2011 15-to-Watch: David Semanoff

Starting as an intern and reaching the rank of associate VP, David Semanoff has attained widespread media coverage for chefs like Jim Lahey (Sullivan Street Bakery) and Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia), including spots on The Martha Stewart Show. Semanoff’s work on the Spiaggia account resulted in Mantuano’s appearance on Top Chef Masters, serving as a guest judge of a cooking match at the U.S. Open. —MZ

Best Piece of PR Advice Received:
“Keep your pitches short and sweet, read the media (get to know it all), leverage your relationships wisely, don’t be afraid for the no and don’t stop until you hear no.”

Hometown: Born in Caracas, Venezuela; raised in Churchville and Doylestown, PA
College Attended: New York University, College of Arts & Sciences
Most Inspiring Athlete: Novak Djokovic
Favorite TV Show: “Too many —my DVR is about to explode.”
Favorite Movies: Step Brothers, National Treasure
Cable, Streaming or Both? Cable
ucks or Dunkin’? Dunkin’
Android, iOS or RIM? RIM
Favorite Work App: Opentable
Favorite Play Apps: Shazam, Fandango


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