SOURCE: Shazaaam Public Relations

August 30, 2010 10:00 ET

Shazaaam! PR Announces New Appointments

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  Shazaaam! LLC Public Relations announced a number of new appointments to its staff, according to Shazaaam President and CEO Adrienne Lenhoff.

Nancy Branstetter and Barrett Kalellis were named vice-presidents, and Adam Zielke was appointed as an account manager.

Branstetter and Kalellis will be responsible for client communications, traditional and social media exposure, and strategic marketing planning, in addition to new business development.

"Our agency is currently entering a growth phase, and the new staff additions bring a unique blend of leadership, strategy and implementation skills to our clients," says Lenhoff.

With more than 25 years of media experience, Nancy Branstetter was a news reporter and morning anchor for WJBK FOX 2 News in Detroit, Mich. She subsequently served eight years at Ford Motor Company in a variety of communications roles.

Barrett Kalellis has been in the communications business for 35 years, holding management positions at both corporations and with agencies, as well as serving as a journalist for area newspapers and national publications. He was director of communications and public relations for AlliedSignal Automotive during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Adam Zielke has been a public relations counselor for five years, having held account executive positions with other Metro Detroit agencies and organizations. He has also provided counsel and coordinated media relations campaigns for manufacturing organizations, financial advisory firms and food and hospitality establishments.

About Shazaaam! 
Founded in 2001, Shazaaam! ( is an award-winning, independently owned, group of affiliated communications companies headquartered in Novi, Mich. Shazaaam! Public Relations, Social Media Marketing Agency Buzzphoria ( and experiential market company Promo Marketing Team ( specialize in traditional public relations, social media marketing, product sampling and street-level marketing promotions and events, respectively, on a national level. Specialties include media and public relations, guerilla marketing, online viral marketing, electronic and new media development, mobile tours, product samplings, social networking and event coordination and management. The company was recently selected for the fourth year in a row as one of "Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For!"

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