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Atlanta (May 2, 2016) – Duffey Communications, Inc., today announced the promotion of Allen Haynes to Director of Public Relations. In his new role, Haynes will lead the company’s public relations division, which includes media relations, social media, and content marketing.

“The public relations industry has morphed into a complex blend of communications strategies and it takes people like Allen, who understand how to pull together the right strategies at the right time – to build and manage successful initiatives,” says Sherri Simmons, president and CEO of Duffey Communications.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the ever-evolving public relations landscape,” says Haynes. “New channels are being created daily to influence business, consumer and other audiences. There is great opportunity to use these platforms to tell clients’ stories with greater impact. I look forward to helping Duffey leverage this new era of communication and further enhance its forward-looking, client-centered strategies.”

Haynes, who joined Duffey as an Account Associate in 2013, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communication. Prior to joining Duffey, Haynes served as the director of PR and marketing for Giggle Magazine – a family and parenting magazine in Gainesville, Fla. His communication and marketing skills helped the magazine win Business of the Year honors, the first time a publication won the honor.

“I knew the day I met Allen, Duffey would be one of the luckiest PR firms in the world if he joined our team,” says Simmons. “I was thrilled when he accepted our offer and I am delighted to see Allen emerge as a truly gifted leader in our industry.”

About Duffey Communications, Inc.

With a 30-year track record in public relations, government affairs and crisis communications, Duffey Communications serves clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies and small businesses to government agencies, professional associations and nonprofit organizations.

The firm has earned more than 600 industry awards, including the Platinum International Marcom for Strategic Communications and Gold Stevie Award for Public Service Campaign of the Year. From generating national headlines to changing public policy, we remain true to our vision: creativity as inspiration; strategic in approach; and bold in action. For more information, visit 



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