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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

2011 15-to-Watch: Sarah Pfeiffer

November 30th, 2011 by

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.… Continued

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

November 30th, 2010 by

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… Continued

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

November 30th, 2010 by

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… Continued

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

November 30th, 2010 by

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… Continued