9 boxes (4linear ft.)..
Organized by document type Arranged chronologically.
The collection consists primarily of documents related to political campaign management, advertising and public relations, such as contracts, correspondence, posters, clippings and TV commercials. The collection also includes Hamersmith's biographical and personal papers, as well as materials that document Hamersmith responsibilities and duties as Administrative Assistant to Mayor Maurice Ferre.
Philip A. Hamersmith, 1946-1999, public relations consultant and journalist, had an extensive background in media relations, government relations, and political campaign communications. Prior to starting his own company, Hamersmith served as an Administrative assistant to former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, where his major responsibilities included press relations, speechwriting, and directing all communications strategy and development. After leaving the Mayors office, Hamersmith joined the United Way, where he wrote and produce promotional public service announcements and films. Shortly thereafter, he was hired by Beber, Silverstein & Partners advertising agency as an Account Executive. In 1978, he became a partner in the public relations firms of P & R Associates, specializing in campaign management, media development and government relations.
In 1986, Hamersmith formed his own company, Philip Hamersmith, Inc. and Associates. He produced radio, television and print advertising campaigns for both political and private sector clients. In addition, his expertise in government enabled him to successfully represent a variety of organizations and private sector clients. As one of South Floridas best known political consultants, Hamersmith was guest speaker for the New Miami Group, the University of Miami School of Communications, the Advertising Federation, the American Marketing Association, Channels 10, 7 and 4, and WIOD-AM, among other associations.
This collection is open for research.
English with some clippings and art boards in Spanish.
Finding aid available in Barry University Archives and Special Collections.