Veteran public relations expert David M. Grant has formed a new public relations consultancy, Grant PR, Inc., that “lets me concentrate on doing what I love best — providing high-level, individualized service to clients.”
Grant’s move comes two years after the firm he founded, The LVM Group, was acquired by Didit, a Long Island-based integrated marketing firm.
“The acquisition was a good fit for my firm and a good fit for Didit,” he says. “Didit is a wonderful firm. But I missed running my own shop.”
The new firm is concentrating on real estate, architecture, engineering and construction. Grant is especially pleased to be focusing much more now on working with a few select key clients. “The simple fact is that I enjoy the nitty-gritty aspects of public relations. I like working closely with clients, speaking with them often, and doing some of what some senior executives think is not worthy of their time. Clients are getting my attention, not that of a 24-year-old who’s still learning the business.”
Grant credits his hands-on approach to his often decades-long relationships with clients over the years, who have included many leaders in real estate, including The Empire State Building, CBRE, Sherwood Equities, the Galleria, Cushman & Wakefield, 666 Fifth Avenue and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
Grant PR is focusing on media relations, social media, crisis communications, media training, SEO, and website support.
Grant owned LVM Group for 41 years before selling it to Didit. He started his professional life as a journalist. He was New York City Hall reporter and deputy bureau chief for The Long Island Press and was a frequent contributor to the New York Times real estate section.