Awards

2016 Rising PR Stars: Jessica Sacco, Account Executive, John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC

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Since Jessica Sacco was recruited away from journalism, where she served as a daily newspaper reporter for four years, she has steadily climbed the ranks at John Guilfoil PR (JGPR). She has learned advanced aspects… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Bridget O’Neill, Associate Manager, Public Relations, Elizabeth Arden

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In her role at Elizabeth Arden, Bridget O’Neill supports both U.S. and global public relations as well as sharing in U.S. social media responsibilities. She is a trusted partner and asset to the PR function… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Madison Parks, Manager, Corporate Social Media, Marriott International

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Madison Parks joined the Marriott Communications team and in barely a year has taken all of her colleagues by storm. Hired as a social media coordinator, she soon took on oversight and strategy for all… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Amanda Passage, Director, Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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Amanda Passage has shone since joining Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) nearly 10 years ago and has been a rapid riser ever since. She is the client lead on a number of key accounts in healthcare,… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Dinorah Peña, Senior Manager of Communications and Influencer Engagement, Sundial Brands

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Dinorah Peña’s contributions to Sundial Brands have been extraordinary and have set a new bar for PR creativity and talent. She launched her Sundial career by helping to usher in Hispanic PR and influencer programs… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Payal Patel, Public Relations Specialist, Navy Pier, Inc.

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The public relations representative for Navy Pier, Payal Patel has led the PR efforts on nearly a dozen major-scale events at the Pier, including its marquee events Winter WonderFest, New Year’s Eve, Neighborhoods of the… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Natalie Poston, Account Supervisor, H+K Strategies

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Natalie Poston is both a consensus builder and the glue that binds the Chicago consumer marketing team at H+K Strategies. She captains her teams and assigns tasks that illustrate a clear vision for the company’s… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Valerie Pritchard, Senior Digital Strategist, Makovsky

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Valerie Pritchard shines as a creative, collaborative, organized and social media-savvy advisor. She approaches problems strategically and handles difficult situations with professionalism and a positive attitude. Pritchard’s advice has improved her firm’s Twitter, Facebook and… Continued

2016 Digital PR Awards: Joe Reed, Digital Content Producer, Weber Shandwick

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At only 26, Joe Reed is a dynamic storyteller, producer, videographer and creative—one whose work has received a Grand CLIO, been shortlisted by the Cannes Lions, and scored honors from Digiday and the TELLYs. Reed… Continued

2016 Rising PR Stars: Rachel Racoosin, Senior Digital Strategist, LEVICK

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Rachel Racoosin is a strong advocate for integrating technology in the workplace. She has become a trusted advisor to LEVICK clients and agency partners, providing leadership and support throughout a campaign’s strategy and execution phases.… Continued