KPS3 Marketing, a full-service brand, marketing and digital communications firm, announced the acquisition of 120 West Strategic Communications, an award-winning public relations and investor relations firm headquartered in Reno, Nev.
As part of the acquisition, Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR, 120 West’s founder and president, will join KPS3 as vice president of marketing and client engagement.
“We are excited to have Ira join KPS3 in this role as we continue to expand into new markets,” said Rob Gaedtke, CEO. “Ira’s extensive business background and agency knowledge are fully aligned with our growth strategy.”
In the past two years, 120 West has won several awards for their stakeholder engagement approach to public relations, and Gostin was named Chief Marketing Officer of the Year in the Western United States by Corporate Vision Magazine.
Gostin received his undergraduate degree at California State University, Long Beach, and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Phoenix. He has attended executive education at Columbia University and New York University. He received his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2017. In 2007, Gostin worked at KPS3 in the public relations department following grad school.