FAYETTEVILLE, NC (July 26, 2016) – 219 Group announced today the acquisition of Patronus Agency, a creative PR firm with regional and national clients. Additionally, Aneisha McMillan, one of the previous owners of Patronus, joins the 219Group team as Director of Public Relations.

“Aneisha will be an incredible asset to our crew and will expand our core services that we provide as a full-service agency.” said 219 Group President, Kirk deViere. “Her ability to create big ideas and uniquely engage consumers will help fuel additional growth for our company.”

McMillan has gained exposure for clients in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, GQ Magazine, Today, Good Morning America, Mashable, Newsweek, Road & Track, Reuters, O the Oprah Magazine, Lucky Magazine, US News & World Report, USA Today, Billboard, Vanity Fair, BET, Yahoo News, Better Homes & Gardens, CNN, Fast Company, AP, Bloomberg, Fox News, ABC News, Wired, Forbes, Men’s Journal, and Popular Mechanics to name a few.

Aneisha is an internationally accomplished publicist with 15 years of experience. She has held PR Director titles at agencies in both Chicago and Pennsylvania, and has worked with brands like Turkey Hill, Chiquita Banana, LazyTown, Bravo Network, Yuengling, Schumacher Homes, Bowlus Road Chief and Shark Tank star, Biaggi.

“From the moment I met Kirk and his team I knew there was a real synergy and that together, we could produce some pretty amazing results for clients,” said McMillan. “The 219 culture is a great fit for me, I’m looking forward to working with this ridiculously creative team to deliver award-winning work and iconic campaigns.”

About 219 Group: 219 Group is a veteran-owned marketing and advertising agency that creates innovative, big ideas and delivers solutions to help our clients share their vision and tell their stories. We offer a full suite of marketing services to help clients of all sizes, budgets, and types achieve their desired results. group219.wpengine.com

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