Willis Promoted to Senior Account Manager

Ackermann PR recently announced the promotion of Ryan Willis to senior account manager.

Willis has been with the agency for more than nine years and provides overall account management and planning to a number of the agency’s clients. His industry experience includes representing clients in the areas of economic and […]

By |April 24th, 2015|Ackermann PR|

From the Knoxville News Sentinel: What is PR, really?


The definition of what I have done for a living most of my adult life has changed dramatically over the past several years, and it is interesting (and sad) to watch the demise of agencies and corporate communications departments which refuse to fully embrace that reality.

Public relations firms used […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Ackermann PR|

Entrepreneurship: A Leadership Voyage

Some of my favorite clients over the years have been entrepreneurial companies, and I think in many ways, entrepreneurship is the ultimate leadership voyage.  Starting out alone, with whatever your great idea or business premise was and then building a cadre of people around you who could share your […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Ackermann PR|
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Ackermann PR recognized as a leader in Croft Society of PR firms

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Ackermann PR has been selected to be part of The Croft Society, a newly-formed coalition of regional public relations firms across the country, announced Cathy Ackermann, founder and CEO of Ackermann PR.  The membership is by invitation only, and the organization is currently made up of […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|Ackermann PR|

Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville (HBAGK) Calls on Ackermann PR to Support 2014 HOME SHOW™

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (November 25, 2013) – The Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville (HBAGK) has selected Ackermann PR to support its annual Home Show™ in 2014. The Show is in its 64th year and is scheduled for January 24-26 at the Knoxville Convention Center making it the first premiere […]

New Board Members and Officers Announced for Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Townsend, Tenn. – Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (Tremont) has added six new members to its board of directors and has announced its officers.

New members include Esther Bell, CEO, Global Intellectual Property Asset Management, PLLC; Henry (Hank) Dye, recently retired vice president for […]