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Montagne Powers Bolsters Account Team, Hires Two New Team Members

Public relations and strategic communications firm Montagne Powers is pleased to introduce two new team members to its expanding team: Samantha Blinder and Ben Hincher. As Account Executives, Blinder and Hincher will play integral parts in planning and executing strategic communications initiatives. They will also assist in public and stakeholder outreach, the creation of press releases and other communication materials, forging connections with both national and local media, overseeing sponsorship initiatives and conducting valuable research to support the agency’s ever-growing client portfolio.    

Blinder, based in Manchester, New Hampshire, joins the agency as a communications professional with diverse experience covering consumer, real estate, healthcare and life science industries. She is also well-versed in managing social media, having successfully led campaigns in the food and beverage and retail sectors. Notably, she has excelled at crafting and executing client rebranding efforts across various platforms, showcasing her adaptability and creativity as a communicator.  

Before joining Montagne Powers, she worked as an Assistant Account Executive at Issues Management Group, where she secured noteworthy media coverage across different industries. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, specializing in Public Relations, and she also holds a minor in Arts Management.  

Hincher, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, brings a wealth of knowledge as a seasoned communications professional with experience on nationally recognized campaigns across New England, controversial energy projects and statewide grassroots and digital organizing efforts. Prior to joining Montagne Powers, he managed a race for the United States House of Representatives in New Hampshire’s first district.  

Hincher has provided strategic counsel to federal, state and local officials and candidates, business leaders and issue-based movements. He is a graduate of Stonehill College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations and is currently an MBA candidate at Southern New Hampshire University.  

“The addition of Samantha and Ben represents our commitment to fostering a dynamic team that offers cutting-edge services to our expanding client portfolio,” said E.J. Powers, partner of Montagne Powers. “In the past five years, we have doubled in staff size and revenue, and this strategic expansion further strengthens the agency’s capacity to deliver exceptional results in today’s ever-changing media landscape.”