LHWH Advertising & Public Relations (LHWH) located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has promoted Jason “Jay” Rodriguez to public relations director. Rodriguez will step into Tracy Vreeland’s role. Tracy has accepted a public relations position with Santee Cooper.
Rodriguez brings nearly 20 years of journalism experience to the helm of the public relations division. He interned for CNN, the Chicago Sun-Times, Crain’s Chicago Business and the State Journal-Register before entering the workforce.
His most recent accomplishment was leading The Sun News’ MyrtleBeachLife.com to a second-place finish in the state of South Carolina for niche/specialty websites.
Rodriguez moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 2006 where he worked for The Sun News covering Brunswick County in North Carolina.
In 2009, he moved back to his hometown of Chicago where he co-owned a sports bar and worked with small- and medium-sized businesses to develop marketing plans and social media strategies. He returned to Myrtle Beach in 2013, and shortly thereafter, brought home the state’s top award for enterprise reporting at The Sun News.
“Jay has worked closely with our leadership team and clients since he joined LHWH,” said Andy Lesnik, president of LHWH Advertising & Public Relations. “He has great professional experience and a strong strategic mind. He’ll lead our outreach to local, regional and national media to ensure our clients get the exposure they deserve.”
For more than three decades, LHWH Advertising & Public Relations has been a leading marketing and PR firm in the Carolinas. As a full-service marketing agency, it has represented national, regional and local clients in real estate, golf, tourism, entertainment, restaurants, banking and healthcare.
LHWH has an exceptional understanding of how to bring together brand personality and user experience into elegant web design and compelling video. In 2017 and 2018, LHWH has won 72 international/national awards, including Best Mobile Website in the nation for McLeod Health.
LHWH’s current client list includes McLeod Health, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Burroughs & Chapin, Eggs Up Grill, Founders Group International, Family Kingdom, Hilton Head MLS, and other prominent area companies.
More on the agency’s latest work can be found at lhwhadvertising.com.