The Castle Group Expands Public Relations Practice with Hire of News Industry Veteran Bill Lane

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The Castle Group has hired Bill Lane, a veteran reporter, editor and online journalist. Lane joined Castle from the Boston Business Journal, where he was managing editor since 2001.

The Castle Group, an independent, award-winning public relations and events management agency, announced today that Bill Lane has joined the firm. Lane, a veteran reporter, editor and online journalist, joined The Castle Group from the Boston Business Journal, where he was managing editor since 2001.

Lane brings to The Castle Group his close ties to technology, healthcare, financial services and professional services firms, both local and national, as well as a clear vision of effective communication strategies.

“Bill’s journalistic experience and his close ties to the business community bring us an added dimension, rounding out a great team of public relations and event management professionals,” said Sandy Lish, principal and co-founder of The Castle Group.

Lane joins The Castle Group as vice president, public relations. He will work with the agency’s clients to craft and implement communications and media relations strategies. He will also help grow the agency’s roster of dynamic, innovative client companies.

Lane draws on experience as a reporter that ranges from government and local affairs to business. He was business editor of the MetroWest Daily News and he supervised bureaus in six Northeastern cities for online business news Web site dBusiness.com, in addition to his work as managing editor of the Boston Business Journal, the premier all-business newspaper in New England.

Lane, who lives in Boston, is co-author of two books and a former commercial pilot. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

About The Castle Group

A service business is as good as its talent, and The Castle Group is home to innovative, driven and committed public relations and events management professionals who deliver value and results to a diverse client roster. The agency comprises full-service public relations and events divisions that can work in tandem or separately. An independent women-owned business that has grown each year since its founding in 1996, the agency prides itself on proactive problem solving and looking between the lines. Hallmark service areas include strategic communications, media relations, corporate and philanthropic events management, travel-based and online sales incentives, and media and presentation training. Castle’s client roster includes Genzyme, MFS Investment Management, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, CircleLending, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Symantec and Eons. The Castle Group is a member of the exclusive Public Relations Global Network. The agency is on the Web at http://www.thecastlegrp.com.

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