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Live Wire strategic communications Wins Five MarCom Awards

We are pleased to announce that our team has won three platinum and two gold MarCom Awards for 2018. Our unique approach to strategic communications and devotion to client relationships have proven to be factors that make us stand out amongst others in our 20 years of business. The Live Wire team is looking forward to the new year with one thing in mind: #WeDontDoAverage


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& Presentation Skills Training

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Ballston BID

[fusion_text]Live Wire worked closely with the Ballston Business Improvement District (BID) as they continued their mission of taking Ballston — a 25-block neighborhood of commercial and residential properties — and turning it into a frontrunner destination for business, culture, entertainment, education and living. Through professional counsel and a strategic public...

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

[fusion_text]As the higher education landscape continues to evolve, colleges and universities recognize media coverage is becoming increasingly scarce and more competitive. Serving as the agency of record for Georgetown McDonough over the last ten years, Live Wire has created an integrated marketing and communications campaign that strategically aligns to the...

US Fitness

[fusion_text]US Fitness turned to Live Wire in 2003 to rejuvenate and elevate its Sport&Health brand. The relationship has now expanded to include the Onelife Fitness brand in both Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA. Through Live Wire’s strategic public relations campaign, the brands have become the premier exercise, fitness and lifestyle...

What Our Clients Say

Chryssa Zizos and her team are CSC’s partner of choice for executive Media Training and Presentation Skills Training. We continue to work with Live Wire due to their outstanding customer service and consistent attitude of going the extra mile to help us be successful. They have a fresh approach to everything they do with our best interest in mind. They are a powerful agency that is extremely well connected with every public relations resource needed, and they know my business as well as I do.
Chris M. Grandis, Global Director Corporate Communications, CSC
Chryssa Zizos is an expert professional in the field of public relations and journalism. She cares about her clients and earning maximum results for them. Chryssa’s character is of the highest integrity, and she well respected for her knowledge and guidance.
Chris Kormis Associate Dean and Chief Marketing Officer, Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business
Live Wire was truly an extended arm of Raytheon’s marketing team. Live Wire’s flexibility and client service are second to none, and I always felt like I was their number one client – these are “hard to find” skills in today’s communications environment. Live Wire was a trusted partner, and we valued them very much.
Gay Beach, Raytheon IIS
I have worked with Chryssa Zizos and her firm Live Wire since 2006, and I have always found her to be professional, focused and committed to delivering outstanding results for her clients. Without a doubt she stands heads above most Public Relations professionals that I have encountered over the last 25 years.
Charlene Wheeless, Principal Vice President, Bechtel Corp.

Meet Chryssa Zizos, President & CEO

With over 25 years of experience, Zizos is one of the most knowledgeable and credible professionals in strategic communications. From public to private; Capitol Hill to corporate board rooms; Zizos has developed meaningful relationships with diverse clientele while pushing them to new heights.

Zizos founded Live Wire in 1998 to serve a broad range of industries and to ensure that her unquenchable drive, infectious passion, and business savvy could pave a path for her and her clients. Along with serving some of the most influential and high-profile clientele of the nation’s capital, Zizos remains committed to pro bono work that benefits small businesses, charities and the LGBTQ community.

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“The Live Wire team has an array of traits that make them especially effective at their job: they are perceptive, fearless, speak truth to power, creative, objective and client-centric. Live Wire is a trusted advisor.”

– Chris Ullman, Managing Director and the Director of Global Communications, The Carlyle Group