PR People

2011 PR People Awards – Account Director/Supervisor of the Year

November 30th, 2011 by

Winner: Julie Harkavy Fisher Executive VP, Weber Shandwick, New York A few years ago, Julie Harkavy Fisher and her team launched Electrolux ICON in the U.S. by escorting the appliances from Europe on the world’s… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Jacalyn Lee

November 30th, 2011 by

The pairing of Jacalyn Lee with the XO Group (formerly known as The Knot) is clearly a match made in heaven. Lee leads all communications initiatives for The Knot, WeddingChannel.com, The Nest and The Bump.… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Brian Conway

November 30th, 2011 by

Brian Conway has helped lead the charge in increasing client American Airlines’ listening and engagement efforts with its customers. This drive extends to social media as AA used Twitter to help a concerned flyer receive… Continued

2011 PR People Awards – PR Professional of the Year, Corporate

November 30th, 2011 by

Winner: Heather Mitchell Head of Global PR & Social Media, Unilever Working with brands such as AXE and Suave, Mitchell has created a number of social media campaigns to build word of mouth, raise awareness… Continued

2011 PR News Hall of Fame: John Deveney

November 30th, 2011 by

President, Deveney Communication John Deveney likes to lead people into PR battle. Whether establishing on-site communications operation and media centers during hurricanes Katrina and Rita, or creating and leading the Louisiana Office of Tourism’s response… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Jamie Watt Arnold

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To promote client Freshii, a quick-service restaurant, Jamie Watt Arnold coordinated a grand-opening celebration that attracted Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and secured nearly 70 media hits in outlets such as The Baltimore Sun and Style… Continued

2011 PR People Awards – Crisis Manager of the Year

November 30th, 2011 by

Co-Winner: Dallas Lawrence Chief Global Digital Strategist, Burson-Marsteller After the devastating earthquake in Japan earlier this year, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), with crucial leadership from Burson-Marsteller’s Dallas Lawrence, launched the @NEIupdates Twitter account, the… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Amy Savicky-Injaian

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For Wells Fargo’s Home Preservation Workshop in Ontario, Calif., Amy Savicky-Injaian developed a campaign that included guiding reporters through the loan modification process, identifying customer testimonials and securing prominent placement in local media outlets. The… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Elizabeth Osborn

November 30th, 2011 by

While working toward her master’s in public health from George Washington University (which she will earn December 2011) Elizabeth Osborn is simultaneously leading media and marketing efforts for Best Bones Forever!, a campaign that landed… Continued

2011 PR News Hall of Fame: Melissa Waggener Zorkin

November 30th, 2011 by

CEO, President & Founder, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide In 1983, Waggener Zorkin formed an agency with business partner Pam Edstrom. Today, Waggener Edstrom has grown to more than 800 employees, a fact that Waggener Zorkin takes… Continued