Winner: MaryBeth Vrees, Director of Customer Communications and Marketing, Pepco Holdings, Inc. MaryBeth Vrees co-led the major corporate reputation turnaround for Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) with innovative strategies recognized nationally. As director of customer communications… Continued
Winner: Dan Hewitt, Vice President of Media Relations and Event Management, The Entertainment Software Association Dan Hewitt led the comprehensive, seamless approach to planning and promoting all aspects of the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3),… Continued
Winner: Danny Olson, Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Weber Shandwick Danny Olson embodies the 21st century PR/marketing professional. He’s a seasoned veteran of the industry who is just as comfortable chatting up CCOs as he is… Continued
Winner: Ichiro Kawasaki, Associate Director, Leadership Communications/Corporate Responsibility Communications, KPMG US Ichiro Kawasaki has made a significant impact on KPMG’s visibility relative to the firm’s corporate responsibility efforts. As an associate director in KPMG’s corporate… Continued
Winner: Andrew Bowins, Senior Vice President, Corporate & Digital Communications, MasterCard Andrew Bowins believes we are at the dawn of the Golden Age of PR but only if practitioners steer clear of content pollution. He… Continued
Winner: Amber Meredith, Deputy Director, Marina Maher Communications Amber Meredith—who was promoted to deputy director of Marina Maher Communications Consumer Group in June 2014—is a bold leader in today’s communications landscape. Her strong and passionate… Continued
James’ move points to the increasing clout of social media—to drive action and bolster communities. “The power of social media,” he said.
The era of the hard sell and traditional sales and marketing tactics is long gone. You need to adjust your marketing messaging and align it with the social channel you are using to achieve a return on your social media investment. It all starts with creating engaging social media messages.
Businesses large and small are starting to invest increasingly high percentages of their promotional budgets in social media. A consensus on just how this social media investment impacts their top- and bottom-line revenue continues to be elusive, however.
UCB, a top company in the neurological treatment market, and PR agency Cooney/Waters Group created Parkinson’s “More Than Motion” (MTM), an unbranded campaign designed to align awareness about the lesser known symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD)—such as difficulty sleeping and loss of taste and smell—with the goal of fostering an educational and supportive online community.