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2011 Top Places to Work in PR – Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications has been on the forefront of workplace innovation for so long that it’s easy to take it for granted. Its on-site childcare center at its Silver Spring, Md., headquarters, Discovery Kids Place, and … | MORE »

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2011 PR People Awards – IR/Financial Communications Leader of the Year

Winner: Barb Iverson President, Financial Services, Weber Shandwick Under Barb Iverson, Weber Shandwick’s financial services practice has seen double-digit growth since 2008. Iverson is also responsible for the agency’s initiative to add financial education campaigns … | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Sarah Swensson

Sarah Swensson takes the education aspect of OCTA’s railroad safety program seriously. The 27-year-old Swensson created Max & Lucy, a bilingual comic book featuring two railroad superheroes that has been distributed to 8,000 children throughout … | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Sarah Pfeiffer

Sarah Pfeiffer led an online content integration effort for budding entertainment/women’s lifestyle property Sugar Inc.; the first article in the three-part series, including messages about the client’s health awareness campaign, reached 2 million PopSugar readers. … | MORE »

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2011 Top Places to Work in PR – Linhart Public Relations

The staff at Linhart PR surely appreciates the monthly chat ’n’ chew breakfasts with senior management and the weekly Beer Friday gatherings, but few things show appreciation like fair compensation. In its annual employee satisfaction … | MORE »

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2011 PR People Awards – Agency Account Manager of the Year

Winner: Mark Martin Senior Vice President, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide As the leader of WE’s client team for Microsoft Windows, Mark Martin helped launch Internet Explorer 9 with a yearlong campaign that turned critics into advocates. … | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Anna Lingeris

After just one year at The Hershey Company, Anna Lingeris assumed in-house leadership of the development and execution of all of the company’s brand and CSR PR initiatives. In eight months, Lingeris grew Hershey’s PR … | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Lauran Driver

Lauran Driver worked with client General Mills to enhance social media efforts for the Yoplait brand, resulting in an increase of 92% for Yoplait’s natural level of online conversation, plus a lift of 458% of … | MORE »

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2011 Top Places to Work in PR – charity: water

Charity: water may be setting a new standard for nonprofit organizations. It functions like a stripped-down, high tech start-up in its attempts to bring safe drinking water to developing nations. Everyone on its small staff … | MORE »

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2011 PR People Awards – Public Affairs Professional of the Year

Co-Winner: Mike Hotra Senior Vice President, APCO Worldwide There’s been one hallmark of Mike Hotra’s approach to client service: delivering results. In 2010, Hotra played an instrumental role in leading the public affairs campaign around … | MORE »

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