Social Media

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Vince Azar, Digital Communications Specialist at Astellas Pharma

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Since joining Astellas Pharma US in March 2014, Vince Azar has reinvigorated its social media platforms, creating new ways for Astellas to engage with stakeholders. With his relentless pursuit to work cross-functionally to incorporate social… Continued

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Jessica Carlton, Marketing Manager, Huntsville/Madison County (AL) Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Jessica Carlton is a public relations professional with the remarkable capability to bring public relations strategy, creative concepts and execution together to generate results for organizations and communities as a whole. As the Marketing Manager… Continued

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Alex Cohen, Director of Corporate Marketing, Apttus

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Alex Cohen is one of the most accomplished and tactical young professionals working in B2B public relations today. As an original member of Golin (formerly Golin Harris)'s digital team in 2008, he spearheaded some of… Continued

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Anthony Dobies, Social Media Strategist, West Virginia University

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Despite his youth, Tony Dobies has made an impact on the way West Virginia University is perceived and operates. Dobies has established West Virginia University as a higher education social media leader. He has increased… Continued

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Natan Edelsburg, Executive Vice President, Sawhorse Media

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Natan Edelsburg is currently the Executive Vice President at Sawhorse, where he has grown Muck Rack, the leading platform for connecting communications professionals and journalists, and is in charge of the Shorty Awards, which honor… Continued

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Julia Ehrenfeld, Vice President, Media Relations, Bank of America

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In 2013, at age 27, Julia Ehrenfeld became Vice President of Media Relations at Bank of America. To put the magnitude of her role into context, the company employs 270,000 people worldwide, among which just… Continued

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Kristen Fraser, Manager of Marketing Public Relations, Aflac

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Kristen Fraser joined Aflac as the Manager of Marketing Public Relations in February 2014, and since starting at the company she has played an integral role in executing some of Aflac’s most creative and successful… Continued

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Jo Jensen, Deputy Digital Director, DDC

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Over the past two years at DDC, Jo Jensen has helped pioneer its digital practice by developing and overseeing several successful PR campaigns. Jensen specializes in connecting offline and online activities and driving earned media… Continued

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Kathleen Kirkham, Director of Corporate Communications, Smithfield Foods

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Smithfield’s Kathleen Kirkham effectively manages corporate marketing strategy, public relations, media relations and advertising initiatives, as well as agency-partner relationships and community outreach initiatives for the $15-billion consumer packaged goods (CPG) company. Additionally, she manages… Continued

2015 Rising PR Stars (corporation and association): Michelle Muslera, Director of Social Media and Digital Communications for Latin America and the Caribbean, MasterCard

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Michelle Muslera joined MasterCard three years ago and in a short period of time has navigated through various different functions within the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Communications Team based in Miami. A year ago,… Continued