French/West/Vaughan (FWV), the nation’s 15th largest independently held public relations and integrated marketing agency, announced two new hires to provide additional support in media relations, strategy and account service, setting the stage for continued growth in the new year. This news follows the announcement of multiple promotions last month.
Cait Brauner joins FWV as an Associate Vice President. With over 12 years of experience across various industries, Brauner will support accounts in the entertainment, consumer lifestyle and pet/vet spaces. She previously served as Communications Director for Sovereign Brands Fine Wines & Spirits and worked closely with brand ambassadors including Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne, in addition to managing internal communications for specialized luxury brands and restaurants. Brauner graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing communications.
FWV also welcomes Eliza Irwin as an Account Coordinator. Irwin has worked with FWV as both an intern and an apprentice since August 2020. Prior to FWV, she has experience as a lead intern at Lily Winston and a marketing intern at Jarrett Bay Clothing Company. She graduated from NC State University with a bachelor’s degree in textiles management with a concentration in brand management and marketing.
“We are delighted to welcome these two talented individuals to our team,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. “Their skills and experience will no doubt contribute to our commitment to delivering the highest possible services and support to our clients, as well as the agency’s overall success.”
FWV employs more than 130 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts among its Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Tampa offices. To find information on careers at FWV, visit fwv-us.com/Careers.
French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies. National, international and local clients represented by the agency include Wrangler, ABB, Proximo, Melitta, Volvo Trucks North America, the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the N.C. Department of Transportation. Owned or affiliated companies include fashion and lifestyle PR firm AMP3 (New York City); pet and animal health practice FWV Fetching; active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel PR and consumer brand marketing agency CGPR (Greater Boston); lifestyle, consumer technology and influencer marketing agency Big Picture PR (San Francisco) and feature film development imprint Prix Productions. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit fwv-us.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo or Instagram.