Premier Restaurant and Franchise PR Agency Sells at 25-Year Anniversary



Nationally-Recognized Agency has Represented More than 100 Brands Over its 25 Year History

Premier Restaurant and Franchise PR Agency Sells at 25-Year Anniversary

Melinda Morgan Kartsonis, APR, Fellow PRSA, founder and president of Morgan Marketing & Public Relations

Morgan Marketing & Public Relations, an award-winning marketing and public relations firm, has been sold at the company’s 25th anniversary milestone. The announcement was made by agency founder and president, Melinda Morgan Kartsonis, APR, Fellow PRSA, that Morgan Marketing has been purchased by Kristin Daher who serves as the agency’s vice president.  On January 1, 2016, all agency clients will remain with the firm. In addition, all current employees will continue, ensuring a seamless transition for the firm’s clients.

“My decision to sell Morgan Marketing has been a bittersweet one.  I am proud of what the agency has accomplished, along with its national reputation for producing high caliber creative work,” said Morgan Kartsonis. “It has been rewarding to play a part in the success of many wonderful brands.  While celebrating countless wins with Morgan Marketing, after 25 years, the time is right to follow my heart and take on new challenges while pursuing my many other interests.”

Over the years, Morgan Kartsonis has achieved a long list of accolades, and among the most notable is her induction into the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows, joining the ranks of approximately 350 PR professionals in the world. The agency has also received industry recognition for award-winning work. In Morgan Marketing, Morgan Kartsonis fostered an agency that was founded on creativity and results-driven work, while creating growth opportunities for motivated employees. Throughout her career, she has mentored many young professionals and has devoted herself to the agency’s success, along with serving countless charitable causes.

Premier Restaurant and Franchise PR Agency Sells at 25-Year Anniversary

Kristin Daher

“I am humbled that Melinda has entrusted me to carry on the stellar work that Morgan Marketing is known for, and I’m beyond excited about this unique opportunity she has presented me with,” said Kristin Daher, Vice President of Morgan Marketing. “Working closely with Melinda for the past five years, I’ve had the chance to learn from the very best in the business, and I will continue to build on the solid reputation Morgan Marketing has achieved over the past 25 years.”

From hot dogs and tacos to diamonds and real estate, for the past two and a half decades, Morgan Marketing has represented clients across many industries, serving national brands including Del Taco, Lugano Diamonds, Wienerschnitzel, Juice It Up!, Pieology Pizzeria, Hawaiian Host, and Philly’s Best. In addition to a diverse client repertoire, she is proud of the longstanding client relationships that she’s nurtured, some more than 20 years.

Morgan Kartsonis continued, “I am confident that my firms clients and employees are in the very best hands with Kristin. I’m proud to create this incredible opportunity for her and those who join Kristin on this exciting journey.”

Premier Restaurant and Franchise PR Agency Sells at 25-Year AnniversaryFor 25 years, Morgan Marketing & Public Relations has provided marketing, public relations and event-planning services to a variety of industries including retail, restaurants and hospitality, real estate, food and beverage, and legal. The firm’s dynamic office space in Irvine, Calif., features a state-of-the-art test kitchen, and conference room with multimedia and focus group capabilities. Morgan Marketing & Public Relations is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Public Relations Society of America, Orange County Chapter which recognizes an organization that best exemplifies the highest standard of public relations practices. For more information, visit www.mmpr.biz.