The Ehrhardt Group is proud to announce that Marc Ehrhardt has been named president of the New Orleans-based public relations and marketing firm that was founded in 1996 by Malcolm and Pia Ehrhardt. With the transition, Malcolm will hold the title of founder and partner, providing daily strategic counsel for many of the agency’s clients.
“Since joining the family business in 1997, Marc has proven to be a first-rate professional and natural leader who has already helped this company grow well into its second generation,” said Malcolm Ehrhardt. “He takes the reins of corporate leadership with an intrinsic understanding of our clients and the markets where they operate, building a strong level of trust with each partnership – both inside and outside the firm.”
Under Malcolm Ehrhardt’s leadership, The Ehrhardt Group has built a reputation on understanding what makes news and utilizing that understanding to develop and implement public and media relations campaigns, manage issues and develop content reflective of every client’s point of view. For more than 20 years, the firm has worked in partnership with leading companies and organizations with business interests along the Gulf Coast, including Fortune 500 companies, local institutions and some of the most significant issues facing Louisiana and the Gulf.
“During the last 30 years, nearly every big event or issue in this part of the country has had someone with the name Ehrhardt involved in it,” said Marc Ehrhardt. “The Ehrhardt Group offers our clients our best ideas and our time, two things that are at the heart of our work. I have learned leadership from someone who provides thoughtful, tactful counsel, no matter the issue at hand. These values are a part of The Ehrhardt Group’s core and will be for decades to come.”
Malcolm Ehrhardt stressed that he will continue to be very active with his clients and their businesses. “This was an ideal time for transition and I have every intention of maintaining a busy schedule in the future.”
“The Ehrhardt Group will always be a place where the smartest, most interesting people in our profession build their careers. We will continue to invest in the relationships that we have with each other, our clients, partners and community to be a company of smart people who like each other and relish the success of the companies and organizations we work with,” said Marc Ehrhardt.
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About Marc Ehrhardt
Marc Ehrhardt has worked with leading companies and organizations with business interests along the Gulf Coast for more than 20 years, developing public and media relations campaigns, managing issues and developing content reflective of every client’s point of view. Marc is active in the Louisiana chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization and is an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and Louisiana Economic Development’s CEO Roundtable. He served on the board of the Press Club of New Orleans, Ursuline Academy and the Young Leadership Council in New Orleans, where he led the inaugural “One Book, One New Orleans”citywide reading and literacy awareness initiative. Marc earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago and joined the family business after a stint at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in Chicago.
About Malcolm Ehrhardt
Malcolm Ehrhardt, MS, APR, is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. He has more than three decades of experience representing national and regional brands. Among his honors are numerous awards for distinction for outstanding public relations campaigns and local awards for community leadership and contributions to the arts, education and cultural life of New Orleans. He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications and holds a BA from the University of New Orleans. He has been honored by the University of New Orleans for Lifetime Service and the Greater New Orleans Executive Association as the Executive of the Year.
About The Ehrhardt Group
Founded in 1996, The Ehrhardt Group is a full-service corporate communications and marketing firm based in New Orleans. The Ehrhardt Group has successfully advised Fortune 500 corporations, local institutions, non-profits and government agencies in the areas of marketing, public relations, reputation management, public affairs and crisis communications. The firm’s experience with prominent clients intersects the vast expanse of issues management, public relations, community outreach and engagement, social media, traditional advertising, focus group research and much more. Visit www.tegpr.comfor more information.