Home / Article: BP Engages Pecchia Communications For Utica Shale Public Relations Activity
July 09, 2012
CANFIELD, Ohio – Pecchia Communications today announced that BP America Inc., one of the world’s largest developers of oil and natural gas, has enlisted the public relations services of the local firm as one of the companies supporting its activities in the proposed Utica and Point Pleasant shale project.
“Our agreement with Pecchia Comm demonstrates our commitment to hiring locally whenever possible as we continue to explore the possibility of safely developing this natural resource,” said Curtis Thomas, Director of BP’s Government and Public Affairs department in Ohio.
Terms of the agreement, which followed discussions with several local public relations firms, were not disclosed.
Dan Pecchia, president of Pecchia Communications, said its work with BP reflects the favorable opportunities local companies are seeing with the rise in oil and gas activity.
“We are among many local companies benefiting from the shale boom,” Pecchia said. “We are encouraging our clients, vendors and colleagues to do all they can to capitalize on what could be the best business opportunity of our careers.”
Pecchia Communications provides public relations, media relations, professional writing, marketing, social media, change management and interactive services to companies large and small. Clients include BP America, AkzoNobel Paints, Harrington Hoppe & Mitchell, Aim NationaLease, Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates, Ankle & Foot Care Centers and other organizations, primarily in Ohio. Pecchia Comm maintains a website at www.pecchiacomm.com.
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