Carmichael Lynch Relate (formerly Spong) is a full-service marketing communications firm rooted in public relations and social engagement. With an evolving nature and lofty objectives, the firm builds powerful relationships between people and brands through creative ideas that give our clients an unparalleled advantage.
Carmichael Lynch Relate is built on the foundation of nearly three decades of award-winning work creating big, contagious, game-changing ideas for our clients – ideas that steal the conversation and own their category. Our services include the right combination of critical, long-standing public relations services such as earned media relations, corporate communications, public affairs, brand journalism, reputation management, community and employee relations, leadership enhancement, crisis management as well as content creation, social channel strategy, influencer marketing, paid media, and digital and social engagement.
Carmichael Lynch Relate is a stand-alone agency that celebrates our adjacency to advertising powerhouse Carmichael Lynch. Our two agencies can snap together to provide a fully-integrated solution as needed. This collaboration offers clients a holistic, cross-discipline perspective on their businesses, taking into account paid, owned and earned strategies to deliver maximum results.
Julie Batliner Named in 2017 PRWeek Power List
Carmichael Lynch President Julie Batliner was named in PRWeek’s 2017 Power List — a roundup of 50 of the communication industry’s most influential PR minds.
PRWeek spoke to Carmichael Lynch CEO Marcus Fischer about Julie’s contributions to the agency: “The best leaders inspire people to follow their vision. Julie inspires clients, the industry, and most importantly, everyone at the agency.
I’ve known and worked with Julie for 10 years. From my first interaction with her, I could tell she was going to do big things in the industry. And she has.
As president, Julie oversees the leadership and direction for both the creative and PR agencies. Growth has been dramatic on all fronts — new business, organic, headcount, and awards — capped with a win at the 2017 PRWeek Awards for Outstanding Midsize Agency.
Business is personal. What makes Julie a dynamic leader is that she takes it personally. A client’s business challenge becomes her challenge. She cares about the lives of every employee, in work life and home life.
She is a role model. I’m proud to be a champion for Julie. I’m even more proud to have been her boss and to be her friend.”