Archive for “June, 2016”

Influence client to break ground on Little Havana development

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Miami-based development company Tecela will help Miami’s Little Havana return to its roots with the ground breaking of Tecela’s first major redevelopment. Tecela’s rental project, named 769 NW 1st St. after its street address, breaks ground June 30.

Principal Andrew Frey championed changes in Miami zoning rules that again legalize the type of signature apartments he is building by building a small-scale apartment building with no parking that have served as the backbone of the community.

Tecela is dedicated to the development of the urban core. Frey hopes to create more compatible and sustainable housing opportunities through the ground-up development of his own projects and by consulting for other developers interested in the same principles. Tecela’s Andrew Frey is able to build the three-story, eight-unit project because of zoning changes he championed ending on-site parking requirements for small lots. Developers can again build units consistent with the character that made Little Havana a fast-growing destination.

You can RSVP for the event here

Jackson West is coming to Doral

This past month, Influence Communications joined members of our community at the Doral Community Meeting alongside Jackson Health Systems to discuss Jackson’s most ambitious project yet – Jackson West. The meeting, meant to target  families of students in Doral, was hosted by Miami-Dade County School Board Member Susie Castillo with Superintendent Alberto Carvalho at Ronald Reagan High School. The event was filled with informative talks and student showcases.
The meeting allowed Jackson Health Systems the opportunity to highlight plans for Jackson West for the community that will benefit most from the  27.3-acre medical campus’ future ER, children’s ambulatory center, and space for medical offices. Jackson West is part of the health system’s $1.4 billion capital improvement plan, partially supported by an $830 million voter-approved Miracle-Building bond.
The inpatient hospital, which originally had 600 letters of support from residents of Doral, Westchester, Sweetwater, and Miami Springs, is expected to open in 2018.

Influence is hiring!

Communications/Public Relations Assistant Position



About Influence Communications


Influence Communications is a full service marketing, social media, web management, and public and media relations firm based in Miami, FL. More information can be found at


Job Description:

The Communications/PR assistant is a semi-entry level public relations position that works closely with account coordinators and account managers to fulfill client needs. The PR assistant will work with the public relations team to ensure smooth running of the division in daily tasks and as it relates to the entire agency.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or journalism and have completed at least one internship at an agency. The candidate should have strong writing and communication skills in English and Spanish, research and organization skills, be willing to adjust to a variety of client temperaments and personalities and be willing to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to complete a project accurately and on time. Written and spoken Spanish language is a must, as well as social media experience. Photoshop and web skills a plus.


The Communications/PR assistant will work closely with account coordinators and managers to produce basic production and detail work required for various accounts. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Drafting press materials
  • Research
  • Maintenance and creation of media lists and editorial calendars
  • Database management
  • PowerPoint presentations creation
  • Press kit assembly and distribution
  • Production supervision
  • General administrative duties (emailing, filing, copying, phone calls)
  • Assist in media events
  • Assist in set-up and break-down of events
  • Maintain client Social Media accounts

This person will coordinate specific projects and assignments supervised by account managers and coordinators.

This position can be a full time or part-time (20 hours a week). Schedule may fluctuate depending on client needs. Some evening and weekend work required.

The position is “temporary” for three months. At this time the Communications/PR assistant and supervisors will mutually evaluate the Communications/PR assistant job performance and determine his/her future with the agency.



Interest candidates should send resume and writing samples to: Helena Poleo at