MIAMI, May 21, 2014 – rbb Public Relations, a national marketing communications firm that champions breakout brands, has added Stacy Merrick as account executive, and Stephanie Schwartz and Elizabeth Prats as assistant account executives.

In the account executive role, Merrick provides strategic marketing and media relations support to a number of the firm’s corporate, education and healthcare clients including Cleveland Clinic Florida, DHL Express, Swire Properties, Kaplan University and Florida International University.

She joins rbb from Washington, D.C., where she worked as a media coordinator at a leading public affairs firm. Previously, Merrick also worked as a client executive in Burson-Marsteller’s public affairs practice, supporting a wide range of government, corporate and non-profit clients. Merrick holds a B.A. in public relations and political science, with a concentration in political communication, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As an assistant account executive, Schwartz supports a diverse group of rbb’s clients including DHL Express, Bank of America, United HomeCare, Florida East Coast Industries, Kaplan University and Swire Properties. She joins rbb as a full time employee after serving as an intern for the agency. Previously, Schwartz worked with PMK*BNC Public Relations, The Make-A-Wish Foundation and The Daily Hundred. She graduated from University of Florida with a B.A. in public relations and a minor in business.

Prats works with a number of the firm’s entertainment, food and hospitality clients including Feld Entertainment, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Mrs. Butterworth’s and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to joining rbb, she served as publicist for Pulitzer prize-winning author Gilbert King and worked with several boutique marketing and PR agencies, including The Rights Factory. She holds a B.A. in advertising/public relations and English, with a concentration in creative writing, from the University of Central Florida.

About rbb Public Relations
rbb is a marketing communications firm and four-time U.S. Agency of the Year. As the Champion of Breakout Brands, rbb inspires companies with insights on creating customer passion to increase sales. rbb’s multicultural staff delivers award-winning creativity, media relations, corporate counsel, product introductions, digital media, content creation and results/analytics. Specialty practices include consumer products/services, travel, health, sports & entertainment, B2B and higher education. For more information, call (305) 448-7450.