Chicago-based public relations firm GolinHarris has formed a Latin America division that is being managed from the company’s Coral Gables office.
GolinHarris expanded its reach in seven countries — Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela — and Puerto Rico by forming a network of alliances with communications firms in those areas. The group includes more than 300 employees.
The PR agency, part of advertising giant Interpublic Group, hired communications veteran Flavia Vigio late last year to oversee the company’s growth in Latin America. Vigio runs the new division from Coral Gables, where GolinHarris represents the Florida Lottery, Tobacco Free Florida and other clients.