RALEIGH–Public relations and Web design agency blast! says it has leased office space in downtown Raleigh that gives it an open “newsroom” type of work space.

Kathleen Bagley, blast! chief executive officer, says, suggesting a hint of the dot com glory days, “Our new office compliments our culture perfectly by giving us a ‘newsroom’ environment that encourages open communication and plenty of room for our dogs to run around.”

The PR firm also said that Skylist, and Austin-Texas-based email service provider has selected it as PR agency of record. The company will help Skylist increase brand awarness and lead generation with a strategic PR program.

The firm represents many others in the interactive marketing technology sector including MailKey, a UK-based messaging security company, Accipiter, an online advertising company, and RedPelican, a marketing automation player.