2016 Rising PR Stars: Samantha Nevels, Account Supervisor – Energy, Manufacturing + Sustainability, Makovsky

Samantha Nevels’ outstanding attitude and tremendous professional judgement makes her a rising star at Makovsky and in the industry. She’s highly organized and extremely hardworking—and clients rave about her.

The lifeblood of every agency is securing new business. Nevels punches above her weight, excelling at new business outreach. In her first six months with the firm, Nevels single-handedly brought in a new client. She has helped develop new business decks and played a key role in pitching to multiple clients. Her ability to tap into a potential client’s needs makes her a key player in securing new opportunities.

Nevels excels at media relations and has secured numerous media placements for clients like Soraa, the Energy Storage Association and A.T. Kearney. She has a strong understanding of Washington, D.C. and the energy media landscape, leveraging relationships she’s established over the years (in addition to making new ones) to place clients’ bylines, quotes and interviews in publications their customers read.

Moreover, Nevels has become an accomplished social media strategist, helping clients achieve their businesses objectives with social-fueled strategies. From increased followers and impressions to delivering significant website traffic, Nevels has delivered dynamic content, consistent posts and strategic advertising to win key customers for clients like Soraa, TruStar Energy and Clock.In.