Top Women in PR 2014: Monica Talan

Monica Talan, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Univision Communications Inc. 

Monica is an extremely skilled communicator, strategic thinker and strong leader. Recognizing the power of communications, Monica created Univision’s Corporate Communications Department and continues to spearhead the efforts which have transformed Univision’s relations with financial and trade press, key influencers, as well as stakeholders. She has worked tirelessly to effectively communicate Univision’s story and unique position in the evolving media landscape. In addition to her responsibilities as EVP of Communications, she is a founding member of the steering committee for Univision’s Women’s Leadership Counsel, an employee resource group organized to help advance women at Univision and prepare the next generation of leaders.

Monica’s leadership and strategic vision were instrumental in positioning and differentiating Univision’s offering from ESPN, driving Univision’s World Cup coverage, which ultimately led to a record viewership on TV and Digital, garnering over 900 media placement mentions, 67 executive and talent interviews and executing 27 press releases in less than five months. Univision provided World Cup content across all media platforms, including TV, web, radio and social media. With Monica’s help Univision became widely known as the face of the World Cup.