has a passion for cultivating creative co-branded partnerships, organizing large-scale media events and cross-promotional event activations, developing crisis communications plans and creating engaging content that resonates with audiences to generate big buzz.

Communications Coordinator Jen Moynihan supports the (W)right On team and a wide variety of client partner programs with an emphasis on media relations, social media campaigns and other project coordination. Moynihan brings more than six years of experience as a television news anchor in California, Texas and Colorado media markets.

“Felicia, Parker and Jen are terrific new team members who bring key capabilities to drive our client partners’ success,” says Grant Wright, CEO. “Our careful and strategic growth continues to ensure that we have world-class communicators for world-class client partners making an inspiring difference in their respective industries.”

The agency has also moved its headquarters from La Jolla to downtown San Diego offices. Taking the circular 27th floor near the top of the iconic Emerald Plaza towers complex at 402 W. Broadway, the agency chose the location with client partners and team members in mind given its proximity to easy road, rail and air access.

(W)right On Communications has also been welcomed into the prestigious International Public Relations Network (IPRN) based in Madrid, Spain. IPRN members are distributed across more than 50 major cities around the globe.

“(W)right On Communications has client partners coast to coast in North America, one in Europe and several with global communications needs. IPRN extends our reach worldwide wherever our client partners need us to be,” said Wright.

“We continue enlarging our global presence and have expanding representation in one of the most important states in the U.S. and economies of the world, California,” said IPRN President Luis Gonzalez in welcoming (W)right On Communications to the network.

About (W)right On Communications

Founded in 1998 with client partners coast to coast, (W)right On Communications is an award-winning integrated strategic communications firm with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C. With a mission to elevate the agency experience for its client partners, employees and the industry plus a focus on creative and measurable results, (W)right On Communications serves organizations in complex and unpredictable business environments working with business innovators, hospitality and tourism leaders and the not-for-profit and public sector. (W)right On Communications has been named one of America’s Best PR Agencies of 2021 and is a member of IPRN, a global network of more than 50 independently owned and managed communications and public relations agencies in over 40 countries.

For more, see www.wrightoncomm.com