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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 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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2010 15-to-Watch (Corporate/Nonprofit): Brad Carmony

Brad Carmony Director of Brand Public Relations, Homewoods Suites by Hilton In the hospitality industry, where many ideas have been recycled from a long history of corporate marketing tactics, Brad Carmony shines as an energetic … | MORE »

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2010 PR People Awards: Event Marketer/Communicator of the Year

Winner: Jann Yogman Director of Event Coordination, North 6th Agency You could call Jann Yogman the life of the party—New Year’s parties, that is. Looking to pair technology and nightlife in a one-of-a-kind experience, in 2009 … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Agency): Angela Grossfeld

Angela Grossfeld Vice President, Porter Novelli, Washington, D.C. With a background in advertising—both paid and public service—Angela Grossfeld is media agnostic, believing communications solutions can come in a variety of forms, including earned media, paid … | MORE »

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2010 15-to-Watch (Corporate/Nonprofit): Justin Lyons

Justin Lyons Coordinator, Community Relations, National Basketball Association Justin Lyons is an accomplished handler of strategic partnerships and a tireless communicator. His role in the NBA’s Basketball without Borders program included launching major outreach projects … | MORE »

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2010 PR People Awards: PR Agency Team Leader

Winner: Joseph Cohen Group Vice President, MWW Group A creative force in public relations, in just 11 years Joseph Cohen has emerged as one of the field’s fastest rising stars and the originator of some of … | MORE »

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