Dig & Dig launches as The PHA Group's First International Agency

The PHA Group, an independent PR, digital and creative agency, has launched Dig & Dig, its first international agency. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Dig & Dig will offer a comprehensive suite of digital and social media services to propel brands forward.Dig & Dig boasts a robust service portfolio encompassing organic and paid social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, SEO, PPC, and content marketing. The agency is spearheaded by a seasoned Boston-based team led by Executive Vice President Matt Raven. Raven will oversee day-to-day operations, supported by Desiree Dileso, the agency's Vice President and Head of Paid Media. Both report directly to PHA's joint Group MDs, Shelley Frosdick and Stuart Skinner.Dig & Dig launches with a roster of impressive, fast-growing clients, including Workstorm, a leading secure work collaboration platform. Teams across the group's UK and US offices will collaborate seamlessly to service these programs.Matt Raven brings over 16 years of experience in digital marketing, search, and content strategy. He has a proven track record of success across owned, earned, and paid channels. Prior to Dig & Dig, Raven led the Digital practice at Look Left Marketing as Vice President and Head of Digital, crafting and executing breakthrough, insight-driven integrated programs for technology companies. Previously, he played a pivotal role at Boston-based agency SHIFT Communications, where he developed and launched the industry's first performance-based earned media offering, Optimized PR. Raven's experience spans renowned brands like Warby Parker, Citrix, and GoDaddy. He is a highly respected figure in the Boston business community, regularly engaging with students at Boston University and sharing his expertise at local industry events.Desiree Dileso is a digital media powerhouse with over 14 years of experience in planning, buying, and executing successful Paid Media campaigns. At Dig & Dig, she leverages her extensive expertise gained from over 13 years with independent media agency PGR Media. Dileso served as VP, Media Director at PGR, leading all aspects of integrated channel planning, from audience development and communication strategy to forecasting and reporting. Her deep understanding of the paid media landscape encompasses social, programmatic, CTV, audio, display, custom content, and outdoor advertising. Her hands-on approach and strategic vision have empowered numerous brands, including Vera Bradley, Sheraton Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Celebrity Cruises, and StriVectin, to confidently scale their marketing investments. Deeply involved in Boston's ad community, Dileso is a member of the Boston Interactive Media Association (BIMA) and has served on its board for over eight years.Dig & Dig marks a significant milestone for The PHA Group, following a period of substantial growth and investment spearheaded by Frosdick and Skinner since their appointment as joint MDs in April 2020.“The launch of Dig & Dig is the culmination of 18 months of meticulous planning and research,” commented Shelley Frosdick and Stuart Skinner. “We are incredibly proud of the Dig & Dig brand, which will be the first of many new agencies to join The PHA Group family.”“Client demand for international support and access to a new market were the driving forces behind Dig & Dig,” they continued. “Boston, with its thriving sectors and exceptional talent pool, is a perfect fit for our first international venture. We're excited to establish a strong presence here.”Frosdick and Skinner emphasized the collaborative nature of The PHA Group, highlighting how entering the international market with a digital and social-first agency will provide a competitive edge. Teams across all five of the group's office locations will work together seamlessly to deliver exceptional results for clients.

Savills Egypt partners with Vantage Communications to elevate PR strategies

Savills Egypt, a leading property advisor, has announced its collaboration with Vantage Communications, a renowned public relations agency, to bolster its external communications.In a strategic move aimed at fortifying its brand presence and communication efficacy within the Egyptian property market, Savills Egypt has entrusted Vantage Communications with its public relations endeavors.Bringing a wealth of experience in crafting compelling narratives, managing media relations, and executing strategic communication campaigns, Vantage Communications is poised to play a pivotal role in enhancing Savills Egypt's engagement with stakeholders and target audience.Karine Kamel, Head of Marketing and Communications at Savills Egypt, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "We are delighted to appoint Vantage Communications as our strategic PR partner in Egypt. Their deep understanding of the local media landscape and proven expertise in the real estate sector make them the ideal partner to support our communication goals and amplify our narrative in Egypt’s thriving real estate industry."In response, Nazly Shamel, Founder and Managing Director of Vantage Communications, conveyed excitement, saying, "We are thrilled to be selected as Savills Egypt’s PR agency. In Egypt’s dynamic real estate ecosystem, our team is committed to delivering on-point PR programs that set Savills Egypt ahead and support the company’s continued growth."The collaboration between Savills Egypt and Vantage Communications signifies a concerted effort to leverage expertise and strategic insights, aiming to solidify Savills Egypt's position as a key player in the Egyptian real estate landscape.