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2011 PR People Awards – Publicist of the Year

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 … | MORE »

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2011 PR News Hall of Fame: Mary Henige

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 … | MORE »

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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 Top Places to Work in PR – The Methodist Hospital System

At Houston-based Methodist Hospital System, a thriving workplace comes down to one thing: a healthy environment and rich culture for employees. Employees are committed to a values-based culture and it guides the communications staff in … | 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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2011 Top Places to Work in PR – Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications has been on the forefront of workplace innovation for so long that it’s easy to take it for granted. Its on-site childcare center at its Silver Spring, Md., headquarters, Discovery Kids Place, and … | MORE »

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2011 PR People Awards – Blogger of the Year

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

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