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ROYAL OAK, MICH., August 3, 2021 – Airfoil Group, an independent public relations firm and marketing agency serving emerging and established brands and products, has expanded its management team with two new hires and three staff promotions.


Brian Blondy has joined Airfoil Digital as the head of demand generation. Blondy spent the past six years as the head of marketing and demand generation for Total Media in Israel, where he led the creation and management of all outbound marketing activities.


Airfoil has selected Eric Mally to serve as director of content and social media, a critical integration role in the agency that will bridge Airfoil’s communications and digital firms. Mally spent much of his career at Fleishman Hillard in Detroit, where he was responsible for award-winning content strategy for a range of B2B and B2C clients.


Chris Austin has been promoted to manager, media relations; Amanda Braniecki has been promoted to account manager on the firm’s strategy and client services team and Sarah Masters has advanced to director of project management. Austin is responsible for developing and implementing strategic outreach plans and regularly securing top-tier media placements for clients. Braniecki has excelled in her abilities to counsel clients and lead integrated projects and accounts. Masters’ exceptional team and process management has led to significant grow for the firm’s digital practice.


“Our success as a brand growth accelerator for our clients is directly tied to our ability to evolve our own business,” said Keith Donovan, president, Airfoil Communications. “These five professionals are all strong strategic communicators who have the right experience to counsel our clients through today’s ever-changing business environment. We look forward to the fresh thinking and leadership that Brian and Eric will bring, and to the continued quality work and collaboration Amanda, Chris and Sarah are known for.”


About Airfoil Group

Commemorating 20 years as an independent PR and marketing agency, Airfoil Group is a marketing engine for businesses, brands and products. Woman-owned and WBENC/SBA-certified, Airfoil is comprised of two firms: Airfoil Communications, which builds brand awareness and engagement through third-party advocacy and creative services, and Airfoil Digital, which specializes in user engagement and experience, demand generation and digital marketing programs.

Airfoil’s team of professionals and its Worldcom partners around the globe apply a multidisciplinary lens to client communication challenges. Airfoil provides clients with content development, design, digital marketing, media relations, public relations, research, advertising and social media services that drive measurable growth for brands across several industry segments.

Since its founding in 2000, Airfoil has built a strong reputation and earned recognition on prestigious industry lists like O’Dwyer’s “Top 50 Independent Public Relations Firms,” The Holmes Report “Top 12 Technology Firms,” and Advertising Age “Best Places to Work.”



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