Lafayette-based RUSSO, a strategic branding and marketing communications firm, has expanded to the New Orleans market, opening offices at 643 Magazine St.
Joining RUSSO in New Orleans will be brand developers Natalie Brasher and Maggie DeWitt.
Prior to joining RUSSO, Brasher worked with Town Square Media, and DeWitt is a recent business management graduate of LSU (and a member of the New Orleans Saints Saintsations).
“First Bank and Trust, The Taylor Foundation, Delta World Tire and Caps for Kids are just a few of the New Orleans clients we have had the pleasure of working for over the years, and we are excited to now have a permanent presence in such an amazing city,” RUSSO Senior Partner Jaci Russo said in a press release. “We are also thrilled to have both Natalie and Maggie join our team as they head up our move to New Orleans.”
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