Northwest Austin-based Elizabeth Christian Public Relations announced Jan. 25 that it acquired Wyatt Brand, another PR firm based in South Austin.

Wyatt Brand was founded in 2006 by David and Rachel Wyatt. Both will join ECPR's team. ECPR will close Wyatt Brand's office at 3001 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 101, Austin, and employees will work out of ECPR's headquarters at 8008 Spicewood Lane, Austin.

The acquisition of Wyatt Brand will allow ECPR to add branding to its services, which also include public relations, digital and video work. ECPR represents St. David's Healthcare, Google Inc., Orangetheory Fitness and the Austin Board of Realtors.

The news also was announced with the naming of Kristin Marcum as president of ECPR. Elizabeth Christian will remain as CEO.