The Door, the lifestyle, culinary and hospitality public relations and marketing agency that was acquired last year by Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (DLPN), announces the expansion of its national footprint with the formation of a new South Florida-based location in Miami, Florida, which is also home to Dolphin Entertainment’s headquarters. The Door’s primary office is based out of New York City and the agency also has locations across the country in Chicago, Los Angeles and Nashville. The Door is a subsidiary of Dolphin Entertainment along with entertainment public relations firm, 42West. 42West has offices in New York and Los Angeles, and is one of the leading full-service PR agencies in the entertainment industry.
The Door’s growing roster of clients in South Florida already includes the following signature clients: leading Miami-based restaurant group, Grove Bay Hospitality Group and its executive team Co-Founder/CEO Francesco Balli, Co-Founder/CEO Ignacio Garcia-Menocal and COO Eddie Acevedo, along with its esteemed roster of restaurants and chefs, including Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford (Stubborn Seed), James Beard semifinalists Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis (Mi’talia Kitchen & Bar, Stiltsville Fish Bar, Root & Bone), and Chopped winner Giorgio Rapicavoli (Glass & Vine); James Beard semifinalist Chef Clay Conley and his critically-acclaimed Palm Beach area restaurants, Buccan, Imoto, Grato and Buccan Sandwich Shop; Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson, which is headquartered in Miami; premier food hall, St. Roch Market Miami; and the nation’s leading charitable food & wine event, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
“Since founding The Door more than 10 years ago, our agency has had the opportunity to work in the South Florida market within the hospitality, travel and culinary landscape,” says Charlie Dougiello, Co-Founder and CEO of The Door. “It felt like a natural move to expand our office into an area where our clientele is constantly growing and where we can seek out further opportunities in South Florida’s ever-evolving landscape.”
The new office is led by Vice President, Luciana Salamé. Luciana is a Miami native who has a decade of experience with national public relations and marketing campaigns specializing in the hospitality industry, leading client engagements such as the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festivals, James Beard Award-winning chefs Vivian Howard and Kelly Fields; esteemed restaurateur Keith McNally and his restaurants Pastis, Augustine and Morandi; Flour Shop, home of the “exploding sprinkle cakes”; and David Chang’s fast casual fried chicken chain, Fuku, among several others.
About The Door
Founded in 2008, The Door is a creative relations agency with a focus on building important, viable brands through diverse initiatives and tools ranging from media relations to social media and marketing. Headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, The Door represents a wide range of clients-including food and beverage, personalities, hospitality brands, events, consumer products, technology offerings, and entertainment/media entities.
With unparalleled experience, access, and judgment, 42West is one of the entertainment industry’s leading, independent public relations agencies. Under the direction of three co-Chief Executive Officers— Leslee Dart, Amanda Lundberg, and Allan Mayer— 42West is a full-service, bicoastal firm with professional capabilities encompassing entertainment, multicultural and digital marketing as well as talent publicity and strategic communications. In 2017, 42West became part of Dolphin Entertainment, a publicly-traded producer of family-oriented feature films and high-quality digital content that is delivered to more than 500 million homes in 125 countries.
About Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. Through our subsidiaries 42West and The Door, we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the entertainment and hospitality industries. The Door and 42West are both recognized global leaders in PR services for their respective industries and, in December 2017, the New York Observer listed them, respectively, as the third and fourth most powerful PR firms of any kind in the United States. Dolphin’s recent acquisition of Viewpoint Creative adds full-service creative branding and production capabilities to our marketing group. Dolphin’s legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O’Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series.