Oberkirch Joins Calise and Sedei To Direct PR Unit

Calise and Sedei has hired Brian Oberkirch to lead its new public relations unit. Oberkirch arrives from Trumpet in New Orleans, where he was PR director.

Oberkirch said he offers “PR plus” to the Dallas shop. “My joining not only brings in a net skill set,” he said, “but I also plug into the agency as a brand planner, executing different components as well as PR.”

The shop, which opened last February, has been expanding its resources in an effort to offer a full range of services. The agency hired John Lee as group account director in August, and recently partnered with The Media Team of Denver to provide planning and buying duties.

Agency chief executive officer Charlie Calise said a customer relationship marketing group is under development.