Praisery's New York arm headed by VP Jakwerth

Entertainment public relations and marketing firm Marleah Leslie & Associates has established a permanent office in Gotham.

Six-year company VP Kim Jakwerth had relocated to New York last spring on a temporary basis but has now elected to stay to head up the firm’s New York outpost.

“Quite honestly, the reason we opened it was simple,” said Jakwerth. “There were a lot of people that wouldn’t even meet with us only because we didn’t have a New York office.”

The move changes that, with New York-based clients like Ricky Martin and Thalia serviced primarily out of the Gotham office.

Founded in 1994 in Los Angeles, praisery represents music, film and television clients, including Jim Carrey, Tim Allen, Celine Dion, Clint Black, Tom Green, Bill Bellamy, Bob Newhart, Julio Iglesias and Cloris Leachman.

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