Southwest Fla. – 360 Degrees PR (360floridarealestate.com), a Lakewood Ranch based public relations firm, has opened a new office at 2032 Hawthorne Street in Sarasota, sharing space with Knight Marketing (knightmarketing.com).
The two fast growing companies will partner on several projects to provide strategic marketing and public relations services. “This is the perfect place to grow my company and team,” said McElyea, president of 360 Degrees PR. “With a growing client base in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota, this location is ideal. We are excited about partnering with Knight Marketing on projects to stimulate creativity which will benefit employees and clients,” said McElyea.
The team at 360 Degrees PR is expanding as well. Kelly Davis was recently hired as the new PR Coordinator. A Myakka City native, Kelly graduated from the University of South Florida in 2012 with aBachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Public Relations. Davis brings experience in Tallahassee as a registered lobbyist and intern for large agricultural associations and a passion for PR & local politics.
McElyea is a graduate of Riverview High School in Sarasota and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Florida in 1996. She started her professional career as a television news reporter, working on air in Gainesville FL, Salisbury MD and Sarasota FL. She later became a top producing new home sales professional, manager and trainer for Lennar Homes in Sarasota. McElyea has worked as a national sales trainer, a motivationalspeaker for Monster.com, and as the director of marketing and PR for one of the largest developers in Florida.
Currently an on-air TV host of local programs Get Real! Estate on the Suncoast and Local Doctors on Call, she isalso a blogger on several local news websites and a contributor to Yahoo! News. McElyea was awarded a Gulf Coast Business Review 40 Under 40 award in 2012 for her work as co-founder of Politicallypersonal.com. She is also a dedicated community advocate and volunteer, and sits on several non-profit boards including the Florida Missing Children’s Day Foundation and Girls Inc. Sarasota.
360 Degrees PR & Marketing is a full service public relations firm specializing in real estate and politics. Launched in2012 by Candice McElyea, the firm handles press release writing, social media management, blogging and video hosting, and complete digital media management and messaging.