We are Devine + Partners, communications and content experts who specialize in public relations, issues management and digital communications.

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What do they really think of me? It’s the question that keeps people up at night. For businesses and institutions, that question is just as fundamental. At Devine + Partners, we help organizations quantify and shape, launch or adjust their brands. It’s about answering the question of what people think — definitively, affirmatively and once and for all. And, ultimately, it’s about sleeping better at night. We call it being able to Rest Easy.

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Services

Public Relations

  • Corporate communications
  • Media relations
  • Media training
  • Message development
  • Thought leadership positioning
  • Employee and internal communications
  • Brand communications
  • Press and special events
  • Copywriting
  • Speech writing
  • Op-Eds
  • External communications
  • Sustainability communications
  • Travel and tourism communications
  • Hospitality communications
  • Nonprofit communications

Digital Communications

  • Online content management
    • NewsHub
    • Content development
    • Content strategy
    • Owned, earned and shared content strategy
  • Social media
    • Digital and online listening and monitoring
    • Education and workshop training
    • Social media platform training
    • Digital strategy
    • Engagement strategy
    • Digital metrics, auditing and analyzing
    • Social media policy development
    • Identity management
    • Community building
    • Influencer identification and outreach
    • Brand ambassador program development
  • Blogger relations and engagement
  • Blog strategy and development
  • Online reputation management
  • Infographics

Issues Management

  • Crisis communications
  • Change management
  • Change communications
  • Labor issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Environmental issues
  • Leadership transition
  • Employee issues
  • Reputation management

Clients

NewsHub

We are living through a defining moment of change when journalism is no longer only for those behind a news desk or camera, instead, Devine + Partners has developed a new way to tell your story by going directly to your audience.

At Devine + Partners, we’ve developed a new form of storytelling that we call NewsHub.

Great stories need to be told and with NewsHub, every story gets a spotlight. Let us help you become skilled brand journalist, or let the D+P team become your digital news bureau.

"D+P’s tourism expertise was just what we were looking for as we raise the visibility of Montgomery County as a destination and gain awareness for our tourism and convention brands. What’s more, they work collaboratively as an extension of our team."

Mike Bowman, President, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

"Partnering with Devine + Partners over the past four years has helped me to get KeyBank’s name out in the marketplace, ensuring we were visible both in the marketplace and in business publications."

Robert Kane, KeyBank’s Market President

"Over the past three years, Devine + Partners has been a great partner in developing and executing campaigns that have significantly increased awareness of the Circuit Trails network and its countless benefits to the region. They are an essential component of our team in generating the earned, owned and shared content that helps us engage folks #onthecircuit."

Brandi Horton, Vice President of Communications, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

"Devine + Partners has become like family to the Mann. They care about what we do; they understand the complexity of what we do. With D + P, it’s a home run every time."

People

Jay Devine

Jay Devine

President and CEO

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SIC

SIC is not a word that most people would associate with Jay Devine but in this case it fits. Why? Because, at D+P, SIC stands for Strategist-in-Chief. Jay provides the communications strategy behind most, if not all, of our client work. As a 30-year veteran of the strategic communications world, he has seen how public relations is being transformed into contact management, brand journalism or owned content. This transformation is occurring almost right before our eyes and Jay is helping clients embrace the change for the better. That doesn’t mean that we are leaving traditional print and broadcast media behind. We use that too. The ultimate and best strategy is the one which blends both the new and the tried and true together. Jay knows how to do that masterfully and thus is one SIC fellow.

Jay founded D+P in 2003 and gave it a fresh start in 2011. Today, D+P represents respected companies, brands and institutions like Comcast Spectacor, Deloitte, the William Penn Foundation, Drexel University and the Philadelphia Zoo among many others.

D+P prides itself on creating long-term relationships with its clients. These relationships are the result of aggressively listening to clients’ needs, developing research-based messaging and flawlessly executing creative strategic communications programs. The firm specializes in award-winning public relations, issues management and digital communications.

Before D+P, Jay was the general manager of Tierney Communications. He joined Tierney in 1989 as one of its founding members. Way, way back, he started his career with Porter Novelli in Washington, D.C.

Jay is a proud Hoya and graduated from Georgetown University. In May 2013, he and his wife, Bridget, received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Neumann University. He is a board member of Neumann University, the Philadelphia Charity Ball, the Brent Celek Take Flight Foundation and Greener Partners. In 2015, he was appointed Vice Chair of the World Meeting of Families Communications and Marketing Committee.

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Susan Hamilton

Susan Hamilton

Senior Vice President
Director, Travel + Tourism Division

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Voted most likely to be spotted giving directions to visitors.

Sue joined Devine + Partners 10 years ago and leads the firm’s Travel + Tourism division.  She offers creative program development, national and international media relations, promotions and event planning services to hospitality clients, including tourism destinations, museums and attractions, hotels and events.

She is assisting the Parkway Museums District with the planning of their Centennial celebration in 2017-2018, Pittcon with awareness of their science convention, the National Constitution Center with announcements of their exhibits and programs, and Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board with the promotion of Montgomery County, Pa.

Sue has more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience, including 16 years with the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, most recently as director of international marketing.  She was part of the team responsible for promoting Philadelphia as a tourism destination in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Ireland.

There, she also served as director of marketing communications for Philadelphia 2000, the host committee for the 2000 Republican National Convention.  She chaired the Philadelphia Host City’s marketing communications committee for the ESPN X Games.  She was instrumental in creating The Photo of the Century project, which, on July 4, 1999, gathered in Philadelphia more than 100 people born on the Fourth of July, one from each year from 1900-1999, and at least one from each state.  The event drew international attention and earned a PR Week award for the best publicity stunt of the year.

Sue graduated with Honors from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in advertising.  In 2001, she was named Outstanding Young Alumni. She serves as co-vice chair of the Foundation Board of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and co-chair of Magee’s Night of Champions fundraiser for patient programs including wheelchair sports and art and horticultural therapy.  She is a member of the Family Advisory Council for St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.  Like many on the D+P team, she loves running, and she has completed seven marathons.

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Christine Reimert

Christine Reimert

Executive Vice President

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At a loss for words? I can help.

The words you use to inform, educate, persuade and protect matter.  With more than 25 years of public relations experience in both corporate and agency environments, Christine has developed the exact words, messages, positioning and strategies that advance business objectives for organizations and individuals.  Her experience covers crisis management, issues management, brand journalism and owned content, strategic communications and media/presentation training.

Christine has provided corporate communications counsel to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups across consumer and B2B spaces and advised on sustainability communications strategies for community-based non-profits and professional service clients. Some examples of clients past and present include Deloitte Philadelphia, Drexel University, Peapod, Comcast Spectacor and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

Prior to joining the firm, Christine offered her services as an independent communications and media training consultant. Previously she was vice president with Tierney Communications and was responsible for some of the agency’s marquee accounts.

Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland College Park. She is currently a community board member for the Maternity Care Coalition.  She has previously served on the boards of Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia and the American Diabetes Association of Greater Philadelphia.

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Mylin Batipps Jr.

Mylin Batipps Jr.

Senior Account Executive

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I’m the write guy for you.

As Senior Account Executive, Mylin Batipps Jr. brings his experience in media relations, journalism, and corporate communications to D+P. He leads and supports key clients through storytelling and persuasive language on multiple platforms to further elevate their brands.

This isn’t his first time joining the D+P team, Mylin was a D+P intern in 2015. He most recently served on the member relations and communications teams for the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA), assisting in the promotion of the accounting profession. Mylin graduated from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) with a major in journalism/professional writing and a minor in linguistics. He has contributed to publications such as the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, The Times of Trenton, and South Jersey Magazine.

When not in the D+P office, Mylin spends his time writing puns, juggling objects, and playing drums. He plays marching bass drum for the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum & Bugle Corps based in Hawthorne, NJ, and is a percussion instructor for the Eastern High School Marching Band.

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Alyssa Zinar

Alyssa Zinar

Asst. Account Executive/Asst. Digital News Producer

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When Twitter gives you character limits, post a video instead.

In her role as Asst. Account Executive and Asst. Digital News Producer, Alyssa supports senior staff on client-facing work, manages social media pages, and engages in media outreach, strategic communications, event planning, in-depth research and video content creation.

Before joining the D+P team, Alyssa interned in Maryland and Virginia at organizations including 522 Productions and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. Her experiences in these different industries increased her desire to help organizations utilize visual storytelling and define their brands through video.

When she’s not at 1700 Market, Alyssa enjoys dancing, staying up to date on the latest pop culture trends and watching too many TV shows to keep track of. Born and raised in the Greater Philadelphia area, Alyssa is very passionate about Philadelphia sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles, the 2018 Super Bowl Champions!

Alyssa is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland where she double majored in communication and marketing, with a focus in public relations, and was a sports management fellow.

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Grace Hanlon

Grace Hanlon

Account Coordinator/Asst. Digital News Producer

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Telling your story through a different lens.

As an Account Coordinator and Asst. Digital News Producer, Grace combines traditional and digital public relations to support senior staff. Grace specializes in media relations, strategic communications, and event planning, while bringing your brand to a digital space through social media and video content creation.

Grace graduated from Temple University where she studied public relations and digital marketing. During her time at Temple, Grace interned at Allied Integrated Marketing and PRowl Public Relations. Her experiences in these organizations fueled her interest for story telling through media relations, event planning, and producing digital video content.

Refusing to leave Philly post-grad, Grace can be found exploring new cafés around her neighborhood in Queen Village, catching a stand-up comedy show at Good Good Comedy Theater, or cheering the Eagles on every Sunday.

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Results

Community Engagement, Events, Media Relations

D+P has partnered with the Mann Center for the Performing Arts since 2007 to drive awareness of the Mann as the Philadelphia region’s summer destination for great entertainment. Working as an extension of the marketing department, we manage media relations around the summer season of pop, orchestral and classical shows, the annual Party in the Park gala, and the Mann’s year-round educational and community programming. See our results:

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Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Rebrand Launch

Comcast Spectacor was preparing for the rebrand of one of its core businesses, Spectra. We provided a strategic communications campaign including customer and employee communications, national and local media relations, digital and social communications and thought leadership programs. See our results:

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Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Thought Leadership

KeyBank (formerly First Niagara) looked to promote brand awareness in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. We provided a strategic communications plan including thought leadership positioning, corporate responsibility outreach and a brand-building media relations campaign. See our results:

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Branding, Media Relations, Sustainability Communications

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy sought to raise the visibility of the Circuit Trails, ultimately a 750-mile trail system through nine counties in the greater Philadelphia region. Together, we developed a three-year campaign effort consisting of a rebrand, new website and the development of owned content, shared and earned media. See our results:

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Giving Back

D+P is committed to giving back by supporting our community as volunteer board members and offering charitable support when we can. Everyone is encouraged to get involved in causes they believe in. Each year we contribute almost $100,000 in volunteer time and contributions to these non-profit boards and organizations. Here is just a sampling of the causes we support: