When he’s not copyediting or proofing, Johnny Lowe practices the art of ventriloquism, where one “throws his voice,” making puppets come alive. Once a television staple in the 1950s and 1960s, ventriloquists later became associated with little more than bad horror movies. But today, several ‘vents’ have brought the craft back into the entertainment limelight. […]
GodwinGroup headlined the “Coolest Offices” feature published by Boom Jackson magazine. GodwinGroup in 2011 underwent a total renovation at its Jackson, Mississippi, headquarters, located at Suite 800 of One Jackson Place. The magazine noted the transformation to a “bright, modern space that screams 21st century ad agency.” The centerpiece of the office is a hallway-length
GodwinGroup recently partnered with internationally acclaimed chefs to announce a new upscale restaurant scheduled to open in the Jackson area this fall. Seafood R’evolution will be operated by renowned chefs John Folse of Louisiana and Rick Tramonto of Chicago. The restaurant is the second by the chefs’ development company, joining Restaurant R’evolution located in the
GodwinGroup Gulf Coast has been named Partner of the Year for the Gulfport School District and the Academic Institutes at Gulfport High School. The awards recognize businesses and individuals who help to further the experiences of Gulfport High School students in real-world working situations outside of school. GodwinGroup Partner Kami Wert (left) and Vice President
Organization: MedjetAssist Client since: 2006 Organizational mission: MedjetAssist is a domestic and global air medical transport membership program. If a Medjet member becomes hospitalized more than 150 miles from home and meets transport criteria, Medjet will arrange air-medical transport to their home country hospital of choice at
Building on GodwinGroup’s legacy of support for the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism, a room in newly renovated College Hall is being named in Donna Ritchey’s honor. She is a member of the School’s Advisory Board and served on the steering committee for the School’s capital campaign. A 1987 graduate
Since 1937 public relations has been a core part of GodwinGroup’s arsenal. Today the agency employs five full-time practitioners, and three — Philip Shirley, Donna Ritchey and Vicki Harper-Blake — are APR accredited.
Philip Shirley, Chairman and CEO, has completed a new novel. The crime thriller, titled The White Lie, will be released July 10 by Mindbridge Press and is available on Amazon and in local bookstores nationally. Dayne Sherman, author of Welcome to the Fallen Paradise (Booklist’s Best Crime Debut of the Year), calls The White Lie