CLEVELAND: Golin/Harris is closing down its two-year-old Cleveland
Patti Temple Rocks, who ran the office, has been offered a position in
Golin's Chicago office, as has one of the other five Cleveland
employees, said Keith Burton, GM in Chicago.
"After two years, Cleveland has not proven to be the growth market we
thought it could be," said Burton.
Opening the office initially allowed Golin to put resources closer to
longtime Cleveland client Glidden Paints. The office also picked up work
from Turner Broadcasting, handling PR for its Monday-night NBA
Fees rose to the $1 million area in the first year of
Existing Cleveland accounts will now be serviced from Chicago, Burton
Golin's decision leaves Fleishman-Hillard as the only multinational with
a presence. It bought a local firm in 1999.