ALBUQUERQUE, NM: The Garrity Group, a boutique firm best known for
its role in managing media coverage surrounding the Matthew Propp
scandal (PRWeek, March 26), has merged with the PR division of Rick
Johnson & Company, New Mexico's largest ad agency, to form Garrity
Johnson Public Relations. The resulting firm, which will function as a
division of Rick Johnson & Company, has about eight employees and close
to dollars 750,000 in annual revenue.