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Communications promotes Ron Childs to Vice President, Media Relations
9, 2009) Ronald E. Childs has been named Vice President, Media
Relations, for Chicago-based Flowers Communications Group (FCG), it was
recently announced by the agency. Childs, 50, formerly served as media
relations director for the top-rated multicultural marketing
communications firm. For several years now, his department has managed
all local, national, international and social media outreach for the
agency's entire client roster.
The results of Childs' career can be seen both through work he has
fostered on behalf of FCG and its clients, as well as his own published,
written work. Under his leadership, FCG has penned premium
multicultural, mainstream and social media coverage on behalf of its
globally recognized clients, including American Honda, McDonald's,
MillerCoors, Kmart and Sears and the Chicago White Sox, to name only a
few. From national morning TV shows and daily newspapers, to premiere
African-American and Latino-focused media and the continuously emerging
social media landscape, Childs maintains a pulse on best practices to
deliver relevant, timely messages for FCG and its clients.
"Having been a public relations practitioner for many years, it's
exciting to see the evolution of media relations with the explosion of
technology and social media," comments D. Michelle Flowers Welch. "Ron
brings an immeasurable amount of professional and personal insight and
through his seasoned expertise, FCG is poised to continue our leadership
role in delivering quality and stellar media relations initiatives to
our clients and our industry."
An award-winning journalist, editor and photographer, his written work
has appeared in numerous publications worldwide, among them such
respected periodicals as Black Enterprise, Black Issues In Higher
Education, The Black Collegian, EM-EBONY MAN, Jet, UPSCALE, Dollars &
Sense, Black Elegance, Minorities & Women In Business and Today's Black
Woman magazines, the IPRA Frontline and other titles.
Prior to joining FCG, the Grambling State University graduate held a
number of high-level communications positions including: Assistant
director of publicity and associate editor, respectively for Johnson
Publishing Company and its former EM [EBONY MAN] magazine;
communications specialist and speechwriter to Chicago's late Mayor
Harold Washington, and media strategist and senior account executive
with Burrell Communications Group. Childs is executive vice president of
the Black Public Relations Society of Chicago, and a member of the
National Black Public Relations Society, the National Association of
Black Journalists' national and Chicago chapters, and is founder and
president of the Chicago alumni chapter of Grambling State University.
Childs is the recipient of numbers of industry accolades, including the
Distinguished Alumni Presidential Citation bestowed annually by the
National Association for Equal Opportunity In Higher Education, and an
induction into the national alumni Hall of Fame of Grambling State
University. He also volunteers personal time to Literacy Chicago.
Flowers Communications Group (FCG) is an award-winning multicultural
communications agency based in Chicago. FCG was founded in 1991 by D.
Michelle Flowers Welch, with a mission to provide quality public
relations and marketing communications initiatives that reach and
respect the African-American and Hispanic audiences. FCG is an
independent, minority and MBE/WBE. In 2006, FCG successfully launched
its Hispanic division, FCGLatino.
For more information on Flowers Communications Group, visit the agency's
web site, at: