News Travels Fast is a publicity bureau
based in Miami Beach.
We get the word out.
Jose Lima is a 20-year marketing veteran, specializing in integrated media campaigns at the national and international level for consumer brands, travel & tourism, non-profits & advocacy groups, arts & culture, authors and entertainment clients. email@example.com
William Spring is a writer, an editor, and a communications/media strategist (as well as an accomplished playwright, performer and pianist). He leads media campaigns, serves as editor and creative writer, directs publishing representation for authors, and manages public relations for arts and entertainment groups. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jose has helmed News Travels Fast since its founding in 2009. He has served in leadership positions directing public relations, advertising, media promotions, and sales/marketing campaigns. As Media Relations Director for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau from 1991-2001, he led tourism marketing campaigns targeting Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, the U.K., France and other international markets. Jose directed global media and sales missions for Miami’s best-known, signature hotel brands. He spearheaded new marketing strategies for the Miami destination, including the emergence of South Beach’s boutique hotels; dining, arts and culture, and Miami’s first-ever LGBT travel promotions
Jose served as Vice President of Tourism & Lifestyle at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. There he directed campaigns for UPS Latin America, the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Hertz Car Rental Latin America, The Bitter End Yacht Club/British Virgin Islands, and the Tourism Board for Negril, Jamaica. As an independent practitioner with his own public relations consultancy, Jose has produced media events and publicity campaigns for Kim Kardashian’s fashion brand Shoedazzle.com, the Miami Design Preservation League, and the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center. He also launched Gray Line’s new double-decker tour buses in the Miami market.
He has served as Associate Director of Media Relations for the Summit of the Americas; Media Director for Miami’s Centennial Celebrations; on the media advisory committee for Pow Wow International and La Cumbre de Turismo; and as a volunteer for the Miami Arts and Business Council. Lima studied Public Relations at Florida International University. On his own time, Jose consults community’ arts organizations on a pro bono basis. He currently also serves as a strategic consultant and Senior Account Executive for a local public relations firm, since September 2010.
William also leads News Travels Fast. He received his B.A. in English with a minor in Theatre Studies at Emory University. His performance works are semi-autobiographical monologues derived from his own journals; they blur the line between dreams and reality. His play, “Miss Vanilla and the Hustler,” was produced in Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and at the Fuse Queer Performance Festival in New York City.
William also performed his monologue, “The Prehistoric Zip Code of Water,” at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2010. He currently serves as Principal Artist at Camposition, where he is developing a cabaret piece about same-sex domestic violence titled “No Music in this House” with Artistic Director Octavio Campos.