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2011 15-to-Watch: David Semanoff

November 30th, 2011 by

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… Continued

2011 PR People Awards – Blogger of the Year

November 30th, 2011 by

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

2011 15-to-Watch: Karen Nichols

November 30th, 2011 by

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… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Kelly Hamor

November 30th, 2011 by

Although Kelly Hamor has been with Weber Shandwick for less than a year, she has successfully led her global communications team on a project for Samsung’s Global Visual Display team to enhance buzz around the… Continued

2011 PR People Awards – Publicist of the Year

November 30th, 2011 by

Winner: Phil Zimmerman Senior Publicist, Jeopardy!/CBS Television Distribution Answer: This man vs. machine TV event became one of Jeopardy!’s most publicized events in its 27-year history. Question: What is Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge. Phil Zimmerman’s… Continued

2011 PR News Hall of Fame: Mary Henige

November 30th, 2011 by

Director, Social Media & Digital Communications, General Motors To say that Mary Henige has seen it all at General Motors would not be an overstatement. It’s been 25 years since Henige began her career as… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Esteban Contreras

November 30th, 2011 by

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… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Dawn Brun

November 30th, 2011 by

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… Continued

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

November 30th, 2011 by

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… Continued

2011 15-to-Watch: Sarah Swensson

November 30th, 2011 by

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… Continued