fbpx

KPS3 Marketing Acquires 120 West Strategic Communications

by | Aug 13, 2018

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.

Daily PR Updates

Essential PR industry news, opinion, and analysis delivered to your inbox daily.

Bulldog Reporter
Bulldog Reporter is a leader in media intelligence supplying news, analysis and high-level training content to public relations and corporate communications professionals with the mission of helping these practitioners achieve superior competitive performance.

RECENT ARTICLES

How HR employee management software can improve your PR results

How HR employee management software can improve your PR results

The human resources and public relations departments are different sides of the same coin, but it’s rare that companies give them the space to work together. Without a quality work culture, employees will leave, talent will stay away, and your reputation will take a...

5 tips for PR to better incorporate technology

5 tips for PR to better incorporate technology

Technology has drastically changed the public relations field over the last several years. The rise of social media has given PR professionals new tools to reach and engage with their audiences. At the same time, new technologies have made it easier for journalists...