Spin the Agencies of Record

The Mexico Tourism Board is conducting a review, according to The Holmes Report. Ogilvy PR has been handling the account on an interim basis since late 2010. Plans are to double the PR budget going forward to $21 million. The country’s tourism industry has been impacted by stories of extreme violence in the region.

The Out NYC, which will focus on entertainment and hospitality for gay visitors and New Yorkers, has chosen Nancy J. Friedman PR for public relations services. The boutique hotel will also feature the XL Nightclub and Kitchen, a round-the-clock cafe.

Sovaa & Associates, a boutique PR firm in NYC, has added Brunch Republik, a blog by hospitality entrepreneur Emillio Mesa to its roster. The blog includes reviews, interviews, and other hospitality and entertainment info.

Dukas Public Relations is providing pro bono PR services to Venture for America. The organization places college grads at start up companies for two-year stints in cities with struggling economies. Dukas will raise awareness of the group. (via PRWeek)

Ukraine-based Kenaz Translations has chosen Feintuch Communications as its AOR. The firm will help the company enter the U.S. and Canadian markets. Kenaz’s translation services extend across English, French, Spanish, German, and more than a dozen Eastern European languages.