News of Our World
As 2014 gets underway, things are really popping here at KOPR!
For starters, please join me in welcoming our new account executive, Lacey Loppnow, to the KOPR team! Lacey has extensive experience in the public relations field, both nationally and here in Austin, after completing a degree in communications from the University of Alabama. We are delighted that she has become a part of our crew!
Also joining us at KOPR are several new interns:
Heather Kaplan is a recently arrived graduate intern at our firm. A graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism, Heather relocated to the Austin area following graduation.
Shelby Banning hails from Texas State University where she is majoring in public relations, and planning a December 2014 graduation.
Izamar Loredo and Tyler Stevens have joined us from the University of Texas Austin. Tyler is a PR major and is pursuing a business foundations certificate. Izamar is majoring in communications studies. Learn more behind all of the new creative talent buzzing around our office on the About Us page.
Moving on to client news, we are enjoying Citrus Festival at Central Market from January 15 – 28. The North Lamar store location is hosting a variety of “citrusational” cooking classes to share tasty ways to feature citrus at mealtime. You’ll find a couple of KOPR denizens in attendance at the Grapefruit Sampler class taking place Jan. 22nd!
Keep an eye out as Central Market gears up to unveil which flavorful country will be featured during this year’s Passport extravaganza in late April/early May. In the past, Central Market took your taste buds to Argentina, Brazil, France and Spain. Passport always delights with its visiting chefs, vintners, wine dinners, exotic cooking classes, tastings, and unique product offerings. We are eagerly awaiting the announcement in early 2014 to see where we will travel next!
St. David’s Foundation is hosting Smile Week February 11-14. The Foundation will be unveiling three new dental vans to join the fleet of the largest mobile program in the country providing free charity dental care. A launch party will take place at the Long Center on February 11 where there will be live music from Ray Benson and an unveiling of the next ‘biggest’ addition to Texas! The vans will then depart to popular locations across Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties distributing 15,000 toothbrushes. Find the vans and post a picture to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #SmileWeekATX for a chance to win two tickets to ACL 2014!
Get ready to put on your party shoes! The St. David Foundation’s annual Toast of the Town is right around the corner. Springtime brings smiles, as unique parties and special events will be happening throughout Austin. All the funds raised from Toast of the Town will benefit the Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund to support area students who pursue a healthcare career.
Longhorn Network kicks off the year with plenty of UT basketball, baseball and softball, rowing, swimming and other sports televised to over 12 million homes across the U.S. We’ll also get a chance to see entertaining and informative programming from the academic and cultural side of UT. Hook ‘em Horns!
These are just a few of the highlights from our clients as we leap into 2014! We look forward to sharing news of all of our clients in the coming year.
Here’s wishing everyone a productive and rewarding 2014!