SOURCE: Welz & Weisel Communications

November 14, 2006 10:01 ET

Welz & Weisel Communications Expands Strategic Public Relations Team to Support Client Growth

Technology Companies Turning to Specialized Tech PR Firm for Hands-On Senior-Level Counsel and Support for Business and Government IT Campaigns

FAIRFAX, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Welz & Weisel Communications, a strategic public relations firm 100 percent focused on creating awareness and credibility campaigns for information technology companies, today announced the addition of three new public relations professionals to help support its continued agency growth. The new hires include Joyson Cherian as Account Executive, Christopher Leach as Senior Account Executive and Nicole Nolte as Account Executive.

In the past four years Welz & Weisel Communications has built a stellar reputation for providing local, national and international firms with the strategic counsel and superior execution required to establish new brands and increase the awareness and credibility of existing organizations and solutions. The company's tag line: "Strategy. Execution. Results." highlights Welz & Weisel Communications' dedication to providing the senior-level attention required to set its clients apart from their competitors. With clients including Appian Corporation, Cyveillance, Sourcefire, Telecommunication Systems and Trusted Computer Solutions, the agency has built a solid roster of technology leaders that depend on the firm for its ability to increase awareness even in the most competitive market segments.

To ensure that Welz & Weisel Communications continues delivering the highest levels of service as it continues to grow, the firm recruited the following three professionals who have proven track records of providing superior PR and client support.

--  Joyson Cherian, Account Executive, is responsible for account
    planning, media relations, day-to-day account management and trade show
    support. Previously, Joyson was an Account Executive with Cavalier Business
    Communications in Hanover, MD, where he oversaw new business acquisitions
    and renewals, as well as created awareness of company brand and products
    through inside and outside marketing techniques. Prior to Cavalier, Joyson
    worked as an account assistant at a mid-size public relations firm where he
    handled public relations for various technology and government clients.
    Joyson's PR experience also includes client work for Ketchum Public
    Relations.
    
--  Christopher Leach, Senior Account Executive, brings a solid track
    record of success in meeting client's business goals through media and
    analyst relations programs where he specializes in strategy planning;
    securing media interviews and placements; writing and editing press
    releases and bylined articles; and coordinating press tours, trade show
    logistics and speaking engagements. He has expertise in the Federal
    government, security, satellite, professional services and enterprise
    software markets.  Prior to joining Welz & Weisel Communications, Chris
    worked for Strategic Communications Group, Inc.  He also has experience
    support internal corporate communications as a member of the department of
    corporate affairs and communications for Iridium LLC, a satellite
    communications company in Washington, D.C.
    
--  Nicole Nolte, Account Executive, boasts a solid background in
    technology and is responsible for a wide variety of tasks ranging from
    media relations to strategic counsel while providing general account
    support.  Prior to joining Welz & Weisel Communications, Nicole worked with
    Weber Shandwick Worldwide where she supported the Microsoft Mobile and
    Embedded Devices Group and OfficeTiger, an R.R. Donnelley company.  There
    she utilized her strong media relations skills building relationships with
    key media and analysts and successfully securing coverage for the client.
    In addition, Nicole was an intern for the House of Representatives where
    she served on the Committee on Government Reform where her primary
    responsibilities were assisting with preparations for hearings and helping
    the legislative/investigative staff with small projects, research and
    errands.
    
"Welz & Weisel Communications has seen impressive growth in 2006 and we are very excited about these strategic additions to our team," said Evan Weisel, Principal at Welz & Weisel Communications. "PR firms are only as good as the talent they can attract, and we are extremely fortunate to be attracting some of the best professionals in our industry. With the strength of today's team, we are perfectly positioned to continue our record of superior client service and continued growth in 2007."

About Welz & Weisel Communications

Welz & Weisel Communications is focused on creating proactive, ongoing public relations campaigns that yield measurable results for clients in the business-to-business and business-to-government high-technology marketplaces. The firm helps launch, build and sustain PR programs for both privately-held and publicly-traded companies. The Welz & Weisel Communications team is aggressive, strategic and proactive, ensuring its clients achieve business goals and capture market visibility and market share. For more information, visit www.w2comm.com or call 703-218-3555.

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