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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 – The OutCast Agency

The OutCast Agency doesn’t leave employee development to chance—or to the employees. Each OutCast employee is assigned a career coach within the first months of employment who provides feedback and advice, facilitates annual reviews and … | MORE »

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2011 PR People Awards – Agency Account Manager of the Year

Winner: Mark Martin Senior Vice President, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide As the leader of WE’s client team for Microsoft Windows, Mark Martin helped launch Internet Explorer 9 with a yearlong campaign that turned critics into advocates. … | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Anna Lingeris

After just one year at The Hershey Company, Anna Lingeris assumed in-house leadership of the development and execution of all of the company’s brand and CSR PR initiatives. In eight months, Lingeris grew Hershey’s PR … | MORE »

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2011 15-to-Watch: Lauran Driver

Lauran Driver worked with client General Mills to enhance social media efforts for the Yoplait brand, resulting in an increase of 92% for Yoplait’s natural level of online conversation, plus a lift of 458% of … | MORE »

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2011 Top Places to Work in PR – Flowers Communications Group

Flowers Communications Group likes to consider itself a “door-less” shop. Senior management’s doors are never closed, and all attempts are made to make staff feel empowered to share their ideas. In fact, many of its … | MORE »

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2011 PR People Awards – Public Affairs Professional of the Year

Co-Winner: Mike Hotra Senior Vice President, APCO Worldwide There’s been one hallmark of Mike Hotra’s approach to client service: delivering results. In 2010, Hotra played an instrumental role in leading the public affairs campaign around … | MORE »

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2011 PR News Hall of Fame: Roger Frizzell

Chief Communications Officer, PG&E After eight years as VP of corporate communications at American Airlines, in October 2011 Roger Frizzell moved on to California-based energy company PG&E, becoming its chief communications officer. And just like … | MORE »

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