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Port of Long Beach

Led an integrated marketing effort to support the construction of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project (now the Long Beach International Gateway), the centerpiece of a $4 billion capital improvement program at the Port of Long Beach.


A massive, eight-year construction project to replace an iconic bridge at the Port of Long Beach required a comprehensive outreach program to avoid major trucking delays of cargo from the port and major traffic snarls for residents and commuters.


Westbound led communications throughout eight years of construction, from the groundbreaking event to the grand opening ceremonies staged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, we secured 2,000+ media placements, performed hundreds of community presentations, published 300+ construction updates, created a project-based website and mobile app, and captured the world’s attention for this vital project that impacted worldwide goods movement. We earned more than 20 awards of recognition during our contract period.


Power in Numbers


Media placements


Social media followers


Community site tours

Transportation Gallery

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