Dornic in the News

mattDornic headshot from 3 Dog site.jpgSo, my other half has some news. And who better to share it with you than me?

Congratulations to my FishbowlDC co-editor Matt Dornic on today’s announcement that he and his company, 3 Dog Agency have joined Quinn Gillespie & Associates. That’s right, QGA is expanding and Dornic will be a new director at the firm. Rest assured, he’ll still be with us and making a splash at Fishbowl.

Read a press release and personal note describing more from Dornic after the jump…


Dornic’s Personal Note

Some exciting news!

2010 has already presented some remarkable opportunities for me. As many of you know, this year would mark the third anniversary of my company, 3 Dog Agency. But rather than raising my glass to another year as an entrepreneur, I’m toasting to a new adventure with Jack Quinn and my friends at Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA).

Later today, it will be announced that 3 Dog Agency and I have joined QGA as they embark on a major expansion of their strategic communications practice. As a new director at the firm, I look forward to working with a remarkable roster of clients and the talented team of people, responsible for QGA’s ten successful years as a top public affairs firm in Washington. There are many exciting changes and endeavors planned for QGA in the coming year and I’m thrilled to be a part of them. For my FishbowlDC friends, you’ll be glad or disappointed (depending on my last post about you) to know that I will continue to co-edit the blog with Betsy Rothstein – but in a slightly more limited capacity.

Please keep in touch and contact me anytime.

QUINN GILLESPIE & ASSOCIATES NAMES MATTHEW DORNIC DIRECTOR, QGA COMMUNICATIONSPUBLIC AFFAIRS FIRM EMBARKS ON MAJOR EXPANSION OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS PRACTICE WITH INTEGRATION OF 3 DOG AGENCY

(Washington D.C. February 1, 2010) – Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA) announced today that Matthew Dornic has joined the firm as a director in the QGA Communications practice. The addition of Dornic to the firm’s leadership team is part of a major expansion of QGA’s strategic communications and public affairs capacity, which includes the integration of 3 Dog Agency, the media strategy boutique founded by Dornic in 2007.

QGA Chairman Jack Quinn said, “It’s a major coup to add Matt and 3 Dog Agency to the QGA team. His energy, expertise in emerging media and deep relationships with both national and Washington press will strengthen and diversify our firm’s practice and capabilities.”

Matthew Dornic has over ten years of experience in entertainment, news and online media. As president and founder of 3 Dog Agency, Dornic was responsible for business development, agency operations and acted as account director for Web and entertainment clients such as how-to video site, MonkeySee.com; DIY website giant, Webs.com; online shopping portal, Ebates.com and TriBeCa award-winning feature film, War Child.

Before 3 Dog Agency, Matthew was the manager of media relations and creative services for Anystream Inc. where he spearheaded client, partner and corporate communication initiatives with organizations like MTV, MLB.com, IFC, Temple University, CNN, Arizona State University, Verizon and Case Western School of Medicine. Dornic guided the company through two corporate acquisitions, multiple product launches and several business unit rebranding initiatives. He is a former broadcast journalist, the co-editor of mediabistro’s FishbowlDC blog and a columnist for Capitol File magazine.

“Jack Quinn is a phenomenal mentor and I have great admiration and respect for QGA,” said Dornic. “As a new director at the firm, I look forward to working with a remarkable roster of clients and the talented team of people, responsible for QGA’s ten successful years as a top public affairs firm in Washington.”

For more information about Quinn Gillespie & Associates, visit www.qga.com.