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2011 15-to-Watch: Esteban Contreras

Samsung’s social media manager since January 2010, Esteban Contreras leads strategy and management of the brand’s social platforms. Contreras maintains his own informative blog—estebancontreras.com—featuring interviews social media heavy hitters like CitiBank’s Frank Eliason and Buddy … | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Dawn Brun

29-year-old Dawn Brun took client HP’s Innovation Summit to heart by developing a “custom cupcake experience” that allowed attendees to personalize cupcakes online, and then receive those personalized cupcakes with packaged QR codes showing how … | MORE »

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2011 Top Places to Work in PR – Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual, the winner of PR News’ 2011 Platinum PR Award in employee communications, has developed over the years a strong bond with its hometown of Milwaukee, Wisc., that enriches both company employees and the … | 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 – SpeakerBox Communications

Throughout its 14-year history, SpeakerBox Communications has learned that in order to create a true sense of teamwork, its priority has to be an environment that encourages learning, leadership and collaboration. It has done this … | MORE »

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2011 Top Places to Work in PR – AICPA

AICPA The communications team at the American Institute of CPAs functions as its own mini PR agency, encompassing media relations, social media, Web content, member communications, periodicals, creative services, video production, advertising, brand management and … | MORE »

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2011 PR People Awards – Blogger of the Year

Steve Cody’s RepMan blog takes a humorous approach to reputation issues—no surprise, considering he moonlights as a stand-up comic. | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Karen Nichols

Karen Nichols began her stint at Diageo Venezuela in 2005, in charge of Johnnie Walker Red Label’s brand initiatives. Since a move to Mexico in 2008 to lead Diageo PR efforts there, Nichols has developed … | MORE »

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